HWIL Executive Board 2015-2016

New Board

2015-2016 Executive Board (Officers, Board of Directors and Advisory Board)


  • R.A. (Rita) Lopez, President
  • Michele R. Fraga, Vice President
  • Alba Hernandez, Treasurer
  • Mayra Luna, Secretary
  • Jesse Rodriguez, Parliamentarian

Board of Directors:

  • Diana Barrero Burgos, Director
    Hospitality / Hall of Fame Committee Chair
  • Elizabeth “Lisi” Cocina, Ed.D., Director
    Scholarship / Mentorship Programs Committee Chair
  • Maria Duran, Director
    Conference Committee Co-Chair
  • Linda Garcia, Director
    Fund Development Committee Chair
  • Patricia Limón de Rodríguez, Director
    Website / Social Media Committee Chair
  • Debbie Pulido, Director
    Historian / Nominations Committee Chair
  • Vanessa Ramirez, Director
    Membership Committee Chair
  • Luz Elena Rivers, Director
    Public Relations Committee Chair
  • Yvonne Rodriguez, Director
    Events / Programs Committee Chair
  • Margaret “Maggy” Solis, Director
    Conference Committee Co-Chair

Advisory Board:

  • Mary Almendarez, Advisory Board Member
    Co-Founder / Past President
  • Gloria Alvarez, Advisory Board Member
    Past President
  • M. Helen Cavazos, Advisory Board Chair
    Past President
  • Mary Champion Closner, Advisory Board Member
    Past President
  • Sally Morin,  Advisory Board Member
    Past Director
  • Celia Vara Valles, Advisory Board Member
    Past President