2017-2018 Board of Directors









Board Chair
Dr. Rita B. Hernandez
Cameron County Education Initiative

Vice Chair
Ronnie Rodriguez
Director - Career and Technology Education
Los Fresnos Consolidated Independent School District

Jaime Martinez
Director of Human Resources
Brownsville Navigation District

Immediate Past Chair
Amanda Sampayo
Graduate Support Program Director
Guadalupe Regional Middle School

Campaign Co-Chairs
Bea Lopez-Juarez
Unit Director
HEB Central Boulevard

Eric Garza
Cameron County District Clerk

Board Members

Teri Alarcon
Area Assistant Superintendent, Brownsville Independent School District

Patti Ayala
Senior Vice President, Frost Bank

Dr. Norma Ibarra-Cantu
Professional Development Coordinator, Brownsville Independent School District

Claudia Cantu-Grimaldo
Regional President, Wells Fargo Bank

John Edge
General Manager, Fruia Motors

Frank Escobedo
Publisher, The Brownsville Herald

Jerry Hatley
Director of Imaging Services, Valley Regional Medical Center

Rose Longoria
Principal, Pace Early College High School

Carla Mancha
Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville

Anna Oquin
Franchisee, McDonald's

Melinda Rodriguez
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Workforce Training
Texas Southmost College

Bernardino Salinas
Assistant Yard Manager, Keppel AmFELS

Armando Sanchez
General Manager at H-E-B Plus, H-E-B Grocery Company

Seema Trakru, M.D.

Al Villarreal
President, IBC Bank

Norma Zamora
Director, Brownsville Metro

All directors listed above are independent voting members of the Board of Directors.