leadership

board of directors

John Sanders

Chairman
John Sanders
Chairman

A proven technologist, entrepreneur, business leader, and federal executive, Board Chair John Sanders is currently the CEO of Luke, a provider of healthcare and professional services that focuses on delivering quality care to those who protect and serve our nation.

Throughout his career, John has led efforts that support well-being and safety. His passion for national security led him to public service when he twice answered the call to join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), first under President Obama and then under President Trump. While at DHS, John served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Transportation Security Administration, where he was a key member of the team that established and implemented TSA PreCheck. He also served as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where he oversaw 60,000 employees, managed a budget of nearly $15 billion, and ensured the effective operations of CBP’s mission to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity.

John has served as a board member for multiple public and private companies, as well as a university trustee. He is the founder of the Blue Iris Fund, a partnership with Glasswing International to help children and families affected by migration, poverty, and violence.

Berenice Villarreal

Immediate Past Chair
Berenice Villarreal
Immediate Past Chair

Berenice Villarreal holds the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer at Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Established in 1952, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative whose mission is to improve members’ economic well-being and quality of life. With assets exceeding $15 billion, RBFCU serves more than 1 million members at 62 branch locations throughout Texas.

Berenice joined RBFCU in 2006 and has held leadership roles in several critical functions of the credit union, including Internal Audit, Consumer Lending, Business Services, and Payments.

Before joining RBFCU, Berenice worked in the audit arena at two San Antonio CPA firms. She holds her certification in public accountancy in Texas and Credit Union designations in Enterprise Risk Management (CUERME) and Compliance (NCCO). She was honored as the Professional of the Year by the National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) in 2022, and was honored at that organization’s Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C.

Berenice is also the immediate past chair for Endeavors, and has served as a member of this organization’s Board of Directors for the past decade.

Berenice immigrated to the United States from Mexico with her father and mother before earning a Bachelor's in Business Administration with accounting and finance concentrations from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1999.

Shirley A. Schultz

Secretary
Shirley A. Schultz
Secretary

A longtime, dedicated advocate in support of Endeavors’ vision, Shirley A. Schultz joined the Endeavors board in 2008.

As president of Shirley A. Schultz Consulting LLC, she has more than 40 years of professional experience in Operations and Human Resources in the accounting and healthcare industries.

With designation as SHRM-SCP and SPHR, Shirley holds certifications as a senior human resource professional and maintains memberships in the local, state, and national chapters of SHRM, the Society of Human Resource Management. She has shared her expertise and time through service on various committees for San Antonio SHRM as well. A native of San Antonio, Shirley received her undergraduate degree from Our Lady of the Lake University. She and her husband, Gordon, have two grown children and one grandson.

Andy Apple

Treasurer
Andy Apple
Treasurer

Andy Apple is the Chief Operating Officer for ATKG, a tax, accounting, advisory, assurance and litigation support firm that provides services for a select client base of closely held businesses and large family groups. 

With more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience, Andy has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Health by Design, and SVP CFO of Firstmark Credit Union.

He holds a BBA in accounting from Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Andy and his wife, Elizabeth, have one son, Alex.

Alfred K. Flowers

Board Member
Alfred K. Flowers
Board Member

With more than 46 years of service to his country through his leadership in the United States Air Force, Major General Alfred K. Flowers is the longest-serving airman in Air Force history, longest-serving African American in defense history, and longest serving continuous active-duty member in the history of The United States Department of Defense.

A Vietnam veteran, Distinguished Service Medal recipient, and Officer Training School graduate, Flowers enlisted in the United States Air Force at age seventeen. His career included serving as an air transportation and accounting specialist, budget officer, chief of budget at Air Combat Command, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of The Air Force for Budget, where he was responsible for $170 billion in funds. He also commanded the Holms Center at Maxwell AFB and The Second Air Force at Keesler AFB.

Flowers’ dedication to public service and to the military is unrivaled, earning him an Air Force Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, he was inducted into the Air Education and Training Command Order of The Sword, making him only the 224th Air Force inductee since 1967. His military recognitions include two Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, as well as several other significant decorations.

He continues to serve his community as President and CEO of KAL-46 Consulting. He authored the book “Reflections of a Servant Leader” and travels globally as a motivational speaker and guest lecturer. He previously served on the board of directors for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, the Air Force Aid Society, and the Air Force Services Agency and currently serves on several private and public boards, including as chair of Reach Resilience, an Endeavors Foundation.

Flowers received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and graduate degrees from Ball State University and The National Defense University.

He is married to Ida M. Flowers, and they have one son, Brigadier General Alfred K. Flowers, Jr. 

Doris Beaulieu

Board Member
Doris Beaulieu
Board Member

Doris Beaulieu is Vice-President of Business Development at Valero Corporation Inc. He graduated from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, and joined the company 35 years ago. He moved to the U.S. In 1996 with his wife of 40 years and two daughters. Doris occupied various functions within the company, and he is now developing the logistics in Mexico. He has joined the Board of Directors of Family Endeavors in 2015 and raised close to $100,000 in 2016 by competing at the Dancing With The Stars annual fundraising event.

Chris Talley

Board Member
Chris Talley
Board Member

For more than three decades, Chris Talley led communication programs and delivered results from the front row, culminating in his role as a FORTUNE 100 chief communications officer.

Through the years, he led teams at USAA and Lockheed Martin and dozens of others while at one of the world’s most prestigious public relations agencies: FleishmanHillard. Most recently, Chris was chief communications officer for USAA. Today, he leads Talley Communication Strategies, volunteers in the community and devotes time to speaking at colleges across the country, supporting students seeking careers in communications.

Chris earned a journalism degree from Baylor University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a trustee for the Institute for Public Relations and a member of Page. He proudly serves on the Endeavors board and the Alamo Area Council - Boy Scouts of America board, along with the Baylor Journalism, PR & New Media advisory board. Previous board service includes KRLN-TV (PBS) and Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children. Chris and his wife, Laura, have been married for more than 30 years and are proud parents of three adult children.

Amy Davis

Board Member
Amy Davis
Board Member

As General Counsel, Vice President of Legal Services at Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Amy Davis has experience with all aspects of business and commercial litigation.

Her professional role includes managing files from pre-suit demands through trial or arbitration in a variety of matters. She has specific experience in intellectual property litigation, financial services litigation, insurance defense and energy litigation.

Prior to joining RBFCU in 2016, Amy was an associate attorney in the San Antonio office of Dykema Gossett, PLLC, then known as Dykema Cox Smith.

A native Texan, Amy earned her JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 2010.

Mark Pitre

Board Member
Mark Pitre
Board Member

As a Housing Specialist for Endeavors, Mark Pitre secures housing for Veterans in communities across Texas, including Waco, El Paso, Killeen, Temple and the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Utilizing extensive knowledge of America’s complex housing systems, Mark helps clients navigate the system to find stability and rediscover dignity through his work with a variety of government and local philanthropic and community resources.

Mark has worked as a housing specialist for more than a decade. His career has been shaped by his own struggles with the instability of homelessness. He battled addiction for two decades – and homelessness for more than 10 years – before landing at Haven for Hope, a nonprofit for people in Bexar County, Texas, who are experiencing homelessness.

After graduating from the program in 2011, he became the first former client to work on the Haven for Hope campus – paving a trail for others who have successfully transitioned into support roles at the center.

After more than seven years at Haven for Hope, Mark joined Endeavors in 2018 to bring his focus more on supporting Veterans. He was inspired by the loss of his brother, a Navy veteran, who committed suicide. At Endeavors, Mark is enrolled in a Zero Suicide Training program to help clients and anyone else in need.

Mark’s work at Endeavors – as both an employee and a member of the board – is inspired by his recognition that the stability of a home can be the first step to help vulnerable populations get back on their feet. He offers his clients a full range of support: locating and securing housing, assisting with documents and appointments, and – always – following up to build relationships. His goal is to one day establish and run a Permanent Supportive Housing apartment complex for veterans, using his story and experiences to help support others.

Chris Crawford

Board Member
Chris Crawford
Board Member

Chris Crawford is a successful business professional, entrepreneurial executive and investor with more than two decades of leadership and board experience with dynamic and growing organizations. He is a co-founder and General Partner of Providence Investment Partners, a private investment firm that provides growth capital to high-performing lower middle market companies.

As a West Point graduate and decorated Veteran, Chris has a clear connection to Endeavors’ mission – and is proud to serve his fellow former service members as a member of Endeavors’ Board of Directors. He began his term on the Endeavors board in July 2022.

His history of philanthropic service includes serving on the board of Crossroads Community Services, an organization with a mission to nourish the local community’s low-income families and individuals by providing nutritious food and supportive education.

Chris received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He resides in the North Dallas area with his wife, Travene, and their two children.

Chip Fulghum

Chief Executive Officer
Chip Fulghum
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Endeavors, as well as its President & COO, The Honorable Charles “Chip” Fulghum leads a national service organization of nearly 2,000 employees.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Endeavors provides community-based housing services, Veteran family mental health and wellness clinics, emergency disaster response, and humanitarian support for migrant families and unaccompanied children across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Endeavors has assisted vulnerable people in crisis since its founding by five San Antonio churches in 1969.

Fulghum joined Endeavors as its COO in 2019, before being promoted to President & COO in 2022. He accepted the role of CEO in January 2024, affirming his dedication to the organization’s mission of service.

An accomplished senior executive with more than 35 years of federal experience, Fulghum is a proven leader who can integrate and manage complex efforts.

Fulghum served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. After his Air Force career, Fulghum built a successful career within the Department of Homeland Security, 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 confirmed by the Senate as the Department’s CFO, Fulghum had stewardship of internal controls to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse across DHS, leading to the formulation and execution of the Department’s $90B budget. 

As his career progressed with the DHS, 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 inter-agency committees. Fulghum also 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, Fulghum was recognized as a Presidential Rank Award honoree and a Distinguished Executive for his exemplary service as Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the DHS.

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 Master 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.

Executive Leadership Team

Chip Fulghum

Chief Executive Officer
Chip Fulghum
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Endeavors, as well as its President & COO, The Honorable Charles “Chip” Fulghum leads a national service organization of nearly 2,000 employees.

Based in San Antonio, Texas, Endeavors provides community-based housing services, Veteran family mental health and wellness clinics, emergency disaster response, and humanitarian support for migrant families and unaccompanied children across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Endeavors has assisted vulnerable people in crisis since its founding by five San Antonio churches in 1969.

Fulghum joined Endeavors as its COO in 2019, before being promoted to President & COO in 2022. He accepted the role of CEO in January 2024, affirming his dedication to the organization’s mission of service.

An accomplished senior executive with more than 35 years of federal experience, Fulghum is a proven leader who can integrate and manage complex efforts.

Fulghum served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. After his Air Force career, Fulghum built a successful career within the Department of Homeland Security, 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 confirmed by the Senate as the Department’s CFO, Fulghum had stewardship of internal controls to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse across DHS, leading to the formulation and execution of the Department’s $90B budget. 

As his career progressed with the DHS, 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 inter-agency committees. Fulghum also 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, Fulghum was recognized as a Presidential Rank Award honoree and a Distinguished Executive for his exemplary service as Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the DHS.

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 Master 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.

Danny Hernandez

Chief Administrative Officer
Danny Hernandez
Chief Administrative 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.

Kimberly Harle Solis

Chief Communications Officer
Kimberly Harle Solis
Chief Communications Officer

As Chief Communications Officer for Endeavors, Kimberly Harle Solis leads a team of professionals responsible for advancing the mission of this nationwide nonprofit organization through communications, marketing and philanthropic efforts.

With more than 20 years of professional experience, Harle Solis is a veteran in the communications and marketing space – bringing expertise in public relations, brand amplification, corporate communications, and legislative consulting. Before joining the team at Endeavors, she brought her compassionate leadership style and commitment to excellence to roles at NASA, H-E-B, Whataburger, and Las Aguilas Enterprises.

Harle Solis has long been an engaged community servant for San Antonio and the surrounding area, lending her guidance and vision in advisory roles for the San Antonio Greater Chamber, KLRN Public Television, Children's Hospital of SA, United Way of Bexar County, Haven for Hope, Children's Bereavement Center, Paloma Place, Girls Inc, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Northside ISD and the SAISD Foundation. 

Her leadership, skills and passion for the community earned her a spot on the 2022 San Antonio Business Journal’s “40-under-40” list.

Harle Solis​​ holds both a bachelor of science in advertising and a bachelor of arts in history from the University of Texas at Austin.

Pamela Bethel

Chief Legal Officer
Pamela Bethel
Chief Legal Officer

Steve Lefever

Chief Financial Officer
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.

health and wellness services


Dr. Priti Mody-Bailey

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Jill Palmer

Corporate Behavioral Health Officer

Mark Riddick

Sr. Director of Integrated Health Services

Kristy Dean

Regional Director, Cohen Clinics

LAURA M. KNOLL

Director of Behavioral Health - San Antonio

Barbara Aimable-Harris

Director of Behavioral Health Compliance

Karah Smith

Director of Community Services

ElizaBeth Durán

Clinic Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, El Paso

Rhonda Gaston

Clinic Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, San Antonio

Katherine Martin

Clinic Director for The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen

Kimberly Anderson

Director of Wellness

community based services


Annie Erickson

Senior Director of Veteran and Community Based Services

Aaron Farnon

Deputy Senior Director of Veteran and Community Based Services

Tammye Trevino

Regional Director of Supportive Housing

Mayra Rivero-Diaz

Regional Director of Veteran Supportive Services

Stephanie Malek

Regional Director of Community Housing Assistance Programs

Linda Contreras

Regional Quality Assurance Operations Director

Elique Guerra

Director of Endeavors Unlimited

Terry Haslett

Director of Financial Impact And Business Development

Carlos Rodriguez

Director of Supportive Housing Programs

Lizeth Villarreal

Director of Veteran Supportive Services, South Region I

Dr. Melissa Escamilla

Director of Veteran Supportive Services, South Region II

Eric Ijie

Director of Veteran Supportive Services, North Region

Suzanne Olivarri

Director of Assessments

Rob Fowler

Director of Community Housing Assistance Programs, Austin

Jennie Cordova

Director of Community Housing Assistance Programs, Houston

Keddric Gasaway

Director of Community Housing Assistance Programs, Louisiana

emergency services


Dr. David Hernandez

Senior Director of Emergency Services

Mireya Polendo

Director of Administration

Dominique Stephenson

Regional Director of Disaster Recovery

Carlos Cubero

Director of Operations for Puerto Rico

Claudia Guillen

Director of Intrepid

migrant services


Andrea Helling

Senior Director of Migrant Services

Basel Mousslly

Senior Advisor for Migrant Services

Rae Beaudry

National Director for Migrant Family Services

Emily Gray

National Director for Migrant Services Training and Compliance

Alejandro Martinez

National Director for Migrant Children's Services

Thomas (Tommy) Lodge

Director for Migrant Services Growth & Partnerships

human resources/ learning & development/ technology


Danny Hernandez

Chief Administrative Officer

Feliece Murrell

Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer

Delia Morales

Human Resources Director

Edward Contreras

Employee Relations Director

Marcos Lara

Talent Acquisition Director

Erica Contreras

Chief Learning Officer

Nancy Vera

Director of Learning and Development

Mark McNulty

Corporate Technology Officer

Christopher Williams

Sr. Director of IT Operations

community engagement


Kimberly Harle Solis

Chief Communications Officer

Jacquelyn Eckmann

Director of Communications

Kellie Washburn

Corporate Protocol & Events Director

Jennifer Laster

Deputy Director of Executive Communications

Megan Dahle

Assistant Director of Community Engagement Strategic Operations

Rico Lane

Assistant Director of Marketing Operations

Elizabeth Higgins

Assistant Director of Philanthropy

legal, compliance, risk management, data, strategic planning


Pamela Bethel

Chief Legal Officer

Jeffrey Jewell

Corporate Risk Officer

Yelena Kanevsky-Buck

Deputy General Counsel

Tiajuana Robinson

Senior Corporate Counsel

Chrishonna Lang

Compliance Officer

Jay Pantusa

Corporate Strategy Officer

Martha Leiber

Corporate Data Officer

finance


Steve Lefever

Chief Financial Officer

Leslie White

Director of Finance

Kenneth Thomas

Director of Management Accounting

Lori Dunn

Director of Financial Reporting and Budget

Kelly Dawley

Director of Accounting

operational business development


Benjamin Miranda, Jr.

Deputy Senior Director of Operational Business Development

Trenton Clark

Director of Operational Growth

Marissa Brock

Senior Director of Business Development

administration


Marisa Gibson

Endeavors Board Administrator

Connie Garner

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Jimmy Hicks

Director of Facilities

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