Passionate and committed defenders of potential

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley is blessed to have a talented and dedicated professional staff.  This group provides the bridge between children in our community and the individuals and organizations that strive to provide them support, resources and encouragement. 

Staff Listing

Jay M. Justin- President & CEO
Amy Barth- Chief Operations Officer
Sarah Walker- Chief Program Officer
Jaime Keller- Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement
Kayla Kiesey- Director of Special Events and Community Partnerships
Beth Clark- Director of Development and Marketing
Pete Tarantola- Director of Southern Mentoring Center (Macomb)
Amanda Wike- Director of Eastern Mentoring Center (Sterling)
Lindsay Mercer- Director of Programming (Middle/High School)
Katie Zick- Director of Programming (Elementary)
Shelby Newberry- AmeriCorps Service Coordinator


Big Brothers Big Sisters is a proud partner with the City of Davenport and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service in offering the AmeriCorps Service program.  This service program is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Individuals from all walks of life participate as AmeriCorps Service Members, agreeing to provide up to one year of service to their local community.  Members receive a modest living allowance during their service with an educational award provided at the conclusion of your service contract.  Educational awards may be used for educational purposes such as undergraduate or graduate courses, student loans, and/or continuing education opportunities.

The following are 2018-2019 AmeriCorps Service Members

Aubrey Meixner

Sarah Baca

Shelby Bradbury

Meghan Flynn

Amy Green

Healther Hickenbottom

Taylor Jack

Madison Kinder

Tajia Robinson