2017-2018 Board of Directors 


At the July 2017 board meeting, the AVANCE team was pleased to present our board with these handmade dolls, capturing the spirit of the toy making component that makes our program unique.

Elma Cantú Aldrete, Board Chair
St. Edward’s University

Phillip Martin, Vice-Chair

Dulce Ruiz, Treasurer
Status Labs

Jo Cassandra Cuevas, Secretary

Hon. Valinda Bolton
Community Volunteer

Dr. Esther Calzada
University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work

Kathleen Vale Castillo
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

Cristina Cornejo
Texas A&M AgriLife

Julio de la Llatta
Evans Family Law Group

Fely Garcia

Blanca Zamora Garcia
Casa Blanca Realty

Dawn Lewis
Austin Partners in Education

Rosie Mendoza, CPA,
R. Mendoza & Company, PC

Krista Moore

Lourdes “Lulu” Pelcastre

Cynthia Miller Rindy
Rindy Miller Media

Dr. Stacey Shackelford
Austin Community College

Amber Walker
Wells Fargo Bank