The Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership utilizes nonprofit expertise in the Houston community and beyond.

Amanda Adams

Job Title: Tax Manager

Organization: Blazek & Vetterling LLP

Degree(s): Master's of accountancy

Certifications: CPA

Amanda Adams, CPA, tax partner, joined Blazek & Vetterling in 2003 and became a partner of the firm in 2011. Ms. Adams currently serves a broad range of nonprofit clients including social service agencies, civic, business, and cultural organizations, private foundations, and health-care related organizations. In 2007, she co-authored an article entitled “Transfers Between Private Foundations” that appeared in Trusts & Estates magazine. In 2013, she co-authored an article entitled “The Death of Sudden Tipping” that appeared in Taxation of Exempts magazine. She has also co-authored (with Jody Blazek) Revised Form 990: A Line-by-Line Preparation Guide (2009) and Tax Planning and Compliance for Tax-Exempt Organizations (2012). Ms. Adams has presented seminars on nonprofit tax issues for the Houston Chapter of CPAs, Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, South Texas College of Law, and many others. In 2011, she wrote questions about nonprofit and governmental accounting that were selected for use in the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the Uniform CPA Examination. Ms. Adams received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999, and her Master’s of Accountancy degree from The University of Houston in 2009. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the AICPA’s Exempt Organizations Tax Technical Resource Panel. Ms. Adams is also a member of The Woman’s Club of Houston.

Melissa Bank Stepno

Job Title: Consulting Manager

Organization: Target Analytics

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; master's degrees in arts administration and higher education administration

Melissa Bank Stepno is the consulting manager for Target Analytics, a division of Blackbaud, Inc., where she is responsible for managing a team of consultants and consulting services related to strategic implementation of data analytics projects. Prior to assuming her current role in 2014, she served as a consultant at Target Analytics for nine years. Her areas of focus included the impact high net worth philanthropy on major giving programs and on helping organizations develop effective research and prospect management operations. Ms. Bank Stepno has also worked for both Boston University and Boston Ballet and has served on the boards of NEDRA, AFP’s Northern New England Chapter and Brandeis University’s Alumni Association. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and masters’ degrees in arts administration and higher education administration from Boston University.


Taryn Baranowski

Job Title: Director of Communications

Organization: YMCA of Greater Houston

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in communications; master's in communication studies

Taryn Baranowski is the Director of Communications for the YMCA of Greater Houston, the third-largest YMCA in the county. At the Y, Ms. Baranowski directs all internal and external communications including strategic planning, collateral production, media relations and nonprofit messaging. Prior to joining the team at the Y, she served as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications for Neighborhood Centers Inc. Ms. Baranowski has previous nonprofit marketing and development experience with agencies focused on foster care, affordable housing and homelessness. She has a BA in Communication from the University of St. Thomas and an MA is Communication Studies from Marquette University. She works as an adjunct instructor at the University of St. Thomas and is a member of IABC and PRSA.

Leslie A. Berardo, CPA

Job Title: Partner

Organization: Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI)

Certifications: CPA

Leslie A. Berardo, CPA, is a partner at Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) and has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting. Before joining GD&D, she was a principal with another local Houston firm where she headed up the governmental and nonprofit audit practice. Her audit experience covers a variety of nonprofit organizations and governmental entities including health and welfare organizations, private foundations, community college, special districts and municipalities. Ms. Berardo is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Joshua M. Birkholz

Job Title: Principal

Organization: Bentz Whaley Flessner

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts, master's degree in nonprofit arts and cultural management

Joshua M. Birkholz is a principal at Bentz Whaley Flessner, where he oversees specialty consulting services. His team includes experts in development operations, prospect development, social media, constituent engagement and analytics. Mr. Birkholz is founder of the BWF analytics division, DonorCast. He has built data mining programs and ushered organizational change for leading nonprofits in higher education, healthcare, the arts, advocacy and social service sectors throughout the United States and beyond. He is widely regarded as a leading innovator in 21st-century development strategies and is the author of the sought-after book, Fundraising Analytics: Using Data to Guide Strategy. Mr. Birkholz holds a BA from Concordia University-St. Paul and an MA in nonprofits arts and cultural management from St. Mary's University of Minnesota.

Jody Blazek, CPA

Job Title: Partner

Organization: Blazek & Vetterling LLP

Degree(s): BBA

Certifications: CPA

Jody Blazek, CPA, is a partner at Blazek & Vetterling, a Houston accounting firm focusing on tax and financial services for tax-exempt organizations. Her concentration on nonprofits began in 1969 when she advised clients about the Tax Reform Act that completely revamped the taxation of charities and created private foundations. From 1972 to 1981, she gained nonprofit management experience as treasurer of the Menil Interests where she worked with John and Dominique de Menil to plan the Menil Collection, The Rothko Chapel and other projects of the Menil Foundation. She reentered public practice in 1981 to found the firm she now serves. She is past-chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Tax-Exempt Organizations Resource Panel and worked on the Panel for the Nonprofit Sector report to Congress. She is author of six books in the Wiley Nonprofit Series, a frequent speaker on nonprofit issues and a member of several nonprofit boards. She holds a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Christopher M. Cannon, CFRE

Job Title: President of Strategic Services

Organization: Zuri Group

Degree(s): Bachelor of Art; MA

Certifications: CFRE

Christopher Cannon, CFRE, is Zuri Group’s president of strategic services. His areas of expertise include fundraising strategy and systems, staff and resource management, database management, business intelligence and data reporting, database conversion projects, gift and data processing and technology needs. Prior to joining Zuri Group, Mr. Cannon was a managing associate at Bentz Whaley Flessner, where he provided strategic counsel on database systems, advancement operations and fundraising strategy. He has led fundraising operations and campaign strategy at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis Zoo and the Saint Louis Science Center. He has been a featured speaker at CASE, APRA, AFP, and other conferences and has written articles for AFP's Advancing Philanthropy, APRA's Connections and AHP's Journal. His book, "An Executive's Guide to Fundraising Operations" (Wiley 2011), is the industry resource for maximizing ROI from operations. Mr. Cannon holds a Master of Arts from The University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts from Truman State University.


Lisa M. Chmiola

Organization: St. Agnes Academy

Degree(s): Bachelor's degree, master's in public relations

Certifications: CFRE

Lisa M. Chmiola, CFRE, is the director of major gifts and planned giving at St. Agnes Academy, a Catholic college preparatory girls’ school in Houston, Texas. She is responsible for transformational fundraising, particularly related to capital campaigns and the 1906 Society for legacy donors. Previously she served as director of advancement for the University of Houston College of Technology, where she oversaw fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications efforts. She was part of a task force in 2009 to develop the college’s social media sites, strategy and policies. She has presented several times locally, nationally and internationally on fundraising and social media, and was responsible for the AFP Houston chapter’s social media site development. She is a certified AFP Master Trainer and an official member of the AFPeeps, a flock of volunteers dedicated to spreading the word about AFP and the International Conference on a variety of social media outlets. She serves on the AFP International Collegiate Chapter Support subcommittee, and the task force that coordinates the annual National Philanthropy Day Honors event. She currently serves on the Planned Giving Council of Houston board as president-elect. Lisa’s 14 years of development experience also includes fundraising for the American Heart Association and the City of Lake Charles, Louisiana. In addition to a bachelor’s in journalism at UH, she earned a master’s in public relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Lisa is also a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston, and a graduate of Leadership Houston’s Class XXIX and the Center for Houston's Future LeadershipNEXT program.

Muffin Clark

Muffin Clark has more than 30 years of experience with nonprofit organizations serving children and has served as a board member, volunteer, consultant and executive director. She is the 2009 recipient of the Heart of Hope award for outstanding community service and activism on behalf of children. During her tenure as the director of patient relations and volunteer services for Texas Children's Hospital, Ms. Clark was recognized with the prestigious Joan Waite Hanlon award as the Outstanding Volunteer Administrator in the city of Houston. From 2000-2002, she served in a consulting position as the interim executive director for Bo's Place and returned to Bo's Place in 2004 as executive director for three years. She serves or has served as a member of the board of directors of more than 35 different organizations in Houston, the state of Texas and nationally. Now retired, Ms. Clark remains active in the community serving as a member of the boards of directors of several organizations. She is an instructor in the Leadership Institute of Nonprofit Executives and continues to consult with nonprofit organizations needing assistance.

Michael Delzotti, CFRE, CSPG

Organization: UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts degrees in philosophy and sociology, master's degree in nonprofit management and philanthropy

Certifications: CFRE, CSPG

Michael Delzotti, CFRE, CSPG, is director of philanthropic resources for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, he served as director of development and team lead for Rice University and chief development officer of the Houston Food Bank. In addition to being past president of AFP's – Greater Houston Chapter, he is a member of AFP International's Political Action Committee Board, where he serves as a member of their Committee on Directorship (2012-2013) and chair of their U.S. Government Relations Committee. Mr. Delzotti holds a BA in philosophy and sociology.


Sherrie Dodson

Job Title: Director of Prospect Development

Organization: Baylor University

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, master's degrees in mathematics and statistics

Sherrie Dodson is the director of Prospect Development at Baylor University, where she directs prospect research, prospect management and data analytics. She has developed and implemented predictive models in the areas of annual fund and major gifts as well as collaborating in the establishment and implementation of a prospect management tracking and reporting system. Prior to joining Baylor University, Ms. Dodson worked in the for-profit sector where she was responsible for the statistical and financial analysis of key financial components. In this capacity, she built new mathematical and statistical models to aid in cost and budget forecasting. Ms. Dodson earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Mobile College, Master of Arts in Mathematics from University of Louisville, and Master of Arts in Statistics from Baylor University.

Ryan Dolibois

Job Title: Executive Director of Advancement

Organization: Episcopal High School

Ryan Dolibois is currently the executive director of advancement at Episcopal High School. His 17-year background in education includes teaching, fundraising, strategic planning, and executive leadership in both public and private schools. He began his career in a Houston inner-city elementary school as a Teach for America corps member, where he was named first year Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas. For a decade, he helped lead the growth of YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston charter school system, raising more than $80 million for its expansion. At Episcopal High School, he manages an ambitious capital campaign and leads the school's admissions, communications, and development efforts. He and his wife are active volunteers in the community. He currently serves as an elder at Christ the King Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Yellowstone Academy Board of Trustees. Mr. Dolibois is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.


Mary Donnelly Jackson

Job Title: Program Director for the Department of Volunteer Services

Organization: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism

Mary Donnelly Jackson has been professionally managing volunteers for twenty-two years. Mary is currently the program director for the Department of Volunteer Services, Division of Institutional Advancement, at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has been with MD Anderson since 1999. Previously, she recruited and managed volunteers for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas and the Beaumont Main Street program, a program of the Texas Historical Commission. Mary completed her B.A. degree in speech communications with a minor in journalism from Texas A&M University in 1992. Mary has been an active volunteer in the community with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Trinity Family Alliance, Ronald McDonald House, Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Museum of Houston, Museum of Natural Science, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Junior League of Houston. She also serves as an Anderson Ambassador at MD Anderson. She is a member of Leadership Beaumont and Leadership Houston. Mary was selected to receive the MD Anderson Public Affairs Achievement Award in 2007 and the MD Anderson Volunteer Services Quarterly Performance Award in December 2003 and December 2009.

Mary Doorley

Job Title: Vice President for Development

Organization: Archdiocese of Boston

Degree(s): Bachelor of arts; master's degree in management(Management)

Certifications: Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE)

Mary Doorley, ACFRE (Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive) has been a capital campaign consultant for more than 20 years. She has planned and directed dozens of feasibility studies and major gift campaigns for social service, arts, educational, and health care organizations. She began her career with the consulting firm of Ketchum, Inc. In 1995, she established Doorley and Associates, an independent consulting practice serving New England. In 2009, Mary was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE). The ACFRE program is the most rigorous certification process available to professional fundraisers.

Scott Fortnum, CFRE, ACFRE

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: The Living City Foundation

Degree(s): Master's degree in philanthropy and development

Certifications: CFRE, ACFRE

Scott Fortnum is executive director of The Living City Foundation. A professional fundraiser since 1990, he served as the CDO for Saint Elizabeth Foundation, VP Development for the ALS Society of Canada and as the national development director with Ducks Unlimited Canada. Scott has also spent time as a consultant as vice president with DVA Navion and he was the first executive director of the Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. Mr. Fortnum has been an instructor at a number of colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. He is the chair of Association of Fundraising Professionals’ International Awards Committee and a member of the ethics committee of the Greater Toronto Chapter. A frequent speaker throughout Canada and the United States, Mr. Fortnum was the first Canadian to earn a master of arts degree in philanthropy and development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, has held the CFRE designation continuously since 1995, and became the 92nd person to earn the ACFRE designation in 2011 joining the ACFRE Certification Board in 2014. He is also a trained auctioneer and calls bids at charity auctions throughout Canada. As a volunteer, he serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Chapter and Ducks Unlimited Barrie Chapter.

Kathy Fountain, CPA

Job Title: CFO

Organization: SER-Jobs for Progress of the Texas Gulf Coast, Inc.

Degree(s): BBA accounting

Certifications: CPA, CGMA

Kathy Fountain, CPA, CGMA, has been a CPA for 35 years and has experience working in public accounting, manufacturing and broadcasting. In 2011, Ms. Fountain was named one of the year's most distinguished CFO's for a Charitable Organization by the Houston Business Journal.

Melissa Garlington, CFRE

Job Title: Senior Director of Advancement for Major & Capital Gifts

Organization: St. Francis Episcopal School

Degree(s): Bachelor of Science degrees in human development and family studies

Certifications: CFRE

Melissa Garlington has 26 years of leadership experience within the nonprofit sector with her last role being the vice president of development at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH). During her time there, she was responsible for all aspects of fundraising and special events including managing a staff of five. Prior to joining BGCGH, she spent over five years as the director of development for the Children’s Museum of Houston, more than five years as the senior director for the Memorial Hermann Foundation at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and more than 14 years serving in multiple positions at Houston’s Ronald McDonald House.

Garlington is a graduate of St. Agnes Academy and holds a BS in human development and family studies from the College of Human Science at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She was recognized by Texas Tech University as a Distinguished Alumni from the College of Human Sciences in 2002.

Garlington holds the distinction of being a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 2002. She served as an active member of the Junior League of Houston for 20 years, recently becoming a sustaining member and currently serving as a Sustaining Charity Ball Underwriting Committee Member. The Junior League of Houston honored Garlington in 2013 with the Sara Houstoun Lindsey Award,the top volunteer honor for an active member. She is also an active member of the Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, currently serving as the Houston recruitment chairman.

Terri Golas

Job Title: Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development Consultant

Degree(s): Bachelor's degree; MBA

Terri Golas is a native Houstonian whose background includes 25 years in branding, strategic marketing and business development for some of the world’s best companies. She was director of worldwide marketing and strategic planning for Compaq, director of brand management at BMC Software, and manager of advertising and marketing programs for MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she led development of the award-winning “Making Cancer History®” campaign. Ms. Golas now applies the skills and experience gained from her corporate experience to helping arts organizations and nonprofits achieve the business success necessary to fulfill their missions. She was executive director / general manager of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra for six seasons, and is now a management/marketing consultant and adjunct professor in the University of Houston M.A. Program in arts leadership. She is on the board of directors of Dance Source Houston, advisory boards of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Arts+Culture Magazine, and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Ms. Golas holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Houston and an MBA from University of St. Thomas.

Kate Goldberg

Job Title: Director of Advancement Services

Organization: Washington College

Degree(s): Bachelor's in mathematical biology; master's data analytics, in progress

Kate Goldberg is the Director of Advancement Services for Washington College. In this role for the past ten years, she has served as the chief information officer for the Office of College Advancement at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, providing strategic leadership to create and manage an effective infrastructure to support the College’s fundraising and alumni relations efforts.

In 2013, Ms. Goldberg was a member of the inaugural group of participants in the Fundraising Operations Certification Capstone. She received her Bachelors Degrees in Mathematical Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. She is currently enrolled in the Data Analytics Masters Program at University of Maryland University College and will graduate in May 2016. She is a chapter registrar with the Daughters of the American Revolution and serves as a Chapter Chair for her alma mater.

Laurie Gutierrez, CPA

Organization: Blazek & Vetterling LLP

Degree(s): B.B.A.

Certifications: CPA

Laurie Gutierrez, audit partner, joined Blazek & Vetterling in 2003 and became a partner of the firm in 2008. She began her accounting career with Ernst & Young where she spent eight years serving healthcare and nonprofit clients. In that capacity she participated in the audits of hospitals, long-term care organizations, independent practice associations, and other health care related organizations. She subsequently spent six years in health care management. Her health care management experience includes approximately 2 years as Chief Financial Officer of PowerBrief, Inc. and its predecessor Integrated Orthopaedics and 4 years as controller of Memorial Sisters of Charity Health Plans. In addition to the overall direction and operations of the finance departments, she was responsible for financial reporting, regulatory reporting, and compliance monitoring. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University in 1988. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of CPA’s, and the Houston Chapter of CPA’s. Laurie is President of The Parish School Board of Directors and serves on the finance committee. Laurie serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee and is a past-president The Women’s Home.


Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D., CFRE

Job Title: Assistant Vice President, Community Relations

Organization: United Way of Greater Houston

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts., MBA, Ph.D.

Certifications: CFRE

Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D.,CFRE, assistant vice president, community relations, for the United Way of Greater Houston, is responsible for community outreach initiatives including the Nonprofit Connec- tion, 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE Information and Referral Services and Project Blueprint. Hagerty serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals/Houston Chapter, the Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries/ACAM, and ESCAPE Family Resource Center. She has been appoint-ed by the State of Texas to serve as a board member for the OneStar National Service Commission. Prior to her transition to the nonprofit sector, Hagerty was a consultant with New York and Houston advertis-ing and marketing firms. Hagerty holds a B.A. in Journalism from St. Mary’s College/Notre Dame; an M.B.A from the University of Houston Graduate School of Business; a doctoral degree from Antioch University; and is credentialed as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Jan Hewitt, Ph.D.

Job Title: Senior Lecturer in Professional Communication

Organization: Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL)

Degree(s): Master's degrees in English and history; Ph.D. in English

Dr. Jan Hewitt, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL), teaches engineering graduate students how to write and speak clearly and persuasively about their research. They learn how to explain complex material to a range of audiences, from expert to those not in their field of research. For many years Dr. Hewitt has also taught courses and workshops for Continuing Studies. She holds a master's degree in English from the University of Michigan, as well as a master's degree in history and a PhD in English from Rice University.


Emily Hilber, CFRE

Job Title: Director of the Annual Fund

Organization: Rice University

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts

Certifications: CFRE

Emily Hilber has worked in higher education advancement for over nine years, the last five of which were in the Rice Annual Fund at Rice University in Houston, TX. She is currently the director of the Annual Fund, overseeing a staff of 16 class officers and direct marketers. Prior to serving as the director, Emily founded the Rice Annual Fund Student Initiative (RAFSI) with the help of several capable undergraduates who wished to make an impact at the university, and led the Rice young alumni giving program, increasing the number of leadership donors and volunteers throughout her tenure. Prior to joining Rice University, Emily was an associate director in the Lafayette College Annual Fund in Easton, PA. Emily became a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) in December 2012 and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton University in 2006. Like many fundraising professionals, her beloved work as a student Telefund caller at her alma mater led to a career in development.

Alyssa Hill, CPA

Job Title: Partner

Organization: Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI)

Alyssa Hill, CPA, is a partner at Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) and has more than 15 years of experience in public accounting. She has significant nonprofit and governmental audit experience and has served a variety of clients in the manufacturing industry. Ms. Hill graduated from Texas A&M University.

Mimi Holt

Organization: Blazek & Vetterling LLP

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts

Certifications: CPA

Mimi Holt, audit partner, joined Blazek & Vetterling in 1994 and became a partner of the firm in 2007. She began her accounting career with PriceWaterhouse Coopers where she spent approximately five years and was an audit manager serving a variety of clients including non-profit organizations. Before joining Price Waterhouse, Ms. Holt spent three years as business manager and controller of University of St. Thomas where she supervised the accounting and personnel functions. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in 1986. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPA’s, and the Houston Chapter of CPA’s. Ms. Holt serves on the audit committee of Catholic Charities USA.

Kathy Howrigan

Job Title: Consultant

Organization: Marts & Lundy

Kathy Howrigan is a consultant at Marts & Lundy. She works with nonprofit clients across all sectors on strategically implementing analytics projects including constituent surveys, predictive modeling, annual giving and campaign feasibility projects. She also provides consulting services for annual giving programs. Prior to joining Marts & Lundy, she was director for the Saint Michael’s Fund and for advancement services at St. Michael’s College, Vermont. She previously worked at Dartmouth College for seven years, rising from director of prospect management to director of marketing and analysis for the Dartmouth College Fund. As a private consultant, she has provided business analysis services to Columbia University, Tufts University and Rice University. She has worked as an analyst in both the nonprofit and for-profit markets for more than 15 years.

Sheridan Joslin

Job Title: Consultant

Organization: Dini Spheris

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in theatre performance

Sheridan Joslin is a consultant at Dini Spheris. She brings experience in major gift fundraising, campaign planning, volunteer engagement and personnel management from a variety of environments including higher education, the arts and health care. Her professional background includes upper-level development leadership roles with Texas Children's Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ms. Joslin holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in theatre performance with an emphasis in arts management and a minor in business and legal studies.

Kaiti Kling, MBA

Job Title: Senior Director of Principal Giving

Organization: Baylor College of Medicine

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts, MBA

Kaiti Kling has 25 years of experience as a professional fundraiser. She is the senior director for principal giving at Baylor College of Medicine, where she has worked for over 10 years. Kaiti was an integral part of BCM’s ten-year, $1 billion, Best Minds Best Medicine campaign, which successfully concluded in 2013. Kaiti also served as a regional field officer during Rice University’s Next Century Campaign, and as Chief Development Officer at San Antonio Academy. Kaiti is a graduate of Trinity University, where she was a student fundraiser, and holds an MBA from Texas A&M University.