Endeavors is a faith-based organization based on Judeo Christian principles. The five churches that founded our organization in 1969 followed these principles while providing social welfare services to the community. We practice diversity and inclusion with our employees and those we serve. We welcome participation in our beliefs while respecting the beliefs of others. We accomplish the intent of our founders by seeking to provide expanded services in our community.

Executive Team

Jon Allman

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jon Allman is President & Chief Executive Officer of Endeavors, a national non-profit of 500 employees based in San Antonio, Texas providing community-based services, Veteran services, and emergency services to the US and Puerto Rico. 

Mr. Allman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1987, where he completed the Air Force ROTC program. During his 20-year career in the Air Force, he flew combat missions while leading the only dedicated aeromedical evacuation squadron in Europe as Director of Operations. In October 2000, Mr. Allman piloted the MacKay Trophy award-winning mission to Aden Yemen, rescuing critically wounded survivors from the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.

Mr. Allman serves on the board of directors of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and is Chairman for the Urban Alliance, a San Antonio based housing initiative for people with disabilities.

Mr. Allman has earned an MA in administration from Webster University in St Louis, Missouri. He is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Associations. He and his wife Tara have two grown children.

Chip Fulghum

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to his employment at Endeavors, Mr. Fulghum experienced a successful career within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he oversaw all aspects of the Department’s management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security, and asset management.

Beginning first as the Budget Director within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and later being confirmed by the Senate as the Department’s CFO, Mr. Fulghum had stewardship of internal controls to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse across DHS, leading the formulation and execution of the Department’s $90B budget. 

As his career progressed with the DHS, Mr. Fulghum was named Deputy Under Secretary for Management, where he provided support and guidance to the department’s acquisition oversight process and represented DHS in a number of management-related interagency committees. Toward the end of his career with DHS, Mr. Fulghum twice served as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary, followed by his appointment as the Acting Under Secretary for Management, the Department’s number three official. In 2019, Mr. Fulghum was announced as a Presidential Rank Award honoree and was recognized as a Distinguished Executive for his exemplary service as Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the DHS.

Prior to joining the DHS, Mr. Fulghum served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel.  He is a graduate of the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, Professional Military Comptroller School, and Squadron Officer School. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina.

Steve Lefever

Chief Financial Officer

Steve is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting with over 25 years as CFO in both the distribution and service industries. Prior to becoming a CFO, his experience included auditing and banking. Steve has served on the Finance Committee of the San Antonio Area Girl Scouts as and has been appointed and served on numerous Boards locally and internationally dealing with both business and social issues. Steve oversees all areas on accounting and finance and recently joined the agency in 2017.

Danny Hernandez

Chief Human Resources Officer

Danny holds a diverse human resources background that includes experience in a variety of positions in both the military and the private sector. Throughout his career, he has managed various HR functions including staffing, employee relations, benefits, education, and corporate training. He has worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity Trainer for the Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security, as well as for international clients. He possesses a graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Webster University, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Management through Sullivan University, and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).  Other professional certifications include Mediator, Facilitator, EEO Specialist, and EEO Program Manager.

Mark McNulty

Chief Information Officer

Mark has 15 years of experience working in Information Technology. He began his career in technology after graduating from Texas State University with an emphasis in technology and management. Throughout his career, Mark has played a key role in many systems and software implementations, acted as a lead for several IT projects, and helped to maintain system infrastructures. He has spent the past five years implementing an industry-wide shift to the cloud and developing a strategy for future growth. Mark has worked diligently to develop structured IT policies and protocols, procure and implement enhanced products for each program, and optimizing the use of technology throughout the company.

Shannon Gowen

Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Gowen has a diverse background in communications and marketing and arts administration. She has helped organizations to further develop their engagement efforts and media strategies. She began her career in non-profit administration after graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has made major contributions to institutional initiatives through branding, marketing, and fundraising. Shannon is a Co-Founder and Director of the annual Four X Five Photo Fest, which is based in San Antonio. Shannon oversees all marketing and communications operations, is a member of the Executive Leadership team, and plays a key role in the organization’s strategic planning.

Traci Gomez

Chief Development Officer

Mrs. Gomez focuses on strategic direction and development of Endeavors’ services. Her priorities include expanding Endeavors individual and major gifts program and increasing donor and volunteer engagement. With a track record of over 20 years of extensive experience leading successful grants, fundraising and outreach efforts, Traci will maximize philanthropic support for our work. She formerly served as Chief of Community Engagement for the San Antonio Humane Society. During her tenure, she led a team to build the shelter’s multi-million-dollar annual fundraising campaigns. Prior to the Humane Society she was the President and CEO at the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, where she successfully engaged and stewarded significant individual gifts and built collaborative, major fundraising campaigns in support of grieving children and their families in San Antonio. Traci also served as Executive Director at the YMCA of Williamson County. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Marisa Gibson

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Marisa Gibson is a United States Air Force Veteran, where she served more than 20 years as a Paralegal Specialist. Before taking on her role at Endeavors, Marisa spent time raising her 5 children after retiring from the military. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from the Community College of the Air Force and is actively pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Services through the University of Phoenix.

Senior Directors

Board of Directors

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