Sarah is a local attorney specializing in appeals. She has a background in litigation, mediation, and state legislation. A native of North Carolina, Sarah received her BA from the U of North Carolina and her JD from the UT School of Law. She has previously been on the Family Promise Board since 2014 and served on many committees. She was the chair of the initial Bed Race event and now serves as the Executive Director for FPGNB.
Jill Ingersoll, LMSW, AFC®
Family Services Coordinator
Jill Ingersoll is a licensed Social Worker with a strong desire to assist families in their journey to self-empowerment. Jill has a Bachelor in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Social Work in Advanced Practice Leadership from Texas State University. She is a 2010 FINRA Fellowship recipient and earned the designation of Accredited Financial Counselor. Jill has worked in the financial services sector, served as a financial educator and counselor to members of the military, and worked as an advocate for survivors of sexual trauma. As a proud Air Force spouse, she has had the opportunity to travel, live overseas, and explore other cultures. She and her husband reside in Canyon Lake with their much loved and spoiled Labrador Retrievers.
Martha Lucía Mercado, BSW
Martha is a recent social work graduate of Texas State University. She is a native of Brownsville, Texas whose passions include promoting social justice through a systems approach. In the past, she has worked with Communities in Schools of Central Texas and as an organizer for various grassroots organizations. In her free time, she enjoys painting and listening to hip hop.
Shortly before accepting her position with FPGNB, Jan retired from a long teaching career with New Braunfels Independent School District. She is excited by this change in work environment and by being involved on a daily basis with the mission of Family Promise.
Jan resides in New Braunfels and enjoys traveling with her family, reading, learning languages, and doing outdoor activities. Her daughter, Larissa, attends St. Philip's College in San Antonio.