A San Diego native, Tina has more than 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, certification/training and office management 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, then in 2005 became the Marketing Director, in 2015 the Director of Marketing & Events and in 2017, the Vice President of Operations and currently serves as CEO. 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 Brothers Big Sisters.

Tina graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard University and was a scholar athlete, playing four years of collegiate volleyball. Tina is an active mentor and community volunteer. She supports various causes, such as the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital NICU, Voices for Children CASA program, Miracle Babies, The American Cancer Society and Flood Church.


“My guiding principles are passion and compassion and I’ve followed them since I was a very young. Gallup’s Strength Assessment test helps you uncover your top 5 strengths, and one of mine is “Belief”, which simply means that my core values and faith guide and direct me to live out my passion, that which I believe in strongly. Because of this belief, I knew from a young age that I wanted to go into the social services field, and nothing would deter me. Also, I believe that those that know me would say I am a big feeler, [okay, my nickname at one time was “Waterworks Rose” :)] and I am moved by compassion to act and care for those around me. Compassion to me, is recognizing that we are all human and deserving of respect and to serve others’ needs with that framework. We all need compassion, and often the hardest compassion to give is self-compassion, as we can be our biggest critics. While I’m a continual work in progress, these are the principles that guide me in all areas of my life.”

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Congratulations to Tina for her recognition as a finalist in the San Diego Business Journal’s CEO of the Year Awards. 

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