Our Team


Cody Knowlton

President and CEO

Cody Knowlton, C.F.R.E., joined BHFSA in 2012. His leadership enables the Foundation to fully enact its mission and vision.

Prior to the Foundation, Cody provided 18 years of leadership and service in the University Development office at Baylor University where he completed his tenure as Senior Executive Director.


Brent Salter

Program Director

Brent Salter joined BHFSA in 2019. He is responsible for all aspects of the development, promotion, support, coordination and management of the Foundation’s grantmaking programs.

Brent brings to his role his experience as a former Director of Finance for a nonprofit organization.

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Deborah Admire

Communications Assistant

Deborah Admire has been with BHFSA since 2019. She handles external communication, event management and office administration for the Foundation.

Before joining the Foundation, Deborah served the Hill Country community as a pharmacy technician at H-E-B for 10 years.


Elizabeth Etemadi


Elizabeth Etemadi began serving BHFSA in 2007. She manages the Foundation’s finances and human resources.

Previously, Elizabeth served Baptist Health Services as Accountant, and has held accounting and other administrative positions at the Baptist Health System since 1999.


Liz Cantu

Program Associate

Liz Cantu, CAP, has served BHFSA since 2006. Working closely with Brent Salter, she provides administrative and logistical support to grant-seekers, current and previous grantees, staff and trustees.

Liz joined the Baptist Health System in 1982 and held several secretarial positions as well as Database Coordinator/Staff Accountant for the former Baptist Health Services Foundation.


By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it…  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 3:10-11 (NIV)