About BBBS Central Arkansas

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Our Mission

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Our History

Since our establishment in 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas (BBBSCA) has been committed to helping children reach their potential. During the past 49 years, we have made many mentoring relationships in Pulaski, Saline, Jefferson, Pope and Faulkner counties. BBBSCA is one of more than 300 national affiliates of the largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network. At Big Brothers Big Sisters we believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.

Our Staff

Chrissy Chatham


What is your favorite smell from childhood?

Honeysuckle and Cedar, not necessarily in that order or together

If you were a vegetable, what would you be?

A pepper, they can be sweet or spicy and are useful in many different recipes

If you could magically gain one skill without working for it, what would it be?


Nick Bradford

Match Support Specialist

What is your favorite smell from your childhood?

The smell of bacon cooking at my Nana’s house on Sunday morning.

What is the most important personal attribute that you bring to your job?

Being compassionate

What is your favorite karaoke song?

“Write This Down” by George Strait

Lillie Peterson

Special Events Manager

What’s the greatest piece of advice you have been given?

The wronger you are, the madder you get. – My Grandmother

What fictional place would you like to visit?


What is something you are passionate about?

History and social justice

Adrienne Shelly

Interim Program Manager

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Anywhere in Africa where I can see and African Sunset.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you NOT want to bring with you?

Balloons, Index Cards, and Keys

If you could magically gain one skill without working for it, what would it be?

Motivational Speaker

Sir Otis Redding

Assistant Regional Manager of Cooperative Unit Synergy

Favorite Quote

“Why isn’t anyone paying attention to me” - Kylie Jenner

Board of Directors

Nina Castaldi


Simmons Bank

Antwan Phillips

Vice President

Wright Lindsey & Jennings

Debbie Knight



Katelyn Huffman



Board Members

Wes Anderson

Bank of the Ozarks

Kristi Dannelley

Magna IV

Eddie Davis

CHI St. Vincent’s

Mark Hodge

Barber Law Firm

Gareth Hughes

The Hatcher Agency

Teresa Kreis

Colliers International

Marquita Little

Arkansas Advocates for Children

Telly Noel, Sr.

The Design Group

Lynn Wright

Regions Bank

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