Tañia is currently a Junior 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. As our BRP Scholar board member, Tañia is the voice for her fellow Scholars to ensure our youth will always have a seat the table.
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.
Kelly Lampkin, Principal Consultant and Owner of 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.
Originally from Los Angeles, California, Sunny has lived in San Antonio for the last five years and works as an academic advisor for San Antonio 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.
Michelle is a Controller of Partnership Accounting for CWS Capital Partners, a real estate investment management company that specializes in the acquisition, development, reposition, and management of a $5 billion portfolio of luxury apartment communities. Attending The University of Texas at San Antonio, graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree in Accounting, later obtaining her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Ms. Santibanez knows the empirical struggles of growing up in the inner city of San Antonio, Texas. She is passionate about motivating people to be the best version of themselves and, as a Board Room Project member, is excited to ensure the next generation has a fighting chance at success.
Margot Slosson serves as the Vice President of Business Support for LiftFund Inc., the largest micro and small business lender in the United States. The non-profit organization is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and provides loans and business training to enterprises of all kinds—from startups to established businesses—in thirteen different states. Margot is responsible for overseeing and strengthening LiftFund’s commitment to cultivate, support and empower small business success through responsive business advising and training services. She is passionate about upholding LiftFund’s promise to deliver a customer experience beyond ‘just a loan.’
A Senior Wealth Advisor with USAA, Bella has demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong finance professional skilled in Negotiation, Analytical Skills, Sales, Team Building, and Retirement Planning.
Sandra González-Lamb currently works for Alamo Colleges in various capacities for 13+ Years to include grant project management and teaching. As a first-generation college graduate, Sandra is extremely passionate about removing the barriers to higher education and is fascinated by the cross-section where work based learning, IT and community meet (aka EduTech). A loyal Tejana earning her Master’s in Public Administration from UTSA, beginning her career in the non-profit sector with The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities. Lately, Sandra has focused her efforts on her consulting company helping develop grants, strategic fundraising, brokering community partnerships and career coaching.
As the current CFO at DNA Auto Brokers, Damika understands the importance of investing in our youth by sharing her passion for serving the community and educating girls and women on their financial pathway to success. Years of working with our youth to combat substance abuse and addiction will allow Damika to utilize her experiences and education to help our BRP Scholars address family and community trauma, allowing them to focus on their studies while building up their entrepreneurial skills.
Dr. Gil has over 10 years of experience working with diverse populations in coalition building, managing multi-city campaigns, grassroot and community organizing, and policy efforts. Her areas of expertise include multicultural competence, community organizing, conflict resolution, issues affecting Latinos, women and other minorities, acculturation, leadership and access to power.
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.