About Us

About Us

NEW LOOK, URGENT MISSION

Big Brothers Sisters Gulf Coast has been mentoring the youth of Galveston County since 1975. Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest one-to-one mentoring organization in the country. The organization celebrated 110 years nationally in 2014. Although we are a member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we are operated, governed and sustained locally.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Big Brothers Sisters Gulf Coast is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

 

 

OUR VISION

The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters Gulf Coast is for all children to achieve success in life. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in Galveston County and eastern Brazoria County, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. Collectively, we are contributing to better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities for all.

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Board of Directors 2019

D’Lorah Berry, President
Galveston Newspapers, Inc., Business Manager

 

Mary Dickson, Vice-President

 

Billy Joe Strawn, Treasurer
Sherwin Williams, Sales Representative

 

Steven E. Conner, Past President
Regents Management Services, President/CEO

 

Shannon Burke, Board Secretary
Big Brothers Big Sisters Gulf Coast, Executive Director

 

Laurie Boeh

 

Gerald Cleveland

 

Richard DeVries
Standard Steel Supply, President

 

Gloria Diaz
Frost Bank, Vice President

 

Harriet Dues

 

Stewart Title Co., Director of Marketing

Pamela Hughes Gabriel
Sand ‘N Sea Pirates Beach, Realtor

 

H. Ross Grief

 

Nicki Huprich
RE/MAX Leading Edge

 

Steve Mataro
DSW Homes

 

Karen Owen
Broadway Drug Store, Pharmacist

 

Ben Peterek
Gulfside Cleaning Services

 

Janice Pierson

 

Marie Robb
Coastal Solutions, Inc.

 

Bob Senter
Rust-Ewing Insurance

 

Terri Simpton

 

Cynthia Smith
Affinity Immediate Care, Public Relations Manager

 

Brenda Weber

Board Advisory Committee Members

 

Susan Broll

 

Chris Delesandri

 

Michael J. Guarino, II

 

Carol Kappler

 

J. Scott Kusnerik

 

Colleen Laine

 

Frances Powell

 

Douglas Rogers

 

Jim Schweitzer

 

Marc Shabot

 

Lindsey White