ATLANTIC CITY – The Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City recently announced that Stephanie Koch of Margate has been named chief executive officer, effective Feb. 3. She will replace Michelle Carrera.
“Stephanie Koch is a proven executive level leader experienced in developing innovative programming, expansion strategies, and strong partnerships for social impact, with a deep connection to the local area of Atlantic City,” Boys and Girls Club Chairman Sam Young said. “Her energy, drive and know-how is a natural next step in bringing the foundation Michelle set in Club services to the next level. We look forward to growing our reach, deepening our impact, and sharing our success with that of our families and the entire region.”
Most recently, Koch worked with JEVS Human Services’ Executive Team as senior vice-president of Strategy and Development, leading the agency in strategy, foundation and government fundraising, as well as program innovation, design and expansion. Koch’s focus has been grounded in workforce development, while dedicated to elevating employment as a social determinant of health. Her focus is on infusing supportive services with workforce programming.
Koch’s early career was founded in government, bridging systems and influencing policy to assist populations at-risk due to unemployment and underemployment. Prior to that, she worked for Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
“It is an honor to join Atlantic City’s prized organization, the Boys and Girls Club, where the community goes to seek enrichment, support, and pathways to break the cycle of poverty by lifting up the next generation of Atlantic City,” Koch said. “I am looking forward to focusing on the development of our young people and creating programming that will fuel their dreams and aspirations for a brighter future.”
Koch holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in social administration from Temple University, and earned a graduate certificate in executive administration from the University of Pennsylvania.
She serves as secretary of the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, chairwoman of the Youth Investment Council, and is a board member of the Atlantic City Arts Foundation.