Our Team

Amy Jimenez, MPT, MACM, Founder and President

Amy holds a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Abilene Christian University.  She founded Thirsty People after a mission trip to Ecuador with board member Susie Leavelle in 2011 where they saw how effective the use of water filters could be in partnership with a local church as a way to connect short term mission teams with the long term effort of indigenous evangelization.  Amy wanted to resource other short term mission teams with this powerful tool.  She joined with other like minded friends to begin raising money and awareness of the needs for clean water and living water, Jesus Christ, throughout the world.    Amy has since travelled from 2012-2014 to Haiti, where Thirsty People has partnered with The Haiti Education Alliance to use water filters to teach health education, nutrition, and the benefits of drinking clean water along business training skills to local Haitians.

Board Members

  • Carol Gafford, Vice President
  • Susie Leavelle, Secretary – Susie has travelled to Ecuador in 2011 and to Mexico in 2014, using Thirsty People filters to share the gospel.
  • Raymon Jimenez,  Treasurer – Raymon has travelled to Mexico in 2014, using Thirsty People filters to share the gospel.
  • Scott Liles, Board Member
  • Patty Thomas, Board Member
  • Amy Cabrero, Board Member