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Hartford, Conn. (March 22, 2024): The Board of Trustees for Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, Inc. (BGCH) voted unanimously Thursday to add three new members of the Board of Trustees. Tanya Bovee, Gina Luari and Zach Hoffman will join the non-profit’s board effective immediately. After 32 years of service as a trustee, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Greg Davis will become a Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Life Trustee.

Tanya Bovee is a principal in the Hartford office of Jackson Lewis P.C. with more than 20 years of employment law experience. She also holds a diversity and inclusion certfficate from Cornell University and works with companies on strategic diversity, equity and inclusion planning and implementation. Bovee also serves as the current co-president of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association. “I believe everyone can help make a difference for children and set them up for success. I am excited to be part of that change,” said Bovee.

Gina Luari is the Founder and CEO of The Statement Group, the restaurant group behind The Place 2 Be and RAW*. After fleeing war-torn Albania as a child, she grew up working in her parents’ diner in Connecticut – an experience that gave impetus to The Place 2 Be. Under Luari’s leadership, The Statement Group – which currently operates five The Place 2 Be locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as Raw* in downtown Hartford – has plans to expand with more business concepts both locally and nationally. “I am deeply honored to accept a position on the Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford. As a business owner and committed member of this community, I recognize the vital role organizations like the Boys and Girls Club play in shaping the futures of our youth. I am eager to leverage my experience and resources to support their mission and contribute to the positive development of Hartford’s young people,” Luari said.

Zach Hoffman is the Sales Director for the Hoffman Auto Group, representing the fourth generation of the family-owned business. Prior to joining the Hoffman Auto Group, he held various roles in direct sales, sales operations and process, business development and account management at Audi Chandler and Prestige Imports. “I’m excited to sustain the Hoffman connection to Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford and volunteer my service in an area that is of significant interest to me – causes related to children and  social wellbeing,” Hoffman said.

In addition to confirming the appointment of Bovee, Luari and Hoffman, the Board of Trustees also named Greg Davis a Life Trustee member. Davis, a Connecticut Superior Court Judge, has served Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford since 1992. As a Club member, Davis was named Youth of the Year and has served the organization in a variety of capacities including board chair and co-chair of the Asylum Hill Club Capital campaign. He was inducted into the BGCH Hall of Fame in 2013. “I feel obligated to give back to the community that has given me so much and I hope and pray that those who follow will want to do the same,” Davis said.

“The Board of Trustees is committed to the vibrancy and success of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford. I’m thrilled these community leaders have chosen to join us and lend their experiences and expertise to support our greatest resource – our youth,” said Board of Trustees Executive Chair, An-Ping Hsieh. Bovee, Luari and Hoffman are the latest additions to the growing Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Board of Trustees. In the last year, six trustees – Michael Crompton, Janet Link, Tim Holt, Mellany Castro, Michael Tedone and Jennifer Quigley – have joined the board.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford fill the gap between school and home, providing a welcoming and positive environment for thousands of youth each year. Founded by four women in Hartford in 1860, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford has the honor and distinction of being the nation’s first Club and maintains traditional clubhouses and school-based sites throughout Hartford and in Windsor. More than 160 years later, we continue to be at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from various economic, social and family circumstances. Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens – putting them on a path to a great future. For more information, please visit