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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Nicole Ring

Senior Director of Development

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Kimberly Mebane

Director of Human Resources

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Lizzette Villegas

Senior Director of Programs

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Programs

Community-Based

 
Kacy Andrews- Manager, Community-Based Programs
Contact Me *310.967.9592
 
 
Dora Chin- Match Support Specialist 

Contact Me *213.285.6026

Maria Conrique- Match Support Specialist 

Contact Me *213.285.6184

 
Nancy Baclini- Match Support Specialist 

Contact Me *213.221.9024

 
Isabel De Los Angeles- Match Support Specialist
Contact Me *310.775.3737
 
Jocelyn Villasana- Community-Based Specialist
Contact Me *213.425.1046
 
Genesis Villafan- Community-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.294.6787

 
Malissa Guerra- Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.519.2520

 
Enrollment & Matching
 
Heriberto Ruedas- Senior Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Contact Me *213.572.7032
 
 
Xochitl Candelario- Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Contact Me *213.519.2524
 
 
Esmeralda Ramirez- Customer Relations Specialist
Contact Me *213.370.8603
 
 
 
 

 

Specialty Programs

 
Krystleblue Santos- Specialty Programs Manager
Contact Me *213.213.2479
 
Alma Reyes- Women in Entertainment (WIE) Coordinator
Contact Me *213.587.1006
 
Cintya Vides- College P.A.C. Coordinator
Contact Me *213.213.2413
 
Janet Martinez- College P.A.C. Specialist
Contact Me *213-221-5889
 
 
 
Site-Based Programs
 
Carlos Donato- Senior Manager of Site-Based Programs  
Contact Me *213.213.2412
 
 
Julian Herrera – Site-Based Supervisor 
Contact Me *213.725.1659
  
 
Julisa Rodriguez- Workplace Program Specialist 
Contact Me *213.221.5706
 
 
Cristina Alonso- Workplace Program Specialist

Contact Me *213.327.6313

 
 
Luis Ceja- School-Based Specialist 
Contact Me *213.213.2422
  
 
Justin Brooks- School-Based Specialist 
Contact Me *213.258.9457
 
 

Development 

Maia Mercer- Manager, Donor Relations
Contact Me *213.294.6803
 
Silas Taylor- Development & Fundraising Events Coordinator
Contact Me *213.268.3592

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

IMAX Entertainment

Nick Meyer – Vice Chair

Entertainment One

Judge Michael D. Carter – 

Secretary

Los Angeles Superior Court

Brock Moseley – Chair Emeritus

Miracle Mile Advisors 

Kim Baldonado

NBCUniversal

Jane Cha Cutler

Cutler Productions

Mike Daly

Disney Music Group

Marie Demirdjian

City National Bank

Roy P. Disney

Shamrock Holdings

Paola Franco 

Netflix 

Luke Guerra

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Cindy Holland

Maria Marill

The Culver Studios

David Misch

Livingstone Partners

Byron G. Mobley, Sr.

CIT/OneWest Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ret. Captain Evangelyn Nathan

Los Angeles Police Department

Byron Reed

Kathleen Remington

ICM Partners

Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Tara Senior

Weinstein Senior

Syrinthia Studer

Nickelodeon

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.

 

Jerome Caldwell

Co-Chair

Beth Giannascoli

Co-Chair

Trinh Tran

Treasurer

Jasmine Chen

Secretary

Lauren Bradford

Marissa Enfield

Alice Haliburton

Alex Hernandez

Micki Jackson

Terreia Jones

Kaitlin Palmer

Stephanie Powers-Kurtz

Jon Shigematsu

Justin Sinaguinan

Chris Smith

Jessica Rosende

Cory Bloom

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

Silas A. Myers

Brad Shairson

Steve Soboroff

Tim Ward

David Wehrly

Joni M. Weyl

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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