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Member Spotlight

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. ...

Armando Diaz, Esq.

Board Member

Armando Diaz, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Law Office of Armando Diaz
aadiaz87@yahoo.com

Armando Diaz has been licensed for 21 years and handles cases in Real Estate, Debt Collection, Business, Tax, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury, Construction & Development. This attorney works in Houston, TX and attended South Texas College of Law Houston. Pra...

Yvette Diaz

Board Member

Yvette Diaz
Legal Assistant - Bookkeeping, Law Office of Armando Diaz
piel_dlf@yahoo.com

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JohnPaul Cortez

Board Member

JohnPaul Cortez
Teacher Leader, North East STEM Academy
johnpaul.cortez@tejanocenter.org

John Paul “J.P” Cortez is a 3rd generation resident of the Near-Northside, and has worked closely in the Near Northside community which he loves for over 20 years. As a resident, non-profit executive, and educator he has served his community in multiple ways and strives to help the Nea...

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 ...

Michael Hernandez

Board Member

Michael Hernandez
Real Estate Broker/Owner, Coldwell Banker Central
michael@hernandezproperties.com

Michael is the leader of his family owned and operated Real Estate, Insurance, and Mortgage Loan and Financial services businesses. Together with his parents Richard, Connie who founded the company and his siblings Russell, Dominic and Terri they have served the Greater Northside community...