We are here to start something

Leading us in the right directionFrom our executive team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better, forever.

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Executive team

Andy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer

Andy Nelson
Chief Executive Officer

Andy Nelson joined Big Brothers Big Sisters in April 2012 for his "dream job" as Chief Executive Officer. "Big Brothers Big Sisters ignites my passion for helping children and volunteering," says Andy, who spent nearly 10 years as Executive Director of Hands On Greater Portland. In his role, Andy leads the organization towards its goal of doubling its impact in the next few years.

At Hands On, Andy turned a start up into the volunteer hub for the Portland region, ranked second in the nation for volunteering. He previously worked as a development director, social worker and newspaper reporter. A native of New England, Andy earned a master's in social work from the University of Connecticut.

Andy's community involvement includes mentoring as a Big Brother as well as the Portland Parks Board and the advisory board for Partners in Diversity, the folks who produce the Say Hey! networking event. Andy lives in Northeast Portland with his wife, Kathleen, and son, Evan. 

Board of Directors

Steve Wright, Chair
PFS Group

Clarence Belnavis
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Laura Carlisle
Kuni Automotive Group

Bill Christensen
Portland Trail Blazers

Anibal Casso
Wieden + Kennedy

Jim Clark
Business Strategy Consulting

John Convery
Vista Capital Partners

Tyler Cox

Marc-Daniel Domond
Colas Construction

Aaron Douglas
HFO Investment Real Estate

Anne Donovan
Xenium HR

Mark Hanna
Directors Mortgage

Randy Harris
Shreve & Co. Jewelers

Tim Hawkins
Ivey Performance Marketing

Tim Hershey, Past Chair

Kelly Johns

Mimi Lettunich
Twenty-Four 7

Elizabeth Lloyd
ACME Business Consulting

Steve Lovett
Stoel Rives, LLP

Bobbie Parisi

Tanya Porter

Heidi Pozzo
Heidi Pozzo, LLC

Jerry Robinson
Key Bank

Melissa Spain
Moss Adams Business Assurance

Amy Theuma
US Bank

Kelly Yock
Premiere Property Group

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