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Why We Exist

Our goal is to ensure all young people across Bexar County are ready for the future. To deliver on this plan, we coordinate data, align pathways, and promote policy change that can help to unlock the full potential of our young people, our communities, and our region.

Our Values

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Meet The Team

Carrie Ballard-Bañuelos

Communications Manager: Storytelling

Lowell Butler, Ed.D.

Senior Manager: Coaching & Facilitation

Emily Calderón Galdeano, Ed.D.

Chief Impact and Strategy Officer

Chryssa Delgado, Ph.D.

Managing Director: Programs

Shelby Drayton

Senior Manager: Coaching & Facilitation

Sara Dunn

Director: Data and Information Management

Patrick Farris

Senior Manager: Development & Grants

Jeannette E. Garcia

Director: Communications

Briana Hagelgans, Ed.D.

Director: K12 & Postsecondary

Rodnekka Hall

People Operations Manager: Training and Development

Brandon Henson

Director: Finance and Operations

Sarah Hinojosa

Manager: K12 & Youth Development

John Jacobs

Director: K12 & Justice

Kristen Kitler

People Operations Manager: Team Success

Ryan Lugalia-Hollon, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Christina Martinez

Managing Director: Public Engagement

Jasmine Martinez

Senior Data Manager: Partner Strategy & Support

liz moseley

Director: K12 & Youth Development

Rebekka Payne

Executive Assistant

Tyler Radwin

Manager: K12 & Justice

Paul J. Rodriguez, Ed.D.

Director: Policy & Development

Ana Sevilla

Senior Manager: Communications

Suzette Solorzano

Senior Manager: Coaching & Facilitation

Kyra Thomas

Data Manager: K12 & Postsecondary

Ijeoma Waturuocha

Senior Manager: Finance and Operations

Jonathan Weaver

Senior Manager: Community Engagement

Board Of Directors

Our Board helps to guide our strategy and to support alignment across our partners. It is composed of leading executives from Bexar County’s education, business and philanthropic sectors.

Elaine Mendoza

Elaine Mendoza

Conceptual Mindworks, Inc.


Robert Blount

Robert Blount, Jr.

Bexar County School Board Coalition


Shari Becker Albright, Ed.D.

Charles Butt Foundation

Jeanette Ball

Jeanette Ball, Ph.D.

Southwest ISD

Sarah Baray

Sarah Baray, Ph.D.

Pre-K 4 SA

John M. Craft, Ed. D.

Northside ISD

Taylor Eighmy

Taylor Eighmy, Ph.D.

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Jeff Goldhorn

Jeff Goldhorn, Ph.D.

Education Services Center Region 20

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Jorge Elizondo


Eduardo Hernández, Ed.D.

Edgewood ISD

Mike Flores

Mike Flores, Ph.D.

Alamo Colleges District

Jenna Herrera

Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership

Thomas Evans, Ph.D.

University of the Incarnate Word

Christopher F. Martin

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

Ed Rice

General Edward Rice, Jr.

Community Representative

Angie Salinas of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Angie Salinas

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas

Simon Salas

Simon Salas

Good Samaritan Community Services

Roland Toscano

Roland Toscano

East Central ISD

Our Amazing Funders

Blue Meridian Partners logo
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he butt foundation
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strive together
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