The San Antonio Heron recently expanded its board of directors, bringing the total number of volunteer members to five.
Joining Ben Olivo, Heron editor and board director, and Irene Abrego, a founding board member and journalism instructor at San Antonio College, are:
Crystal Darby, who grew up in San Antonio, is a business advisor at the UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Before joining the SBDC in 2011, she owned Crystal Communications for 12 years and was development director for the Healy-Murphy Center from 1997 to 1999.
Santiago Garcia, a San Antonio native, is a policy research analyst at Methodist Healthcare Ministries where he oversees advocacy contracts in support of healthcare coalitions in 74 counties in Central and South Texas. Santiago believes individuals and local communities should tell their own stories as experts of their own lives.
Taylor Watson, who grew up in San Antonio, is the business relationship manager for Kamin Associates, a locally-grown cybersecurity firm. Outside of work, she is an active leader in multiple community organizations engaged with the impact of development on neighborhoods.
We are thrilled to grow our board following the departure of founding member Cary Clack, who resigned in November to return to being a full-time columnist at the San Antonio Express-News.
We are working diligently to build the Heron’s grant and contributions program and augment the $30,937 in contributions we received in 2019. It’s simple, the more funding we receive, the more human interest stories we can tell, and the more policies we can help explain.
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