JANNA GENOVESE is the new executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Placerville. Genovese moved from Sedona, Ariz., to Placerville. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum
JANNA GENOVESE is the new executive director at Big Brothers Big Sisters in Placerville.
moved from Sedona, Ariz., to Placerville.
The new woman in charge is Janna Genovese
been working with the organization for three-and-a-half years now.
"I applied for this job because I really care about children's lives and I want to serve as many children as possible," said Genovese
The organization, which chartered in El Dorado County in 1977, currently has 139 children matched to a Big Brother or a Big Sister, but only on the Western Slope.
One of Genovese's new tasks as executive director is to raise funds in order to be able to reach kids in the Tahoe area.
"Our goal this year is to have 153 children matched by the end of this year," said Genovese
But serving these children is not only a question of financial but also of human resources.
"We always have need for Big Brothers and Big Sisters
, but especially for Big Brothers," said Genovese
"It's also one of my new tasks to expand the program on the Western Slope," said Genovese
Little went to West Point and graduated there and in March he
will come to visit his
former mentor for one week in El Dorado Hills," said Genovese