Staff & Board Members


Nora Lozano, Ph.D. Co-founder & Executive Director of Latina Leadership Institute, Professor of Theological Studies at Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, TX. Ph.D, Religious & Theological Studies, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.


Patty Villarreal, LMSW:  Co-founder & Director ex-officio of Latina Leadership Institute; Adjunct Professor, Baptist University of the Américas, MSW, Carver School of Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

Monica Salinas, Administrative Coordinator, BA in Psychology, BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Américas, Latina Leadership Studies Certificate.



Zoricelis Davila, LMHC, LPC-s: Bilingual Counseling & Psychotherapy, Fort Worth, TX., Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. 

Becky Klein, Esq: Attorney, Principal of Klein Energy, LLC . Austin, TX.  JD St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, TX. Master of Arts in National Security Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Raquel Contreras, General Director for the Baptist Publishing House in El Paso, Texas.  Lawyer by profession, pastor by vocation.  Current President of the Women’s Department of the Baptist World Alliance.  JD: Universidad de Concepcion, Chile.  

Belinda A. Reyes, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Texas at Dallas, Ph.D, University of Texas at Dallas. 

Nora I. Silva, MPA: Sr. Director of Health Equity for Central and South Texas Region of the American Heart Association, San Antonio TX.  MPA, School of Public Policy, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX. 

Alicia Zorzoli: Bible professor and international speaker. Bilingual editor and translator. Licenciatura en Teología, Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista (Argentina). MDIV, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX