KIM JEFFERIES

Chief Executive Officer

Email: KJefferies@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5307

 

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  

Seeing kids with disabilities have an opportunity to share their God given gifts with us!  Seeing that first step, hearing that first word, seeing that moment when parents and the child realize they can do anything!  It's the most precious thing in life and we get to be a part of it.  It's humbling and rewarding all wrapped up in a single moment.

What keeps you motivated?  

The children we work with.  Nothing comes easy for the children we work with.  Seeing them work so hard to strive to do what comes easily for most children is inspiring.  Our kids work diligently and every day to do things that some thought they never would.  They never give up.  So if they don't give up, how could I?  It definitely keeps me motivated to work just as hard to make sure they have the support to show the world ALL that they can do!

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?

Show Passion with Purpose

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)?  Good sushi

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact?  POWERFUL

Larry Fischer, C.M.A.

Chief Financial Officer

Email: LFisher@brightonsa.org

Phone: 210-826-4492 

What do you love most about Brighton Center? Brilliance of staff and dedication to mission.

What keeps you motivated? My desire to add value to our mission.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most? Serve with Integrity - it is the number one core value. 

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact? Unlocks

HOLLY GROGAN

Chief Program Officer

Email: HGrogan@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5351

 

What do you love most about Brighton Center? The passion that our staff have to help  families. We all have different roles at Brighton, but every single person here gives their very best to support our children and families.

What keeps you motivated?  The success of my program.  I admire the work that the direct service staff do every day and I love watching them succeed and hearing about their successes.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?  Strive for Greatness

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)? Technology

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact?  POWERFUL

Chief Development Officer

KATRINA CAMPBELL

Email: KCampbell@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5410

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  The hearts and minds of all that work here.

What keeps you motivated?  The stories of how families are changed because of their encounters with Brighton staff.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most? Passion with a Purpose

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)?  The love of God (and coffee)

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact?  HOPE

Director of Administration

MICHELE SIERRA

Email: MSierra@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5315

What do you love most about Brighton Center? The people! We are a family here and it shows day in and day out.

What keeps you motivated?  Our Mission! Seeing is believing and what we do is real!

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?Serve with Integrity

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)?  My phone

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact?  EXTRAORDINARY

Director of Early Childhood Education

Alix Martinez

Email: AMartinez3@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5376

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  I love how people come first at Brighton. From the tiniest of humans to the tenured staff, everyone is respected, cared for, and given the opportunity and encouragement to reach their fullest potential.

What keeps you motivated?  The determination to help shape a better future for everyone one day at a time.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?Honor Relationships 

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact? 

Powerful

AMANDA BREEN

Accounting Manager

Email: ABreen@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5309

 

What do you love most about Brighton Center? I love the mission and the values that Brighton and the staff represent. Each day I look forward to working with such caring and passionate people. I love that the Brighton team shares the same goals for our children and families no matter what our role is in the organization.

What keeps you motivated?  My motivation comes from knowing how much of a difference our programs and staff make in the lives of the individuals that we serve.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?  Strive for Greatness

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)? Music (and a good cup of coffee

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact? Everlasting

JULIE YOCHAM

Director of Early Childhood Intervention

Email: JYocham@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5354

 

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  I love that no matter how much we grow or how busy our day gets, we hold on to our fellowship with one another as one big family.

What keeps you motivated? I am always humbled and inspired by the passion and determination staff and families have to helping children reach their dreams.

Which of Brighton’s Core Values would others say you embody the most?  Strive for Greatness

What is one thing you can’t live without (besides family/friends)? Laughter

What ONE word describes Brighton’s impact?  All encompassing

JOANN DUFFEY

ECI Team Leader

Email: JDuffey@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5305

 

What do you love most about Brighton Center? The passion of the Brighton staff to do whatever it takes to help families find hope and support for their children.

What keeps you motivated? The stories of children reaching their goals and developing to their full ability.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?  Serve with Integrity

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)?  Music

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact?  Empowerment

ECI Team Leader

DENISE FERNANDEZ

Email: DFernandez@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5353

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  I love the difference we make in the lives of children and families, and I get to work with some wonderfully talented and fun people.

What keeps you motivated?  The families we serve and the excitement I see with the staff when they talk about the kids; It’s not always as easy road for our families, but I know our staff are with them, encouraging them, crying with them, laughing with them and celebrating with them.  It’s those stories that keep me motivated!

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?  I would hope they say it’s tough to narrow it down to one.  But I’m going to say Show Passion with a Purpose.

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)?  It has to be a toss-up between television and sweet tea with lemon.

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact? Lasting

ECI Team Leader

MONICA GARCIA

Email: MGarcia@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5350

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  I love getting the opportunity to work alongside so many wonderfully dedicated and committed people, Brighton Center is like family to me!

What keeps you motivated?  The children and families we serve. They inspire and motivate me on a regular basis and make my job so easy!

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?Passion with a Purpose

What is one thing you can't live without (besides family/friends)?  It’s a pretty close tie between Chocolate and Coffee!!

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact? Amazing

Director of I.T.

MICHAEL GUIN

Email: MGuin@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 5386

 

What do you love most about Brighton Center? Our noble mission and the people carrying it out

What keeps you motivated?  The smiles and laughter of the children here

Which of Brighton’s Core Values would others say you embody the most?

Show Passion With Purpose

What is one thing you can’t live without (besides family/friends)? The Outdoors

What ONE word describes Brighton’s impact?  Meaningful

ECE Site Manager - Higgins

What do you love most about Brighton Center?  I love that everyone at Brighton is here to be servants of the community and help students reach their full potential as well as being a support system for the families. 

What keeps you motivated?  Seeing the children graduate at the end of the year full of confidence and pride knowing that they are ready for kindergarten.

Which of Brighton's Core Values would others say you embody the most?Strive for Greatness

What ONE word describes Brighton's impact? Influential

ASHTON VINCENT

Email: AVincent@BrightonSA.org  

Phone: 210-826-4492 ext 6307

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