By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving success.
Meet Our CEO
A native El Pasoan, Bobbi Jo has a Bachelor’s from UTEP in Psychology, a Master’s 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 is an adjunct professor in the UTEP Social Work College of Health Science, and a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor. 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 20 years and loves family time with her 16-year-old daughter Hannah, 14-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.
CONTACT Bobbi Jo Ortiz: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany has served as the Chair of the BBBS Board Fund Development Committee, as well as Secretary of the Board, and most recently the Vice President of the BBBS Board of Directors. A native El Pasoan, she is passionate about giving back to her community. Along with BBBS, she volunteers on the planning committee for the YWCA Women’s Luncheon, where she is chairing Auction. She is also a Sustaining member of Junior League of El Paso. She studied at New Mexico State University. She is a current Stella & Dot Ambassador, and loves spending time styling & accessorizing her clients. Her most important role in life is being mommy to sweet Layne! She is recently engaged to her long-time partner, Jeremy, and has added wedding planning to her daily list of to-dos. She is a lover of all things pink, cozy, and chic!
Michelle is a native El Pasoan and has worked at the El Paso Electric Company since 2013. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and is currently working on her MBA at New Mexico State University. She began volunteering as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2016 and was named Big Sister of the Year in 2021, an award she holds very near and dear to her heart. She also enjoys giving back to the El Paso community. When she is not working, in school or volunteering, she enjoys traveling, reading, playing volleyball, spending time with family, and traveling some more.
Richard is a proud native of El Paso who graduated from Cathedral High School before going on to the University of Notre Dame and the University of Texas at El Paso, where he earned a master’s in business administration. He has worked managing the business affairs of different companies ranging in size from single medical providers to the pediatric department at Texas Tech University Health Science Center of El Paso. He has served on numerous volunteer boards dedicated to the well-being of El Paso’s children. For the past several years he has been working at Graham Capital Strategies helping individuals and businesses make sound financial plans. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Cynthia and their three dogs as well as making quality homebrew.
Elisa Arce is a native El Pasoan who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at El Paso. She is the Vice President of Marketing at evolve Federal Credit Union and is devoted to giving back to her community. Along with serving on the Board of Directors at BBBS, she has served on the El Paso Regional Council for Make-A-Wish North Texas and has been a Wish granter. She was named Volunteer Fund Raiser of the Year while serving as the committee chair for Walk For Wishes. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two boys, and is a fitness and nutrition enthusiast.
Board of Directors
Cesar Peralta, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc.
Brandon Woo, Woo Real Estate Group
Monica Garcia-Fernandez, Sunflower Bank
Daniela Sanchez, Hakes Brothers
Alexandro Simental, UMC Foundation
Anna Whitehead, Park University
Ramon Hernandez, El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department
John Hernandez, Non-Profit Exchange
Charles Villanueva, Sanitize 915
Anson Jordan, U.S. Army & St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church
Rondriques Jackson, El Paso Behavioral Health Systems
Roxanne Jurado, HCIA
Edythe Payan, El Paso County Public Defender’s Office
Joe Rivera, New American Funding
Danielle Urbina, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
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