2018-2019 Board of Directors









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

Vice Chair
Jaime Martinez
Director of Human Resources
Brownsville Navigation District

Teri Alarcon
Area Assistant Superintendent, High Schools
Brownsville Independent School District

Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Rita B. Hernandez
Cameron County Education Initiative

Campaign Chair
Art Garza
Valley Regional Medical Center

Board Members

Frank Acevedo
Chief Nursing Officer, Valley Regional Medical Center

Patti Ayala
Senior Vice President, Frost Bank

Dr. Norma Ibarra-Cantu
Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator for Secondary, Brownsville Independent School District

John Edge
General Manager, Fruia Motors

Frank Escobedo
Publisher, The Brownsville Herald

Janie Hernandez
Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Bank - Los Fresnos

Rose Longoria
Principal, Pace Early College High School

Frank Lopez
Vice President, IBC Bank

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.

Rick Villarreal, DDS
Villarreal Dental Center

Dr. Selma Yznaga
Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Norma Zamora
Director, Brownsville Metro

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