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Huntington, WV 25701

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Ashland, KY 41101

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Robin Creasy

Executive Director

My name is Robin Rowe Creasy and I come  to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-state in January 2020, with greater than 30 years of experience in healthcare, organizational, project, and event management. My experience may have something to do with why our Board of Directors gave me the chance to be the Executive Director of this great organization, but it is not the reason I chose to accept the challenge.

 

My husband, Greg Creasy, and I share six grown children and six grandchildren who bring us incredible joy and provide us with constant laughter, hope, and inspiration. One of our children came to us in a different way. Our “chosen” child, Eddy, lived in an orphanage in Nicaragua when my daughters and I met him in 2002.  That day changed us in a profound way. I think we can look at the world through rose colored glasses and even sometimes ignore painful realities. In that rundown orphanage, my girls and I saw thirty-eight little boys, all with unique gifts and potential, suffering in ways that still bring me to tears. They didn’t have families, food, or beds. Some didn’t have clothing. Many were sick. Most were mistreated.

 

I knew without a doubt that I was supposed to help Eddy, but I had no idea how he would help me.  Eddy was my eye-opener. He made me look at situations around me with clarity and conviction. Children in my very own community were also hurting, neglected, abused, abandoned, and experiencing significant loss and poverty. My daughter, Kristina, always tells me, “When we know better, we should do better.” Eddy taught me to do better.

 

I would like to think I applied those principals in the world I came back to after that trip to Nicaragua. I certain see my children do that every day. When I first heard of the job opening with Big Brothers Big Sisters I thought it didn’t make sense for me to start a new career at this point in my life. Yet day after day, I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Being a advocate for children who face adversity is ingrained in the deepest part of me. I knew this was something I had to do.

 

I am thankful for this opportunity and I look forward to sharing this opportunity with you. We can do better together! There are children all around us who need someone in their corner. Please help me make sure they all have someone to defend their potential.

Lee McCloud

Program Manager

Lee McCloud has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State since 1998 and has worked as a community-based match support specialist and school-based match support specialist and is currently the program manager and runs the Ashland office.  

Lee has an undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia and has her master’s degree from Morehead State University.  

Lee is the mom of two boys, one of whom is serving in the Marines and one who is 5 years old, getting ready to embark on Kindergarten in the fall and keeps her on her toes!  She is also a proud pet parent of two dogs and two cats.  Lee is active at First Presbyterian Church in Ashland and loves to work in her yard, crochet and travel.

Sarah Brewster

Community-Based Match Support Specialist

Sarah has been with the agency since September 2016. When she graduated from Marshall University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in social work, her desire was to find a job where she could help others, and her dreams came true when she was hired on by BBBS. 

Sarah has always resided in the Huntington area. She met her husband and the love of her life, Jonathan Brewster, through a local church and Marshall University. They have one adorable puppy that they are slightly obsessed with named Theodore. Sarah is a proud aunt of three precious kids that she enjoys visiting in Columbus, OH. You might find her exploring an antique store or singing loudly to music in her car. But the one thing she enjoys the most is spending quality time with her loved ones. Relationships are so important to her, and she hopes to provide positive, life-changing relationships for others.

Courtney Sowards

School-Based Match Support Specialist

Courtney joined BBBS in October of 2017 to pursue her passion for supporting children in the Tri-State community. Her job is to interview potential volunteers and children for our program. She then matches each child to a volunteer and continues to monitor and support the match relationship. Her profession also includes some event planning and community outreach. 

Courtney graduated from Marshall University in December 2015 with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband, Tanner, and two fur babies, Grizzly and Grace. She's very interested in remodeling projects, education and anything on HGTV. At the end of the day, her favorite thing to do is watch our kiddos having fun and growing in their relationships their mentors!

Danielle Goodman

Public Relations Coordinator

Danielle began working at BBBS in September 2018. In 2013 she graduated from Marshall University W. Page Pitt School of Journalism with a Bachelor’s in Advertising. Since graduating she has worked for different companies in both the Huntington and Charleston areas. She helps with contacting media organizations, fundraising, newsletters, social media, website design management, and other various tasks. 

She graduated from Mountwest Community and Technical College in Spring 2019 with an Associate of Applied Science in Web Design and Development. Though she loves her cats, Ignite and Kaia she one day hopes to own a dog. When Danielle is not at work or school, you can find her curled up with a good book, geeking out over Doctor Who or the new superhero movie that is out, attending concerts or sporting events, and hanging out with friends and family.