Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend Announces New Board Members

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend (BBBS) is honored to announce their new board chair and members of their executive committee.

Board Chair – Blake Dowling, Aegis
Vice Chair – Ella Schwarz-Parisi
Finance Chair – Shawn Greenwood
Secretary – Matthew C. Williams
Governance Chair – Brian Walgamott (Immediate Past Chair)
Marketing/Fundraising Chair – Matt Brown

New Board Members:
Mary Stafford, Prime Meridian Bank
Joe McGhee, Sniffen & Spellman

“Our team at Big Brothers Big Sisters has emerged from recent events as strong and committed as we have ever been to our mission of providing mentoring services to the youth of our community. Our board of directors consists of some of the most phenomenal community leaders I have ever had the pleasure of working with. In addition to that we are led by new Executive Director, Molly Lord, who brings the perfect skillset and approach to the agency. Our staff consists of a team of spectacular professionals who have made it their life’s work to give back. It is my absolute privilege to lead and serve with these amazing people and we look forward to engaging with you in the near future so you can learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters,” said, Blake Dowling, Chair of the BBBS Board of Director and CEO of Aegis Business Technologies.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend or if you’re interested in becoming a mentor, visit and follow us on social media @BBBSBigBend.

BBBS is committed to helping children across the Big Bend region, focusing on children ages 5-18 years old in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla County. In the 2020-2021 fiscal year BBBS served 492 youth, with 75 percent of those under the age of 12, nearly 70 person coming from one-parent homes and 50% having an incarcerated parent. The youth served by BBBS report higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and educational success.