Board of Directors

The CATCH Global Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity founded in 2014. Our mission is to improve children’s health worldwide by developing, disseminating and sustaining the CATCH platform in collaboration with researchers at UTHealth. The Foundation links underserved schools and communities to the resources necessary to create and sustain healthy change for future generations.

The CATCH Global Foundation supports financial transparency and privacy for all of our donors. See our donor privacy policy and annual financial filings here.



Current Directors



Stefani Dawkins

Stefani Dawkins is an experienced Ethics and Compliance leader with an extensive scope of Legal and Education experience. She is an enthusiastic public speaker and Educator who has served in several non-profit organization Board of Director and Board Advisor roles … Read More


Priscila D. Garza, MS

Priscila Garza is a student at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Austin. She is working toward a Doctor of Public Health in Health Promotion & Health Education. Previously, Priscila was an educator in Baytown, Texas. She … Read More


Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, is vice president and division head for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and holds the T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer. Additional responsibilities … Read More


Steve Kelder, PhD MPH

Steve Kelder, PhD MPH, is an original co-creator of CATCH, Associate Regional Dean and Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Science at the University of Texas School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus, and Co-Director of the Michael … Read More


Madeline Negrón, PhD

With over 20 years in urban education, Dr. Negrón is a resonant leader who motivates and inspires others by sharing hope and an optimistic view of the future. Dr. Negrón is a systems thinker and a creative, tenacious leader who … Read More


Shweta Patira

Shweta Patira is a technology leader at LinkedIn overseeing part of their Video Engineering organization. With more than 12 years of experience working in software, Shweta has also held roles at Microsoft (search engine and augmented reality products), HBO (leading … Read More


William Potts-Datema, DrPH, MS, MCHES®, FASHA, FAAHE

Dr. William Potts-Datema has served in education and public health for 40 years, including service from local to international levels. He has held several national leadership positions in the United States including Chief of the Program Development and Services Branch … Read More


Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan is a nationally-recognized social impact professional, philanthropy leader, and nonprofit executive, with a lifelong passion for social impact and service that began in his youth. At the age of 26, Kevin celebrated 10 years of service with the … Read More


Nicholas Saccaro

Nicholas Saccaro serves as the President of Quest Food Management Services, leading Quest’s daily operations. Prior to joining Quest, Nicholas served as Vice President of Operations for Creative Dining Services, overseeing the organization’s partnerships throughout the Midwest. A proven innovator … Read More


Allison Schnieders, Esq.

Allison Schnieders, Esq., is Deputy General Counsel for FAIR Health, Inc. in New York, a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to healthcare cost transparency. Allison has a wide range of responsibilities including supporting attorneys across the country using claims data … Read More


Duncan Van Dusen, MPH

Duncan Van Dusen is a social entrepreneur who is currently Founder & CEO of CATCH Global Foundation. CATCH’s evidence-based Whole Child wellness programs reach over 15,000 schools and more than 3 million children annually. Van Dusen has consulted with hundreds … Read More


Margo Wootan, DSc

Margo Wootan, DSc, is the President of MXG Strategies and has been named one of the Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink by Fortune Magazine and recognized by Harvard School of Public Health for her leadership in public policy. … Read More


Emeritus



Susan Combs

Susan Combs is a member of the CATCH Global Foundation Board of Directors. Combs most recently served as the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts from 2007 through 2014, and, from day one, she made fiscal transparency and government accountability a … Read More


Peter Cribb, M.Ed

Peter Cribb, M.Ed, was formerly the CATCH Program Director for 22 years. In that role, he organized and led thousands of CATCH implementations around the country. Peter’s experience with CATCH has covered designing and coordinating project plans and timelines, organizing … Read More


Eduardo Sanchez, MD MPH

Eduardo Sanchez, MD MPH, is Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of the American Heart Association. Eduardo was formerly Texas State Health Commissioner and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. He has special expertise and concern working with … Read More