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Scott McAninch

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Chief Executive Officer

Scott began his marketing/promotion career with the launch of independent television station KABB in 1985. After 20 years of successful broadcast marketing and promotion work, Scott made a move to the nonprofit sector as a consultant for The San Antonio Nonprofit Council.

He was hired as the Executive Director in 2007. In 2015 the San Antonio Nonprofit Council became The Nonprofit Council and opened their membership to all 501(c)3 organizations in an effort to expand TNC's service and membership in South Central Texas.

Mercedes Alhaj

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Chief Operating Officer

Mercedes as a native San Antonian who attended Texas State University to study Early Childhood Education and was a preschool teacher in the early part of her career. She then transitioned into the investment industry and spent over a decade in wealth management.

After a friend and colleague introduced her to the Big Give in early 2016 she decided to volunteer for the event during which she felt a calling to change her career path to the nonprofit sector. Mercedes joined The Nonprofit Council in the fall of 2016 as the membership associate and as COO continues to focus on growing the membership base of TNC.


Nino Tarantino-
CEO, Chrysalis Ministries

Board Chair

Chris Carmona-
Schriver|Carmona CPA


Armen Babajanian 
ED, World Affairs Council

Advocacy Chair

Arlene Siller-
CEO, Ascend 

At-Large Member

Lori Houston-
Assistant City Manager, City of San Antonio

At-Large Member

Nikisha Baker -
CEO, SAMMinistries

Vice Chair

Anne Krause-
CEO, Hemisfair Conservancy

Leadership Development Chair

Maureen DeFelice - 
ED, Daedalians

Membership Chair

Scott McAninch-
CEO, The Nonprofit Council


Erik Walsh-
City Manager, City of San Antonio

At-Large Member

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