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, 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.

Meet our Team

Leadership & Central Services Team

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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Sarah Dubberly

Director of Compliant & Strategic Impact
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Ruthie Torres-Olguin

Gift Processing Specialist
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Pierce Bush

Chief Executive Officer
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Monica Wells

Accounts Payable Clerk
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Michael O’Teter

Chief Program Officer
Melanie Hanna

Melanie Hanna

Market President – Tarrant County
Mark Rogers Market President

Mark Rogers

Market President – Abilene
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Marilyn Cooper

Executive Administrative Assistant
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Kaneshia Johnson

Payroll & Benefits Manager
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Jennifer Williams

Chief Financial Officer
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Executive Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board:
Steve McDaniel

Vice Chair: 
John R. Pitts

Committee Chairs:
Programs and Outcomes – Chris Owens
Marketing – Michael Hartman
Community Engagement – Pat Quarles
Fund Development – David Dewhurst
Growth – John Pitts
Audit – Luke Longhofer
Board Nominating and Governance – Harriet Miers

Dennis Albrecht
Community Volunteer

Joe Alcala
J Anthony Group, LLC
Executive Vice President

Rob Bowlby
BB&T
President, North Texas Region

Chris R. Bright
Bright Companies
Partner

Burton D. Brillhart
Varsity Brands
Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Chief of Staff

Michael Davis
Bank of Texas
Sr. VP Texas Branch Delivery Manager
Dallas County Board Chair

David Dewhurst
Falcon Seaboard
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Tracy Dieterich, CRPS
USI Insurance Services
Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits Brokerage/Consulting

Travis English
Duncan Foundation
President

Angela Gildea
KPMG LLP
Partner – Advisory Services, Oil & Gas

Alfred Gordon
Frito-Lay North America
Supply Chain Vice President (Retired)

Michael Hartman
CEC Entertainment, Inc.
Former Chief Marketing Officer

Sabrina Harrison
MINT Dentistry

Ron Jeans
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
Director of National Accounts

Randy Johanneck
Comerica Bank
SVP, Director of Risk

Manon Kebodeaux
Sable Permian Resources, LLC
Vice President, HR and Administration
Houston Board Chair

T. Luke Longhofer
First Financial Bank Shares, Inc.
Loan Review Manager, SVP
Abilene Board Chair

Stephen J. McDaniel
Chairman of the Board
Traditions Group Holdings
President & CEO

Harriet Miers
Locke Lord LLP
Partner

Mary Murray
Amegy Bank
Group Executive VP, Executive Director of Corporate Services

Christopher D. Owens
Verizon
Group President, Verizon Select Services (Retired)

John R. Pitts
John. R. Pitts, Attorney at Law
Managing Principal

Patrick Quarles
Community Volunteer

Laura Raymond
Community Volunteer

Jack Rentz
Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc.
Founder, President and CEO

Patrick J. Staudt
The Private Bank at Bank of Texas
Managing Director | Market Executive

Chris Taylor
FASTSIGNS – North Arlington
President (Retired)

Juan F. Vasquez, Jr.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin
Shareholder

Darryl Willis
Google Cloud
VP Oil, Gas & Energy

Patrick H. Wood, III
Wood3 Resources
Principal

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.