Jamison, PA — August 12, 2019 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Miguel Rodriguez as their newly- elected Board President.
“A former BIG with BBBSBC for five years and an elected Board Member for 2 years, Mr. Rodriguez brings to his new role as Board President, first-hand knowledge of the positive impact that mentors have on the youth in our program.” states Rachel Kurtz, current CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County. “I look forward to working closely with him to further serve the children in our community who need extra support and guidance.”
Mr. Rodriguez served 20 years in the Army in various roles, with most of that time spent in Recruiting Command. He retired from the military in June of 2014 and entered the pharmaceutical sales industry with Quintiles, as a Sales Representative for Janssen Neurology. In July of 2016, Mr. Rodriguez was hired by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson, in the Infectious Diseases department where he is currently serving as interim leadership for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Mr. Rodriguez is a member of the Veteran’s Leadership Council at Johnson & Johnson, where he serves as the co-lead for his franchise, and represents his district on the Field Advisory Board. In addition, Miguel Rodriguez serves on the board at Athlete Heart Shield, a non-profit organization that helps create awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and helps student athletes obtain the correct screening. Miguel lives with his wife and two children in Jamison. In his spare time, Miguel enjoys outdoor activities with his children, exercising, and socializing with friends.
In his new role as Board President, Miguel will lead a dedicated team of 15 board members and work closely with the staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBBSBC) to ensure that BBBSA best practices are maintained while expanding the agency’s role as a community partner and continuing to keep the agency in the mind’s eye of elected officials.
“I believe we are all meant to be good stewards of society,” says Miguel Rodriguez. “Big Brothers Big Sisters provides an opportunity for people to fulfill that role. So many children are without a positive role model. How, as a community, can we allow that to continue in good conscience?”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) has been providing children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships since 1963. Affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the Bucks County agency has been nationally recognized for providing the highest quality programs. Located in Jamison, Pa., BBBSBC is a donor supported, volunteer driven organization dedicated to helping Bucks County youth achieve their full potential. Children matched with mentors gain greater self-confidence, are less likely to engage in risky behaviors—like using alcohol and drugs— and create higher goals for their future. There are over 200 kids on their waiting list and 70% of them are boys. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentoring is not about saving a child, but rather about igniting the power and promise of youth.
For more information about BBBSBC please call 215-343-8260 or visit www.bbbsbc.org