All of our faculty members are accomplished women leaders in their field of expertise. 


Zoricelis Davila, LMHC, LPC-s: Bilingual Counseling & Psychotherapy, Fort Worth, TX, Masters in Marriage & Family Counseling, Masters in 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 from Georgetown University. 

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. 

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.

Terry Martinez: Director of Learning Resources Center at Baptist University of the Américas, San Antonio, TX. M.L.S., North Texas University, Denton, TX. 

Veronica Martinez-Gallegos, President and Founder of Ministerios Mujer Latina, M.Div. Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, North Carolina.

Carolyn Porterfield: Multicultural Consultant for Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, Dallas, TX.  Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX.  

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. 

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.

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