Staff & Board Members


Nora Lozano, Ph.D. Co-founder & Executive Director of Christian 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 Christian Latina Leadership Institute; Adjunct Professor, Baptist University of the Américas, MSW, Carver School of Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. 

​Anyra Cano, CLLI Academic Coordinator. Youth minister at Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo in Fort Worth, TX, BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX. MA in Global Leadership. Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX. 


Monica Salinas, CLLI Administrative Associate, BA in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Morelos. BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Américas, Christian Latina Leadership Studies Certificate.

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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.  

Adalia Gutiérrez Lee. Currently, Director of Iberoamerica and the Caribbean, for the American Baptist Churches as International Ministries area . Doctor of Medicine, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México. Master of Divinity,  Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. 

Elizabeth Tamez Méndez, Ph.D. Founder and Executive Director of New Generation3 Training and Consulting. Adjunct faculty at Calvin Theological Seminary. Ph. D. Leadership,  Andrews University. Master of Interior Design, Universidad de Salamanca, España. Licenciatura en Arquitectura, Universidad del Valle de México, México.

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