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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters leadership

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Executive team

Andy Nelson, Chief Executive Officer
Robert Cook, Chief Financial 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.


Robert Cook
Chief Financial Officer


Randy Johnson
Vice President of Programs

Randy joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in July 2006 as a Regional Director and became the Vice President of Programs in 2012.  Prior to serving in the mentoring field, Randy worked for the the Oregon Youth Authority both in secure facility and in the field as a juvenile parole and probation officer.


Board of Directors

Tim Hershey, Chair
Vice President and General Manager, Direct to Consumer North America, Nike

Heidi Pozzo, Treasurer

Rico Bocala
USI Insurance Services
President Employee Benefits Division, USI Northwest

Laura Carlisle
Kuni Automotive
Chief Financial Officer

Jim Clark
Jim Clark & Associates, LLC

John Convery
Vista Capital Partners
Chief Operating Officer

Randy Harris

Shreve & Co. Jewelers

Tim Hawkins

Ivey Performance Marketing

Cobi Jackson
Wells Fargo
VP & Community Development Officer

Toni Jaffe
Northwest Evaluation Association
Senior Director of Human Resources and OD

Mimi Lettunich

Steve Lovett
Stoel Rives LLP

Bobbie Parisi
Yakima Products, Inc.

Jerry Robinson
Key Bank National Association
VP, Commercial Banking

Jenny Schwenke
Express Employment Professionals/The Stoller Group

Rich Smith
Kaiser Permanente
VP of Human Resources

Melissa Spain
Moss Adams LLP
Business Assurance Partner

Amy Theuma
U.S. Bank
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Revenue Office

Steve Wright
Aequitas Capital Management
Executive Vice President

Kelly Yock
Premiere Property Group


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