About Us


Every year, BBBSLA impacts more 1,700 youth through five unique mentoring programs that serve children and youth in their communities, schools, and in the workplace. By building a strong, one-to-one and professionally-supported mentoring relationship to serve as a foundation for transformative impact and life skills learning, BBBSLA’s innovative approaches to expanding mentoring opportunities help to close both the achievement and opportunity gaps that exist for too many underserved children and youth.


To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


All children achieve success in life.




Nicole Ring

Director of Special Events & Corparate Engagement


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Kimberly Mebane

Director of Human Resources


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Lauren Plichta

Vice President, Development & Marketing


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Marcy Manker

Senior Director of Programs


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Cynthia Ayala - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2478

Tamara Bingham - Match Support Specialist Supervisor

[email protected] 213.213.2414

Karey Carr - Manager of Training and Curriculum

[email protected] 213.213.2422

Luis Ceja - School Based Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2435

Dora Chin - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.327.6313

Daisy Cortes - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2405

Carlos Donato - Workplace Program Supervisor

[email protected] 213.213.2412

Maira Garcia - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2444

Luis Garcia - Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2463

Deisi Gonzalez - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2442

Lizeth Guevara - Enrollment & Matching Supervisor

[email protected] 213.213.2402

Christopher Haehnel - Development Associate

[email protected] 213.213.2418

Sofia Hernandez - Office Manager

[email protected] 213.213.2419

Wendy Herrera Martinez - Workplace Program Coordinator

[email protected] 213-213-2404

Jessica Lam - Enrollment & Matching Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2437

Lisa Lampon - Associate Program Director

[email protected] 213.213.2411

Yaiza Lara - Enrollment and Matching Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2431

Luis Leyva - Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2407

Michele Lopez - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2465

David Lopez-Garvey - Manager of Special Projects

[email protected] 213.213.2400

Carlos Magana - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2410

Natalia Magana - College PAC Workforce Development Coordinator

[email protected] 213.213.2436

Debbie Martinez - Manager of Women in Entertainment Mentoring Program

[email protected] 213.213.2408

Julie Medina - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2423

Celeste Meza - Executive Assistant

[email protected] 213.213.2438

Yesenia Ontiveros - Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2416

Wilfredo Ortiz - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2428

Lupe Rincon - Match Support Specialist Supervisor

[email protected] 213.213.2417

Jennifer Rivera - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2425

Jennifer Rodriguez - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2413

Jocelyn Rodriguez - Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2406

Daniel Rodriguez - Special Events Manager

[email protected] 213.213.2420

Kristen Ruiz - Match Support Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2421

Melissa Sanchez - Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2427

Yvette Sanchez - Manager of College PAC Program

[email protected] 213.213.2413

Krystleblue Santos - Senior School Based Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2461

Andriana Shanklin - Manager of Bingo Operations

[email protected] 213.436.5294

Jessica Suarez - Customer Relations Specialist

[email protected] 213.213.2479


The Board

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

Erin Lavelle - Treasurer

Dalton Investments LLC

Laura Lizer - Chair Emerita

Lizer & Associates

Judge Michael D. Carter - Secretary

Los Angeles Superior Court

Brock Moseley - Chair

Miracle Mile Advisors

Kim Baldonado


Megan Colligan

Mike Daly

Disney Music Group

Marie Demirdjian

City National Bank

Roy P. Disney

Shamrock Holdings

Holly Jacobs

Sony Pictures Television

Sabin Lomac

Cousins Maine Lobster

Nicole Garris Lorey

Kaiser Permanente

Maria Marill

Lance Markowitz

MUFG Union Bank

Nick Meyer

Sierra / Affinity

David Misch

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Byron G. Mobley, Sr.

CIT / OneWest Bank

Silas A. Myers

Mar Vista Investment Partners

Ret. Captain Evangelyn Nathan

Los Angeles Police Department

Amy Powell

Jeffrey Rao

Fidelity Investments

Byron Reed

CIT / OneWest Bank

Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Neil Smith

Heritage Probate & Trust

Tim Ward

McKinsey & Company

David Wehrly


Caroline Yim

Creative Artists Agency (CAA)


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
Joni M. Weyl

Junior Board

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

Kevin Jessup Treasurer
Juli Logemann Secretary
Christina Thiele-Yancy Co-Chair
Edd Benda Co-Chair
Marissa Enfield
Alice Haliburton
Alex Hernandez
Stephanie Powers Kurtz
Jon Shigomatsu
Jessica Silvaggio
Jim Tselikis

Alumni Board

The Alumni Board engages alumni Bigs and Littles.

David McMillan Chair
Jason Wilson Vice Chair
Jeremy Weinglass Secretary
Kaj Vazales Treasurer

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The Guild

The Guild supports the goals of the agency through events.

Adriana Balaban
Naomi Bandison-Johnson
Christine Harte
Tree Mangen
Vicki Martin
Noelle Siart


BBBSLA has maintained strong and sustained financial stability toward ensuring that our growth best serves our families. Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services throughout Los Angeles County —so we can develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an independent 501(c)3.