Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
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7700 Second Ave

Suite 602

Detroit, MI 48202

© 2019 ​Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit (BBBSMD) was formed in 1974 with the merger of five local Big Brother Big Sister organizations from throughout metro Detroit, with a focus on Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  We are the largest one-to-one evidence-based mentoring organization in Southeast Michigan serving nearly 1,000 youth annually with site- and community-based mentoring programs.  All of our programming is rooted in evidence-based practices, further differentiating BBBSMD from other mentoring programs. Our mentoring model is certified by multiple federal government departments as an “Effective” evidence-based model in realizing positive outcomes for youth.


Board of Directors

Terry McElroy

Executive Vice President (Retired 3/1/16)

The Auto Club Group

Richard Hampson

State President

RBS Citizens


Kendra Bittell

Regional Sales Director – Southfield, MI



Kareim Cade


Great Lakes Benefit Corporation


Joel Gurman

VP-Detroit Web Center

Quicken Loans

Maurielle Lue


WJBK, FOX 2 Detroit

Tiffany A. Albert

President & CEO Blue Care Network 


Dr. Marlene L. Garland-Hill, 

Chief Executive Officer 
Marlene L. Garland-Hill Agency, Inc​

Denise Brooks-Williams

Chief Executive Officer, North Market

Henry Ford Health System

Tanisha A. Sanders

Director, Government Affairs and Communication MI/OH/IN Area

Waste Management


Rob Milligan

Executive Director Risk Management



Keith Mobley

Director, Community Relations

AAA Michigan


Kathie Patterson

Chief Human Resource Officer



Ryan Pischke

Head of Corporate Risk and Broking

Willis Towers Watson

Hope Landgraff

Senior Vice President | Director

Fifth Third Private Bank

Anthony Tocco

Chief  Ethics and Compliance Officer


Abigal Dodson

Board Fellow

U of M Dearborn

Joe Wichowski


Traction Consulting Group

Steven “Steve” F. Sheckell


Ernst & Young LLP

Christopher “Chris” VanTol


VanTol & Vitelli Insurance Group


Michael Bly

Board Chair

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit


Dale H. Kirk

Vice President of Engineering

Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director & Health Officer 

City of Detroit

Amit Singhi


The Pistons Group

David McClelland


Ford Motor Credit Company 

Mark A. Redman, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Strategic Staffing Solutions 

Ambassador board

Jennifer O’Gara

Chair, Digital Media Chair

Kristin Zatwarnicki


Nicole Fanning

Communications Chair

Max Pucheta

Finance Committee

Andre Archer

Finance Committee, Events Committee

Ramina Murad

Events Committee

DeYana Howard

Events Committee, Service Committee

Johnathan Meade

Membership Chair, Service Committee

Leadership Staff

Jeannine Gant, President and CEO

Katie Koch, Director of Development and Marketing

Beth O'Connor, Director of Programs