Big Brothers Big Sisters Lanark County welcomes new Executive Director
The Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lanark County has announced that Sandra Burelli is their new Executive Director. She began her new role on January 27th, 2020.
Sandra Burelli attends Perth & District Community Foundation fundraiser along with former BBBS Executive Directors Jennifer Miller (served in the role for 12 years) and Carole Marriner (served in the role for 16 years).
A release from the organization states that Burelli brings 20 years of experience managing people and developing and delivering programs in the social and community services sector ranging from child welfare to employment training services. She has helped develop numerous initiatives and mentoring programs aimed at reducing poverty, building bridges to opportunities and serving the under-served in British Columbia, the Ottawa area and in Lanark County.
The new Executive Director is well connected to the programs, needs and challenges present in the county, as she has worked with the organization in the past. Sandra describes her coming back to BBBSLC as a sense of “coming home.”
“I truly enjoy working with the clients, volunteers and staff in our agency as BBBSLC has a remarkable and inspiring sense of community and purpose.” Says Sandra, “I am elated to have the opportunity to return as Executive Director so that I can serve to increase our voice and help to make an impact on mentoring services for the children in our community.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters works to provide mentors to children throughout the County of Lanark and Town of Smiths Falls, offering a variety of programs to over 700 children in 2019.