Foundation Team

Executive

Earl Maxwell

Earl Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer

Earl leads and oversees the Foundation’s programs and operations to ensure alignment with the mission, vision, and values, and leads the implementation of the strategic plan in advancing the Foundation’s goal of “Building the Healthiest Community in the World.” Read more…

William Buster

William Buster, MA, Executive Vice President of Community Investments

William leads and oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking and community programs, including the St. David’s Dental Program. Read more…

Kathy Wiggin, Executive Vice President of Operations

Kathy leads and oversees the Foundation’s communications, community affairs, financial, human resources, information technology functions. Read more…

Christy Wallace, Executive Assistant

Christy provides administrative support for the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations.

Communications

Samantha Almanza, M.A., Communications and Human Resources Coordinator

Samantha coordinates the Foundation’s office operations, as well as coordinates and assists with a variety of external communications and internal human resources strategies.

Emily Burgess, Communications Manager

Emily manages strategic communications initiatives which increase awareness of the Foundation’s grantmaking, mission and work in Central Texas.

Shannon Hartigan Contreras, Senior Communications Officer

Shannon develops, implements and manages projects related to marketing, public relations and community outreach for the Foundation, including communications strategies and publicity events related to grants focus areas. Read more…

Lindsay Miller, Creative Services Manager

Lindsay manages creative services initiatives related to marketing, public relations and community outreach for the Foundation, including the branding, development and production of publications, photography, and videos.

Lisa Trahan, Chief Communications Officer

Lisa oversees all communications efforts of the Foundation, including branding, website, videos, social media presence, and media relations. Read More…

Community Affairs

Cara Abazari, Chief Community Affairs Officer

Cara oversees all community affairs and community programs efforts of the Foundation, including Toast of the Town, Health’s Angels, and the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Program.  Read more…

Ashley Gomez, Community Affairs Associate

Ashley assists with donor and volunteer relationships, event planning, and volunteer and community organization partnerships for Health’s Angels, Toast of the Town, and the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Program.

Taylor Gutierrez, bCRE-Pro, Community Affairs Program and Database Coordinator

Taylor coordinates the Health’s Angels program and the Foundation’s donor database.

April Reed, Community Affairs Scholarship Program Manager

April manages all aspects of the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Program.

Rosario Suarez, Community Affairs Scholarship Associate

Rosario assists with student and volunteer cultivation and recruitment, scholarship program support, and event planning for the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Program.

Community Investments

Abena Asante, MHA, Senior Program Officer

Abena develops strategies for programs and grant making in the areas of Connection to Specialty Care, Strong Safety Net, and Rural Communities. Read more…

Ellie Coplin, MPH, Evaluation Officer

Ellie evaluates and measures the overall impact of the Foundation’s funding strategies and philanthropic work.

Denise Herrera, PhD, Senior Capacity Building Officer

Denise develops, implements and manages programs and projects related to improving the organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations that are key partners in achieving the strategic goals of St. David’s Foundation. Read more…

Elizabeth Krause

Elizabeth Krause, ScM, Senior Program Officer

Elizabeth develops strategies for programs and grant making in the areas of Access to Healthy Food, Insurance Enrollment and Use, Opportunities to Be Active, and Women’s Health. Read more…

Rebecca LeBlanc, Grants Coordinator

Rebecca coordinates grant cycle activities and administrative functions associated with the Foundation’s grant review process.

Andrew Levack, MPH, Senior Program Officer

Andrew develops strategies for programs and grant making in the areas of Aging in Place and Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Read more…

Picheska Marrero, Innovation Center Manager

Picheska manages and facilitates the scheduling of meetings and logistical operations of the Foundation’s Innovation Center, and assists with facilitating the program planning and logistics for the Capacity Building program.

Kim McPherson, MPAff, Senior Program Officer

Kim develops strategies for programs and grant making in the areas of Childhood Adversity and Housing Wrap Around Services. Read more…

Becky Pastner, MPAff, Chief Impact and Metrics Officer

Becky oversees the administrative management of the Foundation’s grantmaking systems, program evaluation and capacity building. Read more…

Jesse Simmons, MS, Senior Evaluation Officer

Jesse develops, implements, and manages comprehensive evaluation strategies for the Foundation, and researches and analyzes demographic trends, community needs, and the impact of Foundation strategies. Read more…

Caren Wood, Executive Assistant

Caren provides administrative support for the Executive Vice President of Community Investments and Chief Impact and Metrics Officer.

Compliance

Tamra Dunham, Paralegal and Compliance Manager

Tamra manages the legal records for the Foundation, as well as various insurance, HIPAA, and tax compliance matters.

Dental Program – Clinical

Griselda Alvarado, Dental Assistant

Griselda assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Ensy Atarod, DDS, Lead Dentist

Dr. Atarod oversees the daily operations and management of a regional dental team, and provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments, and emergency services. Read more…

Tiffiny Cervantes, Dental Assistant

Tiffiny assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Tania Cierra, Dental Assistant

Tania assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Caesar Collazo, DDS, Staff Dentist

Dr. Collazo provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments and emergency services.

Shirley Creed, Dental Hygienist

Shirley provides dental hygiene treatment to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including sealant applications.

Kacie M. Culotta, DMD, Staff Dentist

Dr. Culotta provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments and emergency services.

Iselda Einung, Dental Assistant

Iselda assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Maribel Escalante, Dental Assistant

Maribel assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Laura Gomez, Dental Assistant

Laura assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Shailee Gupta, DDS, Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Gupta oversees all direct dental services and dental operations functions of the Dental Program. Read more…

Brenda Hernandez, Dental Assistant

Brenda assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Sandra Hernandez, Dental Assistant

Sandra assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Duyen Ho, DDS, Staff Dentist

Dr. Ho provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments and emergency services.

Carrie Hogan, Dental Assistant

Carrie assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Karen Jaimes, Dental Assistant

Karen assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Ginger Krug, Dental Hygienist

Ginger provides dental hygiene treatment to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including sealant applications.

Yana Kushner, DDS, Lead Dentist

Dr. Kushner oversees the daily operations and management of a regional dental team, and provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments, and emergency services. Read more…

Elodie Levy, DDS, Staff Dentist

Dr. Levy provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments and emergency services.

Esmie Lopez, Dental Assistant

Esmie assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Ashley McDaniel, Dental Assistant

Ashley assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Abby Menke, DDS, Lead Dentist

Dr. Menke oversees the daily operations and management of a regional dental team, and provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments, and emergency services. Read more…

Rebecca Montalvo, DDS, Rotational Staff Dentist

Dr. Montalvo provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments and emergency services.

Ashley Nichols, Dental Assistant

Ashley assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Cassie Nutter, Dental Hygienist

Cassie provides dental hygiene treatment to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including sealant applications.

Lex Ohlendorf, DDS, Screening Staff Dentist

Dr. Ohlendorf performs dental screening exams and provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments and emergency services.

Mamatha Pasala, DDS, Lead Dentist

Dr. Pasala oversees the daily operations and management of a regional dental team, and provides dental services to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including initial assessments, treatments, and emergency services. Read more…

Danielle Phillips, Dental Assistant

Danielle assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Dental Assistant

Elizabeth assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Teresa Rojas, Dental Assistant

Teresa assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to the patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Cindy Ruiz, Dental Assistant

Cindy assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to the patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Laura Sandoval, Dental Assistant

Laura assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to the patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Liza Vidaurri, Dental Assistant

Liza assists the Clinical Team in providing dental care to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program.

Nga Villanueva, Dental Hygienist

Nga provides dental hygiene treatment to patients of the St. David’s Dental Program, including sealant applications.

Dental Program – Operations

Yudith Amaran, Dental Case Manager

Yudith manages case management services for Dental Program patients with complex care cases, and manages the facilitation of dental referrals to partner clinics in order to create dental homes for patients needing complex care.

Sandra Arrizola, MBA, Senior Administrative Coordinator

Sandra coordinates strategic administrative and operations support for the St. David’s Dental Program.

Erica Castillo, MBA, Senior Dental Operations Officer

Erica develops, implements, and manages the daily operations and strategies of the Dental Program and Dental Operations team, including compliance, process improvements, and quality. Read more…

Ralph Coleman, MS, Dental Operations Process Manager

Ralph manages life-cycle project management and process improvements for Dental Program initiatives.

Eddie Gonzales, Fleet Manager

Eddie manages all aspects of the St. David’s Dental Program Fleet and manages mechanical and equipment services for the Fleet.

Mike Huffaker, Fleet Coordinator

Mike coordinates fleet and equipment support for the St. David’s Dental Program vans.

Sheila Kirkconnell, Dental Operations Manager

Sheila manages the daily operations of the Dental Program, including van schedule management, supply order management, screening preparation and clinical scheduling.

Nancy Lozoria, Dental Quality and Screening Coordinator

Nancy coordinates dental quality initiatives and elementary school screenings.

Tina Madrigal, Dental Operations Associate

Tina assists with data entry of student data and school paperwork preparation, patient scheduling, and administrative support for the St. David’s Dental Program.

Anna Mata, Patient Care Coordinator

Anna coordinates the scheduling of dental appointments and triages emergency dental calls for the St. David’s Dental Program.

Vanessa Morgan Valdovinos, Oral Health Program Coordinator

Vanessa coordinates, plans and implements oral health education presentations and demonstrations at school sites and community events.

David Pfeiffer, Dental Fleet Assistant Driver

David provides fleet support for the St. David’s Dental Program vans.

Vanessa Rocha, CPM, Community Outreach Coordinator

Vanessa coordinates, organizes, administers and facilitates the Dental Program’s operations at each of the schools and agencies visited annually by the dental vans, and serves as the primary contact to each of the elementary schools.

Gabriel Rosales, Dental Operations Coordinator

Gabe coordinates the weekly clinical schedule, the consent form collection process, the dental supply order process, and serves on the dental screening team.

Karla Segovia, Dental Screening Coordinator

Karla coordinates all elementary school screenings.

Finance

Vicky Hernandez, Staff Accountant

Vicky coordinates the day-to-day administration of accounts payable, payroll, and journal entry accounting transactions.

Darshana Kalikstein, Financial Analyst

Darshana analyzes and presents financial and operational data to support decision making, and evaluates processes and procedures for effectiveness and efficiencies.

Christy Miller, CPA, Controller

Christy develops, implements and manages the Foundation’s budgeting, financial planning, internal controls, accounting and reporting policies for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and IRS compliance. Read more…

Amy Vaughan, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Amy oversees the Foundation’s budgeting, financial planning, internal controls, accounting and reporting policies for Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and IRS compliance. Read more…

Jocelyn Wobil, CPA, Programs Compliance Manager

Jocelyn manages the operational and compliance reviews of the Foundation’s grants-related community investments and ensures compliance with applicable standards and requirements.

Human Resources

Samantha Almanza, Communications and Human Resources Coordinator

Samantha coordinates the Foundation’s office operations, as well as coordinates and assists with a variety of external communications and internal human resources strategies.

Joy Legan, SPHR, Chief Human Resources Officer

Joy oversees all human resources strategies, including talent management, compensation, benefits, employee relations, organizational development, wellness, and human resources compliance. Read more…

Cara Mueller, PHR, Senior Human Resources Officer

Cara develops, implements, and manages various human resources strategies, including recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, benefits compliance, training, organizational culture, employee engagement, and employee recognition. Read more…

Joanna Ramirez, aPHR, Human Resources Operations Manager

Joanna manages the administration of the Foundation’s benefits programs, the Human Resources database and analytics reporting, the Foundation’s facilities, and the Foundation’s high school intern program.

Information Technology

Michael Guerra, Help Desk Technician II

Michael coordinates Help Desk support for all Foundation employees, including receiving, prioritizing, documenting and actively resolving end user help requests.

Blake Holman, Chief Information Officer

Blake oversees all technology initiatives for the Foundation. Read more…

Kevin Klinkers, Manager of System and Network Administration

Kevin manages all aspects of the system and network technology infrastructure of the Foundation.

Todd Waldron, MS, Director of Information Technology

Todd directs the design, development, testing and production implementation of custom software solutions as well as the ongoing enhancements of third party systems. Read more…

Investments

Cathy Iberg, CPA, Vice President of Investments

Cathy oversees the Foundation’s financial investments program. Read more…