BOARD MEMBERS


Fr. Mark Hamlet
Chair

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Deacon Manuel Torres

SERVING AS BOARD MEMBER

Sara Ramirez

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Pamela S. Jupe

ALSO SERVES AS
President, San Juan Diego Catholic High School

Very Rev. Tim Nolt
Rector, Saint Mary Cathedral

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Deacon Ron Walker

ALSO SERVES AS
Chancellor, Dioceses of Austin

Mary Beth Koenig, CPA

ALSO SERVES AS
CFO, Dioceses of Austin

Chris Danze

SERVING AS BOARD MEMBER

Jack Selman
President

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STAFF


Suyen Sanchez, Director of Advancement

Suyen Sanchez joined Our Kids at Heart in December 2017 after seven years of Risk Management in the banking industry and 10 years of Community Service Relationship with social industries in Houston and Austin, Texas. She moved from Houston to Austin in 2010 and presently serves as the Advancement Director for Our Kids at Heart. She oversees all areas of fundraising events, grant opportunities, and marketing. Suyen is a graduate of the National University of Engineering in Central America, Nicaragua.

Suyen is an active volunteer at her parish, Sacred Heart church in Austin, as a 5th Grade Catechism Teacher. She serves as the Parents Coordinator of Sacred Heart Catholic Church for the students that attend San Juan Diego Catholic High School, as well. For the past three years, she has coordinated the “Breakfast Sales” events and other fundraising events in the Parish to raise money for Sacred Heart Tuition Funds. In her free time, Suyen supports the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce community programs. As an Alumni of the Hispanic Austin Leadership Program, Suyen was part of the 2017 Environment team, leading a tree planting initiative in AISD in collaboration with HEB, Tree Folks, and the City of Austin. She taught students how to grow their own food to combat food inflation and food deserts in Austin.

Suyen’s passion is to serve people in need. Catholic Education means a lot of blessings for Suyen, whose son graduated from San Juan Diego Catholic High School in 2017. He became an Eagle Scout in 2017 and is now a student at the University of Dallas.

Elizabeth Carrillo

Elizabeth Carrillo joined Our Kids at Heart in July 2017 to support the accounting and financial operations. Elizabeth and her husband, Oscar Gonzalez, have been active parishioners at Sacred Heart Catholic church since 2001 and have served the parish for 16 years in diverse ministries of CHRP, by acting as Religious Education teachers, leading bible studies, providing marriage preparation, and assisting Catholic Family Movement efforts. She is also the Administrator of Sacred Heart Church and her husband is in the Diaconal formation program class of 2019. Elizabeth has a university degree in Business Administration from the “Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon” in Monterrey, Mexico. She also has business experience working with companies, including Alfa Group, is a Mexican multinational conglomerate headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico.