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. 


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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Lizzette Villegas

Senior Director of Programs


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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
Malissa Guerra- Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.519.2520

Erika Garcia Lopez- Match Support Specialist

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Karla Luna- Match Support Specialist

Contact Me *213.887.2830

Enrollment & Matching
Heriberto Ruedas- Senior Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Contact Me *213.572.7032
Xochitl Candelario- Enrollment & Matching Specialist
Contact Me *213.519.2524
 Jocelyn Villasana- Community-Based Specialist
Contact Me *213.425.1046
Genesis Villafan- Community-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.294.6787

Esmeralda Ramirez- Customer Relations Specialist
Contact Me *213.370.8603

Specialty Programs

Krystleblue Santos- Specialty Programs Manager
Contact Me *626.731.1146
Alma Reyes- Women in Entertainment (WIE) Coordinator
Contact Me *213.587.1006
Cintya Vides- College P.A.C. Coordinator
Contact Me *213.284.6324
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
Cristina Alonso- Workplace Program Specialist

Contact Me *213.327.6313

Victoria Torres- Site-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.221.5706

Sadiejean Bolton- Site-Based Specialist

Contact Me *213.268.6660

Luis Ceja- School-Based Specialist 
Contact Me *213.294.6801
Justin Brooks- School-Based Specialist 
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Maia Mercer- Donor Relations Manager
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Silas Taylor- Development Manager
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Erica Collier- Office Manager
Contact Me *213.519.2522


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 – 


Los Angeles Superior Court

Brock Moseley – Chair Emeritus

Miracle Mile Advisors 

Anil Arora

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

Kim Baldonado

Jane Cha Cutler

Cutler Productions

Mike Daly

Disney Music Group

Marie Demirdjian

City National Bank

Roy P. Disney

Shamrock Holdings

Paola Franco 


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


Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Tara Senior

Weinstein Senior

Syrinthia Studer

Paramount Pictures

Tiffany Vogel

McKinsey & Company

Richard Weitz


Caroline Yim



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


Jerome Caldwell


Beth Giannascoli


Trinh Tran


Marissa Enfield


                  Alexander Beale 

                   Cory Bloom 

                     Bryan Do

Alice Haliburton

Alex Hernandez

Micki Jackson

Terreia Jones

Paul Meza

Kaitlin Palmer

                 Carlos Pineda

Stephanie Powers-Kurtz

                  Josh Salinas 

                      Lori Sanchez

Jon Shigematsu

Chris Smith

Travis Van Winkle



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.