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Staff & Board Members


Nora Lozano, Ph.D. Executive Director of Christian Latina Leader Institute. Professor at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, Kansas. Doctorate in Theological Studies and Religion, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. M. Div. Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA.  ​email:

Patty Villarreal, LMSW. Co-founder & Director ex-officio of Christian Latina Leadership Institute. Board member of the Hispanic Baptist Convention of Texas. MASW, Carver School of Social Work, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY.

Araceli Acosta, MA. Administrative Support Staff. MA in Spanish, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. BA in Biblical and Theological Studies, Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, Texas. Certificate in Latina Leadership Studies, Christian Latina Leadership Institute, San Antonio, Texas. 



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

Becky Klein: J.D. Esq. Attorney, founder and principal of Texas Energy Poverty Research Institute, Austin, TX. JD St. Mary’s Law School, San Antonio, TX. Master of Arts in Business Leadership, MIT Sloan School of Business.  Master of Arts in National Security Studies, Georgetown University. 

Verónica Martínez-Gallegos: M.Div. Chaplain, North Carolina CLLI Coordinator. Chaplain and certified educator. Director of Operations at Atrium Health, Charlotte, North Carolina. Master of Divinities. Campbell University, Buies Creek, North Carolina. BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Americas, San Antonio, TX.

Marcela Ordaz: BA. Associate coordinator of the CLLI Monterrey, second cohort. Director at FABTECH Mexico and Reyes Ordaz Events.  BA in Organizational Communication, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, MX.

Carolyn Porterfield, MARE, Specialist in leadership development and volunteer management. National speaker and volunteer multicultural consultant with National WMU.  Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. 

Anna Rodríquez, M.A.P. Director of Outreach at Reflection Ministries. Anna has worked in the field of social services for more than 25 years. Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Public Administration with Emphasis in Permian Basin Leadership, University of Texas, Odessa, Texas. Diploma in Criminal Justice High School of Odessa College, in Odessa, Texas.