Nancy Pollard

Executive Director

Caroline Page

Director of Development and Marketing

Kay Foos

Office Manager

Katy Morris

Development Manager

Professional Mentors

Marilyn Manzo

Program Director and Professional Mentor

Jorge Jimenez

Professional Mentor and Team Lead

Jaime Garcia

Professional Mentor

Silvana Granados

Professional Mentor


Rachel Arnold

Senior Vice President, Vista Equity Partners

Austin, TX

Libby Doggett

Strategic Change Leader, Early Learning

Austin, TX

Erinn Kelley-Siel

Chief Officer of Public Funding and Policy, Friends of the Children National

Portland, OR

Ryan Atlas

Senior Vice President, Vista Equity Partners

Austin, TX

Caroline Haley

Manager, Bunker Lee Residential

Austin, TX

Aurora Martinez Jones

Associate Judge

Austin, TX

Lisa Apfelberg

Nonprofit Consultant

Austin, TX

Salah Gamoudi

Chief Accounting Officer & Controller

Remora Petroleum, LP

Austin, TX

Jennifer Spaulding

Leadership and Executive Coach

Austin, TX

Milam Newby

Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins

Austin, TX

Bianca Garcia

Assistant District Attorney, Austin

Austin, TX

Brian Loring

Vice President, Vista Equity Partners

Austin, TX

Lisa Graham

Co-founder & Owner, Notley

Austin, TX

Amy Baer

Director of the Baer Family Foundation

Austin, TX

Johanna Peyton

Mom and Master of Public Health Candidate

Austin, TX

Lauren Moorman

Director of Business Development, Central Austin Management Group

Austin, TX


Meet the members


Meet the members


Meet the members
Reports & Tools

Investor Report

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Return on Investment Study

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Business Plan

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IRS form 990 (2016)

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Audited Financial Statements 2017

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Friends of the Children is committed to the communities we serve, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace.

Friends Austin is the only Texas chapter of the 25 year-old national organization and we launched in Fall 2017. We are currently working with 32 first grade students from three East Austin schools and will be adding new students within the next year. We are seeking to hire five extraordinary individuals to serve as a Friend to eight children. Friends develop intensive, long-term, trusting relationships with the highest risk children and spend four hours per week with each child. Friends report directly to the Program Director. This position is ideal for an individual who has significant experience working with vulnerable youth, may be bilingual in Spanish, has an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, is culturally competent and trauma informed, superior scheduling and time management skills and has data entry and database management skills. The positions are full-time, paid, provide full benefits and would be part of a collaborative and friendly workplace.

Bilingual Male Professional Mentor

Male Professional Mentor