Board Members

Alicia Furman, Board Member, Secretary

With over 30 years of experience in Finance, Alicia Furman’s love for the sport of boxing paired with her respect for Coach Jackie Atkins and the children of NJGAKAD made her decision to join the team as a Board member an obvious one. Having studied Organizational Behavior at NYU, Alicia has spent her career specializing in data management and efficient processes. The Monmouth County resident brings her attention to detail and organizational skills to the foundation. Growing up in New York, Alicia was exposed to the sport of boxing at a very early age and her love for the sport continues to grow. "Boxing calls on respect, determination and hard work,” Alicia says, adding she believes boxing is a vehicle to teach children the necessities of life. “...you must go within to find the necessary strength and wisdom it takes.”

Claudine Larreur, Board Member, Vice President

Claudine Larreur, NJGAKAD Board Member, is a human resource executive with demonstrated leadership in setting HR strategic direction, leading multiple complex projects, and managing large-scale organizational change. She offers extensive experience leading organizations through change with a focus on team building and progressive thinking. She earned her bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from Purdue University. Claudine brings to New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream her passion for serving our youth and her love for the sport of boxing. In her imperative role she navigates the Board of Directors and Founder to implement fundamentals needed for our continued growth and success. She is responsible for writing and enforcing the bylaws that drive our organization to continued growth and success. Claudine holds us accountable to our goals and deadlines with regular board meetings and updates. She is a loyal and trusted advisor to Coach Jackie, the Board of Directors and our Interns on how best to run this amazing organization.