Leadership

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a volunteer lead organization.  Hundreds dedicate their time and talent to make our organization a success!  They go to great lengths to help children in our program, even if that means rappelling off a perfectly well constructed 12 story building!!!  

Officers:

Travis Guy, Chair
Modern Woodmen of America

Elizabeth Slesicki, Treasurer
Deere & Company

Ellen Bluth, Secretary
Eastern Iowa Community College

John Oakes, Past Chair
QCRHoldings

Lynsey Engels
Mel Foster Company

Reginald Lawrence
Rock Island/Milan School District

John Leinart
Deere & Company (Retired)

Brad Foreman
Peak Investments

Directors:

Chris Barnard, Marigold Resources
Dr. Gene Bechen, St. Ambrose University
Stewart Carter, Deere & Company
Beth Darnell, DMW Design
Joe Farrell, Operating Engineers Local 150
Ashley Hendon, Wells Fargo Bank, Iowa
Heidi Kahly-McMahon, Genesis Health System
Addy Kieger, Grandview Farms
Jim Kiesey, Estes Construction
Brittney Larson, Estes Construction
Matt Lienen, Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 25
Amanda Motto, Hopkins & Huebner
Sarah Ogden, MidAmerican Energy
Rickey Peer, RIA-JMC/Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Joel Purcell, Russell Construction
Becky Riojas, Townsquare Media Quad Cities

Eastern Mentoring Center (Sterling)
Serving Whiteside and Lee counties in Illinois

Joe Schneiderbauer – Live Better Chiropractic
Andrea Zinanni – Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Sean Benson – WAHL Clipper Corporation
Steve Brenner – Compliance Signs
Annie Hermes – Anois Studios
Denise Garcia – YWCA of the Sauk Valley
Curt Repass – Country Financial
Britne Rosalez – HALO Branded Solutionseak Investments

Western Mentoring Center (Macomb)
Serving McDonough and Warren counties in Illinois

Tim Hallinan- Western Illinois University (Board Chair)
Laura Leezer- Citizens Bank
Ryan Van Dolah- MidAmerica National Bank
Bill Jacobs-McDonough County Housing Authority
Paula Rhodes-retired
Dale Adkins-Western Illinois University
Ashley Martin-Lakeview Medical and Psychiatric Center
Tracy Bollinger-Wee Care Center
Tonya Hamer-Macomb Senior High
Karen Zellmann-Western Illinois University
Erin Fink-Macomb School District
Jim Laprad-Western Illinois University
Nick Stoneking- Macomb Community Schools
Ken Crosby- Macomb Community Schools