Our team reaches far beyond the names you see below. As we move forward with this initiative, we will be including more and more of the community members that truly make up our team here on this page.
Christine T. Roman
Christine is from Ponce Puerto Rico and has earned a Master of Public Health Degree in Biostatistics from Columbia University in New York. She has also spent 10 years as an educator in the Cristo Rey Network
Through Community Does It, Ms. Román is excited to combine all her experiences as a Latina woman, daughter, sister, wife, mom, educator, life coach, statistician, business consultant, and researcher to bring a community together that continues to be forgotten to help them realize and develop the skills and wisdom they already possess to lead the change they want to see in their communities.
Dr. Christopher Madden
Christopher Madden, M.D., was named Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Group in July 2019. He is responsible for the Medical Group’s clinical practice and clinical administrative functions at all sites of service, including UT Southwestern Hospitals and Clinics, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, and all UTSW clinically affiliated partners.
Denise is a retired Human Resources executive with experience in multiple industries and geographies. Between 2016 and 2017 she acted as interim Senior Vice President – People for Virgin Atlantic Airways Inc. in the U.K., supporting the CEO through a restructuring of the senior leadership team. From 2014 to 2016, she was Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources at S. C. Johnson & Sons, a family-owned, global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality consumer products based in Racine, WI. Ms. Lynn was named Senior Vice President, People at American Airlines Inc. during the airline’s bankruptcy restructuring in 2012.
Jessica was born in Dallas, TX and was raised in Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico. She attended PCI health training center and graduated as a medical assistant prior to joining Community Does It, she was a front desk receptionist at a hotel in Southlake, TX. Jessica is the proud mother of five kids, four girls and one boy. They motivate her to keep pushing herself to become the best version of herself for them. She is beyond excited to be part of the Community Does It team and help herself develop new skills that will help her become better for her kids. She can’t wait to grow with the team, patients and community this year.
Johanne M. Acosta
Johanne has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Guidance. She is certified as a Mentor Life Coach to be able to guide people who need additional support in decision-making and in Perinatal Psychology.All of this gives me the opportunity to offer a complete accompaniment service that I can offer at Community Does It
Joseph D. Rodriguez
Joseph is from Pleasant Grove and was an educator for 6 years, teaching a number of rigorous theology classes to upperclassmen at Cristo Rey Dallas. He has coached, mentored, and been a role-model for his students. His tireless advocacy for his students translates well into the work he does with this organization. Previously he went around the globe doing missionary work (most notably in Ireland) and is excited to begin this new chapter with Community Does It.
Kathy St. Clair
Kathy is an accomplished finance and accounting professional with over 23 years of experience, including 15 years in accounting management. Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant, with a Master’s in Business Administration. Her accounting practice includes an intense combination of audit risk and compliance, financial reporting and not for profit work. Her prior employment includes working for a few of the large global accounting firms, including Ernst and Young LLP and PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. In addition to her work in public accounting, Kathy has also worked at The Dallas Morning News, the Lamplighter School and, most recently, Cristo Rey Dallas as The Director of Finance and HR.
Dr. Kavita Bhavan
Kavita Bhavan, M.D., M.H.S., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine who serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for Parkland Health & Hospital System.
Dr. Bhavan earned her medical degree at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation and received advanced training in infectious diseases through a fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She also holds a Master of Health Science degree in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.
Magdalena is from Tamaulipas, Mexico and ran a successful business for over 8 years. She worked with an entrepreneur that brought investors from Mexico to the city of Dallas which gave her the opportunity to work with different members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and conducted a project with the Consulate of Mexico in Dallas and in New York City. Working for a charter school district for 4 years allowed her to see the needs in the community, preparing her for the wonderful opportunity of working with Community Does It.
Monica is originally from Chihuahua, Mexico. After finishing her studies in Radiology and due to a lack of job opportunities, she emigrated to the United States in 1986, living in the Pleasant Grove area for 27 years. She has been married for 33 years, she is the mother of three children and the grandmother of three. Her husband and she are active members of the church of Saint Augustine, where they sponsor groups of young people to help them to mature in their faith. As a resident of Pleasant Grove, she sees the help provided by Community Does It as a great benefit to the community, in which she has joined with great joy and willingness in what she can contribute as a volunteer.
Nallely Miranda, M.A., LPC-A, holds her Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas. She has worked in the non-profit space since 2017, focused on serving the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and their families. As a Dallas native, specifically from the Oak Cliff neighborhood, Nallely’s experience has led her to give back and provide services to at-risk youth going through trauma, homelessness, and substance use. Her applications as a trauma therapist include highly sought-after EMDR training.
Prisma joined MoneyGram International in August 2021 as part of the Social Impact team. She was the Director of Capacity Building at Social Venture Partners Dallas from July 2017 to July 2021. Prisma worked at The Concilio, a Dallas nonprofit, as a Program Director. She also previously worked as a Fundraising Consultant with Changing Our World, Inc. based in New York, NY. Prisma is the Scholarship Coordinator for the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Dallas and serves as the Vice-Chair for the Hispanic Alumni of Notre Dame Board. In 2020, Prisma joined the board of directors for the Refugee Services of Texas. She loves traveling and spending time outdoors with her dogs. She resides in Pleasant Grove (Dallas, TX), where she was born and raised.
Raul is the owner of Marcer Construction, Dallas mainstay restaurants Las Ranitas and Los Sapitos and recognized commercial real estate entrepreneur, he was also a founding Board Member of Cristo Rey Dallas for eight years. In addition, Raúl served as a trustee for the Catholic Foundation of Dallas for six years, on the Board for Catholic Charities for six years, and supports various initiatives that provide educational and advancement opportunities for Hispanic youth, and is a member of Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He resides in Dallas with his wife of 32 years, Mely, and four children.