Meet Our Staff

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Marjie French
Heather C. Diehl, CFRE
Board Engagement Officer
Patty Russett
Sr. Executive Assistant to the CEO

Human Resources and Organizational Development

Arenda Burns
Vice President, Human Resources
Renee Carta
Front Desk Assistant
Rachel Duran
Senior Administrative Assistant
Kathryn McDonald
Coordinator, Learning and Development
Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Director, Learning and Development
Debbie Vasquez
Facilities Coordinator
Dorian Williams
Learning and Development Manager

Development and Donor Services

Jennifer Ballesteros
Philanthropic Advisor, Philanthropy for Business
Lisa Brunsvold
Vice President, Development and Donor Services
Araceli Calvillo
Administrative Assistant
Debi Carranza
Philanthropic Assistant, Donor Relations and Services
Anne Ferguson
Philanthropic Assistant, Scholarships
Brandie McHazlett
Data Entry Coordinator, Scholarships
Faelyn Smith
Philanthropic Assistant, Philanthropy for Business
Bernice Uresti
Philanthropic Advisor, Scholarships


Lynda Cabell
Chief Financial Officer
Rory Cavazos
Grants Administration Officer
Harrison Haake, CPA
Senior Accountant
April Hansard, CPA
Kale Harris, CPA
Treasury Manager
Lolita Hartmann
Treasury Analyst
Fernando Ibarra
Investment Accountant
Gina Martinez
Junior Accountant
Jeanette Medina
Senior Accountant
Melinda Norris, CPA
Senior Accountant
Elise M. Parma, CPA
Accounting Manager
Mary Ann Samuelson
Accounting Associate
Nicole Sowell, MBA
Diane Wallace, CPA
Accounting Manager

Community Engagement and Impact

H.B. Cavalcanti
Director, Research and Evaluation
Cadence Corbin
Program Officer
Catherine Garcia
Grant Administrator
Stephanie LaFroscia
Senior Program Officer
Patricia Mejia
Vice President, Community Engagement and Impact
Gavin Nichols
Senior Program Officer
Jessica Urias
Grant Assistant

Strategy and Innovation

Martin R. Acevedo
Director, Marketing and Outreach
Rebecca Helterbrand
Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Arizbeth Posada, PCM
Senior Social Media Specialist
Lorna Stafford
Director, Communications
Gary Wise
Director, Technology

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San Antonio, TX 78215

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