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

213.213.2441

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Nicole Ring

Senior Director of Development

213.213.2476

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Kimberly Mebane

Director of Human Resources

213.213.2430

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Lisa Lampon

Senior Director of Programs

213.213.2411

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Programs

Krystleblue Santos- Site-Based Supervisor
[email protected] *213.213.2479
 

Community-Based

 
Jennifer Rivera- Match Support Specialist 
[email protected] *213.213.2425
 
Alma Reyes- Match Support Specialist
[email protected] *213.587.1006
 
Dora Chin- Match Support Specialist 

[email protected]  *213.285.6026

Maria Conrique- Match Support Specialist 

[email protected] *213.285.6184

 
Nancy Baclini- Match Support Specialist 

[email protected] *213.221.9024

 

College P.A.C.

 
Cintya Vides- College P.A.C. Coordinator
[email protected] *213.213.2413
 
Enrollment & Matching

Maria Esparza- Senior Community-Based Mentoring Specialist
[email protected] *213.213.2409
 
Jessica Suarez- Intake Specialist 
[email protected] *213.370.8603
 
Heriberto Ruedas- Enrollment & Matching Specialist
[email protected] *213.572.7032

School-Based

 
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
 
Julian Herrera – Workplace Program Specialist 
[email protected] *213.725.1659
 
Ifrah Moalin- Workplace Program Specialist 
[email protected] *213.218.9195
 
Julisa Rodriguez- Workplace Program Specialist 
[email protected] *213.221.5706
 
  
 
Tania Velazquez- Program Manager
[email protected] *213.213.2403

Development 

Daniel Rodriguez- Associate Director of Special Events
[email protected] *213.213.2420
 
Kayleigh Millet- Manager of Development & Fundraising Events
[email protected] *213.425.1046
 

OPERATIONS

Erica Collier- Office Administrator
[email protected] *213.519.2522
 
Fariso Maswoswe- Grant Writer
[email protected] *310.775.3737 

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

Megan Colligan – Vice Chair

IMAX Entertainment

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

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

Nick Meyer

Entertainment One

David Misch

Livingstone Partners

Byron G. Mobley, Sr.

CIT/OneWest Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ret. Captain Evangelyn Nathan

Los Angeles Police Department

Jeffrey Rao

Fidelity Investments

Byron Reed

Kathleen Remington

ICM Partners

Jennifer Salke

Amazon Studios

Tara Senior

Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano

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.

 

Jon Shigematsu

Co-Chair

Marissa Enfield

Co-Chair

Trinh Tran

Treasurer

Jasmine Chen

Secretary

Lauren Bradford

Jerome Caldwell

Alice Haliburton

Alex Hernandez

Micki Jackson

Terreia Jones

Beth Osterbauer

Kaitlin Palmer

Stephanie Powers-Kurtz

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

Vicki Martin

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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