Connect | Learn | Grow
Sandy Segura Alcalá
Sandy Alcalá has a diverse background and experience in fund development and nonprofit management, the printing industry, interior design and event design. Before owning EPIC Event Design for seven years, Sandy was the Co-Founder and the founding Executive Director of a college access program called Con Mi MADRE. She is currently involved with their family business, which is a wholesale printing company.
Sandy is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a long history of volunteering and supporting nonprofit organizations which focus on women, children and education. She was the State Representative for the HWNT Austin chapter in 2019. This year she became Interim state chair for HWNT shortly after becoming the state chair-elect.
She enjoys spending time in her garden, attending Texas football games, hosting family gatherings and loves anything related to Disney!
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 Maria Garcia is currently the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas - State Chair Elect. She served as the HWNT Fort Worth Chapter Chair. She previously served as Chair Elect in 2018, State Representative in 2017 and Marketing Chair in 2013-2014. Sandra served as Vice President of MANA de North Texas in 2018 and Secretary in 2017. She also served as Treasurer of Juntos Se Puede in 2018 and on the advisory board in 2017. She was previously an Ambassador with Hispano Exito for many years. 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.
Adela N. González, PhD, M.P.A
Chair of the
Past Chair’s Council
Adela N. González, PhD, M.P.A is recognized as a national, state and local leader in public health with extensive experience in numerous executive positions at the state and local levels including the Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Dallas and Vice President of Administration at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (1996-2006). She retired from UNTHSC to return to South Texas. She moved to San Antonio and returned to work, retiring December 2014 as the Executive Director for the Center for South Texas Programs and South Texas Area Health Education Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She had a faculty appointment at the University of Texas, School of Public Health San Antonio Regional Campus.
Dr. González was one of the 200 Latinas that chartered HWNT at its first conference in 1987 in Dallas, Texas. She has been a member for 33 years and has served as chapter chair in Fort Worth from 2002-2004 and state chair from 2004-2006. She was awarded chapter estrella in 2006. She currently serves as chair of the past chair’s council in an advisory capacity to the board.
PAST STATE CHAIR ADVISOR
Vice Chair of Development
Gloria Guzman has been a member of HWNT for almost a decade. She has held several positions and finds working along women to be the best aspect. In a recent move from Corpus Christi to San Antonio she found an opportunity with a large door manufacturing plant as a recruiter.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Chemistry from TAMUCC. Gloria is inspired daily by her family and new grandbaby. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, eating, and working out. Making a meaningful contribution in her community is important.
AnaChrista was born and raised in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas. She supports the diversity inclusion and human resources teams at VisitDallas. She is also the Director of Communications for the League of Women Voters Dallas.
She attended the University of Texas at Arlington and received a degree in Communications and Public Relations with a minor in Business Management.
AnaChrista currently serves as immediate past chair for the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas, Dallas chapter, where her previous roles included chapter chair, education chair and professional development chair. She was recognized as the Dallas chapter estrella in 2016.
AnaChrista is a giver, connector and collaborator. In her free time, she enjoys travel, volunteering and admiring the beauty of peacocks.
Jeanette Martinez Paz
Jeanette serves as Executive Administrator to Tarrant County Precinct One Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks. She also serves as the Treasurer 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.
Erica Marie Lopez
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.