We are here to start something

Leading us in the right directionFrom our Executive Team to our Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals on our side that are willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.

Big Brothers Big Sisters staff can be reached at 862-1250

Executive Team

Sabrina Houser
Chief Executive Officer

Sabrina has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 1996 and initially became involved with the organization as a Big Sister. “I found the mission of the agency very compelling,” she says. That early volunteer experience led her to seek a job with Big Brothers Big Sisters, which has become a career. “Helping children succeed in school, at home and in their communities has such a profound impact on lives, and no mentoring organization does it better than Big Brothers Big Sisters".  Sabrina has a strong background in program management, grant development and reporting, not-for-profit management and fundraising. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from SUNY Geneseo, and currently resides in Saratoga Springs with her loving family.  Sabrina can be reached at Sabrina@bbbscr.org or x. 19.

 

 

Brigette Callahan
Program Director

Brigette is a graduate of the University of Albany's School of Social Welfare and is pursuing her Masters degree in Social Welfare online.  Prior to joining the staff at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Brigette worked in elder care and most recently as a legal advocate at a Capital Region domestic violence services center.  Building on these experiences she is passionate about working in a youth servicing agency to further the agency's mission and vision while also having the opportunity to engage with matches individuallyBrigette can be reached at brigette@bbbscr.org or x. 15.

 


Anne Morrill
Development Associate

While Anne is from upstate NY, she left the east coast to pursue her MA in Anthropology at Portland State University in Oregon. Upon graduating, Anne stayed in Portland to pursue her growing passion for nonprofit work and social justice issues. Anne is very excited to be back in the Capital Region and to bring her background in grant writing and policy work to promote programs that will positively affect the lives of youth in her community.  Anne can be reached at annemorrill@bbbscr.org or x. 22.


Patience Pechette
Human Resources Manager

Patience has a degree in Secondary Education and History.   She spent 6 years teaching high school Social Studies.  As the Rensselaer County Coordinator of the Reality Check program, she worked with youth to education the community on corporate tobacco's marketing strategies.  Currently she works here at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office as our office manager and human resources specialist.   Patience was a former little and attributes her motivation to go to college to the relationship she developed with her Big Sister.   


 

  Leadership Team

 

Erica Stoeckeler
Event Planner

Originally from Ulster County of the Hudson Valley, Erica has recently relocated to the downtown Albany area of the Capital Region. Erica holds a BA in Broadcast/Journalism from the College at Brockport; SUNY and plans to continue her education and earn a MA in Public Administration. Prior to joining the team at BBBSCR Erica was the Assistant to Volunteer Services at Bethel Woods Center for the arts, and is excited to bring her passion for the visual arts to create fun and memorable special events. Erica can be reached at erica@bbbscr.org or x. 21.

Ryan Hoagland
Community-Based Manager

Ryan holds a BA in Psychology and History from Siena College in Loudonville, NY.  Ryan plans on continuing her education to earn a MA in Counseling Psychology.  Prior to working at BBBSCR, Ryan worked as a Housing Counselor for first-time homebuyers.  Ryan also worked as a Family Development Specialist for over 90 families in the Head Start program.  Ryan's experiences working with individuals and families of all cultural backgrounds helps her to support and guide the Enrollment and Match Support teams to ensure strong, long-lasting matches between Bigs & Littles. Ryan can be reached at ryan@bbbscr.org or x. 20.

Alex Krolikowski
Site-Based Manager

Alex holds degrees in Psychology and Communication from SUNY Brockport and has recently completed his Master's in Educational Psychology and Methodology at the University at Albany, SUNY. Additionally, he has gained a wealth of experience working with youth through a preschool program for students with developmental disabilities, an Autism Respite Program, and a one year supervised School Psychology practicum placement in Saratoga County. He has e also taught a course on Positive Youth Development to junior and senior undergraduates at the University at Albany for two semesters. These experiences hve helped him develop a strong commitment to supporting the growth and development of youth of all ages. Alex can be reached at alex@bbbscr.org or x. 17.


 

 The Team

Tonisha Bynum
Enrollment and Match Specialist
tonisha@bbbscr.org
 
Tricia Hunter
Enrollment and Match Specialist

triciah@bbbscr.org 

Makisha Brown 
Child Enrollment Specialist
makisha@bbbscr.org

 
Samantha Nicoll
Match Support Specialist
samanthan@bbbscr.org 
 
Amy Breese
Match Support Specialist
amyb@bbbscr.org
 

Kathleen Nicoll
Match Support Specialist
kathleen@bbbscr.org 

Amanda Mody
Match Support Specialist
amandamody@bbbscr.org

Carrie Livingston
Site Based Coordinator - St. Rose
carrielivingston@bbbscr.org 
 
Sue Eitapence
Site Based Coordinator - SUNY Albany
suee@bbbscr.org 
 

Aaron Kolodny
Site Based Coordinator - SUNY Albany
aaronkolodny@bbbscr.org 

Tonisha Bynum
Site Based Coordinator - Union College
tonisha@bbbscr.org 

Jessica Kruk
Site Based Coordinator - Union College
jessicakruk@bbbscr.org 
 
Kenia Bustillo
Site Based Coordinator - RPI
keniab@bbbscr.org 
 

Eve Mayhew Guskie
Site Based Coordinator - Skidmore
eve@bbbscr.org 

 

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