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Board of Directors

Dr. Pamela Hernandez

Chair

Dr. Pamela Hernandez
Small Business Owner, Independent Research Consultant and Community Engineer
dr.pamela.hernandez@gmail.com

Pamela Hernandez, Ph.D. is a small business owner, independent research consultant and community engineer. Dr. Hernandez has twelve years of experience working in U.S. public and private higher education institutions in various areas such as student leadership development, multiculturalism...

Cristina Morgado

Vice-President

Cristina Morgado
Principal - Tina Morgado - Health Insurance Agent,
Onecristinamorgado@gmail.com

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Greta Douglas

Treasurer

Greta Douglas
Skin Care Consultant, Treskin
wrapandloose@gmail.com

Greta is dedicated to helping educate people on the importance of health and wellness. I am passionate about skincare and I'm known as the #skincaresnob. As the Field Diversity Advisor for Treskin, she helps empower women of all nationalities by building confidence, health, and wealth!...

Jennifer Medrano

Secretary

Jennifer Medrano
Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch
jennifer.l.medrano@ml.com

As a native Houstonian raised in Houston’s Northside (in which she still resides), Jennifer believes that people can benefit from the vast resources and services that Merrill offers....

Rebecca Reyna

Board Member

Rebecca Reyna
Executive Director, Greater Northside Management District
rc.reyna@greaternorthsidedistrict.org

Rebecca Reyna is the Executive Director of the Greater Northside Management District. She manages projects and programs, including various economic development and community development initiatives. She is heavily involved in the community through her many leadership and volunteer roles. ...

Karrisa Gutierrez

Board Member

Karrisa Gutierrez
Permanent Makeup Artist, Vanity Ink
vanityinkhouston@gmail.com

Karissa Gutierrez, resident of Lindale Park, is a permanent makeup artist, former teacher, and mom of three. After serving 12 years for Aldine ISD, she retired to pursue her passion in the cosmetic industry. Karissa opened her permanent cosmetic studio, Vanity Ink Houston, in 2018. She e...

Luis Garcia

Board Member

Luis Garcia
Senior Public Affairs Representative,
luis.garcia@ridemetro.org

Luis brings a diverse background in community engagement and outreach, and multiple years of volunteer experience to his role at METRO.  He takes pride in being able to connect with community members, successfully collaborate with service providers, and coordinate creative and engaging ...

Lupe Cedillo

Board Member

Lupe Cedillo
Community Outreach Coordinator, Wesley Community Center
gcedillo@wesleyhousehouston.org

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Claudia Sanchez

Board Member

Claudia Sanchez
Director of Community Initiatives, Avenue CDC
claudias@avenuecdc.org

Claudia is an accomplished community leader with over fifteen year experience in leading, managing, and establishing programs across various platforms. She is dedicated to connecting resources and collaborating with diverse teams to create processes that lead to opportunities to all. Her...

Maribel Rodriguez

Board Member

Maribel Rodriguez "Sunshine"
Founder and CEO, Sunshine Personnel Solutions, LLC
Maribel@sunshinepersonnelsolutions.com

Maribel Rodriguez is founder and CEO of Sunshine Personnel Solutions, LLC with over 20 years experience as a business owner, and many years of experience in recruiting staffing and placement for temporary or direct personnel; as well as marketing public interest in staffing temps for each ...

Dr. Asheli S. Atkins

Executive Director

Dr. Asheli S. Atkins
Executive Director, Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce, Asheli S. Atkins, LLC
info@asheliatkins.com

Dr. Asheli S. Atkins, PhD, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and a business owner with over 13 years of outstanding professional research, teaching, and entrepreneurial experience. Passionate about the successful development and sustainability of small businesses — both nonprofi...