About Us

EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO DREAM BIG

Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio served more than 6,200 children through our mentoring programs plus Camp Oty'Okwa, and an additional 823 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board

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


Matt Kramer - Chair

KPMG

Bruce Paige - Vice Chair/Secretary

Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Doug Anderson - Treasurer

Anderson Concrete Corp.

Dana Smoot - Immediate Past Board Chair

Smoot Construction

Tina Ambrozy

Nationwide

Gary S. Batke

Ex-Officio BBBS Foundation Rep. Bailey Cavalieri LLC

Edward N. Cohn

United Midwest Savings Bank

Russell Dunn

DGD Group, Inc.

John P. Dunn, III

Fifth Third Bank

Luke Feeney

Mayor, City of Chillicothe

Michael J. Finissi, Sr.

NiSource

Arthur Flesch

Mentoring Center Advisory Council

Larry Heath

Huntington National Bank

Andrew Kipker

Catastrophe Solutions International

Adam Lewin

Hamilton Parker Company

James X. Llende

American Electric Power

Elizabeth Martinez

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Charles McCurdy

Kimball-Midwest

Michael Naoom

Safelite Solutions

Velda Otey

American Electric Power (retired)

Ben Pierson

Rockbridge

Matt Rechner

McDonald Hopkins

Mike Rozsa

NiSource

Frank Sasso

Kaufman Development

Scott Shaffer

Shaffer Distributing Company

Roland Tokarski

OhioHealth Corporation

Kenneth Wallace

NSi

Andrew W. Wehr

Cardinal Health

Brian Yeager

Champion Companies

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 (ex-officio)

Weston Hurd LLP

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.