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; 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 Office Coordinator, BS in Psychology, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Morelos. BA in Bible and Theology, Baptist University of the Américas, Christian Latina Leadership Studies Certificate.



Zoricelis Dávila: Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC. Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor & Psychotherapist. International speaker, author, and professor of professional counseling at Liberty University. Ph.D., Liberty University, MAMFC, MACE Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.

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

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.

Marcela Ordaz: BA in Organizational Communication. 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.

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