Meet the Staff
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 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.
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.
School-Based Match Support Specialist
Tiffany Swanson became a part of the BBBS team 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 2019 and envisioned herself working with children. Previously, Tiffany was a part of a mission team who made annual summer trips to Baltimore, Maryland to serve the youth in the community. She also enjoyed her learning experiences during her time spent at The Boys and Girls Club as well as Prestera during undergrad which increased her drive to give back to her community. Outside of work she is a Sunday school teacher and Youth Leader at her local church. Tiffany plans to use her past and current experiences to enhance her role with BBBS of the Tri-State. Simple things bring joy to Tiffany such as spending time with her family, laughing with her friends, and arts and crafts.
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.
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 and playing with her dogs Rudy and Milo.