Meet Our Staff and Board of Directors

Administration
Marjie French

Marjie French

CEO
Heather Diehl

Heather C. Diehl, CFRE

Board Engagement Officer
Patty Russett

Patty Russett

Sr. Executive Assistant to the CEO
Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Technology
Arenda Burns

Arenda Burns

Chief Administrative Office
Debbie Vasquez

Debbie Vasquez

Facilities Manager
Dorian Williams

Dorian Williams, Ph.D.

Learning and Development Manager
Gary Wise

Gary Wise

Director, Technology
Lorna Stafford

Lorna Stafford

Learning and Development Manager
Rachel Duran

Rachel Duran

Human Resources Assistant
Renee Carta

Renee Carta

Front Desk Assistant
Sandie Palomo Gonzalez

Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Learning and Development Manager
Development And Donor Services
Anne Ferguson

Anne Ferguson

Philanthropic Assistant, Scholarships
Anne Marie Oliver

Anne Marie Oliver

Philanthropic Advisor
Bernice Uresti

Bernice Uresti

Philanthropic Advisor, Scholarships
Brandie McHazlett

Brandie McHazlett

Data Entry Coordinator, Scholarships
Faelyn Smith

Faelyn Smith

Philanthropic Assistant, Philanthropy for Business
Jennifer Ballesteros

Jennifer Ballesteros

Philanthropic Advisor, Philanthropy for Business
Laura Giacomoni

Laura Giacomoni

Philanthropic Advisor, Donor Services
Lisa Brunsvold

Lisa Brunsvold

Vice President, Development and Donor Services
Finance
Amber Rubinstein

Amber Rubinstein

Treasury Accountant
April Hansard

April Hansard, CPA

Controller
Diane Wallace

Diane Wallace, CPA

Accounting Manager
Elise Parma

Elise M. Parma, CPA

Accounting Manager
Fernando Ibarra

Fernando Ibarra

Investment Accountant
Gina Martinez

Gina Martinez

Junior Accountant
Harrison Haake

Harrison Haake, CPA

Senior Accountant
Jeanette Medina

Jeanette Medina

Senior Accountant
Kale Harris

Kale Harris, CPA

Treasury Manager
Lolita Hartmann

Lolita Hartmann

Treasury Analyst
Lynda Cabell

Lynda Cabell

Sr. Vice President/CFO
Mary Ann Samuelson

Mary Ann Samuelson

Accounting Associate
Melinda Norris

Melinda Norris, CPA

Senior Accountant
Community Engagement and Impact
Cadence Corbin

Cadence Corbin

Program Officer
Catherine Garcia

Catherine Garcia

Grant Administrator
Gavin Nichols

Gavin Nichols

Senior Program Officer
Keo Cavalcanti

H.B. Cavalcanti

Director, Research and Community Impact
Jane Paccione

Jane Paccione

Managing Director of Collective Impact, SALSA
Jennifer Cook

Jennifer Cook

Senior Program Officer
Patricia Mejia

Patricia Mejia

Vice President, Community Engagement and Impact
Stephanie LaFroscia

Stephanie LaFroscia

Senior Program Officer
Marketing and Communications
Angel Martinez Headshot

Angel Martinez

Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs
Martin Acevedo

Martin R. Acevedo

Director, Marketing and Outreach
Cecilia Martinez

Cecilia Martinez

E-Communications Specialist
Fabi Rocha Headshot

Fabi Rocha

Website Specialist
Hernan Rozemberg

Hernán Rozemberg

Director of Storytelling
Meet our Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors and Board committees are comprised of local leaders with diverse backgrounds. These individuals are selected for their expertise and commitment in both their professional and personal lives.

Tom Hill

Gen. James T. (Tom) Hill

Chair

Retired, Former President

Bruce Tilley

R. Bruce Tilley

Vice Chair

First Vice President - Investment Officer

Blake Hastings

Blake Hastings

Secretary

Senior Vice President

MIchelle Scarver

Michelle R. Scarver, CPA/PFS

Treasurer

Vice President, Financial Advisor

Sarah Harte

Sarah Harte

Past Chair

Civic Leader

Bolner Michael

Michael Bolner

Retired, Former Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Darryl Byrd headshot

James D. (Darryl) Byrd

Founder, Managing Director

Lorenzo Gomez

Lorenzo Gomez, III

Barbie O'Connor

Barbara (Barbie) O’Connor

Author, Consultant, Advisor

Singh Gurpaul

Gurpaul Singh

Wade Suzanne

Suzanne Wade

Retired, Former President

David Komet

David Komet

Adena Williams Loston

Adena Williams Loston, Ph.D.

Brad Parman

Brad Parman

Alex Perez

Alex Perez

Past Board Chairs

  • Theodore Guidry II (2019-2020)
  • John Hayes (2017-2018)
  • Marie Smith (2015-2016)
  • David C. Hennessee, CPA, MBA (2013-2014)
  • Conrad J. Netting, IV, CPA (2012)
  • Sarah E. Harte (2010-2011)
  • Robert Mehall (2009)
  • Joe J. Lozano, CPA (2008)
  • Nanette Clare, M.D. (2007)
  • Pat L. Wilson, CPA (2006)
  • Raymond R. Carvajal, R.Ph. (2005)
  • Ommy Strauch, SPHR (2004)
  • Laura G. McNutt, CPA (2003)
  • Marvin Forland, M.D. (2002)
  • Cathy Obriotti Green (2001)
  • Arthur H. Bayern (1999-2000)
  • Leonard E. Lawrence, M.D. (1998)
  • Margaret Anderson (1997)
  • Edward M. Polansky (1996)
  • Mary Beth Williamson (1994-1995)
  • Al J. Notzon, III (1992-1993)
  • John Strieber, Jr. (1991)
  • Gaines Voigt (1989-1990)
  • Jerome F. Weynand, Ph.D. (1988)
  • John E. Banks, Sr. (1986-1987)
  • William Reddell (1984-1985)
  • Charles G. Orsinger (1983)
  • Edith McAllister (1981-1982)
  • Richard E. Goldsmith (1977-1980)
  • Hull Youngblood (1976)
  • Patricia Shields Ayres (1974-1975)
  • David Jacobson, M.D. (1964-1973)