Lush Becomes New CEO for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska (BBBSAK) announced that Jillian Lush has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. Lush was chosen from a field of qualified applicants to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska in its mission to ignite the power and promise of youth through one-to-one mentoring relationships.
Lush comes to BBBSAK after a decade of leading Sprout Family Services in Homer, Alaska, where the core mission is to promote the healthy development of children in partnership with families and community. Executive Director, Lush grew the organization and expanded services and program delivery by building long-lasting coalitions and partnerships statewide.
Lush earned a master’s of social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and participated as a Fellow in the Parent Infant Mental Health Post-Graduate Certificate Program, now housed at UC Davis. For the past several years, she has helped lead a team of six Homer-area non-profits in building a network committed to leading with a trauma-informed approach.
“I am drawn to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska because my career in child and family development has shown me that mentorship works,” Lush. “I am passionate about collaborating to create positive impacts in the lives of Alaskan youth, one relationship at a time.” Lush will start in her new role as CEO on May 24, 2021.
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