Leading us in the right direction

From our Executive Team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.

Board of Directors

 Sam Ghannam - Board President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Patricia Scott - Board Vice President
Foster Swift Collins and Smith, PC.

William Hodges - Board Secretary
Farm Bureau Insurance

Heather Shawa - Board Treasurer
Lansing Board of Water and Light

Katie Adkins
Cinnaire

Alicia Barajas
Community Mental Health

Janice Berry
Department of Health & Human Services

Brian Carter
Zeta Global

Gloria Denning
United States Senate

Kristin Hofman
Public Sector Consultants

Melissa Lilje
Happendance

Terrence McCarthy
PNC Bank

Timothy Mielak
MSU Federal Credit Union

Julie Pingston
Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau

Linda Sims
S & S Business Services

John Varilek
Dewpoint

Amit Vashisht
Jackson National Life

 

 

 

Staff Directory

Rich Howard - Executive Director
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Shari Nelson - Office Manager
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Persis Sopariwala - Development Director/Community Liaison
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Jamie Griggs - Program Director
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Wendi Lahti - Enrollment and Matching Specialist
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Leah Jones - School-Based Coordinator
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Danielle Powell - Match Support Specialist
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