Board of Directors - San Antonio

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Talia Christian

BRP Scholar - Board Member 2021

BRP Board Scholar 2022 board application is now open - apply today! Application closes on January 7, 2022!

 

Email talia@boardroomproject.org with any questions.

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Salena S. Guipzot

Founder and Chair

Salena has over a decade of experience working in M&A, succession planning, business strategy and development for financial firms across the country.  Years of working in the male-dominated financial sector drove Salena to create and develop The Boardroom Project. Her ability to forge prosperous strategic partnerships in the non-profit and corporate world is her real forte, a skill-set she hopes to share with other young female professionals.

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Kelly Lampkin, MBA

Vice Chair 

Kelly Lampkin, Principal Consultant at FunMise, LLC enjoys empowering her clients with simplified IT solutions that solve business challenges and improve productivity. Kelly has a strong mix of customer service, project management, and technical skills. Kelly has a passion for mentoring others, to help them get started and flourish in an information technology and cybersecurity career path. As a female in the Information Technology industry, Kelly understands the gender gap in IT (particularly in Cybersecurity) and she is passionate about empowering young girls/women with road maps and the necessary tools to help close that gap.

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Sunny Hernandez, M.A.

Board Secretary

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Sunny has lived in San Antonio for the last seven years and works as a College Coordinator of High School Programs at St. Philip's College. Sunny’s passion is educational equity and aspires to enter a Ph.D. program in urban education policy. As a former AmeriCorps, City Year - SA and a Masters from Dartmouth, Sunny is well equipped to serve our BRP Scholars well with direction and support to complete their educational goals.

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Stephanie Martinez, CPA

Board Treasurer 

Stephanie Martinez, CPA has over a decade years of public accounting experience, dedicating her time with high net worth individuals, family groups, and privately-owned businesses. Stephanie  also focuses on working with real estate, medical practitioners, and non-profit organizations.  Stephanie provides planning and consulting so her clients maximize their value.

 

Stephanie graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word with a BBA in Accounting and minor in Economics. She is originally from San Antonio and has family in Houston. Stephanie enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

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Elizabeth "Liz" Arevalo

Board Member since 2019

Liz is the Education Liaison for Urban Strategies Inc. and is responsible for supporting the implementation of education strategies under the Choice Neighborhoods Initiatives (CNI) federal grant, with an emphasis on a cradle to career continuum of solutions for children and youth in the project service area. Liz develops strong working relationships with neighborhood schools and education partners to provide solutions to address needs around academic achievement and supports families in their efforts to educate children in the home, school and community.

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Margot Slosson, MBA

Board Member since 2019

Margot Slosson is a freelance business service provider and consultant based in San Antonio, Texas. Her mission is to help business leaders bring order to chaos in their organizations so they can focus on delivering value to their customers. She has 11+ years non-profit and economic development experience and is passionate about empowering women and minority entrepreneurs through education, connections, and capital.

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Melissa Matos

Board Member since 2021

Melissa Gutierrez- Matos serves as the Compliance Chief of Staff at a Fortune 100 company and is responsible for overseeing board governance, business operations and complex business initiatives, and has held various roles in the financial services industry for over 24 years. As a product of the Edgewood School District and first-generation college graduate, she recognizes the importance of serving our community by empowering and guiding others to pursue their passion.

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Dalia Flores-Contreras, MBA

Board Member since 2021

Dalia Flores Contreras is the CEO at City Education Partners (CEP). Dalia grew up in the west side of San Antonio and is a graduate of both Palo Alto College (PAC) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She holds a bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies and a masters in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from UTSA. Dalia has over 17 years of experience in education and has served in a variety of roles from classroom teacher to Superintendent of schools. She has had the opportunity to study, learn and work in the education ecosystem of Texas, Illinois, and Oklahoma. Dalia is extremely passionate about authentic community engagement and believes in them power of educating, equipping and empowering families and communities to be advocates and change makers.

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Isabel de la Riva

Board Member since 2021

Isabel de la Riva is a transformational leader helping people in organizations
and businesses to navigate through the DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and
belonging) issues that can elevate or sink ideas, projects, and dreams. She has
her own business consulting company, dlr Consultants, where she advises on
how to strive for innovative business development, she provides legal services
to domestic and international companies on their policies, procedures,
contracts, and general business needs. She has worked in the business and
legal sector for over twenty years and has enjoyed serving the people in her
community, state, country, and world. She was the founding partner of de la
Riva & Associates PLLC, a full service law firm that was established in San
Antonio in 1999.

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Lily Garcia

Board Member since 2021

Lily Garcia is a graduate from UTSA with her Bachelor's in International Business. She recently graduated from The Latina Leadership Institute, a program within the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, where she gained knowledge on serving on boards and commissions.

Lily is the Marketing Director for #IhaveaCPAguy (Robert Garcia CPA, PLLC) where alongside husband Robert Garcia CPA, they work to help educate, bring awareness to existing resources and provide mentorship to our Micro and Small Business community.

In addition, she is a mom to three boys ages 8, 7, & 5. She loves creating theme birthdays and Halloween costumes for the family and enjoys listening to 90's hip hop music.

Past BRP Scholar

Board Members

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Tania Gibson

BRP Board Scholar, 2020

Tañia is currently a Senior at Judson High School and a recent graduate of the BRP Scholar program. Her future goals include attending college at either NYU or Baylor to study anesthesiology. Tania's passions include women's rights, youth empowerment, and anything that encourages a collaborative team atmosphere that allows everyone the opportunity to thrive.

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Talia Christian

BRP Board Scholar, 2021

Talia is a recent graduate of the NLC-Women Leaders, Fall 2020, the first Women of Color leadership program in Texas. Talia was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and grew up in San Antonio, TX with her parents and brother. Talia is currently a psychology major at Northeast Lakeview College with a 3.9 GPA. Talia hopes to become a psychiatrist or work in higher education. In addition to serving as the 2021 BRP Scholar board member, Talia serves in many other leadership capacities such as President - Black Student Union; Vice President - Young Professionals Club; SNT Coordinator - National Society of Leadership and Success; Vice President - Student Government Association; and Treasurer - ACD Student District Council.

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Board Member

BRP Board Scholar, 2022

Pending bio.