Team Members

Sharon Sutton
Executive Director

Ms. Sutton is the co-founder of Transplants for Children, along with her late husband, Eric C Sutton. She has been a part of TFC through the years. Ms. Sutton received a degree in Dental Hygiene from Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communication from UTSA, San Antonio, Texas. She has more than 30 years of providing health care delivery, education, volunteer management, and nonprofit work.

Diana Kendall
Deputy Director

Ms. Kendall has been with TFC since August 2005 and is accountable for leadership of efficient and effective operational practices within the organization in the areas of finance, personnel administration, and management and operations. Ms. Kendall received a Bachelor of Science degree in health management from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska, and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has more than 29 years of professional experience in bookkeeping, accounting, human resources , payroll administration, and human services.

April Medellin
Development Manager

Ms. Medellin has worked 20+ years in marketing and advertising, starting with agency work in 1994. She also served at corporate companies, such as USAA, where she is a member for life. Positions she has held have been in media, account service, project management, marketing manager, and public relations. Ms. Medellin is a past advisory board member of Guide Dogs of Texas and a current member of Grace Avenue Church, where she and two of her three children serve in this community. She is also a frequent advocate or guest speaker on topics very dear to her family’s heart for Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, University Transplant Hospital, or Grace Avenue Church. All three organizations have helped one of her children sustain life. Her oldest child is a recent Living Liver Transplant Recipient.

Abby Reyna
Program Assistant

Abby has spent 16 years as a medical professional, working with cardiovascular and plastic surgeons. She relocated to San Antonio in August, 2016, whereupon she started volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House of San Antonio. Abby now works with Transplants for Children as their Program Assistant. While living in Harlingen, Abby volunteered at the local Ronald McDonald House, helping them with their annual Wild Game Feast. Abby attended Texas State Technical College, focusing on the Administrative Secretary program.

Jennifer Brown
Programs and Services Manager

Mrs. Brown began her career with 12+ years in the medical administrative sector. As the spouse of a combat-injured veteran, Jennifer began volunteering with the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Fort Campbell. During that time, Jennifer also became the Executive Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Management with a local non-profit assisting the caregivers of veterans with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). During this time, Jennifer was the recipient of the Dr. Mary E. Walker award for her dedicated and exemplary volunteerism and an outstanding military spouse and the Governors Citation for volunteerism for health and family social services. Jennifer moved on to become the Family Matters Coordinator with a non-profit building mortgage-free homes for veterans and their families. She also spent some time with the George Gervin Youth Center as a Mentor Coordinator and has since joined our TFC family.