Instructor

Learning and Development Manager, Ph.D.

Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. She joined the San Antonio Area Foundation in 2007 and has managed grantmaking initiatives including $12 million awarded to South Texas nonprofits serving military families. The initiative garnered the Council on Foundation’s Critical Impact Award for innovative grantmaking. Palomo-Gonzalez also managed a $3 million grant making initiative supporting organizational effectiveness for nonprofits. She is currently a member of the organization’s Learning and Development team helping coordinate training, certification and cohort programs for area nonprofits. Palomo-Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from UT-Austin.

Lorna Stafford

Lorna Stafford is a Learning and Development facilitator at the San Antonio Area Foundation. Before that, she served as the organization’s director of Communications after enjoying a multi-market, 20-year career as a journalist. Stafford holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a graduate of the HOLT Values-Based Leadership Program, is an adjunct lecturer at Texas State University, and is certified in online course development and instructional design. Stafford serves on various nonprofit boards and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
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