Sara Fairley, Chief Social Programs Officer
Fort Worth, TX
Sara Fairley is the Chief Social Programs Officer at RAICES. Sara holds a Masters degree in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding and a Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Sara began her career with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth assisting refugees with their resettlement into a new life in Fort Worth, Texas. Sara has worked professionally in non-profit and social justice work for over 10 years in Texas, Vermont, Myanmar and Washington D.C. While in Myanmar she oversaw the design and implementation of Peace and Conflict workshops, hosted inter-religious dialogues and completed research on the principles of peacebuilding. Sara served as a Program Officer for the U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants in Washington D.C. and most recently was the Deputy Campaign Manager for a 2018 Congressional candidate. Sara joined the RAICES team in fall of 2018 with a continued commitment to social justice.
Miriam Camero, Associate Vice President of Social Programs
Miriam is originally from Laredo, Texas and is a proud daughter of two Mexican immigrants. Miriam Camero attended the University of Texas at Austin for her BSW in Social Work, BA in Philosophy, and MSW in Clinical Social Worker. Miriam also received her JD from the University of Houston Law Center. She first became active in the immigrant community through her field placement at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid in Austin, Texas where she served as the first social work intern at the University of Texas Immigration and Domestic Violence Clinic. During her master’s program, Miriam served for Americorps and was placed in Communities in Schools’ Eastside Memorial High School. Currently, Miriam also serves on the NASW-TX Chapter Human Rights Committee.
Einas Albadri, Refugee Resettlement Program Director
San Antonio, TX
Einas was born in Iraq and arrived to the U.S. as a Refugee in 2010. Einas attended University of Babylon, School of Law for her Bachelor’s degree, as undergraduate student she served as an active member of the Youth Legal Committee working hand-in-hand with law scholars and professors and helped monitor the implementation of human right in the new Iraq constitution in 2005. In addition to working as a trial, litigation attorney, Einas was the founder and the Legal Advisor for three nonprofit organization in her city in Iraq (Women Human Right, Child Welfare and Homeless Prevention CPHP, and Small Business Empowerment). Worked with many NGOs, UN sector in Iraq, and as human right legal educator for projects with the British Council. Einas started working with refugees and immigrants in San Antonio back in 2012 and is now the current Director for Refugee Resettlement Program. Her background and multiple roles has allowed her to be an effective instrument for the integration of the refugee communities in San Antonio. Currently working on her Master’s degree in Law at St. Mary’s Law School. Einas is a mother of two girls and when she is not working or studying, she will be playing soccer with her youngest daughter or write Arabic poems.
Vincent Luna, Director of Strategic Initiatives
San Antonio, TX
Vincent studied Latin American and Latino Studies, Sociology, and Gender Studies at DePaul University. From there, he worked as a community organizer with Unite Here and most recently worked in development at the San Antonio Food Bank. In the spring of 2019, he completed a Nonprofit Management program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.