It is our vision that all youth achieve their full potential.

Since the 1950s, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound has operated under the belief that inherent in each of us is incredible potential and that good mentorship is the key to unlocking that potential. As Washington’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and young people (“Littles”).

Our Mission: To create and support 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound’s work is centered on principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We celebrate the rich diversity of our community and believe all young people should have access to caring, supportive mentors who are trained in cultural competence. We welcome youth and mentors of all races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

We believe our community is #BIGGERTOGETHER


Many of our kids face overwhelming challenges that often derail their futures. Youth in our programs who have been matched with a mentor for a year or more are doing better in school, have higher self-esteem and have stronger relationships with their family and friends.

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Seniors Graduated from High School in 2022

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Increased Expectations for Their Future Beyond High School

Improved Emotional Regulation 81%
Improved Mental Health 87%
Decreased Risky Behaviors 97%


Alonda Williams

President & CEO


Monique Dubose

Regional Director of Tacoma, Pierce, Kitsap

Gena Divine

Chief Development Officer


Caila F. Nickerson, MSW

Chief Programs & Impact Officer

Marsh Kellegrew

Chief Operating & Finance Officer




Pat Ogawa – Chair
Deloitte Digital

Peter Fonfara – Vice Chair
Seattle Seahawks

Brian Hayden – Secretary
Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate

Stephen McKay – Treasurer
Karr Tuttle Campbell


Gavin Bartlett, Corporate Partnerships

Catherine Captain, Marketing / PR

Kevin Conklin, Tacoma Advisory Council
Columbia Bank

Brian Hayden, Fund Development
Flinn Ferguson Corporate Real Estate

Stephen McKay, Finance
Karr Tuttle Campbell

Dan Rosales, Governance
MassMutual Northwest

Gina Williams, Programs
Puget Sound Energy

Ofori Agboka

Maria Carbullido
Sound Community Bank

Kevin Carothers
Starbucks Coffee Company

Faye R. Chess
Seattle Municipal Courts

Kevin Conklin
Umpqua Bank (Tacoma)

Damon Daniels
Siemens Healthineers

Jennifer Durcan Andrews
Superior Court of Pierce County

Dana Ferestien
Alaska National Insurance Company

Ian Flatt
Lockton Companies

Noah Fletcher
West Monroe Partners

Peter Fonfara
Seattle Seahawks

Sarah Kaler
Parcion Private Wealth

Lionel Lee

Stephen Lozano

Maurice James

Bobby Moore

Bryce Phillips

John Quirk

Shakisha Ross
Puget Sound Energy

Serena Sayani
Stokes Lawrence

Lisa Smith
WE Communications

Kelly Souza
Wells Fargo


At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Job applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@bbbsps.org with the position title in the subject line.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound acknowledges that we operate on the unceded, traditional land of the Coast Salish Peoples, specifically the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People, the Muckleshoot People, and the Puyallup Tribe, original stewards of the land, past and present. We honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, and Puyallup Tribes.


Our goal is to be efficient while providing high-quality mentoring to children facing adversity in our community. We recognize the importance of transparency and accountability for all our donors.

Our most recent Annual Report, financial audit and IRS documents are available for your review below, and we welcome any questions you may have.

The federal tax ID number for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is 91-0673185.