About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Hello Team and Happy New Year!
It is an honor to take the reins of this incredible organization, and I am grateful for the Board’s confidence in me. I am particularly fortunate to be provided with an opportunity to lead such a dedicated and talented team in a new year, with 2020 Vision. In other words, I intend to lead with clarity, creativity, and a sense of purpose.
I have been a lifelong supporter of non-profit organizations whose missions center around enhancing communities and providing essential services to those in need. Like anyone else, a lot of what I do and how I think has been shaped by my overall lived and learned experiences. The four pillars in which the foundation of my leadership style rest are hard work, fairness, consistency and forward thinking. For effectiveness, I plan to continue holding myself to those same metrics as I lead this organization. For a more in depth review of my professional experience, please click here.
I’m here for the same reason most people join or support the BBBSNWO, to help our youth and assist them in reaching their full potential. A practice that has been taking place within the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization for more than a century. My goal is to utilize my experience to empower the staff and volunteers of BBBSNWO and lead them with a clear and concise 2020 Vision in this new year.
Components of 2020 Vision
- Clarity: be clear on purpose, goals, process and expectations.
- Creativity: Develop and promote new concepts designed to enhance BBSNWO capabilities and turn them into reality.
- Sense of purpose: Prioritize the immediate needs of clients, staff members and volunteers of the BBBSNWO. Strengthen current relationships with both donors and partners, while building new ones.
Here’s to 2020 Vision and continuing to build this organization together!
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
We are a non-profit agency positively impacting children’s lives in Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Williams and Wood counties. Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs were operated independently in Toledo from 1937 to 1961. By January 1980, the programs had merged to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio. Our agency provides service consistent with the standards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. We are financially supported, in part, by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, the United Way of Greater Toledo, Fulton County and Williams County, Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, Work Force Investment Act, Lucas County Children Services and by corporate sponsorship, private donations and fundraising events.
We have professionally trained staff who carefully matches qualified volunteer mentors with children in long-term mentoring relationships. The staff also provides on-going support to those matches and their families to help children stay in school and succeed.