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 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 the leader of the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate agency in the country, reporting to the agency’s Executive Board of Directors. Pierce is tasked with leading the strategic objectives of the agency, leading and working with his dedicated staff team across a wide swath of Texas.

Pierce 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters embodies a mission that represents the American spirit of volunteerism and service to others, Pierce left his career in private equity to join the Houston market staff full-time in October of 2012, becoming the Houston Market President in 2014. Since Pierce joined the organization, the Houston market has increased its program reach, measured by kids impacted, by almost 63%. Through Pierce’s leadership, Big Brothers Big Sisters lone Star completed construction and fundraising on a new, highly visible, mission enhancing $8 million Houston headquarters building near downtown.

After achieving local success in the Houston market from 2012-2015, Pierce was appointed CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star by the Executive Board, in August 2015, with the goal to build on this positive track record and impact more children across the state in Lone Star’s territory. Under his leadership, the Lone Star 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 Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star agency turned a corner financially and celebrated a cash flow positive year for the first time since the merger in 2010.  In 2018, all markets across Lone Star strategically grew program numbers at roughly 8% growth rates year over year and growth across all major markets was achieved.  In 2018, the Lone Star agency also leaned into open book, transparent management operating systems to empower staff as owners in the mission and the agency now runs one of the most transparent operations of any non-profit in the state and country.  For these open-book scoreboards and systems and the results they have generated across Lone Star for the kids positively impacted, the Lone Star agency has been recognized with an All-Star Award by the Great Game of Business Association in 2019.

Under Pierce’s direction, the agency also started using third party data from the National Student Clearinghouse to measure our mission’s impact at defending the God-given potential of kids in our program.  In the third year of tracking this data, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star is finding that over 86% of our kids who graduate high school in our professionally supported, one to one mentoring programs are enrolling in a two year or four year college or trade school in the year after high school graduation.  When looking at broader outcomes, 97.5% of our high school graduating Littles/Mentees are enrolled in college, enlisted in the military or employed in their first year after high school. This data clearly shows to our generous donors and volunteers the impact their precious gifts of treasure and time make when invested through our agency and outcomes achieving mission, and it shows the reason we need our mission to grow and defend the potential of more kids across Texas.

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star efforts in north Texas. Since 2018, Pierce was appointed by peer CEO’s and serves on the governing Board of the federation of Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate agencies, the Nationwide Leadership Council.  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

Greater Houston Staff

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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Development (4)
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Yadira Coria

Yadira Coria

Enrollment Specialist
Veronica Perez – Partnership Specialist

Veronica Perez

Partnership Specialist
Simone Green

Simone Green

Program Generalist
Shonna Jenkins – Match Support Specialist

Shonna Jenkins

Match Support Specialist
Shiela Rojas

Sheila Rojas

Customer Relations Specialist
Rosalind Moore

Rosalind Moore

Director of Signature Events
Praveena

Praveena Nagarajan

Partnership Specialist
Pierce Bush

Pierce Bush

CEO
Michelle Bowman

Michelle Bowman

Event Manager
Lyndsey Gentry

Lyndsey Gentry

Director of Child Intake and Matching
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Houston Board of Directors

Houston Board of Directors Chair:
Dilanka Seimon

Immediate Past Chair: 
Manon Kebodeaux

Tim Adler
Partner and Audit Practice Leader
BKD, LLP

Dennis Albrecht
Community Volunteer
Executive Board Member

David T. Anderson III
Managing Partner
20.10 Media, LLC.

Scott Arnoldy
President
Triten Corporation

Todd Bazin
Partner
Ernst & Young

Darryl Blackburn
Project Inventory Engineer
Noble Energy

Sarah Bolka
Advisor
ExxonMobil Corporation

Jeri Brooks
CEO, Lead Strategist
One World Strategy Group, LLC

Rhett Carter
Managing Partner
Heights Investment Partners, LLC

Kent L. Chenevert
Managing Director & Head of North American Power Sales
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Joe Custer
VP of Finance & Strategy
Trafficware Group, Inc.

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

Angie Gildea
Partner-Advisory Services, Oil & Gas
KPMG, LLP
Executive Board Member

Kyle Green
Vice President
Alliant Benefits

Jordan Guidry
SVP – Chief Financial Officer
Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.

Kathy Harcourt
Sales Support Specialist
ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants

Matt Harris
Owner
MH Contractors, LLC

R. Galen Hines-Pierce
Civic Entrepreneur

Georganne Hodges
Chief Financial Officer
Motiva Enterprises, LLC

Rodney Jones
Associate Director Life Brokerage
AIG

Manon Kebodeaux
Vice President HR and Administration
Sable Permian Resources
Executive Board Member

Sabrina Martinez
Lead University Engineering Recruiter
ConocoPhillips

Ryan McCauley
Vice President, Foundation & Institutional Advisors
Northern Trust

Jim Metcalf
Community Volunteer
Foundation Board Member & Audit Committee

Darrell S. Morris
Founder and Managing Director
The Morris Capital Group/Well Done Cooking Classes

Mary Murray
Group EVP, Executive Director, Corporate Services
Amegy Bank
Executive Board Member

John Phillips
Vice President Comcast Business
Comcast Cable Corporation

Julie Pitts
Executive Director
NACD Texas TriCities Chapter

Laura Raymond
Community Volunteer
Executive Board Member

Dilanka Seimon
General Manager Crude, Gas & NGL Trading & Marketing
BHP Billiton

Carol Singletonslade
Executive Committee
Egon Zehnder

Juan F. Vasquez Jr.
Shareholder
Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Martin
Executive Board Member & Audit Committee

Karla Waddleton
Rosenberg Division Vice President
ALDI, Inc.

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.