Abrazo Adoption Associates, San Antonio, Texas

Meet the Abrazo staff...

Elizabeth Jurenovich photoELIZABETH 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 mother of two small boys, she enjoys playing the piano, reading, politics, and avoiding housework at all costs.

Angela Martinez photoBRIANNA WARREN GONZALEZ, B.A. (Master's in progress)
Family Services Coordinator

Brianna is Abrazo's Family Services Coordinator, and her job is to prepare our adopting families for placement and for living out their open adoption promises in the years after they take a child home from Abrazo. She got her Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University, and is earning her Master's Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M. Brianna is an easy-going professional with a great laugh, who came to Abrazo after working in a residential program for troubled teens. A newlywed, Brianna enjoys family time, travel, music and foreign films.

Audra Brunneman photoAUDRA BRUNNEMAN, B.S.
Maternity Services Coordinator

Audra is a graduate of U.T.S.A. and worked at our attorney's office while putting herself through college, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She serves as the liaison between the agency and its legal representatives. Audra has a special place in her heart for birthmoms, and goes the extra mile to take care of her clients, assisting with housing, counseling, medical care, transportation, and more. She enjoys fast cars, hot parties and keeping the highway patrol in business.

Administrative Assistant

The sweet, friendly voice you hear when you first call Abrazo belongs to Adelina Jiminez (or "Nina", as we call her.) Nina is Abrazo's newest hire, but she's an old friend, having previously worked with the agency. She is presently taking classes for nursing school, and has a passion for open adoption, having experienced it herself. In addition to answering phones at Abrazo, Nina is responsible for a host of clerical duties, entertains small children who visit our office, and helps with the weekly birthparent support group meetings. Nina is an artistic soul, who does poetry slams in her free time, never met a stranger, and goes out of her way to help others.

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