NHI Board of Directors

 NHI Board of Trustees

The 22 member NHI Board of Trustees consists primarily of former participants who are either in business of their own or work in different fields and business endeavors. Beyond their usual roles as policy makers for the organization, a good number of them participate in the management of NHI summer leadership programs, including Celebración. In several cases they form close bonds with the students, help sponsor them to NHI programs, and also employ them as college interns in their respective businesses. 

Lia Carpio
Adams State College
Alamosa, Colorado
Involved with NHI since 1991

Dr. Judy Cabaza, D.D.S.
General Dentistry Practice
Owner
San Antonio, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1985

Eduardo A. Chavez
US Department of Justice
Supervisory Special Agent
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Involved with NHI since 1993

Frank De La Portilla
Retired Veteran
Houston Community College
Houston, Texas
Involved with NHI since 2005

Michael Craig Elkins
Texas A&M University
CLN President, Undergraduate Board Trustee 
Mission, Texas 
Involved with NHI since 2009

Anita Fernandez
Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
College Readiness Counselor
San Antonio, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1998

Juan P. Garcia
Xnetworks
Menlo Park, California
Involved with NHI since 1983

Marc Garcia
Brinker International
Management
Eagle Pass, Texas
Involved with NHI since 2010

Francisco J. Garza, Esq.
Garza-Pena Law Firm
Attorney
Weslaco, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1985

Dominic Gonzales
Texas Indigent Defense Commission
Lubbock, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1992

Elba Gonzales 
NHI Alumni Committee Chair
San Antonio, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1990

Dr. Michael G. Gonzalez, M.D.
Ben Taub General Hospital
Emergency Medicine
Houston, Texas 
Involved with NHI since 1987

Gildardo Gutierrez-Mendez
Emerging America
CEO
Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
Involved with NHI since 2011

Janitzio Guzman
University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio 
MD Candidate
Austin, Texas 
Involved with NHI since 2004

Rita Haecker
Texas State Teachers Association
President
Austin, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1982

Reyna Hernandez
Illinois State Board of Education
Assistant Superintendent for Language & Early Childhood Development
Chicago, Illinois
Involved with NHI since 1997

Michelle Laredo-Torres
Glen Cove Mansion 
Director of Conference Services Hotel & Conference Center
Bayside, New York
Involved with NHI since 1993

Adriel G. Lares
3PAR Inc.
Vice President of Finance & CEO
San Francisco, California
Involved with NHI since 1987

John F. Lopez, Esq.
Travis County District Attorney’s Office
Austin, Texas
Board Secretary
Involved with NHI since 1983

Art Martinez de Vara, Esq.
Ramirez & Martinez de Vara, PLLC
Attorney
San Antonio, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1991

Dr. John Minogue, C.M.
Benedictine University
Faculty
Chicago, Illinois
Involved with NHI since 1993

Samuel Moreno
Retired Businessman
Irving, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1979

Ernesto Nieto
National Hispanic Institute
President
Kyle, Texas
NHI Founder, 1979

P. Rafael Olmos Rodriguez
Colegio San Agustin of Panama
Professor of Religion, Ethics and Values
Involved with NHI since 2008

Christopher J. Pluta
Argo Community High School/ Chicago Public Schools
NHI Administrator/ESL Teacher
Summit, Illinois
Involved with NHI since 1991

George Rodriguez, Esq.
Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.
Attorney
Dallas, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1984

Omar Romero
MORMAX Development 
McAllen, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1999

Humberto Saenz, Jr.
Premios Consulting
Managing Director
Houston, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1985

Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez, Esq.
Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C.
Attorney
Dallas, Texas
Board Chair
Involved with NHI since 1983

Susana Sandoval
Sana Global Community Development Corporation
CEO
Chicago, Illinois
Involved with NHI since 1991

Angelica Vasquez
State Farm
Agent
Houston, Texas 
Involved with NHI since 2000

Celestino Villarreal
TG Group
President
Brownsville, Texas
Involved with NHI since 1996

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