Ron Nelson was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Ron was employed as a Camp Counselor in 2005. In October 2005, he was promoted to Program Director at the John Dustin Buckman Branch. While serving in this capacity, he has instilled positive character and leadership skills and quality programming for over 500 youth. Growing up, Ron was a member of the Dixie Boys Club for 11 years under the direction of Bernal Smith. During his employment with the organization, Ron has been an active member of the Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals. Now Ron returns to the Buckman branch as the Executive Director.
Email: ronn [at] bgcm [dot] org
Avis Monso is a native Memphian and graduated from Northside High. She continued her studies at The Health Care Institute and Tennessee State University. Avis is a certified CNA and has a B.S. in Family Consumer Science with an emphasis in Child Development and Family Relationships. Avis worked as a substitute teacher for Memphis City Schools and early in her career worked at the Buckman and Goodwill Clubs. After residing in Georgia as a Pre-K Teacher she soon returned back to Memphis and found her way back to the Buckman Club. Avis has a strong passion for working with youth and helping them grow.
Email: avism [at] bgcm [dot] org