Administrative Team

Jessie Damroth
Chief Executive Officer

Jessie joined the Club as CEO in September 2016. She has over ten years of experience in higher-education fundraising and development, most recently at Williams College in Massachusetts and previously at Duke University in North Carolina.  Jessie grew up in Chilmark, attending both the Chilmark School and the West Tisbury School. She is a graduate of American University and has a non-profit management certificate from Duke University. Jessie has two children, son Logan and daughter Ayden.

Mary Birhle
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Coming soon
Chris Roberts
Program Director

Chris joined the Club as Program Director in May 2018, but he was a volunteer for several years before then as a basketball coach.  He enjoys being part of the Club because he finds nothing more inspiring than watching a kid work hard and achieve what they have been working for.  Chris grew up as part of a military family and has traveled throughout Europe and lived in many states.  He graduated from Hayfield High School in Alexandria, Virginia, earned a BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University and an MFA from Columbia University.  Chris enjoyed all sports as a kid and played basketball and football in high school.  He also loves theatre and has been fortunate to work professionally in the theater with some amazing artists, many of whom live and work regularly on the Vineyard. His hobbies now revolve around whatever his children are interested in.  In addition to the MVBGC Chris has been active in the Island community and was on the Board of Directors for MV Little League for 6 years (President, Vice President, Secretary), and coached Island youth in Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football and Soccer.  He and his wife Elle Lash moved to the Vineyard in 2007 and live in West Tisbury with their son Tobey and daughter Carlotta.

Meghan Burke
Office Manager

Meghan joined the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls club in June 2019. Working with the Island youth has been an exciting change of pace after working 9 years at Windemere as a care taker and rehab aide. Outside of the Club she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris and two children, Jamison and Alexandra walking trails, relaxing on the beach, painting, and snuggling with her pets.