About Us

EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO DREAM BIG

Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio served more than 6,600 children through our mentoring programs plus Camp Oty'Okwa, and an additional 800 through our affiliated agencies. Youth facing adversity are more likely to want a mentor in their life, but less likely to have a mentoring relationship. By building strong, one-to-one, professionally-supported mentoring relationships to serve as a foundation for positive impact and life skills learning, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps close the opportunity gap that exists for far too many kids in our community.

MISSION

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

VISION

All children achieve success in life.

OUR IMPACT*

*Source: 2015-2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcome Survey for Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County and Springfield offices.

OUR KIDS*

*Includes Littles from our Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County and Springfield offices.

LEADERSHIP

Elizabeth Martinez - President and CEO

emartinez@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 102

Kyle Atwood - Chief Financial Officer

katwood@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 131

Abby Fisher - Vice President of Programs

afisher@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 165

Michael Haverkamp - Executive Vice President/Development&Grants

mhaverkamp@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 176

Timothy McCarthy - Vice President of Relationships

tmccarthy@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 168

Susie Murray - Vice President of HR/Building Operations

smurray@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 132

Dave Schirner - Executive Vice President/Camp Director

dschirner@bbbscentralohio.org 614-839-2447, ext. 128

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board

The Board steers the strategic direction and vision of the agency as well as ensures fiduciary responsibility.


Dana Smoot - Chair

Smoot Construction

Abby Clark - Vice Chair

AutoDealerMD

Matt Kramer - Treasurer

KPMG

Bruce Paige - Secretary

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Tina Ambrozy - Immediate Past Chair

Nationwide

Doug Anderson

Anderson Concrete Corp.

Gary S. Batke

BBBS Foundation Representative - Bailey Cavalieri LLC

Elizabeth Boyuk

Fifth Third Bank

Mike Christie, Jr.

Huntington Bank

Edward N. Cohn

United Midwest Savings Bank

Michael J. Finissi, Sr.

NiSource

Arthur Flesch

Mentoring Center Advisory Council

Rich Gandarillas

Nationwide

Lisa Johnson

Petland, Inc.

Andrew Kipker

Safelite Solutions LLC

Adam Lewin

Hamilton Parker Company

Craig A. Marshall

Ernst & Young LLP

Charles McCurdy

Kimball-Midwest

James T. Merkel

Rockbridge

Tom Mitevski

DGD Group, Inc.

Velda Otey

American Electric Power (retired)

Matt Rechner

McDonald Hopkins

Mike Rosza

American Electric Power

Randy Schoedinger

Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Services

Christopher Shaffery

White Castle System Inc.

Roland Tokarski

OhioHealth Corporation

Andrew W. Wehr

Cardinal Health

Brian Yeager

Champion Real Estate

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board helps further the goals and initiatives of the agency.


John Petrucci - President

State Auto Insurance Companies

Skip Weiler - Vice President

Robert Weiler Company

Bruce Cameron - Treasurer

Attorney

Connie Tuckerman - Secretary

HP Land Development

Gary Batke

Bailey Cavalieri LLC

Catherine Clark-Eich

Sweet Briar Ranch Consulting Services

David Patterson

Weston Hurd Curley Paterson & Bush LLP

R. Gabe Reitter

Reitter Wall Systems (retired)

Michelle Trueman-Gajoch

Truesports, Inc./Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Bruce Trumm

Global Business Consultant/Marketing Professor

FINANCIALS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has maintained strong and sustained financial stability. Your financial support helps us provide our programs and services - so we can help develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is an independent 501(c)3.