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.

Olivia Diaz-Lapham

President/CEO

213.213.2429

[email protected]

Kimberly Mebane

Director of Human Resources & Bingo Operations

213.213.2430

[email protected]

Lauren Plichta

VP of Development & Marketing

213.213.2441

[email protected]

Cynthia Ayala- Match Support Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2478

Tamara Bingham-Match Support Specialist Supervisor

[email protected] * 213.213.2414

Luis Ceja-School-Based Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2422

Daisy Cortes-School-Based Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2405

Carlos Donato-Workplace Program Manager

[email protected] * 213.213.2412

Karey Driver-Manager of Training & Quality Assurance

[email protected] * 213.213.2422

Maria Esparza- Enrollment & Matching Specialist 

[email protected] *213.213.2409

Luis Garcia-Development & Events Coordinator 

[email protected] * 213.213.2463

Maira Garcia-Match Support Specialist

[email protected]*213.213.2444

Deisi Gonzalez-Manager of Stewardship & Communication

[email protected] * 213.213.2442

Lizeth Guevara-Enrollment & Matching Supervisor

[email protected] * 213.213.2402

Kit Haehnel-Program Assistant

[email protected] * 213.213.2418

 

 

Lisa Lampon-Associate Director of Programs

[email protected] * 213.213.2411

Luis Leyva-Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2407

Michele Lopez-Match Support Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2465

Andrew Ly- Staff Accountant

[email protected] * 213.213.2432

Natalia Magana-College PAC/Workforce Development Coordinator

[email protected] * 213.213.2436

Debbie Martinez-Manager of WIE

[email protected] * 213.213.2408

Janet Martinez- Match Support Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2427

Katie McDonald- Grants Manager

[email protected]*213.213.2404

Julie Medina-Match Support Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2423

Celeste Meza-Executive Assistant

[email protected] * 213.213.2416

Yesenia Ontiveros-Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2416

Lupe Rincon – Match Support Specialist Supervisor

[email protected] * 213.213.2417

Nicole Ring-Director of Special Events & Corporate Partners

[email protected] * 213.213.2476

Jennifer Rivera-Match Support Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2425

 

 

Daniel Rodriguez-Associate Director of Special Events

[email protected] * 213.213.2420

Jocelyn Rodriguez-Workplace Program Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2406

Kristen Ruiz-Match Support Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2421

Yvette Sanchez-College P.A.C. Manager

[email protected] * 213.213.2401

Krystleblue Santos-Senior School-Based Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.5294

Andriana Shanklin-Manager of Bingo Operations

[email protected] 

Jessica Suarez-Intake Specialist

[email protected] * 213.213.2479

Tania Velazquez-Young Executives Fellowship Associate Manager

[email protected] * 213.213.2403

Cintya Vides-Match Support Specialist 

[email protected] * 213.213.2413

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

Erin Lavelle-Treasurer

 

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

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

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

Kathleen Remington

ICM Partners

Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Tara Senior

Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

Neil Smith

Heritage Probate & Trust

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.

Christina Thiele-Yancy

Co-Chair

Edd Benda

Co-Chair

Kevin Jessup

Treasurer

Juli Logemann

Secretary

Jerome Caldwell

Marissa Enfield

Alice Haliburton

Alex Hernandez

Micki Jackson

Lindsey May

Beth Osterbauer

Stephanie Powers-Kurtz

Jon Shigematsu

Justin Sinaguinan

Chris Smith

Jessica Rosende

Trinh Tran

Jim Tselikis

Vicki Vien

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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