foundation staff


Executive director

Meriam Good


For the last 20+ years, Meriam has held leadership positions with several non-profit organizations; she joined the Mind Science Foundation in 2008 as director of programs and development. With a degree in nonprofit management, she has specialized in operations, program development and donor relations. She is passionate about the role of both institutional and personal philanthropy in effecting meaningful social change. She and her husband of 32 years are the proud parents of a young-adult son and an energetic Jack Russell terrier. A native of San Francisco, she adores her adopted home state of Texas.


program AND COMMUNICATIONS director



Mindy returned to the Alamo City in 2015 after 15 adventurous years in New York City. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Mindy has worked in radio, television, and theater, as a writer, director, and producer, often tasked with taking shows from concept to completion. Her return to San Antonio saw her first foray into the nonprofit world as a freelance Communications Consultant, then as a full time Program Director who also handled communications for the organization. In her spare time, Mindy enjoys photography, comedy writing, and being the co-chair and director of The Nonprofit Council’s The Big Gig 2019: Nonprofit SNL.

Donor relations and marketing director

cris osorio


consulting bookkeeper

valarie gatti


Valarie has been in the bookkeeping/accounting profession in one area or another since 1978. She has owned her bookkeeping business in Texas since 2008 and specializes in helping local, small to medium size businesses, and non-profit organizations with their QuickBooks and bookkeeping needs. She has been assisting Mind Science Foundation for the past 4+ years and is looking forward to learning more about the mind and helping others for years to come. Valarie and her husband homeschooled their only daughter who graduated from UT-Austin. They reside in the beautiful Hill Country of Bulverde, Texas.


Sara timmons 


steffy nowak

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