ABOUT US

Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Our mission is to build and professionally support one-to-one relationships to ignite the biggest possible future for youth.

OUR IMPACT

The Little Brothers and Little Sisters enrolled in our mentoring programs see BIG results.  Here are only a few of the ways BBSVC impacts youth in Ventura County

98 %

graduate from high school on time

and are 90% more likely to enroll in college

89 %

have higher self-esteem

83 %

have a better attitude towards school

and 71% have improved academic performance

75 %

More Likely to Obtain a Bachelors Degree

WHY IS ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING SO IMPORTANT?

Youth in Ventura County and across the nation are faced with more adversity than ever before. In our communities, here are some of the challenges that our youth find themselves up against.

75 %

of Littles come from single-parent households

55 %

of Littles have been exposed to abuse, violence or neglect

31 %

of Littles have had an incarcerated parent

EXECUTIVE BOARD LEADERSHIP

Lynne West
Chief Executive Officer
Eric Mandell
Board President | Senior Commercial Loan Officer, CDC Small Business Finance
Alexander Olsen
Board Vice President | Commercial Real Estate with Becker Group
Board Treasurer | Position Open
Marya McFadden, PhD, JD
Board Secretary | Attorney-At-Law & Certified Mediator, McFadden Family Law and Mediation

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Grant Blindbury, Jr
Partner, FMB Wealth Management
Richard M. Burke, Jr
Entrepreneur, Mentor, Activist | Success On Wheels, LLC
Adam Hammer
VP, Merril Lynch
Omead Jafroodi
President, American Horticultural Supply
Zahur Lalji
Founder and Co-Partner, Wheelhouse
Dana LaPierre
Manager, First Bank
Chip Marvin
Immediate Past Board President | Sr. Mgr. Amgen, EHSS
Dana Moldovan
President, Children Skills for Life
Natalie Mussi
CEO, Los Robles Hospital
Steven Nason
CEO, Hygiena
Sarah Shirazi Reznick
Financial Advisor, CFP ® , CRPC®, at EdwardJones
Nathan Sobel
Realtor, Beverly & Company
Brian Ternan
CEO, HealthNet California

IN MEMORIAM

BBSVC is grateful to have been part of the life and legacy of amazing Board Directors. Although these incredible individuals have passed on, we continue to celebrate their impact and the light they’ve delivered to youth across our mentoring programs in Ventura County.

Jacqueline (Jax) Rains-Turk
Jacqueline (Jax) Rains-Turk
Cheryl Moore
Cheryl Moore
Robert Duarte
Robert Duarte

OUR STAFF

Lynne West
Lynne WestChief Executive Officer
Amelia Aparicio
Amelia AparicioProgram Site Manager
Monica Apodaca
Monica Apodaca Enrollment Specialist
Erika Aristizabal
Erika AristizabalMatch Support Specialist
Cassie Barthelemy
Cassie BarthelemyProgram Assistant
Brenda Bravo
Brenda BravoEnrollment Specialist
Edgar Escobar
Edgar EscobarMatch Support Specialist
Isaias Guzman
Isaias GuzmanProgram Site Assistant
Sandy Nguyen
Sandy NguyenFund Development Associate
Susan Oransky
Susan OranskyBookkeeper
Gabby Ornelas
Gabby Ornelas Program Site Manager
Mike Ramos
Mike RamosMatch Support Specialist
Danica Selvaggio
Danica SelvaggioVice President of Programs
Rene' Solem
Rene' SolemDirector of Public Affairs
Cindy Valdovinos
Cindy ValdovinosProgram Site Manager

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL

A caring, committed group of generous community leaders who support one-to-one mentoring as a way to create positive outcomes for youth facing adversity.

President’s Council Members help BBSVC to continue to provide the professional support to guarantee that Bigs & Littles in Ventura County continue to be matched, grow, and succeed in life!

Steve Greenwood
Chair

Paula & Jeff Bass
Dale Gietzen
Steve Greenwood
Tim Hagel
Heidi Hayes
Michael Kagan
Deborah Lyons
Jake Nonnemaker
Lee Ostertag
Anna & Fletcher Pavin
Diane Sabol
Karen & Dr. Seth Stevens
Carol & Robert Summers
Dianne Williams

PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • The Acorn
  • Barry’s Tickets Service
  • Best Buy
  • CBC Federal Credit Union
  • California Lutheran University
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • California State University- Channel Islands
  • Camarillo Moose Lodge
  • Canteen of Coastal California
  • Chick-fil-A
  • City of Ventura Open Paddle Program
  • Coastal Embroidery
  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Cumulus Media
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation
  • DCH Audi
  • DCH Lexus
  • East Coast Bagel
  • Flores Bros. Kenpo Karate Studios
  • Gap
  • Gforce Printing & Graphic
  • Gold Coast Broadcasting LLC
  • Golf ‘n Stuff Family Fun Park
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Helen’s Cycles
  • Hishmeh Enterprises
  • Hollywood Storage Center of Thousand Oaks
  • Human Services Agency
  • Jack in the Box – Herrick Foods LLC/CALTEX Foods Inc.
  • Keller Williams Realty, Inc.
  • Kiwanis International
  • Knott’s Berry Farm
  • KVTA
  • La Brea Bakery
  • Line 6
  • Lions Clubs International
  • Lori’s Original Lemonade
  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Mac Lynn Construction
  • MB2 Raceway
  • McFadden Family Law & Mediation
  • Meadowlark Service League
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Ostertag Cement, Inc.
  • Paw Works
  • PGA TOUR
  • PODS Moving and Storage
  • Presto Pasta
  • Profiles in History
  • Rancho St. Francis
  • Roadrunner Shuttle & Limousine Service
  • Rocket Fizz
  • Rotary International
  • Savers
  • Shasta Beverages
  • Signarama Camarillo
  • Silver Star A.G, LTD
  • Snapper Jack’s/Yolanda’s Mexican Café
  • Soroptimist International
  • Stickboy
  • Store Safe – Self Storage
  • Sweet Arleen’s
  • TEAM network
  • Target Corporation: Team Target
  • The Borderline Bar & Grill
  • The Moose Lodge
  • The Reptile Family
  • Tonerbuys, Inc.
  • Underwood Family Farms
  • Urbane Café
  • Ventura County Credit Union
  • Ventura County Firefighters Station 54
  • Ventura County Star
  • Ventura Raceway
  • Victor Palomares
  • Viewfinders Visual Communications
  • Vitality Golf
  • Wheel Fun Rentals
  • Winco
  • Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
  • YMCA

CORPORATE PARTNERS

  • Amgen Inc.
  • Ashjer LLC
  • AUDI of America
  • Boston Private Bank
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Cavalier Associates
  • City National Bank
  • Cleure
  • Coast General Insurance
  • Coffey Talk
  • Comerica Bank
  • DharmaSmart
  • DispatchTrack
  • Dougherty Laser Vision
  • DSI Logistics
  • Edison International
  • Elite Financial
  • ESCO Corporation
  • Farber Hass Hurley LLP
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Fence Factory
  • First Bank
  • First California Bank
  • First Rate Financial Group
  • FMB Wealth Management
  • FOG – Friends of Golf
  • Friends Of Dr “J”
  • Gerlach & Associates Insurance
  • Healthwise Home Care Solutions, Inc.
  • Herrick Foods LLC/Caltex Foods Inc.
  • Infab
  • Integrated Components Source
  • KHAY
  • Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus
  • Law Offices of Steven M. Greenwood
  • Lilia Coppa, M.D.
  • Living Water Foundation
  • M & M Management
  • Montecito Bank & Trust
  • NFP
  • Nerium International
  • Oxnard Auto Center
  • PODS, Inc.
  • Patient Sleep Supplies
  • Pacific Western Bank
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Rabobank
  • Reiter Affiliated Companies
  • Ricoh USA
  • Select Staffing
  • Technicolor
  • The Cimino Family
  • Tobias and Son
  • Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services/TWIW
  • U.S. Bank
  • Wells Fargo & Company

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

BBSVC prides itself on financial transparency. You can find documents for review here.