Our Staff

Travis Pearson

Chief Executive Officer

Travis is an experienced CEO and LPC with a history of leading organizations to innovate and thrive. He brings 25 years’ experience in the For-Profit, Non-Profit & Social Enterprise sectors in areas such as; disaster services, military PTS, homelessness, mental illness, trauma, adoptions, foster care, and child abuse. He has been appointed and served on numerous Boards at the city and state levels focusing on family services, child welfare, veteran issues, and homelessness.

Liz Medina

Director of Operations

Liz joined the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Antonio team in 1997. She is a dedicated leader and is a cornerstone to the organization’s long history of success. For the past 23 years, she has led the way in supporting families going through the most challenging time in their lives. Those she serves also inspire her to cherish every moment. Her role in the charity’s growth accomplishments includes opening three new Houses in the San Antonio area and 2 RMHC® Family Rooms in Laredo, Texas.

Jennifer Othman

Director of Marketing & Development

Jennifer joined Ronald McDonald House Charities® of San Antonio in 2021. She is an experienced healthcare professional with a background in Marketing, Development and Operations. She has a demonstrated history of successfully growing both for-profit and non-profit organizations through tailored marketing strategies and managing community relations. Her passion for children and giving back to the community brings an enthusiastic energy for the mission of RMHC®, fundraising, and volunteer activities.

Board of Directors

President Maria Victoria Acosta | McDonald’s Franchise Owner

Immediate Past President Carlos Rodriguez | McDonald’s Franchise Owner

Secretary Clarissa Rodriguez | Security Service Federal Credit Union

Treasurer/Vice President of Finance Boriana Damm | Ernst & Young, LLP

Vice President of Operations Gena Marshall | Prytime Medical Devices 

Vice President of Development Gordon Brown | Retired ATT

Darrin Baron | Valero

Mark Gilger, M.D. | Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Anthonio Hernandez, M.D. | University Hospital

Linda Mance | Methodist Hospital

James Maxey | Professor, Trinity University

Joseph Pena | Attorney

Karen Shaffer | Presidio Title

Johnise Stamper | Capital Group

Simon Thompson | Texas Legacy Wealth Management

Thomas Unruh | USAA

Kent Myers | Vision Companies

Edwin Kreusel | Broadway Bank

Catherine Bishop | Catto & Catto

Lauren Coronado | Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office