Our Team

Since 1981, The Concilio has helped Latinos unlock education, health and wellness, and economic opportunities. We couldn’t have done it without the creativity and professionalism of our team, the backbone of our organization.

ADRIANA DE URQUIDI

ADRIANA DE URQUIDI

Position:

Director of Latino DEI Capacity Building

Historical Figure:

Amartya Sen

Quote:

Poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realize one's full potential as a human being

ALMA RAMOS

ALMA RAMOS

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Mother Teresa

Quote:

Peace begins with a smile!

ANDREA GONZALEZ

ANDREA GONZALEZ

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Dolores Huerta

Quote:

"¡Sí, se puede!"

ASTRID AGUINAGA

ASTRID AGUINAGA

Position:

Data Support

Historical Figure:

Helia Bravo Hollis

Quote:

Así ha sido mi vida; he hecho todo con amor, pasión y coraje ... Entregué mi vida a la UNAM, a mi ciencia, a mis compañeros y amigos. Cuando me toque, la muerte será bien recibida; para mí es sólo una cuestión puramente biológica

BLANCA ORTEGA

BLANCA ORTEGA

Position:

Office Coordinator

Historical Figure:

Selena Quintanilla

Quote:

Life is full of surprises. That’s all I will say.

CINDY VILLEGAS

CINDY VILLEGAS

Position:

Director of Finance

Historical Figure:

Juana Inés de la Cruz

Quote:

I don't study to know more, but to ignore less.

CLARISSA PEREZ

CLARISSA PEREZ

Position:

Family Services Manager

Historical Figure:

Walt Disney

Quote:

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

DULCE ORTIZ

DULCE ORTIZ

Position:

Program Facilitator

Historical Figure:

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Quote:

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EDITH DIAZ

EDITH DIAZ

Position:

Program Coordinator

Historical Figure:

Albert Einstein

Quote:

Haz de cada dia tu pieza maestra

FLORENCIA VELASCO FORTNER

FLORENCIA VELASCO FORTNER

Position:

President & CEO

Historical Figure:

Benito Juarez

Quote:

The ones who have a voice must speak for those who are voiceless

HANNAH NAVARRO

HANNAH NAVARRO

Position:

K-12 Education Manager

Historical Figure:

Julian Castro

Quote:

Opportunity today, prosperity tomorrow.

JAYME CAMPBELL

JAYME CAMPBELL

Position:

Director of Grants Management

Historical Figure:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote:

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

JESUS ESCOBEDO

JESUS ESCOBEDO

Position:

Marketing Specialist

Historical Figure:

Dr. Seuss

Quote:

Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!

JOANA TORRES

JOANA TORRES

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Stephen Hawking

Quote:

However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there’s life there’s hope.

LETICIA TUDON

LETICIA TUDON

Position:

Vice President of Community Engagement and Outreach

Historical Figure:

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Quote:

I do not study to know more, but to ignore less

LIZ MAGALLANES

LIZ MAGALLANES

Position:

Social Impact Project Manager

Historical Figure:

Sister Norma Pimentel

Quote:

May we be transformed to be agents of mercy, seeking to protect, defend, and uphold the dignity of all people.

LULU LYESCAS

LULU LYESCAS

Position:

Program Facilitator

Historical Figure:

Mother Teresa de Calcuta

Quote:

Cuando por los años no puedas correr, trota. Cuando no puedas trotar, camina. Cuando no puedas caminar, usa el bastón. ¡Pero nunca te detengas!

MARIA CASTILLO

MARIA CASTILLO

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Frida Khalo

Quote:

Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly.

MARTHA MACIAS

MARTHA MACIAS

Position:

Program Facilitator

Historical Figure:

Francisco de Asis

Quote:

Donde hay caridad y sabiduria, no hay miedo ni ignorancia.

MIA LOPEZ

MIA LOPEZ

Position:

Program Support Specialist

Historical Figure:

Candace Parker

Quote:

People need to see us. Not always in a positive light, just in the sunlight.

MICHELLE FRAILE

MICHELLE FRAILE

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Frida Khalo

Quote:

Feet, what do I need them for If I have wings to fly.

MICHELLE WILNER

MICHELLE WILNER

Position:

Big Dreams Event Director

Historical Figure:

Sonia Sotomayor

Quote:

I think it's important to move people beyond just dreaming into doing. They have to be able to see that you are just like them, and you made it.

NEHA GAITONDE

NEHA GAITONDE

Position:

Director of Community Health

Historical Figure:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Quote:

Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.

RAMONA SALCIDO

RAMONA SALCIDO

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Issac Newton

Quote:

LO QUE SABEMOS ES UNA GOTA DE AGUA. LO QUE IGNORAMOS ES UN OCEANO

SANDRA RODRIGUEZ

SANDRA RODRIGUEZ

Position:

Community Health Project Coordinator

Historical Figure:

Sonia Sotomayor

Quote:

Success is its own reward, but failure is a great teacher too, and not to be feared.

SELENA MENDEZ

SELENA MENDEZ

Position:

Community Health Program Coordinator

Historical Figure:

Audre Lorde

Quote:

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.

SOFIA OROZCO

SOFIA OROZCO

Position:

Community Promotora

Historical Figure:

Albert Einstein

Quote:

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new

VERONICA FERRER

VERONICA FERRER

Position:

Program Coordinator

Historical Figure:

Daniel Habif

Quote:

Aun sin nada, puedes soñarlo todo.

YENI GONZALEZ

YENI GONZALEZ

Position:

Program Coordinator

Historical Figure:

Dolores Huerta

Quote:

We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things. That is what we are put on the earth for.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair: Sandra Rosa, Chief Human Resources Officer, Syniverse
Chair Elect: Juan Muñoz, Jr., Vice President, Wealth Management, Muñoz Wealth Management of Raymond James
Vice Chair: Shawn Allgood
Treasurer: Matthew Michalak
Secretary: Michelle Hicks, DO, Attending Physician, Emergency Dept., Dallas Medical Center
Immediate Past Chair: Maryanne Piña-Frodsham, CEO, Career Management Partners

MEMBERS

Katie Doherty: Admission Division Director-Upper School, The Hockaday School
Nichole Edmonds: System Director of Community Benefits Baylor Scott & White Health
Patricio Gutiérrez: Founder and President, Gutiérrez Law Group
Harry Jones: International Employment & Labor Law Chair, Polsinelli
Iris Lopez: Director of Regional Sales, PepsiCo
Wil Murphy: Vice President Marketing, K Strategies Group
Gaston Sirito: Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Joseph Ruiz: Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse Cooper
Beatriz Joseph EdD: Vice Chancellor of Student Success Dallas College
Florencia Velasco Fortner: President and CEO, The Concilio

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dr. Froswa' Booker-Drew: Vice President, Community Affairs, Strategic Alliances State Fair of Texas

Aimee Griffiths: Head of Social Impact, MoneyGram International

Ben Leal, President: The Addy Foundation
Monica Christopher: Senior VP Chief Giving & Community Impact Officer
Margie Aguilar: CEO, ISP Creative

Regina Montoya: CEO and Chairperson, Regina T. Montoya, PLLC

Sophia R. Johnson: Founder and President, ABI

Carlos González Peña: Founder & President, Peña Search

Cristina Zertuche Wong: Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
Ximena Antunez de Mayolo: Program Officer at Rainwater Charitable Foundation

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