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Our local staff is dedicated to living the Make-A-Wish values in the pursuit of creating life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

From program services and operations to fundraising and brand advancement, the work of the Foundation is accomplished by our dedicated board members, staff, and volunteers, who each fulfill a vital role in our mission.

Teresa (Teri) Andrepont, President & CEO

Teresa (Teri) Andrepont
President and CEO
My Wish: "I wish to swim with wild dolphins!" 

 Mel Henderson, Director of Finance

Melissa Henderson
Director of Finance
My Wish: "I wish to have a front row seat to one of Dwight Yoakam's concerts!"

Development Team
Amanda Mewborn, Senior Director of Development

Amanda Mewborn
Senior Director of Development
My Wish: "I wish to write and sing a song with Kenny Chesney!"

Kelli Sarmiento
Development Coordinator - Texas 

Arielle Schwartz, Development Coordinator

Arielle Schwartz
Development Coordinator - Louisiana 
My Wish: "I wish to have tea with the British Royal Family!"

Program Services Team
 Nikki Eliason, Senior Director of Program Services

Nikki Eliason
Senior Director of Program Services
My Wish: "I wish to throw a surprise 93rd birthday party for my Grandma Rose Mary!"

Julie Baldwin, Director of Program Services

Julie Baldwin
Director of Program Services
My Wish: "I wish to have my own shelter for homeless pets!"

 Stephanie Payton, Wish Coordinator

Stephanie Payton
Wish Coordinator - Texas
My Wish: "I wish to meet Enrique Iglesias and get a kiss at his concert!"

 Elise Southwick, Wish Coordinator

Elise Southwick
Wish Coordinator - Louisiana
My Wish: "I wish to meet Justin Timberlake!"

Latest Tweet

  • @Pray4MiracleMia @sheratonhotels We love these pictures, Mia! Thank you for sharing your wish!


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Ways to help
Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
12625 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 491-9474

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana, Louisiana Office
3340 Severn Avenue
Suite 350
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 846-9474
Toll Free (888) 677-9474