about us

who we are

Standing together to defend potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks works to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. “Bigs” help “Littles” ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them.

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Our Values

We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Our Statement

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) is an integral part of our values and mission. We recognize, affirm, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds, lives, and experiences of all of our stakeholders, including youth, families, donors, volunteers, and staff. We ensure the opportunity for all voices and perspectives to be heard and honored. In the workplace, we foster an environment where all people can be their best selves. We affirm that every person (regardless of ability, age, cultural background, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ideology, income, national origin, race or sexual orientation, marital or veteran status) has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We strive to realize the full potential that is within all of us by ensuring that all voices and perspectives are heard and honored. 

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Our Leadership

Our talented and dedicated Board of Directors lead the the BBBSO agency in making important decisions and guiding the organization to success.

  • Angela Blevins, President

  • Justyn Pippins, Secretary

  • Andy Peebles, Vice President

  • Heather Sartin, Treasurer

  • Michele Delcoure, Director At Large

  • Adam Toth, Past President

  • Chuck Dow

  • Nate Dunville

  • Casondra Harris

  • Brian Riedy

  • Jennifer Charleston

  • Ryan Sanders

  • Amy Hill

  • Paula Adams

  • Nathan Green

  • Cortney Little-Ash

  • Paulina Najbar

  • Damion Trout

  • Jeff Hays

  • Todd Wright

  • Becky Gullett

  • Timothy McCall

  • Matt Wehner
  • Heath Silvey, President

  • Mitch Wilkins

  • Chase Mills

  • Nate Connell

  • Drew Dilisio

  • Chelsea Sisk

  • Ki Ogunyemi

  • Brock Hughes

  • Sheri Walsh

  • Frances Stallcup

  • Lance Gallamore

  • Anthony Shavies

Our talented and dedicated Think Big Board lead the the BBBSO Think Big Foundation.

  • Ryan Sanders, President

  • Jacqueline Post, Past President

  • Matthew Massey

  • Craig Thornton

  • Christopher Weiss

our Team

Susan Mellentine

CEO

Maggie Riggs

VP of Program

Brian Way

VP of Development

Chris Childers

VP of Community Outreach

Jacob Pemberton

VP of TB Operations

Dana Rust

Business Administrator

Melissa Potts

Enrollment Specialist

Lizzie Vigneaux

Development Associate

Paige Alexander

Recruitment and Program Associate

Chiyierrja Grant

Match Support Specialist

Deb Morgan

Match Support Specialist

Alan Norgard

Site-Based Match Support Specialist

Sheryl Looney

Program Support Specialist

Interested in an Internship?

If you’re a talented individual who is passionate about our mission, we have internships available each semester for our:

• Marketing Team
• Program Team
• Special Events

Email your resume and area of interest to bbbs@bigbro.com.