Miriam joined Sunshine Cottage in June of 2017 as the Director of Development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Miriam is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 16 years, four years as an executive director. She holds Nonprofit Certifications in Leadership and Fundraising through the San Antonio Area Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake University and is a member of the first graduating class of the Tesoro Fellows Leadership Program and trained in Value-Based Leadership. She has been married for 13 years and has two beautiful children. She feels blessed to be a part of the Sunshine Cottage family and is inspired by what Mrs. Dela White has done for our community.
Sara A. Rosales-Guerra has worked at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children for 13 years. Prior to Sunshine Cottage, Sara was director of publications and the interim director of public relations at Our Lady of the Lake University.<br>Sara earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas.<br>Throughout her career Sara has been a member of the Association of Women in Communications and was named President of AWC in 2016-17. A published author and an award-winning designer, Sara was the recipient of the AWC Maggie Cousins Award in 2015. Sara has also held various board positions with both the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of San Antonio.<br>She and her husband Roger enjoy the outdoors, painting and drawing, and music. They have two dogs and three cats.
Pooja Palimar has worked at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children since March of 2022. Born and raised in South Texas, Pooja attend Trinity University for a Bachelors in Chemistry and graduated from the University of Louisville with a Masters in Public Health Administration.Throughout her career, Pooja has been an executive member of the Junior League of San Antonio and has worked with the Centers for Disease Control, was the Spokeswoman for a cultural exchange program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, and the Director of Operations for fertility practices across Texas. Her passion in education and commitment to serving her community has led her to Sunshine Cottage and she is eager to contribute to such a worthy cause in the Development department.Pooja and her husband, Dr. Satya Rao, enjoy watching the Spurs, eating tacos, and celebrating the beauty of San Antonio with their three kids and wonderful exchange student.