OUR MISSION

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) is a youth empowerment organization whose mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. 

EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO DREAM BIG

Los Angeles is home to one of the most diverse populations in the country and along with being one of the largest affiliates of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, BBBSLA is also one of the largest youth mentoring organizations in Southern California. Every year, we impact nearly 1,500 children throughout Los Angeles County—many of whom are referred to as being “at-risk” or “high-risk” youths.  With the help of our amazing staff, army of selfless volunteers and generous donors, we continue to empower lives and provide our Littles with the opportunities and skill sets they need and deserve in order to achieve, succeed, and awaken their full potential.

Lauren Plichta

President & Chief Executive Officer

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Megan Laks

Senior Director of Development

213.294.6787

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Lizzette Villegas

Senior Director of Programs

213.261.1874

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Greg Burton

Chief Operating Officer

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Programs

Community-Based

 
Kacy Andrews- Manager, Community-Based Programs
 

Maria Conrique- Community-Based Mentoring Program Supervisor

Contact Me *213.285.6184

 
Dora Chin- Match Support Specialist 

Contact Me *213.285.6026

 
Isabel De Los Angeles- Match Support Specialist
Contact Me *310.775.3737
 
Karla Luna- Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.672.6909

 
Yareli Jimenez – Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.913.5385

Lukas Shadair – Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.723.6239

 
Mayra Garces – Community-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.519.2524

 
Alexis McTeer – Community-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.294.6790

 
Maria Preciado – Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.294.6803

 
Enrollment & Matching
 
 Jocelyn Villasana- Community-Based Specialist
Contact Me *213.425.1046
 
Esmeralda Ramirez- Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Contact Me *213.370.8603
 
Thania Cabral – Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Contact Me *213.572.7032
 
Yazmin Nunez – Customer Relations Specialist
Contact Me *213.436.5294
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Specialty Programs
 
Krystleblue Santos- Specialty Programs Manager
Contact Me *626.731.1146
 
Alma Reyes- Women in Entertainment (WIE) Coordinator
Contact Me *213.587.1006
 
Janet Martinez- College P.A.C. Coordinator
Contact Me *213-221-5889
 
Malissa Guerra- College P.A.C Coordinator

Contact Me *213.519.2520

 
 
Site-Based Programs
 
Julian Herrera – Senior Manager of Site-Based Programs
Contact Me *213.725.1659
 
Victoria Torres- Site-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.221.5706

 
Sadiejean Bolton- Site-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.268.6660

 
Justin Brooks- School-Based Specialist 
Contact Me *213.258.9457
 
Maria Garcia- Site-Based Specialist 
Contact Me *213.294.6801
 
 
Community Outreach
 
Micki Jackson- Manager of Community Outreach
Contact Me *213.519.2519
 
 
Family Engagement
 
Nancy Baclini- Family Engagement Coordinator

Contact Me *213.221.9024

 

Development 

Milton Davis- Director of Philanthropy
Contact Me *213.268.3592
 
Jenna Busch- Development & Marketing Manager
 
Silas Taylor- Associate Director of Special Events
Contact Me *323.840.1912
 

OPERATIONS

Erica Collier- Office Manager
Contact Me *213.519.2522
 
 

THE BOARD

The Board steers the strategic direction and vision of the agency as well as ensures fiduciary responsibility.

 

Megan Colligan – Chair

Mike Daly – Vice Chair

Disney Music Group

Judge Michael D. Carter – 

Secretary

Los Angeles Superior Court

James Do – Treasurer

First Bank

Brock Moseley – Chair Emeritus

Miracle Mile Advisors 

Anil Arora

PESA (Parents, Educators/Teachers & Students in Action)

Kim Baldonado

Jeff Biederman

Greenberg Traurig

Jerome Caldwell

Macerich

Jane Cha Cutler

Cutler Productions

Marie Demirdjian

City National Bank

Roy P. Disney

Shamrock Holdings

Paola Franco 

Netflix 

Luke Guerra

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Cindy Holland

Sister

Maria Marill

The Culver Studios

Nick Meyer

Sierra Pictures

David Misch

Livingstone Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Govind Mohan

Ernst & Young

Ret. Captain Evangelyn Nathan

Los Angeles Police Department

Byron Reed

Kathleen Remington

CAA

Tara Senior

Weinstein Senior

Syrinthia Studer

Paramount Pictures

Tiffany Vogel

McKinsey & Company

Richard Weitz

WME

Caroline Yim

WME

JUNIOR BOARD

The Junior Board supports the initiatives of the agency by recruiting new mentors, fundraising, and increasing overall awareness.

 

Cory Bloom

Co-Chair

Micki Jackson

Co-Chair

Carlos Piñeda

Treasurer

Trinh Tran

Secretary

                  Alexander Beale 

               Jerome Caldwell

                     Bryan Do

Alex Hernandez

Paul Meza

                  Josh Salinas

Travis Van Winkle

 

TRUSTEES

Trustees help further the goals and initiatives of the agency. 

Adriana Balaban

Rebecca Campbell

Robert Howard

John Hunter

Max Jong

John Kobara

Sherry Lansing

Damon Lee III*

Laura Lizer

Vicki Martin

Byron G. Mobley, Sr.

Silas A. Myers

Jennifer Salke

Brad Shairson

Steve Soboroff

Tim Ward

David Wehrly

Joni M. Weyl

                 *In Memoriam

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles will not share or sell donor’s personal information. Donations made online directly to Big Brothers Big Sisters are secure. Donor’s email and mailing addresses will be used to send a tax-deductible receipt and to keep our donors abreast of our agency news. Our donors are able to opt out of agency communications. Donor’s phone numbers will be used occasionally to express our gratitude for donations and if there is a need to verify or update donor information.

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