Leadership

SAMMinistries is honored to be under the leadership of a distinguished Senior Team, Board of Directors and Advisory Council.

Leadership Team

Navarra R. Williams
President and CEO

With over 30 years of leadership experience, Navarra R. Williams joined SAMMinistries in August of 2007 as President and CEO.

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Dorothy Morris
Chief Financial Officer

With over 24 years of experience in the non-profit arena, Dorothy joined SAMMinistries in February 2006. As Chief Financial Officer, Dorothy directs the organization’s financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with banking/investment institutions, stakeholder…

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Nikisha Baker
Chief Development Officer

With more than 11 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, Nikisha J. Baker joined SAMMinistries in September of 2015. As Chief Development Officer, Nikisha is responsible for the planning and implementation of SAMMinistries’ fundraising strategy.

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Gay Lynn Schwenk
Vice President of Programs

Gay Lynn, a native of San Antonio who has worked in social services in our community for more than 20 years, joined SAMMinistries in September of 2016.  As Vice President of Programs, she will be responsible for oversight of SAMMinistries programs and staff serving families and individuals…

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Tracy Ryan
Director of Information Technology

After spending more than 13 years as an expatriate in Illinois, Tracy Ryan reunited with her native Texas roots and joined the SAMMinistries Leadership Team in late 2011 as the Director of Information Technology.  Bringing a multitude of experience to the table, she leads the IT services t…

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David Reyna
General Manager, Furniture for a Cause

David joined SAMMinistries in 2010 as the General Manager of Furniture For A Cause. He is responsible for the strategic management of the store and its website. David has led changes at Furniture For A Cause to reflect a quality mix of both new and used furniture available to customers that…

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Board of Directors

Stephanie Davis Chair, Valero Energy Corporation
Jon McDowell Vice Chair, BKD, LLP
Rob Killen Secretary, Kaufman Killen Law Firm
Ed Somers Treasurer, Javelin Marketing Group
Rick Rosenblum Immediate Past Chair
Brandon Carter Chairman and President, USAA Life Insurance Company
Katherine David Strasburger & Price, LLP
Louisa C. Guthrie South Texas Money Management
Tom Keenan Kahlig Auto Group
Shawn T. Mitchell US Trust
Rev. Carol Morehead St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
John Prinzing Capital Group
Todd Robertson Nationwide
Peter F. Rockwood RMD, LLC
Nora Shea Scott
Van Stewart SWBC Mortgage
Patricia Stout Alamo Travel Group
Bill Waldrip EnCap Flatrock Midstream
Navarra R. Williams President & CEO – SAMMinistries

Advisory Council

Ann Parker
Beverley McClure
Deborah Amini
Denise Green
Harvey Najim
John Eadie
Marie Smith
Marty Landon
Mike Stoltz
Renée Flores
Rev. Dr. Louis Zbinden
Ed Cross
Leanne King

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