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OUR TEAM

meet san juan diego institute

of dedicated professionals

OUR TEAM

MARK VAN BRUNT

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Mark Van Brunt, currently Chief Administrative Officer for the operations of the San Juan Diego Institute, formerly was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Raza Development Fund (2000-2018) supporting its President & CEO by facilitating the integration of the Fund's strategic, programmatic, and operational priorities including program grant activities, proposal development and related management, reporting and compliance processes.

RYAN HANNING, PH.D

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Ryan Hanning is a Professor of Theology and Catholic Studies at the University of Mary. Prior, he led University of Mary's unprecedented partnership with Arizona State University and continues to consult for several Catholic Universities, Diocese and Catholic apostolates. In addition to teaching and consulting, he writes and speaks internationally on education, Catholic identity, theology and ecology. 

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CARLOS DE QUESADA

Carlos de Quesada is the founder of VeraCruz Advisory LLC which focuses on providing financial advisory and strategic consulting services to non-profit institutions. With 25+ years of business, managerial and finance work, Carlos brings his expertise to serve a wide range of clients with a special focus on faith-based entities including higher education.

DANIEL FLANAGAN

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Dan Flanagan is a partner of VeraCruz Advisory LLC which focuses on providing financial advisory and strategic consulting services to non-profit institutions. With 15+ years of business, managerial and finance work, Dan brings his expertise to serve a wide range of clients with a special focus on faith-based entities including higher education.

In Memoriam (1974-2022)

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Eric Salazar passed away unexpectedly in June of 2022. He was a tireless leader and dedicated father. He assisted San Juan Diego Institute grow in its service to a wide range of creative Latino serving nonprofits that were making differences in their local communities and beyond. We leave his Biography on the page as a reminder to his instrumental role as a Fellow of the San Juan Diego Institute.

Eric Salazar has been a dedicated leader in the government and nonprofit sectors for over 20 years. He has ample experience supporting the growth and development of nonprofits through network models. He spent much of his career helping nonprofits develop unique program models and strengthening their service delivery platforms through process innovation, technology enhancements, organizational culture & leadership development, and performance evaluation, which allowed them to develop strong teams, maximize outcomes and access diverse funding streams.

“As an Executive Director, I know I need an outside perspective to really gauge the operations and effectiveness of Fraternus, but there are so many voices that getting trustworthy help can be overwhelming.  Everyone has advice to give you (and consulting contracts to sign) but finding someone who really understands your mission and methods sometimes seems hopeless.  SJDI was just what we needed.  Almost two years out from their original assessment, I can see that their efforts and guidance has helped us reshape our efforts so that we know that the effectiveness of the mission is on par with our zeal for it.  We would not be there without SJDI.” 

Jason Craig

Executive Director, Fraternus USA