Leading Us in the Right Direction

From our Agency 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.

Board of Directors


Jacklyn Lantzy
CNB Bank, Office Manager

Thomas R. Smith
AASD - Retired

Andrea Paul
Thrivent, Financial Associate

Susan Meier
Treasurer/Finance Chair
Human Resource Manager, Reliance Bank

Gail Irwin
Human Resource Committee Chair

Dr. Lauren Jacobson
Program Committee Chair
Penn State Altoona, Instructor

Michael L. Fiore
Past President
L. S. Fiore, Project Manager

Amanda Johnston
Public Relations & Recruitment Co-Chair
Retirement Plan Solutions, Retirement Plan Advisor

Brandi Noye
Public Relations & Recruitment Co-Chair
Doing Better Business, Sales Associate


Board Members

Dale Crum
Property & Maintenance Chair
IDA Towers

Tonya Patterson
NESL Purchasing Agent

Jo Shaffer
Penn State Altoona, Retired

Margaret Thatcher
ELCA Allegheny Synod (Retired)

Ryan Custead
Zion Lutheran Church, Youth Ministry Director

Attorney Kirk Kling
Agency Solicitor

Agency Team

Samantha Watters
Executive Director

Gail Clapper
Program Manager

Shane Fether
Enrollment & Match Support Specialist

Jane Gable
Part Time S.M.A.R.T. Match Support Specialist

Kim Smith
Part Time Community Match Support