MEET OUR TEAM
Lonnie Brigham, Founder & CEO
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and am now proud to call Janesville, WI, home. I have a passion and a need to help others, most specifically in the areas of racial inequality and injustices.
Being raised in the streets of Chicago, I lived the racial inequality and injustices every day. My life experiences have led me to my current passion as a community activist, following in the footsteps of my ancestors.
My outreach has led to the following:
Former Chairman of the African American Liaison Advisory Committee for Janesville Police Department
Crimestoppers of Janesville and Rock County Committee Member
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee for Rock County
CASA of Rock County Volunteer
Janesville Multi-Cultural Teacher Scholarship Board
Current Chair of Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change
Member of Beloit Chapter of NAACP; set on their Criminal Justice Committee
Set on Justice Overcoming Borders (JOB)
Porscha Nalan, Deputy Director
Spending over 20 years living within Rock County I am grateful to now be serving and giving back to the same community that I was raised in. I am passionate about providing youth with key resources and support needed to become the best version of themselves. My education within the University of Wisconsin colleges has guided me and my dedication to make meaningful impacts throughout the fields of Human and Social Services and Ethnic Studies. I have gained unlimited insight from experiencing the positive impacts non-profit’s have first hand since 2012 and continue to lead with these lasting life lessons.
After years of being inspired by non-profits focused on the community, now being a part of Brigham Impact Group Mentoring and Leadership Academy I am able to follow through my passions daily. Creating everlasting change in the lives of our youth and all we connect with.
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others -Gandhi"
OUR YOUTH PROVIDERS
Hey Guys, I'm Alisha I am 19 years old I live in Stoughton, WI. I enjoy the outdoors, working out, traveling & watching movies. I am with BIG to help kids who need someone they can rely on and trust. Help shape them into the best versions of themselves possible.
"Help each child like they are your own, and in that, you will find the most success."
Hi guys, I'm Anthony I am 26 years old I live in Janesville, WI. I enjoy watching sports, playing basketball, and playing video games. I am with BIG to help kids with navigating through life.
"One day I will make onions cry."
Hi everyone, I'm Josiah my nickname is Jeb I am 19 years old I live in Milton, WI. I am a competitive weightlifter, I like fishing and any outside activity. I am with BIG because I simply love kids and I see a need in the community for people like me.
"I do not care what you do with your life, but whatever you do with it, be great."
Hi everyone, I am Quentin you can call me Q I am 27 years old. I live in Janesville, WI. I have a 10-year-old son I enjoy spending time outside animals video games sports and spending time with my son. I am with BIG because I can positively impact other kids' lives.
“It's better to try and fail than to never try at all”
Hi loves, I'm 22 years old I live in Janesville, WI. I have one furry baby, my cat Champion. I enjoy singing, sewing, board games. I am with BIG because I have had a passion for leaving a positive impact on everyone I meet, being a safe space for the kids referred to this program needs just that.
"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
What's up, guys? I am Tiffany my nickname is Tiff I am 36 years old I live in Janesville, WI. I'm a mother of 4 lovely children who enjoy hiking sports art I am with BIG to give back and help in the community as much as you can “it takes a village to raise a child”