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It is an important time to be part of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas. As we all navigate our way during this season of change, we find comfort in the connections and relationships we share through HWNT.
I am honored to serve as your Interim Chair and present to you the amazing women who serve on your State Board of Directors.  We represent each chapter across Texas and are working together on ways to strengthen our connections and build upon new and long-standing relationships.  Our commitment to you is that we will offer opportunities for you to learn and grow through community engagement, training sessions and leadership opportunities.
We want HWNT to be your place to Connect, Learn and Grow
Looking ahead we are faced with new challenges, but our mission remains the same to promote the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life through education, personal and professional development. We will invest in our organization by creating a clear path forward for HWNT through the development of our next strategic plan. Where there’s change, there’s opportunity. Together, let’s embrace this opportunity.  
Sandra Maria Garcia, State Chair

Sandra garcia

State chair

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.

Erica Marie Lopez

State chair-elect

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. 

Ruby Moreno

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.

Jerene bustamante
Vice Chair of Marketing


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.  

ruby camarillo


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 Trevino
Education Chair

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.  

erika aránguiz mourgues

state representative

San antonio

Erika is a fifth grade dual language math and science teacher at Harlandale Independent School District.

Erika graduated magna cum laude from Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a minor in Biology. After honorable service with the United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division, she returned to San Antonio and attended Texas A&M University-San Antonio, earning a Master of Science in Bilingual Education. 

Erika and her husband Diego are the proud parents of three young children, Diego Jr, Jenesys, and Daniela. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.

sandy segura Alcala

Immediate Past Chair

Sandy Alcalá is a native Austinite with 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 7 years, Sandy was the Co-Founder and the founding Executive Director of a college access program called Con Mi MADRE.  She temporarily returned to Con Mi MADRE as their part-time Director of Donor Relations & Development to provide additional support in their fundraising efforts. She is a Past President of The Junior League of Austin, where she led the process in establishing the professional consulting team and the multimillion-dollar capital campaign for their new headquarters. Currently, Sandy serves as the Immediate Past Chair for a statewide organization called the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas.  

Sandy has a long-time commitment volunteering and supporting nonprofit organizations which focus on women, children and education.  

Today, Sandy continues to provide her skills and expertise through consulting and volunteering with nonprofits.  Her family owns a wholesale printing company which has been part of her life since childhood. She is an alumna of The University of Texas at Austin and enjoys spending time in her garden, attending Texas football games, hosting family gatherings and loves anything related to Disney!


Austin Chair &

state representative

Yvette Moreno is a Claims Supervisor at Texas Mutual Insurance, a Workers’ Compensation Insurance Carrier.  She has over 15 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors.  She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Business Management from Texas State University. She is a graduate from the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Hispanic Austin Leadership (HAL) program and the Leadership Austin program. 

Yvette is married and has three children, Bobby, Xylia and Julius. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband, Albert, enjoy going to nurseries and gardening together. Her hobbies include reading and making wire purses. 


state representative

El Paso


 state representative

  fort worth 

Jessica Bonilla is a long time member and legacy of Hispanic Women's Network of Texas, as she was recruited to be a member by her mother, Past Fort Worth Chapter Chair Eva Bonilla. Jessica has previously served as Chapter Secretary and Vice Chair of Membership. She enjoys contributing to both the Education and Scholarship Committees. Some fun facts about Jessica consist of, she's a Hasta Los Muertos Bailan Gala Co-Founder and chaired the committee for four consecutive years. Jessica is proud to have received many honors from HWNT which include the Fort Worth Chapter Rising Star Award, Fort Worth Chapter Shining Star Award and State-wide Estrella Award. When Jessica is not involved with Hispanic Women's Network, she serves on Board of the MANA de North Texas and The Women's Center of Tarrant County and is an Ambassador for the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Jessica graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Advertising and enjoys art, travel, fine dining and live music.

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