Sabrina Dannheim, Director of Finance, is a Texas native and has been employed by Sunshine Cottage since 1989 where she found her calling in the world of accounting and business management for non-profits. As Director of Finance, her responsibilities include working with families regarding tuition, preparing program budgets for all departments, working with Board of Directors of the school reporting on the school’s financial position, preparing and supervising the school’s annual financial audit, and supervising her staff. Ms. Dannheim’s many achievements include the setup and ongoing management of the school’s Human Resources and Finance departments. Ms. Dannheim is proud of her long history and involvement in the incredible growth of Cottage’s highly educated staff, excellent programs, and services. Formerly, she worked in the accounting departments for the Office of Endowments at Trinity University and at Houston Baptist University.
Ms. Dannheim has a profound hearing loss and attended only public schools in Houston, and graduated with honors. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Houston Baptist University and a Masters of Education Degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. A member of Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf since 1996, Ms. Dannheim has served as Treasurer of the Board on both national and local levels and has served on the planning committee for its statewide biannual state conferences. Also, she served as Co-President for the Self Help for the Hard of Hearing, now known as Hearing Loss Association of America. Additionally, she was an adjunct faculty member at San Antonio College, teaching interpreting classes and training. Ms. Dannheim has been involved in preparing and presenting at various workshops and retreats, and spoken publically and served on many panels regarding deafness. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, antiquing, and spending time with family and friends.