Welcome Cody Waters to the Club!

Cody is the newest member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo team, and he is ready to bring his years of experience to the Club. Cody received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Eastern Michigan University where he specialized in Nonprofit Management. Cody is a life-long wrestler, whose teamwork mentality is perfect for the culture of the Club. When asked “Why the Boys & Girls Club?”, he responded with, “I saw what the Club does in this community and its impact and knew that was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Cody is a firm believer that if we don’t invest in our young people today, there is no future. There are no future worries, if we support the youth of today. His goal for the Club is to optimize opportunities for not only Club members, but the staff as well. He wants to empower the young people the Club serves, but also continue to build up all the staff to remain passionate about the work the Boys & Girls Club does. 

He loves spending his spare time with his beautiful girlfriend, Sarah, and their two boys, Xander (8 weeks) and Kaine (14 months). Even when he seems sleep deprived, Cody always comes to work ready to make a difference at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo. 


Chief Executive Officer – Chris Harris-Wimsatt

Director of Fund Development – Cody Waters

Director of Operations & Programs – Jessica Mancino

Administrative Assistant – Carmen Pitcock

Bookkeeper – Bridgett Williams

Director of Education & Career Development – Matt Forkin

Director of Teen Services & Physical Education – James Varnesdeel

Douglass Unit Director – Michael Parker

Lake Street Unit Director – Devon Yurko

Northeastern Unit Director – Ashley Turnage

Camp Director – Caitlin Koole

Health & Life Skills Coordinator – Kailynn Cummings

Visual & Digital Arts Coordinator – DeShe Woods