NHI Board of Directors

 NHI Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees convenes twice a year to set organizational policy and to plan the future direction of NHI. Most members are NHI alumni who have demonstrated a strong interest in the Latino community, and represent an expertise in such areas as finance, government, entrepreneurship, law, and education.  Non-alumni include businessmen, a former university president, a veteran, a community organizer/counselor, and a professional fund-raiser.

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

Dr. Judy Cabaza, DDS
General Dentistry Practice
Owner
San Antonio, TX
Involved with NHI since 1985

Eduardo A. Chavez
US department of Justice
Supervisory Special Agent
Rio Rancho, NM
Involved with NHI since 1993

Frank De La Portilla
Retired Veteran
Houston, TX
Involved with NHI since 2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adriel G. Lares
3PAR Inc.
VP of Finance & CEO
San Francisco, CA
Involved with NHI since 1987

John F. Lopez
Travis C. District Atty’s Office
Austin, TX
Board Secretary
Involved with NHI since 1983

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

John Minogue
De Paul University
President
Chicago, IL
Involved with NHI since 1993

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

Ernesto Nieto
National Hispanic Institute
President
Kyle, TX
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, IL
Involved with NHI since 1991

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

Omar Romero
RGV Harley-Davidson and RoadRunner Harley-Davidson
Chief of Operations
McAllen, TX
Involved with NHI since 1999

Humberto Saenz, Jr.
Accenture
Manager
Houston, TX
Involved with NHI since 1985

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

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

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

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