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. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for new Board Members! If you or someone you know is interested in supporting an organization that helps children realize their potential through one-to-one mentoring, please consider submitting a nomination via our NOMINATION FORM.

Board of Directors

 John Varilek 

William Hodges 
Farm Bureau Insurance

Anthony Bechtol

Janice Berry
Department of Health & Human Services

Ken Whitinger
Mid Michigan Interactive & Virtuosic Group

Charles Stephens
Michigan State University 

Gloria Denning
United States Senate

Kristin Hofman
Public Sector Consultants

Steven Japinga
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Timothy Mielak
MSU Federal Credit Union

Ethan Pineda
Jackson National Life

Smiljana Williams
Lansing Board of Water & Light




Staff Directory

Megyn Forest - Executive Director/CEO
[email protected]  / 517-372-0162

Kylie Rhoades - Executive Assistant
[email protected]  / 517-372-0160

Carolyn McQuillan - Development Director
[email protected]  / 517-285-0393

Alexis Bechtel - Enrollment Specialist
[email protected]  / 517-273-9612

Treasha Bradley - Match Support Specialist
[email protected]  / 517-273-9603

Danni DiTrapani - Match Support Specialist
Danielle.DiTrapani@bbbsmcr.org  / 517-273-9620

Demarius Similton - Enrollment Specialist
Demarius.Similton@bbbsmcr.org  / 517-273-9622