Board of Directors
In 2007, the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation created what is now Morgan’s Wonderland, a 501c3 nonprofit organization based in San Antonio, Texas, to raise funds to build the world’s first fully-inclusive theme park. Construction on the $36 million project began in Spring 2008, and the colorful, one-of-a-kind Morgan’s Wonderland opened in 2010. Most recently, Morgan’s has been created to take on the expanded responsibilities as a result of the impressive success of Morgan’s Wonderland. It has become the coordinating function for what’s now known as Wonderland, Texas – facilities in the former Longhorn Quarry in Northeast San Antonio and with the central focus of inclusion. These include Morgan’s Wonderland, Morgan’s Inspiration Island, Morgan’s Sports, Morgan’s Camp, and The Multi-Assistance Center at Morgan’s Wonderland.
Native San Antonian Gordon Hartman is a philanthropist and former homebuilder who at the age of 15 started his own landscaping business while attending a local seminary. By age 19, he had saved enough to begin his homebuilding business, and by age 23, he had started a land development company. Founded in 1983, Gordon Hartman Homes built housing for low- to moderate-income families. Over the next 22 years, Gordon grew his company into the largest locally-owned homebuilding and land-development enterprise in San Antonio. In recognition of his success in business, he has earned membership in both the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame and the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Gordon was also inducted into the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 for bringing professional soccer to San Antonio and, in so doing, generating financial support for the special-needs community.
Hartman has worked alongside husband Gordon in trying to make life better for individuals with special needs. A lifelong San Antonian, she was employed in the mortgage business when she met Gordon. They married in 1991, and after daughter Morgan’s birth, she became a stay-at-home mom to focus on Morgan’s care and well-being. In 2013, Hartman was diagnosed with and successfully treated for breast cancer. As a result of that experience, she became a staunch advocate for early detection and treatment. She is actively involved with Morgan’s Wonderland and other members of Morgan’s “family” of Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive venues, and she also devotes her time and energy to Morgan's annual gala fundraiser and to many other organizations that assist those with special needs.
Dr. Marian Sokol
Dr. Sokol is the executive director of the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas, whose mission is to foster healing for grieving children and their families. She was founding executive director of Any Baby Can Inc., of Texas, a model support center for children who have chronic illnesses or disabilities. The organization was recognized by President George H. W. Bush as a Presidential Point of Light. For decades Dr. Sokol has served as an executive consultant on maternal and child health issues. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, with a doctorate from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Heriberto “Berto” Guerra Jr.
Born in Roma, Texas, and raised in Corpus Christi, Guerra began his career with Southwestern Bell in 1978 and retired as vice president-legislative and constituency affairs for SBC (now AT&T). He is now the co-owner of two auto dealerships, Toyota of Boerne and Nissan of San Marcos, and he chairs the board of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), the city’s water supplier. Last year, he earned Ernst & Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2007, he was named Distinguished Alumnus of Texas State University in San Marcos, and he also completed the Executive Management Program at Penn State University.
General James T. Hill, USA (Ret.)
General Hill, an El Paso native, earned his commission as an Army officer in 1968 after graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio. He advanced during his 36-year career to lead I Corps and Fort Lewis, Wash. and retired as commander of the Southern Command in 2005. He founded The JT Hill Group, a consulting company, and he has shared his expertise with companies and organizations in areas such as cybersecurity, defense, and biotechnology. He sits on numerous boards including Professional Contract Services Inc., a not-for-profit company specializing in the employment of persons with significant disabilities. He is also the Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of the San Antonio Area Foundation and a member of the Trinity University Board of Trustees.
Joe C. McKinney
McKinney, vice chairman of the board of Broadway National Bank, assumed that post in 2002 after serving as chairman of the board and CEO of JPMorgan Chase Bank in San Antonio. He began his banking career in 1974 after earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. McKinney serves on the boards of directors of USAA Real Estate Co., and Luby’s Inc., and devotes considerable time to charitable and civic organizations such as the Cancer Therapy & Research Foundation, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, Texas Research Park Foundation and University Health System Foundation.
Mark W. Roenigk
As head of hardware engineering, Mark is responsible for the building, scaling and innovation of the infrastructure necessary to support Facebook's mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Facebook builds efficient and flexible infrastructure to support over two billion people from around the world using Facebook’s family of apps and services.
Prior to Facebook, Mark was the COO at Rackspace, where he managed the global infrastructure and associated services such as data center engineering & operations, hardware design, networking, infrastructure services, supply chain, procurement, facilities, physical & cyber security and enterprise IT.
Mark began his career as an engineer at Compaq before moving into management, and has held senior leadership roles at Microsoft, Intuit, Sirius XM, and eBay/PayPal. Mark is an influential change agent and has helped lead some of the world’s best technology companies as they have grown from small enterprises to hyperscale in just a matter of years. Mark is a founding board member of the Open Compute Foundation that was created in 2011 by Facebook, Rackspace, Goldman Sachs and Intel. Mark is a strong proponent of open standards as they increase the pace of innovation and make technology available to all.
Mark has been a strong supporter of charities dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities. He is on the Board of Directors of Taelor’s House Foundation, Morgan’s Wonderland and supports the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, Special Olympics and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He previously served as technology advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mark holds a BBA degree in management from Texas A&M University.
Pablos is an executive, attorney, and Republican politician. He served as Secretary of State of Texas and has a vast knowledge of business and community. He has a degree in Biology, a Master of Business Administration, a Master in Hospitality Management, and a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. He was described as the “driving force” behind the creation of the San Antonio campus of Hilton College, at which he formerly served as an adjunct lecturer of hospitality law. He has a passion for helping individuals with special needs and believes community service is not only essential, it’s expected.