Volunteers

Our Volunteers

Volunteer_mirandaMiranda Richard

Miranda was born and raised in San Antonio. She attended Louisiana State University on a volleyball scholarship playing 4 years for the Tigers in Baton Rouge. Since 2000, Miranda has worked at USAA in San Antonio and Phoenix helping to serve the military community and their families.

Miranda enjoys volunteering and serving in the community. She has always been passionate about helping others and being able to help children holds a special place in her heart. She has found that volunteering her time has provided an opportunity to teach her own children the importance of providing a helping hand and support to others. She feels truly blessed to be a part of an organization as committed to its cause as Heart Smiles.

Miranda is married to her husband Andrew who is an executive at USAA and has two children, Peyton and Aidan. Her free time is spent enjoying her children’s year-round sporting events, attending Spurs games and cheering on her beloved Tigers. Miranda is looking forward to being a part of improving the lives of the children the Heart Smiles Organization serves.


Dr. Laural Logan-Fain

Dr. Logan-Fain has spent more than fifteen years working in the fields of leadership training, education, and market research. She currently serves as Training and Staff Development Specialist for Spurs Sports and Entertainment in San Antonio. She also teaches graduate coVolunteer_lfainIMGurses at the University of Texas, San Antonio, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of Houston in Victoria.

Dr. Logan-Fain earned a Ph.D. in education administration, curriculum and supervision (EACS)  with a specialization in education law from the University of Oklahoma. She has served an assistant professor in the College of Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, worked as a Director of Market Research for Saxon Publishers and Harcourt Assessment; and served as Associate Director for the Texas Consortium on School Research (TCSR). She has published numerous school law-related articles and co-authored the Law of Teacher Evaluation and the Legal Handbook for Oklahoma School Administrators.

She has a teacher’s heart and loves working with students of all ages. She gets a kick out of watching people learn new things and grow from their experiences. Her greatest joy, however, is spending time with her friends and family – especially her husband, Joe, and her son, Joseph. She is also a Spur’s basketball fan (Go Spurs Go!) and OU football fan (Boomer Sooner!).


Jane Toh

Jane joined The Heart Smiles in August 2016. She graduated from Austin College in 2013 with her bachelor’s degree, majoring in History and Chinese Studies. After graduation, Jane received a full scholarship from the Chinese Scholarship Council. For one year, she conducted research on the 55 recognized ethnic minorities of the People’s Republic of China, studied the Mandarin Chinese language, and traveled extensively, from Mongolia all the way down to Bali Island, Indonesia.

Because of her travels, Jane has witnessed many different cultures and peoples, something that she is immensely grateful for. It was during her travels that she began to understand how privileged she was for being born in the West. With this is mind, Jane has joined The Heart Smiles to help those less fortunate and attempt to create a more cohesive and globalized world network.

 

 

  


Jennifer Ponce

Jennifer is a native of Florida and came to San Antonio by way of Seattle, WA. She’s not from Texas, but she got here as fast as she could! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Public Relations from Auburn University and spent the first 15 years of her career in non-profit and Corporate Marketing. After starting a family she traded in the boardroom for her real passion, and became a certified Pilates Instructor. In 2008 she received her certification from STOTT Pilates and has been pursuing her passion ever since.

Jennifer enjoys the personal relationships she is able to develop with her Pilates students and has found a true passion for teaching and encouraging others to reach their goals. An early love of mission work and travel has always been part of her heart and long-term goals, and she is overjoyed to be able to contribute to the mission of Heart Smiles. Jennifer and her husband regularly serve in their church community as well as in other non-denominational Christian groups in the area.

Jennifer is married to her husband, Eduardo, who works as a licensed Architect. They have one perfect 6 year old daughter, Elena who is the light of their lives. In their free time you’ll find them at the dog park with their fur baby, Molly, or hosting dinner for friends.


GALA COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS 2015

GALA

Ama Osei-Bonsu, Pam Ayon, Tina Zimmerman, Judie Kerr, Rebecca Sossi, Michelle Walsh, Robin Pittman, Esther Paddock, Kalendo Banda, Sofia Dabalsa, Miranda Richard, Missy Steadman and Colleen Sample .