BBBS of Palm Beach & Martin Counties Adds Three to Staff


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach & Martin Counties (BBBSPBMC) recently announced the addition of three new team members.

Kara Hitner is Marketing and Events Coordinator, responsible for coordination and planning of special fundraising events. Hitner graduated from Florida International University with B.S in Hospitality Management and a specialty in Event & Meeting Planning and has four years of previous work experience in the field. In her free time, she enjoys attending community events/festivals, spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, crafting, and gardening. She’s thrilled to bring passion for event coordination to BBBSPBMC,” an amazing nonprofit that enriches the lives of so many children”.

Angela Wiltz, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, majored in Public Relations at Emerson College in Boston. She has worked for several non-profit organizations, including the Cathedral of the Pines, New Hampshire’s only Congressionally recognized war memorial, and Mercury One, where she helped organize large-scale stadium events, and coordinated international outreach. Angela is a self-proclaimed, “history junkie” and is a credited researcher for the New York Times bestseller, “Being George Washington – The Indispensable Man.” In her spare time enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and exploring new places.

 Lastree Lemene has joined BBBSPBMC as Match Support Specialist, supporting the School to Work program and its participants. She also assists with recruitment and enrollment for the program. Lastree was involved with the agency for more than seven years as a volunteer Big Sister and recently returned to the staff this past fall.  A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Recreation, and Parks, in her spare time, Lastree enjoys working as a Professional Organizer and spending time with her boyfriend, her family, and her dog, Lulu. Seeing firsthand how her relationship with her Little Sister has flourished, she finds motivation in helping create similar experiences for Littles and Bigs to come. One of her favorite quotes is “'I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples'” by Mother Teresa.

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through young adulthood in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

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Lastree Lemene

Kara Hitner

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