Speakers 2018

Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller is the owner and consultant of Quantum Circles Consulting working with organizations and communities to develop effective approaches to poverty alleviation and reconciliation. Cheryl authored the Language of Shalom, a book on the principles of restorative justice, reconciliation, and community development. Her past experience was as Executive Director of Perpetual Help Home, a housing program for women that launched several innovative programs to help move women into economically stable futures. She has a BA from the University of Houston-Victoria in Education and a MAIS from UHV in Nonprofit leadership and Communication. She is a Credentialed Advanced Mediator and has facilitated victim/offender mediations for 17 years for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She served on the board of directors as Vice-Chair for the Christian Community Development Association. She has presented and trained at Duke Divinity School, Baylor University, and Howard Payne University.

Rep. Todd A. Hunter

Todd A. Hunter has practiced law since November 1978 and is currently a partner of Hunter, Barker & Fancher, L.L.P. in Corpus Christi. During his previous tenure in the Texas House of Representatives (1989-1997), Todd served on the Civil Practices Committee as its Chairman, the State Affairs Committee as Vice Chairman, and on the Appropriations Committee as the Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee. He also served as a member of the Ways and Means, Elections, Calendars, Urban Affairs, and Higher Education Committees. In 2008, Todd returned to the Texas House as the Representative for District 32, which included Aransas, San Patricio and Calhoun Counties, as well as part of Nueces County for his fifth term. Todd was elected for his eighth term in 2014. He was appointed the Chairman of the Calendars Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee for the 84th Legislative Session. He was also a member of the Criminal Jurisprudence, Redistricting and General Investigating and Ethics Committees.

Eugenia Salazar

Eugenia is from Costa Rica and joined Habitat for Humanity in 2001. Eugenia received her formal education from UACA – Universidad Autónoma de Centro America in Costa Rica, graduating with a Degree in Tourism (Business Administration), and from UCI – Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional, also in Costa Rica, where she graduated as Master in Project Management (MPM). Eugenia is the Resource Development Manager responsible of Tithe and Individual Giving for Latin America and the Caribbean. Eugenia works as a link between the National programs (NOs) in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Habitat US/Canada Affiliates, creating long term partnerships and making sure the funds invested in the area go further than expected. It is her personal goal to make Affiliates “follow their tithe” to let them experience firsthand what is happening in Latin America and discover how their funds are being invested. She is also responsible of the Annual Fund strategy (Direct Marketing) in 7 countries in the region working in collaboration with the NOs and HQ to start the annual funds and follow up once in operation. Before Habitat, Eugenia worked for 16 years in the private sector in a British Development Agency and in the Travel Industry. She is proficient in Spanish and English and is learning Portuguese.