Meet Our Staff

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Rebecca Brune
President and Chief Operating Officer
Patty Russett
Sr. Executive Assistant and Manager of Board Relations

Human Resources and Organizational Development

Arenda Burns
Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Rachel Duran
Administrative Assistant
Brandie McHazlett
Debbie Vasquez
Facilities Coordinator
Kathryn McDonald
Program Associate, Capacity Building
Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Director, Capacity Building

Development and Donor Services

Jennifer Ballesteros
Donor Relations Officer – Corporate Employee Assistance Funds
Lisa Brunsvold
Vice President, Development & Donor Services
Araceli Calvillo
Administrative Assistant
Debi Carranza
Development Assistant
Heather C. Diehl
Donor Relations Officer - Engagement
Victoria S. De Diggs
Donor Relations Officer - Community Outreach & Inclusive Philanthropy
Anne Ferguson
Program Assistant, Scholarships
Faelyn Smith
Program Assistant, Corporate Employee Assistance Funds
Bernice Uresti
Program Officer, Scholarships


Lynda Cabell
Chief Financial Officer
Rory Cavazos
Grants Administration Officer
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
Accounting Manager

Community Engagement and Impact

Cadence Corbin
Program Associate
Catherine Garcia
Grants Manager
Patricia Mejia
Vice President, Community Engagement and Impact
Gavin Nichols
Director, Community Engagement and Impact
Lydia Saldaña
Director, Annual Responsive Grants
Jessica Urias
Administrative Assistant

Strategy and Innovation

Martin R. Acevedo
Director, Development and Inclusive Philanthropy
H.B. Cavalcanti
Director, Strategy and Evaluation
Rebecca Helterbrand
Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Arizbeth Posada
Communications Specialist
Eliana Rodriguez
Digital Marketing Manager
Lorna Stafford
Director of Communications and Marketing
Gary Wise
Director of Technology

303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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