Meet the Staff
Stephanie Hurley Collier
Stephanie Hurley Collier joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-state in June 2021 from a career in higher education, student affairs, and for-profit international education. Her educational background in Counseling, Psychology, and leadership has prepared her for the person-centric side of this role, while her business experience has poised her for moving this organization forward in growth and purpose. Stephanie was born and raised in the Tri-state area and has resided in Huntington, WV for nearly 20 years. She is committed to the Tri-state and serving with an open heart and an open mind. She is a dedicated wife, mother of two kiddos, Disney enthusiast, and an avid reader.
Lee McCloud has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State for over 20 years in a variety of positions and currently serves as the Program Manager. Even after 20 years of employment, Big Brothers Big Sisters is still her “dream job” and she continues to learn more about mentoring and the issues currently facing tri-state youth. Lee has an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications and Recreation and has her Master’s in Education. Lee has one child still at home and loves to read and spend time in her backyard at her home in Ashland, KY.
Match Support Specialist
Lauren became a Match Support Specialist in August 2020 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She graduated in April 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio University Southern. Lauren spent time at Ashland Community Hospice before graduating, where she gained experience in the social work field. She hopes to strengthen these skills while working at Big Brothers Big Sisters and serving the community. A Chesapeake, OH native, Lauren grew up visiting Huntington often, so she’s no stranger to the area. She enjoys singing on the Worship team at Big Branch Church where she attends, and her hobbies include watching movies with her husband Jo, and playing with her dogs Vetoe, Rudy, and Crash.
Match Support Specialist
Tiffany Swanson became a part of the BBBS team in June 2020 as a Match Support Specialist. Tiffany is a Huntington native and is very passionate about her hometown and hopes to be a part of its growth by working with the youth of our tri-state area. She received her BSW from Ohio University in 2019 and her MSW from Marshall University in 2021. In Tiffany’s free time she enjoys being with her friends and family, getting outdoors, and exploring new places.
Ray Blevins joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tristate team in March 2022 as the Enrollment Specialist. He comes from a counseling background (MA, LPC) and worked most recently at the Marshall University Counseling Center in Huntington, WV. Before that, he was a School Counselor at Fort Gay PreK-8 in Fort Gay, West Virginia. Ray recently moved to South Point, Ohio with his fiancé, Jim, and their five fur-children: Gadget, Bubba, Tyson, Aliza, and Alex. In his free time Ray enjoys playing board, card, RPG, and videogames, reading, and spending time getting lost in the woods.
Mandy Perry came to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State in October 2020. She received a B.A. from Marshall University and has experience in the legal field as well as private industry assisting a parent company with mergers and acquisitions. Mandy brings to the table skills that will assist the Executive Director in pursuing the mission of BBBSTS.
Mandy is married to her husband Ryan, and they have two beautiful sons ages 9 and 12. Being a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization holds a special place in Mandy’s heart as her own biological little sister was diagnosed with a brain tumor and passed away in 2007 at the age of 22. That relationship is one of the greatest gifts of her life. It is a blessing to be a part of an organization that helps to make important connections between Bigs and Littles while at the same time allowing Mandy to honor her little sister Emmy in the process.