Big Brothers Big Sisters welcomes two new Directors!

Adrian Jamieson – Director of Development

Adrian Jamieson joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona in May of this year. She moved to Arizona in 2013 to pursue her Master’s in Public Administration at ASU and has since been an active member of the Arizona nonprofit community. Adrian brings to the agency a strong background in development, volunteer management, and community partnerships.

Before joining BBBSAZ, Adrian most recently served as the Resource and Program Development Manager at Voices for CASA Children and prior to that worked with Inspire Arizona, a youth development program focused on building civic engagement among high school students. Dedicated to serving Arizona’s children, Adrian has a heart for missions that serve those who are most vulnerable. Adrian is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and currently represents BBBSAZ on the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee for the City of Phoenix.

Outside of her work at BBBSAZ, Adrian is also a Board member for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Arizona and enjoys being a Rookie member of the Suns Charities 88 which supports the needs of children and families in Arizona.

During her free time, Adrian loves trying out new restaurants with her husband Matthew and their daughter Diana.  

[email protected] | 602.393.4120

Devin Del Palacio – Director of Community Outreach

A life-long resident of Arizona, Devin Del Palacio has served in various community and elected positions throughout the Phoenix Metro Valley. Devin was raised by a single mother, and due to financial situations, attended 8 different public schools while growing up. He was taught the value of hard work from a young age and raised to take positive action in his community. Seeking the opportunity to give back, Devin began work as a Community Organizer in 2012, working for the next few years to empower and register 34,000 minority voters in South and West Phoenix.  

Devin put his knowledge into action, and in 2014, he ran for a seat on the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board. He won a seat on the board becoming the first African American to serve on the board, and immediately took office as Vice President. In his first 120 days of taking office, Devin worked to bring the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to the Tolleson district, with the goal of creative positive educational and life outcomes for young men of color through mentorship. 

Devin has been recognized by the Cesar Chavez Foundation, The City of Phoenix, NASA-JPL and the Arizona School Board Association for his commitment to creating equitable schools and safe neighborhoods through collaborative efforts. In 2017, Devin was recognized by the Greater Phoenix Urban League Top 40 under 40 in public service. Devin has also taken a national leadership role with the National School Board Association serving as Chairman-Elect for the National Black Council of School Board Members.

As a devoted and proud father, Devin is committed to making Arizona the best place possible for youth to ignite their potential.

[email protected] | 602.393.4132

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