Emmaus Leadership Academy Facilitators
Cristina Espino is a bilingual, creative thinker with proven ability to partner effectively and develop strategies to meet organizational objectives within designated budgets. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. with a marketing concentration from Loyola University Chicago. Her professional experiences range from big four public accounting audit services to private equity, financial consulting, and national advancement team leadership of the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education partner school network. One constant across industries has been Cristina's focus on business turnaround efforts with empathy and support for leaders.
Phil Gonzalez is the coordinator of Latino Outreach in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. In this position Phil works with a select group of Catholic schools to increase Latino student enrollment by developing enrollment management plans that identify and engage new pools of prospective families, create targeted marketing collateral and recruitment events, and empower parent ambassadors to engage in the marketing and recruitment process. After two years of participation in the Latino Outreach Initiative, four archdiocesan schools increased their combined Latino student enrollment by 94 students. Phil presented his work at the 2019 NCEA Conference — and will do so again in 2020 — in a presentation titled, “Culturally Competent Recruitment of Latino Families.”