Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts Appoints Dr. Virginia Litle to its Board of Directors
Boston Medical Center Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and Boston University Professor of Surgery, brings extensive background to support nonprofit’s continued growth.
BOSTON, MA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts (BBBSEM), one of the nation’s leading one-to-one mentoring programs and New England’s largest Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate, announced the appointment of Dr. Virginia Litle to its Board of Directors. Litle brings extensive knowledge regarding administrative and mentorship activities to BBBSEM and will prove to be an extremely advantageous member to the Board and organization.
Dr. Litle is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received her medical degree from the Brown-Dartmouth Program in Medicine. She completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco, CA, along with fellowships in both Surgical Oncology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. At Boston Medical Center, Dr. Litle is the Chief of Thoracic Surgery, and the Director of the Minimally Invasive Esophageal, Barrett’s Esophagus, and Thoracic Clinical Research Programs.
Beyond her personal career responsibilities, Dr. Litle has dedicated a vast amount of time and knowledge to medical students and surgical residents, furthering their education and career experiences. Her commitment to mentoring students who have a clear vision for their future aligns closely with the mission of BBBSEM – to partner with under-resourced families to provide their children with transformational, one-to-one professionally supported relationships with adult mentors, so that their children will thrive.
“I joined the Board of BBBSEM because of the opportunity to extend my mentoring activities to high schoolers and to those outside of the medical field. After learning about the durability of the mentoring relationships that began through this organization, I felt this was a cause I could support for a long time,” said Litle.
“As we seek to provide the matches in our organization with the support necessary to foster meaningful relationships, Ginny’s extensive background in mentoring will prove to be essential to our board. We are thrilled to welcome Ginny to our team as we continue to provide fundamental mentoring relationships,” said Wendy Foster, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts.
For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, and to view a complete list of the Board of Directors, please visit www.emassbigs.org/about/leadership.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts is the state’s leading one-to-one mentoring program for youth. The nonprofit partners with under-resourced families to provide children with one-to-one relationships with caring adult mentors who help them reach their fullest potential. With research and proven outcomes at its core, the nonprofit creates Big-Little matches based on shared interests, geography and personality and serves as a consistent resource for Bigs, Littles and their families. Throughout its 70 years, the largest Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate in New England has created and served more than 20,000 matches and will serve even more this year. For more information, visit: www.emassbigs.org.
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