The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, one of the region’s largest nonprofits, has selected Erin Reardon Antrim as its new permanent CEO.
Antrim has been leading the organization as its interim chief executive since June 30, when former longtime CEO Tim Blaylock stepped down to join the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Antrim has worked for the Oxnard-based youth-development organization, which serves more than 9,000 children annually, for 10 years. Previously, she was the club’s director of program services, planning its national Day for Kids event for the past nine years. She joined the club in 2004 as its youth empowerment program project manager, implementing a Workforce Investment Board grant. In 2006 she became the club’s director of delinquency prevention, a role in which she helped to open the first Boys & Girls Club in a juvenile justice center in California and led the charge to implement re-entry programs within the facility.
“Erin is a passionate person who is dedicated to serving children in the Oxnard community,” the group’s board president, Richard Duarte, said in a statement. “She has proven this over the last decade she has been working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. The panel of applicants was all very qualified, but Erin blew us away with her passion, knowledge and ideas for the future of the club.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme is one of the largest tri-county nonprofits, with about 160 employees and income last year of $5.1 million, according to Business Times records.
As its new CEO, Antrim is responsible for the overall planning and operation of the club, providing leadership, direction and support to the board of directors as it develops organizational goals, allocates resources and establishes policies.
“I look forward to continue serving the kids in our community who need us most and to elevate the great work we have been doing over the last 12 years under Tim Blaylock’s lead,” Antrim said in a statement.
Antrim was raised in Oxnard. She received a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in education and a pupil personnel services credential from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.