President & CEO

Kim Jefferies

Kim Jefferies was previously the CEO of Brighton Center, local nonprofit serving children with disabilities and developmental delays and their families.  Under Mrs. Jefferies’ leadership at Brighton Center, the agency has quadrupled its operating budget, completed a successful $7.75M capital campaign that includes program and facility expansion to create a sustainable model of services that achieves greater outcomes for young children with disabilities, and tripled the number of children that Brighton Center serves.  Mrs. Jefferies prides herself on building and retaining high performing teams through hiring, inspiring, and motivating skilled professionals to thrive under a values-based culture which is highlighted by the 25+ local and national Best Places to Work awards Brighton Center has received under her leadership as well as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year designation.  Mrs. Jefferies was named as a Top 40 Under 40 (2012), a Woman of Impact (2020), and a Top CEO (2021) by the San Antonio Business Journal. 

Kim holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialization in Reading and a Minor in Business Administration, and an M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership from Our Lady of the Lady University.  Kim recently achieved an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Harvard’s Kennedy School for Executive Education. She has is a Certified Parent Trainer in the Nurturing Program curriculum, is a Licensed Director with the Department of Family and
Protective Services, holds her Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP) certification and Performance Measure Process (PuMP) certification both from George Washington University College of Professional Studies.

Driven by her personal mission statement, Mrs. Jefferies believes in giving back through her professional and personal career. Throughout her career, Mrs. Jefferies has served on the various community associations and councils with such as the United Way Successful Children’s Issue Council, the Headstart Assessment Subcommittee, Baby Court Council, the Blue Ribbon Task Force, the Interagency Children’s Policy Leadership Council, and the Big Give S.A. Planning Committee.  Kim served as the Secretary for the Nonprofit Council of San Antonio, serving for 6 years on the Executive Committee, previously serving as the Membership Chair (2010-2011) for three years and as Chair (2011-2013). Mrs. Jefferies represented her previous agency for 6 years serving in a leadership capacity in a community-wide pilot program headed up by the Kronkosky Foundation on a collective impact initiative to improve the service system for children with Autism in Bexar and surrounding counties, titled Autism Links for Life.  Kim chaired the  Autism Lifeline Links’ Metrics Committee for 5 years and participated in the Public Policy workgroup.  Kim is a member of Rotary San Antonio as well.  In 2017, Kim served as a mentor for the San Antonio Area Foundation’s Andeavor Fellows Program. Ms. Jefferies has also served on numerous committees and in various roles at her church, Our Savior Lutheran.  In the fall of 2014, Kim fulfilled a lifelong dream of completing a mission trip in Malawi, Africa conducting a comprehensive assessment of the current educational system environment for children with disabilities to inform future program and mission planning for the Kingdom Workers agency.

Kim is married to her husband, Cory, and they have two daughters, Kayleigh (24), who graduated in 2020 from the University of Oklahoma with a B.S. in Biology and in Dec 2021 with her MBA from
Texas Tech University and is currently working in Dallas with Clearsulting.  Kamryn (20) is a sophomore
at Texas Tech University and is studying speech therapy.  Kim enjoys the outdoors, including hiking,
horseback riding, raising chickens, and loves to garden.  The Jefferies spend their summers on the lake
or at the beach and their winters in the mountains.  The Jefferies have a dog in addition to
their nine chickens.  

Leadership Team

Molly Biglari

VP Chief Operating Officer

Jackie Bush

Chief Financial Officer

David Huete

VP Transformational Services

Celeste Eggert

VP Chief Development Officer

Terresa Smith

Chief of Staff

Alberto Rodriguez

Senior Director of Transformational Operations

Shanna Wurm

Senior Director of Client Experience and Special Projects

Art Vela

Senior Director of Safety & Security Strategy

Justin Barbour

Justin Barbour

General Counsel & Director of Human Resources

Board Of Directors

William E. “Bill” Greehey

Chairman & Treasurer

Chairman of NuStar Energy LP
and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC

Barbara Benavides Gentry

Vice Chairman

Senior Vice President,
Community Affairs at
USAA (Retired)

Cathy Amato


Subway, Embers Woodfire Grill & Bar

David Bohne

Chief Executive Officer

Broadway Bank

Cris Daskevich

Chief Executive Officer 

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio VP of Maternal Services,
Christus Health 

Sam Dawson

Chief Executive Officer

Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.

Eric Fisher

Corporate Vice President

Wholesale Marketing &
International Commercial Operations
Valero Energy Corporation

Lavonne Garrison

Senior Vice President

Certified Wealth
Strategist CWS ®
Frost- Banking,
Investments, Insurance

Kirk Haggard

Sr. Finance Officer, Property & Casualty


Carson Landsgard

Senior VP of Manufacturing,  Supply Chain & Logistics


Howard Nolan

Vice Chairman

United Way of San Antonio &
Bexar County

Kim Rucker

Former Executive Vice President

General Counsel & Secretary of Andeavor

Jack Spector


Hixon Properties Incorporated

Dale Tremblay

Executive Chairman

C. H. Guenther & Son LLC

Alfred “Freddie” Valenzuela

US Army Major General (Retired)

International Consultant

Dennert “Denny” Ware

D&R West, LLC

Rev. Louis Zbinden 

Board Member Emeritus

Dedicated to Service
February 11, 1936 – September 11, 2020

Maria Villagomez


City of San Antonio

Troy Dahman

Business Development Officer and Human Resources Manager 

Brightstar Care of San Antonio


Leadership Advisory Council Members

Carlos Alvarez


The Gambrinus Company

Brad Barron

President & CEO

NuStar Energy

Mike Ciskowski

Retired Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer

Valero Energy Corp.

Fully Clingman

Retired President

H.E.Butt Grocery Co.

Bob Corder


Corder & Waller Consulting, LLC

Doug Cross

President & CEO (Emeritus)

AAA Auger Plumbing Co.

Dave Dickson


Great Central Mortgage Limited

Kimberly Harle

Director, Community Impact & Communications

Las Aguilas

Gordon Hartman


Gordon Hartman Family Foundation
&  Morgan’s Wonderland

Suzanne Wade

Retired President

SA Food & Drug Division at H-E-B

Sonya McDonald

Executive Vice President &
Chief Operating Officer

Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union

Harvey Najim


Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation

Corinna Holt Richter

President & Chief Administrative Officer


Carroll W. Schubert

Retired President & CEO

Professional Contract Services, Inc.

Richard Usatine, M.D.

Professor of Medicine

UT Health Science Center

Chris Warren

Chief Legal Office / General Counsel

VSP Vision