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Introducing Myra Dumapias

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Myra Dumapias

Tckid Interim Executive Director
November 2010

Myra is a multi-talented manager, energetic teacher, creative guitarist, and the queen of “getting things done”. She understands what it means to live a full life. While working as a teacher and Executive Director in a non-profit organization, she still manages to find the time to raise her teenage son, listen compassionately to frustrated members with technical problems, and keeping staff morale high. Perhaps what is most extraordinary about Myra is her willingness to do ordinary things like pursuing her childhood dream: helping cross cultural people belong.

Myra is currently the manager and Interim Director of TCKid. She was a professor at San Antonio College and has several years of experience in the non-profit sector. She understands what it takes to keep the mission of an organization going, and has a knack for solving problems fast.

What People Say

“Myra is awesome!”

Myra is so easy to work with and talk to.  She will always check up on you and make sure things are clearly understood.  She does it in a way that’s easygoing and isn’t nagging at all.  She also always makes it a point to talk to you on a personal level, so you feel like you’re talking to a friend.  Myra is awesome!”

– Erin Sinogba


“She truly is a blessing in the TCKID community.”

“Myra has been very welcoming and understanding of her staff. For instance, she would ask how I am doing and offer emotional empathy and support to the challenges I was facing, having recently quit a job and in a difficult transition to the next step. Myra has also been very welcoming to the TCKID community, opening her arms to anyone who needs support. ”

-Michelle Kim

“Myra is the perfect person to be leading TCKID.”

“Myra and I spoke on the phone once and we hit it off right away.  What was supposed to be a 10 min conversation turned to an hour conversation.  Worldly, grounded, energetic, open to new ideas and extremely committed to leading the third culture kids community.  I could hear the enthusiasm in her voice when she talked about the big vision for the tckid: the outreach programs and fundraising ideas. She has proven to be extremely reliable well organized and very easy to get long with.”

– Aga Magdolen

“Myra is just like me, but better. She definitely spells better than me, I can’t even understand my own handwriting! She has a big heart for TCKID.. and after meeting her face to face with her teenage son, also a TCK, I feel confident she’s the right person to represent this community.”

– Brice Royer

Written by Myra Dumapias

November 26, 2010 at 12:58 am

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