Prior to joining Turnaround Arts: California, Tiffany Siart served as President/CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA). During her seven-year tenure, Tiffany oversaw a striking financial turn-around, followed by years of growth and expansion of services for Los Angeles County’s children and youth. BBBSLA flourished with a 65% increase in revenue and six straight years of net surplus. This led to a more than 10% increase in the number of children impacted, over 1,800 in 2016. She also increased BBBSLA’s scholarship and endowment funds by nearly 200%, totaling nearly $2 million in 2017, enabling BBBSLA to offer hundreds of scholarships for both Little Brothers and Little Sisters annually. At the national level for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Tiffany advocated for and made BBBSLA one of the first to extend services beyond high school, to support college completion for Littles.
Tiffany came to BBBSLA from Human Rights Watch (HRW) where, as Southern California Director, she managed a large network of volunteer committees to support HRW through educational outreach, fundraising and advocacy on human rights issues. During her tenure, her regional office led two incredibly successful initiatives: ending the sentence of life without parole for juveniles in California and ending the backlog of untested DNA in sexual assault cases in Los Angeles.
Prior to HRW, Tiffany spent over five years in private law practice at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, where she worked closely with corporations and their Boards on issues related to corporate governance and best practices. She also developed a robust pro bono practice focusing on the rights of children and immigrants, working with the ACLU of Southern California and Public Council. Prior to her law practice, Tiffany served as a press aide to Texas Senator Kaye Bailey Hutchison and as a research assistant to former Mayor of Los Angeles, Richard Riordan.
Tiffany is actively involved with Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts, previously serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Prison Arts Collective and a Co-Chair of the Community Partners Committee of Friends of Ivanhoe Elementary School. Tiffany received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, and her law degree from the University of Michigan. She loves travel, languages, dancing, running, yoga, swimming, and is learning to play a few musical instruments. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.