Meet the Abrazo Staff

LEADING THE ABRAZO TEAM…

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Meet the AbrazoChicks, as our alumni have fondly nicknamed us. We’re open adoption professionals with a wealth of experience in this field (personal and professional) and for our staff, adoption is not merely a job, but rather, a calling. We do it all, from counseling to casework to stork runs and diaper changes, and we love what we do, because we love the parents and children we serve.

MARTHA BRONSTEIN, M.S., L.P.C.-i
Family Services Coordinator

Martha is a bilingual mother of three who holds dual Master’s degrees, and is sitting for the state LPC license exam soon. She hails from Mexico and she loves to hablo espanol as well as inglaise. Martha is tiny but mighty, and she advocates strongly for adoptive parents because she understands the joys of parenting, the agonies of infertility, and the uncertainties of adoption, and she is well-equipped to help Abrazo’s clients through all of the above. (Martha’s email is mbronstein@abrazo.org.)

RACHEL MOEN, L.M.S.W.
Maternity Services Coordinator

Rachel has her Master’s in Social Work, but if it were up to us, we’d give her a Master’s in Awesomeness, because there’s nothing Rachel cannot do. She hails from Alabama and she is easy to talk to and hard to rattle. Rachel loves the Houston Astros and live music and camping and helping women to feel empowered. (Rachel’s email is rmoen@abrazo.org.)

ELIZABETH JURENOVICH, M.S., L.C.P.A.A., L.P.C., L.M.F.T.
Executive Director/Founder

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from Trinity University, and a Master’s degree in counseling psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University (both in San Antonio). She is a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and a Certified Professional Open Adoption Practitioner. She began her adoption career in 1987. A single mother of two sons in high school, Elizabeth enjoys playing the piano, armchair politics, and retail therapy. (Elizabeth’s email is elizabeth@abrazo.org.)

XIMENA HUERTA MEDINA, M.A.
Counseling Services

Ximena began as a Master’s level counseling intern, and she was such a joy to have around, we made her a staff member. Ximena, who is bilingual, provides counseling and casework services for all of Abrazo’s clients and facilitates our birthparent support group, as well. A newlywed and a marathon runner, Ximena is originally from Mexico and enjoys doing arts and crafts in her free time. (Ximena’s email is xmedina@abrazo.org.)

VIRGINIA DOMINGUE, B.A.
Agency Services Coordinator

Virginia worked in child welfare back in the Midwest and moved to Texas last fall with her husband, so she is a very qualified and welcome addition to the Abrazo staff. She is loved by our tiny and grown clients alike because she is genuinely committed to helping others and she has an undeniable gift when it comes to agency program administration. (Virginia’s email is vdominguez@abrazo.org.)