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Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

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 success.

Bobbi Jo Ortiz

Bobbi Jo Ortiz

CEO

Meet Our CEO

A native El Pasoan, Bobbi Jo has a Bachelors from UTEP in Psychology, a Masters from NMSU in Social Work, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso since 2001, and became the CEO in 2014. In 2003, she was named Marketing Director of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In addition to her work at BBBS, she taught at the University of Phoenix for 17 years, and served as the Area Chair of the school’s College of Social Science. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Texas- El Paso (UTEP). Her past experience also includes work as a Case Manager at Child Protective Services and a Crisis Counselor and Buchanan and Associates. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) to support abused and neglected children in court. She is happily married for 17 years and loves family time with her 14-year-old daughter Hannah, 12-year-old son Noah, and their two dogs. Having grown up in a single-parent household, Bobbi feels very connected to the children served by BBBS and has a strong passion for helping others in the community.

Annette Baumann

Annette Baumann

Executive Vice President
Darlene Montano

Darlene Montano

Assistant Development Specialist
Yolanda Ochoa

Yolanda Ochoa

Accountant
Rebecca Romero

Rebecca Romero

Development Director
Denisse Lazo

Denisse Lazo

Assistant Program Specialist
Stephanie Gavin

Stephanie Gavin

Recruitment Specialist
Krised Arriola

Krised Arriola

Program Specialist
Jessica Ramirez

Jessica Ramirez

Program Director
Karla Fuentes

Karla Fuentes

Program Specialist

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Frank Kinson, El Paso Electric Company

President

Brian Weeden, FLSB Investments, PHP

Treasurer

Tiffany Smith, Stella & Dot

Vice President

Nancy Cadena, Marathon

Secretary

Directors

Joseph Riccillo, Sundt
Ruben Robles, Robles, Bracken, Hughes
Paul Diaz, Home Water Service – Industrial Water Service
Jason Poynter, Renatus, PHP
Cesar Peralta, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Artez Lamar, The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence
Charly Vasquez
Juan Cabrera, El Paso ISD Superintendent
Leonel Ruiz, Kemp Smith
Alfredo Vasquez, HGS
Richard Mojica, Graham Capital Strategies
Laura Duvernois, Associates in Oral & Implant
Oscar Acosta – New American Funding

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