Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff

Leading us in the right direction

Big Brothers Big Sisters staff is a compassionate and dedicated group of individuals, willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County


4305 University Ave., Suite 300
 San Diego, CA 92105

Phone: (858) 536-4900
Fax: (858) 536-8255


S. Wayne Kay, President & CEO | (858) 536-4900 x222

Wayne has 30+ years’ experience leading a wide range of organizations primarily focused in the healthcare and life science industry.  His past executive management experiences have been in both entrepreneurial and larger global companies – private and publicly traded. Prior to coming to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wayne served as President, CEO & Director of OncoGenesis, Inc., a cervical cancer screening company in the Silicon Valley.  Wayne has extensive not-for-profit executive and board leadership experience, with an emphasis on youth character and leadership development. As Board Chair for the Beta Theta Pi Foundation, he has led the raise of more than $40 million for education and leadership development programs in the not-for-profit sector. Wayne has the distinction of being a Lifetime National Trustee and Pacific Region Past Board Chair of Boys & Girls Club of America and Board Chairman of the Beta Theta Pi Foundation.  Wayne has a BS in Microbiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and an MBA in Management/Finance from Pepperdine University. He and his wife, Susan, live in Carmel Valley.

Bonnie Campbell, Program Director | (858) 536-4900 x209

Bonnie came to Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County in January 2008 with over 25 years experience in the Human Services field.  She served as Executive Director of a Domestic Violence organization and has worked in Child Protective Services, child and adolescent mental health services, Georgia State Court Victim Advocacy Programs, a teen clinic for pregnant girls and their families, and a Family Advocacy Program for military families at an overseas Air Force Base. She began her career at BBBS as a Match Support Specialist for Operation Bigs and served as the Program Manager for Military Mentoring Programs before being named Program Director.  Bonnie is originally from Hialeah, Florida and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Florida State University.


Stephanie Dinnen-Reini, Director of Institutional Development | (858) 536-4900 x298

Stephanie Dinnen-Reini is an experienced grant writer, with nearly ten years prospecting and writing successful federal, private and corporate foundation grant proposals. Stephanie joined the staff in 2013 as a grant writer and quickly promoted to the role of Senior Manager within the development department. In 2016 she ascended to Director of Institutional Development overseeing all fund development, strategic new program development, and stewardship. Stephanie is a trained gerontologist, specializing in trauma and mental health care for older adult populations. Prior to joining BBBS, she worked at the Yale School of Medicine studying the dissemination and implementation of psychiatric treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; she has more than 20 peer-reviewed publications within the field of traumatic stress.

Stephanie holds a B.A. from Wittenberg University and an M.S. from the University of Massachusetts. She is a proud Navy wife and mother. Mentoring played a profound role in Stephanie’s adolescence and she works to honor that friendship everyday through her work with Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Tina Rose, Director of Marketing & Events | (858) 536-4900 x206

A San Diego native, Tina brings two decades of experience in the non-profit sector, with a focus on youth serving organizations. Tina independently opened a Foster and Adoption branch office in San Diego, and then conducted all facets of the marketing and recruitment as the office grew. In 2004, she began her career with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County. Tina started working in the Program Department, and in 2005, she became the Marketing Director and continues to use her experience working with volunteers and children to advocate for the need for more caring mentors in San Diego. Tina works diligently with the BBBS Board and the greater community to build awareness of the need for more mentors and funding to support the life-changing programs offered by Big Brother Big Sisters. Tina graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard University and was a scholar athlete, playing four years of collegiate volleyball. Tina is active mentor and community volunteer. She supports various causes, such as the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital NICU, Voices for Children CASA program, Miracle Babies, and Flood Church. Tina and her husband Jeff have two children, Trevor and Laurel.

IMG_0159Mary Tucci, Facilities and Administration Manager | (858) 746-9154

Mary joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County in November of 2007 with over 25 years of experience in administrative management.  As Facilities and Administration Manager, Mary is responsible for board of directors administration, human resource administration and recordkeeping, IT and facilities management.  Prior experience includes working as data control manager for a government funded research program at USC School of Medicine and over 10 years in the environmental management industry in Long Beach and San Diego.  Prior to joining BBBS, she worked as sales administrator and price program manager for Karl Strauss Brewing Company.  Mary attended Long Beach City College, lives in Point Loma, enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family in San Diego and Colorado.


Department Managers & Administrative Staff

Jayne Brennan
Development Specialist
(858) 536-4900 x224
Talia Hazard
Marketing & Events Manager

Rebecca Zacharda
Accounting Assistant
Rhea Matthews

Program Managers

Claudia Aldana Robles
Senior Program Manager, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x214

Edith Sánchez Cruz
Program Manager – Community Engagement, Bilingual
(858) 746-9170

Mariela Nuza Cohen
Senior Program Manager – Enrollment & Volunteer Initiatives, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x215

Program Staff

Anthony Cohen
Lead Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x270
Anthony Reynoso
Match Support Specialist – High School Bigs & Bigs in School, Bilingual
(858) 746-9181

Ayaris Patino Rodriguez
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(858) 746-9190
Brenda Suarez
Brenda Suarez
Customer Relations Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x213

Carmina Mireles
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(858) 746-9191
Cheryl Macias
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
Desiree Nash
Match Support Specialist – Beyond School Walls
(858) 746-9192
Gabriela Dotts
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(858) 746-9156

Ginna Farrar
Operation Bigs Match Support Specialist – Camp Pendleton
(858) 746-9178
Jacalyn Havard
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring
(858) 746-9115
Jeanette Aldana-Perry
Enrollment & Matching Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x229
Karla Mendoza
Recruitment & Enrollment Specialist
(858) 746-9174
Kelly Jensen
Match Support Specialist, Beyond School Walls

Kelly Wakeland
Recruitment Specialist
(858) 746-9172
Kristen Tomolak
Enrollment & Matching Specialist
(858) 536-4900 x280


Lelia Brady
Recruitment & Enrollment Specialist- Operation Bigs
(858) 746-9173

Louie Evans
Customer Relations Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 ext. 202


Mae Briseno
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(619) 453-6414

Mariana Mendez-Casanova
Big Futures Program Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 746-9188

Melissa Serrano
Match Support Specialist – Sports Bigs, Bilingual
(858) 746-9157

Micaela Ortiz
Family Support Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x207

Miriam Davis 
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(619) 987-1412
Rachel Fischel 
Rachel Fischel
Match Support Specialist – Operation Bigs
(858) 746-9184

Rocio Becerra
Enrollment & Matching Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x296
Sam Mandler
Match Support Specialist – High School Bigs & Bigs in School
(858) 746-9165

Teather Nichols
Enrollment & Matching Specialist, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x221
Yiasemah Brunette
Match Support Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(858) 746-9149

Zoey Martin
Enrollment & Matching Specialist – Community Mentoring, Bilingual
(858) 536-4900 x216

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