CHANGING PERSPECTIVES. CHANGING LIVES.

 

Since 1976, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country and right here in Beaver County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

MISSION

Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

VISION

All youth achieve their full potential.

ACCOUNTABILITY

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

• Avoidance of risky behaviors

• Educational success

OUR TEAM

Kim Anastas
Executive Director

Kim joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Beaver County in January 2018. She has worked for non-profit and healthcare organizations for more than 30 years in fundraising and public relations roles. Kim is happy to help BBBS of BC further its mission of pairing deserving youth with committed mentors, as well as to partner with businesses, foundations, and individuals to make a difference in children’s lives to have a lasting impact in Beaver County.

Johanna Guarino

Assistant to the Executive Director

Johanna is a Beaver County native and graduate of New Brighton Area High School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from the University of Notre Dame and a Master's Degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She has spent her entire career in the nonprofit sector fundraising, event planning, and in communications and marketing. Her greatest joy is her family- husband Joe and kiddos Will, Ella and Gabe. 

Diane Ebner
Office Manager

Diane holds a Master's Degree in Business from Duquesne University and is a designated Certified Employee Benefits Specialist by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She handles both financial and personnel matters for our office, and assists with fundraising events and administrative duties. 
Teresa Popp
Program Coordinator

Teresa is a graduate of Geneva College with a Bachelors Degree in Human Services. She leads our school-based mentoring programs, oversees community-based matches, and recruits, enrolls, and trains both Bigs and Littles, while coordinating all community outreach efforts. 
Bev Evans
Match Support Specialist

Bev has been on staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters for 9 years. She handles all of the intake for Littles and Bigs, and provides support to a majority of our matches. Bev is a member of the program team, supervising and coordinating outings, and assisting with outreach, fundraising, and administrative tasks.
Amy Oledzki
PR & Events Coordinator

Amy has worked in the nonprofit world since graduating from The Pennsylvania State University in 2006. Originally from Ohio but having lived throughout the country as a Marine Corps family, she is passionate about getting involved in her local community and making an impact on a micro level.