President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Allman graduated with a BSME from the University of Arkansas in 1987, where he completed the Air Force ROTC program. During his 20-year career Allman 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. Since retirement Allman founded Skyward Media Group, a digital marketing agency specializing in hyperlocal marketing.
Allman has earned an MA in administration from Webster University in St Louis, Missouri and a Texas Real Estate Broker’s license. He is an elder at Oak Hills Church and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Associations. He and his wife Tara have two grown children.
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.
Chief Development Officer
Aaron is a career fundraising professional with over 15 years of nonprofit fund raising, management, marketing, and program experience. His background includes serving in multiple leadership roles including an executive, consultant and director. He is a certified fundraising Executive (CFRE), an Alumnus of Leadership Lake Houston, current president elect for American Fundraising Professionals (AFP) in San Antonio, an Eagle Scout, current Cub Master Pack 426, and actively volunteers in the community. He is a graduate of BYU-Hawaii, with a Bachelor’s in Social Work.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Danny holds a diverse human resources background that includes experience in a variety of positions in both the military and private sector. Throughout his career, he has managed various HR functions to include staffing, employee relations, benefits, and education, and corporate trainer. He has worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity Trainer for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and 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 being a Mediator, Facilitator, EEO Specialist, and EEO Program Manager.
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, as well as optimizing the use of technology throughout the company.
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.
Jill Palmer, LCSW
Clinic Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors in San Antonio
Jill is a Navy Veteran and a doctoral candidate at the University of Tennessee. Her research focus is on Veterans exploring a relationship between suicide prevention and quality of life measurements. Ms. Palmer has ten years of leadership experience through both the Navy and the private sector. She has led teams of social workers, psychiatrists, and other personnel; provided program oversight for multiple programs; developed policies and procedures to implement evidence-based practices; and has managed program budgets. With over 15 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker, she is experienced in treating trauma in children, families, Veterans, and active duty populations. Jill is passionate about leading successful teams and empowering clients and staff to be the best they can be.
Iman Williams Christians, Ph.D.
Clinic Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors in Killeen
Dr. Williams Christians is a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working in the field of substance use and posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD). She completed a two year postdoctoral fellowship at UT Health San Antonio where she gained experience in PTSD research with Drs. Patricia Resick and Edna Foa. Dr. Williams Christians specializes in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for combat-related PTSD. She has extensive experience working with veterans and active duty service members. Her current professional interests include trauma and PTSD, suicide prevention in veterans and cultural competence.
Jeanette James, LPC, NPC
Clinic Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors in El Paso
Jeanette has seven years of experience working with military and Veteran populations in the mental health field with a focus on trauma. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with a master’s level education in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She is a certified member of the National Board of Certified Counselors and an active professional member of the Texas Counseling Association and recently completed consultation that prepared her to be a stamped approved supervisor by the Beck Institute to supervise others in providing (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Nine years of diverse management experience in both social service non-profit and for profit agencies has allowed her both to supervise others and to provide direct care services herself. Ms. James’ direct yet warm approach allows her to meet the individual and unique needs of her clients.
Director of Quality and Process Improvement
Jay has a diverse business background that includes 25 years of experience of operationalizing compliance, process mapping, and data analysis. He has a creative approach to problem solving and the dual ability to think strategically yet focus on developing and operationalizing standardized repeatable business processes. His job responsibilities also include maintaining industry accreditations for major programs and processing data on Key Performance Indicators to provide management with program and organizational support performance measurements. Jay holds an MBA as well as a BBA in Management with a concentration in Marketing as well as various other Business and Service designations. Jay is active in his church and civic organizations and continues to serve in various leadership positions in both.
Director of Financial and Operational Impact
Trenton has over 25 years of Professional experience leading, raising funds and completing strategic planning for mission driven not for profits. He has helped to develop successful new program efforts, to include Disaster Case Management, Veterans Housing Stability Program, a Senior Citizen homeless Prevention Program, and work securing funding for Family Homeless Prevention and Transitional Housing Programs.Prior to joining Endeavors Trenton spent 5 years with SAMMinistries as Vice President of Programs and 12 years with Catholic Charities of Northern New York where he served as the St. Lawrence County Director.
David Hernandez, Ed.D.
Senior Director of Emergency Services
David Hernandez graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He joined the Rochester Police Department in 1985, where he went on to command the Technical Services Section, Special Operations Section, and Special Criminal Investigations Section. After 21 years of service, David retired and accepted the position of Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at the University of Texas San Antonio. David worked for Haven for Hope as their Senior Director of Campus Operations. After 8 years at Haven, David joined Endeavors as the Director of Emergency Services overseeing Disaster Case Management Programs in four states, including Puerto Rico. David has a M.A. in Public Administration, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 217. He is a licensed Texas Peace Officer and a Reserve Deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department.
Senior Director of Veteran and Community Based Services
Annie has nearly 30 years of combined experiences in banking, healthcare, government and social service industries, giving her a well-rounded skill set to lead Endeavors’ Veteran and Community Based Services. Annie serves as Co-Chair of the Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) Steering Committee, is a member of the TXServes San Antonio Advisory Board, a member of Wishes for Military Heroes, and Committee Chair for Alzheimer’s Memory Gala. Annie has an Executive Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both from Trinity University.
Interim Program Manager for Endeavors Unlimited
Elique, has over 10 years of operations, management, and organizational leadership experience in various roles. He has served his community as a Firefighter/EMT for 11 years. More recently, he was responsible for ongoing operations at the largest industrial laundry facility in the Southern US with a P&L of $9 million. He possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Assistant Project Manager. He has extensive experience in training, profit maximization, business operations, six sigma principles, and building and developing teams. Elique is currently pursuing his Project Management Professional with the PMI.