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Our People

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana is part of the nation's largest and most well-established wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Our local staff is dedicated to living the Make-A-Wish values in the pursuit of granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. 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.

Contact Information:

Teresa (Teri) Andrepont
President & CEO

Melissa Henderson
Director of Finance

Wish Granting

Nikki Eliason
Senior Director of Program Services

Julie Baldwin
Director of Program Services

Stephanie Payton
Wish Coordinator, Texas

Elise Southwick
Wish Coordinator, Louisiana


Amanda Mewborn
Senior Director of Development

Breeze Acevedo
Development Coordinator, Texas

Arielle Schwartz
Development Coordinator, Louisiana

Contact Us

For more information related to our 
Texas Office:
Call: 281-491-9474 or Email:

For more information related to our 
Louisiana Office:
Call: 504-846-9474  or Email:

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