OUR MISSION

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 1,800 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

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

213.213.2441

[email protected]

Kimberly Mebane

Director of Human Resources & Bingo Operations

213.213.2430

[email protected]

Programs

Lisa Lampon- Senior Director of Programs

[email protected] *213.213.2411

 

Community-Based

 
Cintya Vides- Match Support Specialist
[email protected] *213.213.2413
 
Janet Martinez- Match Support Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2427
 
Jennifer Rivera- Match Support Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2425
 
Maira Garcia- Match Support Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2444
 
Michele Lopez- Match Support Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2465
 

College P.A.C.  

 
Yvette Sanchez- College P.A.C. Manager
[email protected] *213.213.2401
 
Natalia Magana- College P.A.C./Workforce Development Coordinator 
[email protected] *213.213.2436
 
 
Enrollment & Matching
 
 
Lizeth Guevara- Enrollment & Matching Supervisor
[email protected] *213.213.2402
 
Jessica Suarez- Intake Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2479
 
Maria Esparza- Enrollment & Matching Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2409

 

 

 

 

School-Based 

 
Krystleblue Santos- Senior School-Based Specialist
[email protected] *213.213.2479
 
Daisy Cortes- School-Based Specialist
[email protected] *213.213.2405 
 
Luis Ceja- School-Based Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2422
 
 
Women in Entertainment
 
Debbie Martinez- Manager of WIE
[email protected] *213.213.2408
 
 
Workplace 
 
Carlos Donato- Workplace Program Manager 
[email protected] *213.213.2412
 
Danielle King- Workplace Program Specialist
[email protected] *213.221.5706
 
Leticia Ortiz- Workplace Program Specialist 
[email protected] *213.218.9195
 
 
Young Executives Fellowship 
 
Tania Velazquez- Young Executives Fellowship Associate Manager
[email protected] *213.213.2403

Development

 
Nicole Ring- Director of Special Events & Corporate Partners
[email protected].org *213.213.2476
 
Daniel Rodriguez- Associate Director of Special Events
[email protected] *213.213.2420
 
Deisi Gonzalez- Manager of Stewardship & Communication 
[email protected] *213.213.2442
 
Katie McDonald- Grants Manager
[email protected] *213.213.2404
 

THE BOARD

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

 

Brock Moseley-Chair

Miracle Mile Advisors

Silas A. Myers

Treasurer

Mar Vista Investment Partners

Judge Michael D. Carter

Secretary

Los Angeles Superior Court

Laura Lizer-Chair Emerita

Lizer & Associates

Kim Baldonado

NBCUniversal

Megan Colligan

Imax Entertainment

Mike Daly

Disney Music Group

Marie Demirdjian

City National Bank

Roy P. Disney

Shamrock Holdings

Paola Franco 

Netflix 

Cindy Holland

Netflix 

Nicole Garris Lorey

Kaiser Permanente

Maria Marill

Lance Markowitz

MUFG Union Bank

Nick Meyer

Entertainment One

David Misch

Livingstone Partners

Byron G. Mobley, Sr.

CIT/OneWest Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ret. Captain Evangelyn Nathan

Los Angeles Police Department

Amy Powell

Jeffrey Rao

Fidelity Investments

Byron Reed

CIT/OneWest Bank

Kathleen Remington

ICM Partners

Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Tara Senior

Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

Tim Ward

McKinsey & Company

Caroline Yim

Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

JUNIOR BOARD

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

 

Jon Shigematsu

Co-Chair

Marissa Enfield

Co-Chair

Trinh Tran

Treasurer

Jasmine Chen

Secretary

Jerome Caldwell

Alice Haliburton

Alex Hernandez

Micki Jackson

Beth Osterbauer

Stephanie Powers-Kurtz

Justin Sinaguinan

Chris Smith

Jessica Rosende

Cory Bloom

Travis Van Winkle

Crist Malekyan

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

Vicki Martin

Brad Shairson

Steve Soboroff

David Wehrly

Joni M.Weyl

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