We believe that all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.

Our Mission is to provide all children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever


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


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


Lynne West
Lynne WestChief Executive Officer
Chip Marvin
Chip MarvinBoard President | Sr. Mgr. Amgen, EHSS
Alexander Olsen
Alexander OlsenBoard Vice President | Commercial Real Estate with Becker Group
Eric Mandell
Eric MandellBoard Treasurer | Vice President, Sr. Relationship Manager at American Business Bank
Marya McFadden, PhD, JD
Marya McFadden, PhD, JDBoard Secretary | Attorney-At-Law & Certified Mediator at McFadden Family Law and Mediation


Richard Burke, Jr
Richard Burke, JrCommercial Vehicles Manager Sales and Marketing Consultant at Mercedes-Benz of Thousand Oaks
Linda Cooper
Linda CooperRetired
Grant Blindbury, Jr
Grant Blindbury, JrFMB Wealth Management Partner
Elle Febbo
Elle FebboAuthor, Public Speaker
Jesus Garcia
Jesus GarciaAVP of Member Experience, CBC Federal Credit Union
Adam Hammer
Adam HammerVP, Merril Lynch
Dana LaPierre
Dana LaPierreFirst Bank Manager
Dana Moldovan
Dana MoldovanChildren Skills for Life President
Cheryl Moore
Cheryl MooreWorkforce Investment Board of Ventura County Executive Director
Steven Nason
Steven NasonCEO, Hygiena
Jacqueline (Jax) Rains-Turk
Jacqueline (Jax) Rains-TurkSwanmaker Inc. Principal
Sarah Shirazi Reznick
Sarah Shirazi ReznickFinancial Advisor, CFP ® , CRPC®, EdwardJones
Nathan Sobel
Nathan SobelRealtor at Rodeo Realty, Inc.


Lynne West
Lynne WestChief Executive Officer
Amelia Aparicio
Amelia AparicioProgram Site Manager
Monica Apodaca
Monica Apodaca Enrollment Specialist
Gina Badgett
Gina BadgettAdministrative Assistant
Cassie BarthelemyProgram Assistant
Alicia Brown
Alicia BrownMarketing Coordinator
Becky Ford
Becky FordMatch Support Specialist
Karyn Hagy
Karyn HagyDirector of Development
Ali HusainProgram Site Manager
Susan Oransky
Susan OranskyBookkeeper
Gabby Ornelas Program Site Manager
Alice Rodriguez
Alice Rodriguez Program Site Manager
Jan Sage
Jan Sage Enrollment & Match Specialist
Ana SandovalProgram Assistant
Danica Selvaggio
Danica SelvaggioVice President of Marketing & Recruitment
805-484-2282 x123
Rene' Solem
Rene' SolemDirector of Public Affairs
Cindy ValdovinosProgram Site Manager


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!

Richard M. Burke, Jr.*

Ted Bagley
Paula & Jeff Bass
Lissa Coffey
Tim Gabler
Dale Gietzen
Steven Greenwood
Tim Hagel
Heidi Hayes
Mike Herrick
Michael Kagan
Deborah Lyons
Jake Nonnemaker
Lee Ostertag
Anna & Fletcher Pavin
Nancy Pidduck
Jewell Gerald & Bill Powell
Jacqueline “Jax” Rains-Turk*
Diane Sabol
Marty Smith
Karen & Dr. Seth Stevens
Carol & Robert Summers
Tina & Lou Valdez
Dianne Williams

*indicates dual membership on BBSVC Board of Directors



  • Anonymous
  • 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
  • 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
  • Valdez Wealth Management Group, UBS Financial Services Inc.
  • 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


  • 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


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