Instructor

Learning and Development Facilitator, M.Ed.

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.

Learning and Development Facilitator, Ph.D.

Dorian Williams, Sr., Ph.D.

Dorian Williams is a San Antonio native and Judson High School football/track standout, who went on to run collegiate track at UTSA. After a 24-year career in aviation, Williams retired from the Air Force with the rank of lieutenant colonel where he was commissioned as the Air Force’s first African-American aerospace physiologist. He went on to earn three master’s degrees and a doctoral degree. Williams has multi-dimensional expertise in executive coaching, educational development, career planning, strategic planning, and is a learning facilitation expert. Additionally, he holds certifications in instructional coaching, curriculum development, project management, and instructional design.

Learning and Development Facilitator, 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.

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