Board of Directors 2016-17

Board Chair
Amanda Sampayo

Graduate Support Program Director, Guadalupe Regional Middle School

Vice Chair
Dr. Rita Hernandez
Area Assistant Superintendent
Brownsville Independent School District

Ronnie Rodriguez
Los Fresnos CISD Director of Career & Technology Education

Campaign Chair
Eric Garza
Cameron County District Clerk

Immediate Past Chair
Claudia Cantu-Grimaldo
Regional President, Wells Fargo Bank

Teri Alarcon
Area Assistant Superintendent, Brownsville Independent School District

Patti Ayala
Senior Vice President, Frost Bank

Dr. Norma Ibarra-Cantu
Professional Development Coordinator, Brownsville ISD

John Edge
General Manager, Fruia Motors

Frank Escobedo
Publisher, The Brownsville Herald

Olga Gonzalez
Vice President, Professional & Executive Banker, BBVA Compass Bank

Jerry Hatley
Director of Imaging Services, Valley Regional Medical Center

Rose Longoria
Principal, Pace Early College High School

Bea Lopez-Juarez
Unit Director, HEB Central Blvd.

Judith P. Lucio
Attorney, Hamilton & Lucio, PC

James McCann
Director of Power Supply, Brownsville PUB

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

Jaime Martinez
Human Resources Manager, Port of Brownsville

Bertha Presas
Community Volunteer

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.

Traci Wickett
President & CEO, United Way of Southern Cameron County