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 2,500 employees based in San Antonio, Texas providing community-based services, Veteran services, and emergency services to the US and Puerto Rico.  Endeavors has served vulnerable people in crisis since 1969 with over 28,355 clients served in 2019. 

Jon graduated with a Bachelor of Science 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, he piloted the MacKay Trophy award-winning mission to Aden Yemen, rescuing critically wounded survivors from the terrorist attack on the USS Cole.

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

Jon 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

Chip has served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Management with the Department of Homeland Security for the past six years. Along with the Under Secretary for Management, Mr. Fulghum oversaw all aspects of the Department’s management programs, including financial, human capital, information technology, procurement, security, and asset management. He provided support and guidance to the Department’s acquisition oversight process and represented DHS in a number of management-related interagency committees.

Mr. Fulghum has twice served as the Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Deputy Secretary. He has also served as the Acting Under Secretary for Management the Department’s number three official. Mr. Fulghum joined the Department of Homeland Security in October 2012 as the Budget Director within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He was later confirmed by the Senate and served as the Department’s CFO from September 2014 – January 2017. As CFO, he had stewardship of internal controls to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse across DHS and led the formulation and execution of the Department’s $90B budget.

Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Fulghum served as a U.S. Air Force officer for 28 years, rising to the rank of Colonel. Mr. Fulghum and his wife Cheryl have two children and two grandchildren.

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.

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Adriana Wilson

Interim Chief Development Officer
Adriana Wilson has over 10 years of experience in technical, proposal, and grant writing for government contractors, universities, and nonprofits. Leveraging her writing, planning, and analytical skills, she plans development strategies that have been successful in increasing organizations’ reach and footprint. Adriana obtained a MA in English from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico and a BA in English from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. As an Adjunct Instructor, she facilitated university courses on Rhetoric and Composition and Technical Writing. Throughout her career, Adriana has positively impacted corporations and nonprofits through the implementation of best practices, fostering collaboration throughout the organization, and forecasting opportunities for sustainment and growth. She joined the Endeavors team in 2017 and oversees the agency’s development efforts.

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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