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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!
Cris Solis Wilson
Cris Wilson is CEO of CM Institute of Leadership and Co-Founder of Crossroads Academy, Inc. In 1991, she started her career in law enforcement. Currently as a Federal Investigator with the Federal Public Defenders Office, she has over 22 years of law enforcement experience to include over 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserve with 5 deployments and several awards.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from The University of Texas-Pan American. In addition, she holds an Associate of Arts degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences and Associates of Science in Criminal Justice both from South Texas College.
Cris served as chair, chair-elect, past chair, secretary and treasurer of the HWNT RGV chapter.
She is married to Michael Wilson of 27 years and has two adult children, Michelle and Christian.
Amanda J. Arizola,MBA, MHSM
Vice Chair of Development
Amanda Jane Arizola, MBA, MHSM,is the Vice President of Finance and Operations for Philanthropy Southwest. Amanda also serves as the Co-Founder and Chief Analyst for CoACT North Texas. She is the first Latina appointed board member to the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers, JPS Health Network.
She is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin, Amanda earned a double B.A. in Government and Mexican American Studies. In addition, she earned a double Masters in Business Administration and Health Systems Management from Texas Woman’s University in 2010.
Amanda is a 20 year member of HWNT. She served as the state representative, parliamentarian and ArtSi co-chair for the Fort Worth chapter. She also served as the vice chair of marketing on the state board. She is a member of both the Dallas and Fort Worth Chapters.
Christina Elena Elbitar
Christina is Co-Owner and Vice-President of Café Chadra, Inc. which operates Chadra Mezza & Grill and West Fork Grill. She also co-owns 1622 Park Place Properties, LLC.
She earned a BBA in Corporate Finance from the University of North Texas. She was State Education Chair in 2019 and was reappointed to vice chair of marketing in 2020. She was chair and past chair of HWNT's Fort Worth chapter in 2009 and 2010. She was awarded the chapter estrella, Shining star and rising star by her chapter. Christina is co-founder of the LIP program in Fort Worth which became a state-wide initiative with varied programs all over Texas.
She and her husband Nehme of 20 years enjoy spending time outside of work together on their new farm in Fort Worth.
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.