About Us

We are on a quest to discover unfulfilled potential, and dedicated to unleashing your ability to change the world through the power of one-to-one mentoring.

Our vision

is that all children can achieve success in life.

Our mission

is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that changes their lives for the better, forever.

We proudly partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, donors, companies and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

Avoidance of Risky Behaviors

Educational Success

ABOUT OUR CEO

Pierce Bush

Pierce Bush, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is responsible for coordination of all things related to fundraising, budgeting, programming, the agency’s Board of Directors, and achieving the strategic goals of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate organization in the country. Pierce Bush started his journey with BBBS as a volunteer mentor to Jaylyn in 2009, and he was appointed to the Houston Regional Board in early 2012. Believing that BBBS embodies a mission that represents the American spirit of volunteerism and service to others, Pierce left his career in private equity to join the staff full-time in October of 2012. Since joining BBBS, Houston has increased its reach by almost 30% and made critical progress toward the goals of Vision 2×22. Through Pierce’s leadership, BBBS completed construction and fundraising on a new $8 million Houston headquarters near downtown. Pierce became CEO of Lone Star in August 2015 with the vision to build on this success and impact more children across the state. Under his leadership, the agency launched the new strategic plan Vision 2×22 that will guide the agency in doubling its reach by 2022. In 2016, in Pierce’s first full calendar year as CEO, the consolidated BBBS Lone Star agency turned a corner financially and celebrated a cash flow positive year for the first time since the merger in 2010. Pierce earned a BA in American Studies from the University of Texas in Austin. Originally from Houston, Pierce splits his time between Houston and DFW to support BBBS efforts in north Texas. Pierce and his Little Brother Jaylyn enjoy attending church at Ecclesia together, playing baseball, riding bikes, and volunteering in the community. Pierce has been recognized by Houston Business Journal as the youngest member of the 40 under 40 class of 2016 and as an inaugural recipient of the Most Admired CEO award in 2018. Pierce is married to Sarahbeth Bush, who is also a Big Sister in the program, and together they are the parents to a golden retriever named Winston Moose.

Pierce can be reached at 713-860-8214 or pierce.bush@bbbstx.org.

Greater Dallas Market President

Bill Chinn

Prior to joining the Big Brothers Big Sisters team in September 2016, Bill Chinn served 20 years as Grapevine-based game company GameStop’s senior vice president of retail, where he helped grow the company from 400 to more than 5,000 stores, all of which he was responsible for. Chinn had already been involved a great deal with volunteering in his career. He is the executive director of the Boy Scouts Board of Directors – Southlake, been a volunteer coordinator at Union Gospel Mission, and has been active in several foster programs. In 2015, Big Brothers Big Sisters honored Chinn as Volunteer of the Year.

“With concern for children a personal top priority and an insider’s view of the impact made by the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, I feel privileged to serve in this key role and am deeply committed to continuing its great work,” Chinn said.

Meet our Team

Greater Dallas

Our degreed-staff serve together to create friendships that are safe, long-lasting, and life-changing for each volunteer and child, the families served, and the generations to follow.

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Susan Smith

Susan Smith

Development VISTA
Shea Rossiter

Shea Rossiter

Program Coordinator
Shea Mullis

Shea Mullis

Match Support Specialist
Sandra Stephens

Sandra Stephens

Match Support Specialist
Samantha Rodriguez

Samantha Rodriguez

Match Support Specialist
Pierce Bush

Pierce Bush

CEO
Olga Valdez

Olga Valdez

Bilingual Enrollment Specialist
Nicole Sorrell

Nicole Sorrell

Enrollment Specialist
Nashara Mayhew

Nashara Mayhew

Mentor 2.0 Partnership Specialist
Marne Barclay

Marne Barclay

Matching Specialist
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Big Leaders for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dallas

Robbie Baty
Jonathan Boos
Banks Bruce
Thomas Conner
Dale Curry

Stephen Harrison
Chris Hawkins
Jessica Serna
J. Nicole Johnson
Mary Robb

Jeff Mitchell
Andrew Novak
Devoreaux Walton
Allen Wright
Stephanie Womack

Dallas County Regional Board

Diana Aguirre
Kevin Barner
Janet Bracken
Gabe Castro
Hilary Cook
Maria Cote
Sheri Crosby Wheeler
Ross Crum
Michael Davis

Don Drake
David Dienes
Jim Dunn
Kristen Etheredge
Mark Goodman
Jesse Greenberg
Christopher Halstedt
Fern Johnson
John Kane

Jennifer Lind
Sean Lofgren
Erica Love
Shara McClure
Alex Nettune
Will Pryor
Pat Staudt – Chair
Carlos White
Joel Wiggins
Lori Zaret

Collin County Regional Board

Carlene Battle
Mandi Besancon
Mike Bolding
Suzanne Darling
Jenny Echols
Courtney Getum

Gary Gray
Kyle Helbing
Josephus Howard
Lynell Jones
Tim Kaiser
Jody Lee
Jesus Miranda

Scott Obenshain
Lionel Ortega
Grieg Riddle
Shelia Rosemon
Valencia Scott
Cliff Wohleb

Northeast Texas Regional Board

Brian Boyer
Barry Diamond
LaJuana Eckel
Corey Gray

Melanie Palmer
Ron Preusse
Alison Roraback
Ricky Rushin
Darius Samuels

Cole Smallwood
Laura Spencer
Molly Woodall
Brenda Wells
Dustin Welch

Financials

We care about your gift the way you care for others, and we take that responsibility very seriously. As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organizations, we strive to be the best stewards of your gift in order to better serve its purpose: to serve more children with mentors, more effectively.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Federal Tax ID Number: 75-0800632

Jobs with a Purpose

Join Our Team

We’re looking for talented, passionate people who believe role models can change the life of a child for the better, forever. Our staff loves what they do – and that’s what makes them great. Join the team. We’re hiring.