Harry Jersig Speech-Language- Hearing Center Advisory Board

A new Advisory Board was initiated in December 2012 and will be expanded over the next two years. The Board meetings are held quarterly. Current members are:

Taylor Woodward, B.A.

Ms Woodward is a graduate student at the University of Austin, Texas. Her area of expertise is in business and strategic planning. Her first degree is in Social Work. She has a long connection with OLLU especially the HJ Center as a former client. She brings both administrative expertise and a community/client perspective.

Sister Lourdes Leal, Ph.D.
Sister Lourdes is a General Council member of the leadership team of Sisters of Divine Providence. Her first ministry was as a tenured associate professor and department chair of CDIS. She became director of the HJ Center in 1970. She understands both the field of speech pathology and the vision and mission for the Center as part of OLLU. She brings historical knowledge about the CDIS program, speech language pathology and administration.

Josie Arredondo-Holden, Ph.D.
Dr. Josie Arredondo-Holden is a consulting child psychologist. A native of San Antonio, she attended Trinity University and graduated with a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology. She attended the University of Denver where she obtained an MA (1975) and a PhD (1978) in Clinical Psychology. Upon returning to San Antonio in 1979, Dr. Arredondo-Holden worked with Bexar County MHMR to establish a mental health component in a primary health care setting (Barrio Clinic). From September 1981-May 1994 she worked as the Consulting School Psychologist for the Edgewood ISD. Since 1995, she has worked in the same capacity for San Antonio ISD. In 2004, she began working as a Consulting Psychologist for the House of Neighborly Service's KIDS PLACE Child Development and Treatment Center, as a part of the Child and Family Services team. She has also maintained a private practice from March 1985 to the present.


Donnie Kimes, B.A.
Donnie Kimes has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston. He is currently employed by Zachry Industrial Corporation as a Business Service Manager in the Enterprise Accounting department. He is responsible for centralized accounts payable, financial reporting and sub-contract payments on multiple sites. Previous responsibilities include supervision of field administration, financial forecasting, building financial models and training of Administrative Managers. He has served as Joint Venture Business Manager for the construction of the US Embassies in Beijing, China and Quito, Ecuador. Donnie is married and has been a resident of San Antonio for 14 years.

Honorary members

Jon Lindskog
Mr. Lindskog is a business owner of Cheesy Janes, San Antonio. He has supported the Harry Jersig Center through many fund-raising events and major projects. The Lindskog Award is given each year to a faculty or staff person who has made extraordinary contribution to the administration and services of the Harry Jersig Center.

Rick Kuper
Mr. Kuper is the CEO of Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty, San Antonio. He served as Chairman of the Harry Jersig Advisory Board for many years and continues in this role in a consultant capacity as a new Board emerges. He has close family ties to the origin of the Center as he is the grandson of Harry Jersig. Mr Kuper has contributed time and resources to fund-raising events and major projects over the years, and his family have supported in multiple ways the Center’s dedication to serving the families in San Antonio.


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