WHO WE ARE

STANDING TOGETHER TO DEFEND POTENTIAL

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County works to clear the path to a child's biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. "Bigs" help "Littles" ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them.

WHO WE ARE

STANDING TOGETHER TO DEFEND POTENTIAL

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County works to clear the path to a child's biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. "Bigs" help "Littles" ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them.

Accountability

By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

Since 2007, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 7 through 18, in communities across Nodaway County. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Contact Us

2112 South Main Street

PO Box 34

Maryville, MO, 64468

660-562-7981

info@bbbsnodaway.org

Staff

Lynette Harbin, Executive Director

Lynette Harbin is the executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County. She was raised in Nodaway County, graduating from Northeast Nodaway High School. She attended Northwest Missouri State University and earned a degree at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. After living and working in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles for 13 years, she returned to her roots in Nodaway County in 2006. She first served on the board of directors then made the transition from board member to employee and has been with BBBS since 2008. She lives near Maryville with her husband, Ted, and their two daughters, Laney and Channing. Lynette and Ted also serve as a Big Couple to Dylan and have been matched since 2014.

Chris Komorech, Case Manager

Christopher Komorech has spent the last twenty years working with youth, young adults, and families. He is passionate about improving the lives of kids and transforming our community for the better. He believes that finding the right match between Bigs and Littles has the power to change lives and create a lasting impact that transcends childhood. In his free time, you can find him nerding out at the Board Game Cafe, teaching composition for Northwest, or kayaking at Mozingo with his family. He has been with the organization since 2021.

Board of Directors

Rex Brod: Founding member since 2006

Rita Miller: Member since 2007

Karen Pfost: Member since 2007

Katy Gumm: Member since 2012

Terri Lager: Member since 2019

 

Brooke Bowles: Member since 2019

Adam Marriott: Member since 2020

Mark Kempf: Member since 2020

Jennifer Partridge: Member since 2020

Morgan Ferbert: Member since 2021

Kensley Heskett: Member since 2021

Jason McDowell: member since 2021

Ryan Talkington: Member since 2021

Erica Ostroski: Kansas City Ex-officio voting member

Careers

One of the most rewarding ways to get involved is to work with us. A career with BBBS is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference. Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities. We need talented and passionate people who are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. Our organization is enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County offers a flexible work environment that is upbeat and fun.

 

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