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.

last year

Senior Littles Graduated High School
Reported Improved Self-Esteem
Reported Improved Grades

Since being matched

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.

  • Andy Peebles, President
  • Michele Delcoure, Vice President
  • Jeff Hays, Secretary
  • Chase Mills, Treasurer
  • Amy Hill, Director at Large
  • Angela Blevins, Past President
  • Brian Riedy
  • Jennifer Charleston
  • Ryan Sanders
  • Paula Adams
  • Nathan Green
  • Cortney Little-Ash
  • Paulina Najbar
  • Todd Wright
  • Casondra Hill
  • Becky Gullett
  • Timothy McCall
  • Adam Kampa
  • Michael Schmitz
  • Anthony Shavies
  • Heath Silvey
  • Sheri Walsh
  • Beth Guyton
  • Angela McLaughlin
  • Tyler Creach

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

  • Jeff Hays, President
  • Craig Thornton
  • Ben Galbraith
  • Levi Skinner
  • Ryan Sanders

our Team

Susan Mellentine


Maggie Riggs

VP of Program

Brian Way

VP of Development

Chris Childers

Community Outreach Advocate

Leslie Birdwell

Executive Director - Think Big

Jonathan Byrd

Logistics Director – Think Big

Dana Rust

Business Administrator

Melissa Potts

Enrollment Specialist

Lizzie Vigneaux

Development Associate

Chiyierrja Grant

Match Support Specialist

Alan Norgard

Site-Based Match Support Specialist

Sussane Login

Marketing Associate

Andy Haut

Match Support Specialist

Megan Deal

Site-Based Match Support Specialist

Janie Galbraith

Match 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.