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Sandra was born in Francisco y Javier Mina, Durango, Mexico. She came to the US at 7 years old. She has worked for the City of Fort Worth since high school in various capacities and is currently in the Development Services Department working on the budget.
Sandra is also a founding member of the City of Fort Worth’s Hispanic Leadership Organization, whereby she encouraged and mentored numerous city employees for promotions within the city.
Erica Marie Lopez
Erica Marie Lopez was born and raised in San Benito, Texas. She now resides in Austin and serves as a client and marketing liaison for Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.
She attended St. Mary’s University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2005. In 2006, Erica obtained her Master of Arts degree in Legal Studies along with a Paralegal and Mediation certificate from Texas State University.
Erica is currently serving as the Chair- Elect of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. She has been a member of HWNT since 2008 and has served in numerous leadership roles in her local Austin chapter such as Chapter Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair, Secretary, and Education Chair. Erica is also a current member of the Pan American Round Table of Austin.
In her spare time, Erica enjoys traveling, spending quality time with family, friends, and her adorable dog William.
Vice Chair of Development
Ruby Moreno was raised in Elkhart, Kansas and is originally from Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management from West Texas A&M University in 2016.
Ruby has business development, public relations and non-profit experience from serving as the Executive Director of the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for 5 years. She recently made the move to pursue a career as a Mortgage Loan Officer at Happy State Bank in DFW in August 2021. Ruby has served on many local and state diverse boards and organizations. Her focus is on promoting higher education, community and partnerships.
Ruby enjoys traveling, working out, horseback riding and spending time with her family.
Jeanette Martinez Paz
Jeanette serves as Executive Administrator to Tarrant County Precinct One Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks. She is a member of the HWNT Fort Worth Chapter.
She graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington, where she earned her Master’s in Public Administration and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University.
Jeanette is a Fort Worth native, wife and mother to three children: Eric, Ethan and Bella. In her spare time, she loves to travel, practice yoga, read, play tennis and spend time with family and pets.
Abigail Maria Garcia
Abby works as a legal assistant with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Protective Orders. In March of this year Abby celebrated 25 years of service with Tarrant County. Abby has also worked part time at two insurance and tax offices where she has done taxes, insurance, bookkeeping and translation of documents.
She is a parent of an alumni and scholarship recipient of the HWNT Fort Worth chapter Latinas in Progress program. Her daughter, Dominique, is 24 years old and just graduated with a Master’s Degree in social work. Abby also has a son who is 19 and works fulltime.
Abby is a cancer survivor and raised two children on her own.
Born and raised in Dallas,Ruby is committed to serving her hometown. After graduating with her bachelors in Public Relations from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Ruby made her way back to Dallas to build her career in nonprofit development. She’s proud to have worked towards a healthier Dallas through her work with Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic, the American Diabetes Association and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ruby is now diving into entrepreneurship, running a health and life insurance agency, MLC Insurance Group, alongside her mother. Ruby currently serves HWNT as the Chair Elect for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas Dallas and the Statewide Membership Chair. When she is not at work, Ruby can be found exploring her local thrift stores for her next upcycling project or supporting the local music scene.
Veronica R. Trevino is a Community Supervision Officer in Sinton, Texas with the San Patricio Probation Department.
She graduated from Corpus Christi State University with a Criminal Justice Degree and earned an Associates Degree from Del Mar College in Pre-Law.
Veronica has been a dedicated member of HWNT since 1994. She has served the Corpus Christi chapter as chair, chair-elect, past chair, state representative and parliamentarian. At the state level, she was the vice chair of development and currently serves as education chair. This year her chapter is recognizing her as chapter estrella.
Veronica has been married for forty-one years to Raul Alberto Trevino they have two grown children Gabriela and Raul II. She loves being around her six grandsons which keep her young. Veronica has been active in her church of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.