Our Board

Leaders And Business Owners

Board of Directors

The GNTHCC Board of Directors is a diverse group of business owners and leaders in their field. We are an All-Volunteer Organization (AVO). The job of management is done by its volunteer leaders and Ambassadors.

Acela Gómez Garrett

Madam Chair
Membership Services Director
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Sergio Andrade

Secretary
Sponsorship Services Director
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Jess Alonso

Treasurer
Mentorship Program Director
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Gilberto Atayde

Membership Services Co-Director
Committees’ Coordinator
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Rosaura Cruz

Virtual Events Planning Chair
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Maria Melendez

Live Events Coordinator
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Sara Belmonte

Branding and Marketing Director
Social Media Committee Chair
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Victoria Delgadillo

Membership Committee
Live Events Committee Chair
Ambassador- Addison Area
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Juanita Lopez

Membership Committee
Volunteer Services Committee
Social Media Ambassador
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Our Ambassadors

Our Ambassador program is led and assisted by our Board Members

Social Media Ambassadors

  • Terrance Thomas
  • Juanita Lopez
  • Julia Garrido
  • Rubén Cortes
  • Diego Barquera

Ambassadors

  • Linda Lopez – Culture and Arts
  • Carlos Salazar – Small Hispanic Business
  • Victoria Delgadillo- Addison Area
  • Jim Rodriguez- North Texas Area

Rosaura Cruz

Experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Customer Service, Employee Training, Nonprofit Management, and Program Development. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Theater Arts and Performance Studies and in Criminal Justice from University of North Texas.

Sara Belmonte

Sara Belmonte is a Dallas native Business Strategist, Marketing Virtuoso and mentor to business owners. She is the owner of an award winning remodeling firm, Design Remodel Pros. With over 17 years of business experience and a proud mom, she founded Moms Out Marketing (MOM) a community of entrepreneurs making a difference. MOM supports entrepreneurs with personal and business development. She is very active in her community, a philanthropist and always looks to lift others. She is a Marketing Consultant, Brand and Marketing Director and leads Social Media Committee Chair for the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Juanita Lopez

Juanita Lopez is the owner of My Family Agency Insurance in McKinney. She has been part of the insurance industry for seven years. She’s been married 21 years and has three daughters, enjoys spending time with family, cooking, watching movies, reading, and spending time outdoors. Juanita has been part of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in McKinney/Allen Texas. She has participated with the Sherman Chamber of Commerce, and Anna Chamber of Commerce. Currently, Juanita serves on the Board of Directors, is part of the Social Media Team and leads Volunteer services for the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Victoria Delgadillo

Event Planning Manager at Palmas Brasil Steakhouse and Interior Design Consultant at AAA General Contractor. Studied Interior Design & Decorating, Home Staging at Penn Foster Career College. Victoria is currently serving on the Board of Directors, is Ribbon Cutting Chair, part of the Membership Committee and Ambassador for the City of Addison for the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Alexis Eudabe

Effective sales professional that that has generated new clients to ADP by volume and size. Gained a foot hold in the Latino community in the DFW area that ADP has been struggling with for the last 5 years. Focused on networking to grow business.

LEADERSHIP

Sociology Honors Thesis – UT Austin, Lead Researcher May 2016 – May 2017

  • Designed a qualitative case-study examining motivations to live at home after college amongst Latina women
  • Collected essays from 5 women and analyzed these essays using Grounded Theory to discuss

common themes

  • Made suggestions for future research as well as solutions that may aid in social stigma

Computer: Microsoft Office, WordPress

Languages: Advanced Spanish

Research Methods: Qualitative and quantitative

Certifications: Fundamental Payroll Certification

Maria Melendez

  • Bold, dedicated, positive, team player with proven leadership and communication skills.
  • State Farm Insurance Agent
  • She has been with the company 18 years specializing in Insurance and Financial Needs. Started her own agency in December 2019.

Sergio Andrade

Mr. Andrade has been in business for over 28 years helping successful business owners protect and preserve their estate. His passion for helping first generation business owners plan for the next 100 years has resulted in many of these businesses becoming multigenerational. Over the last three decades he has helped over 1,700 individuals achieve their objectives.

Gilberto Atayde

Account Manager for United Healthcare where Gilberto has assisted different accounts in day-to-day operations. Graduated from Midwestern State University with Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in marketing. He has experience working in areas such as customer service, sales, employee development, staffing, recruiting, and has recently acquired Six Sigma Yellow belt certification to help assist with process improvement initiatives in all areas of a business. His passion is to help all small business owners succeed by making sure they have all the resources necessary to thrive in any market. Gilberto has been instrumental in establishing the Social Media program which trains Ambassadors to serve on this team.
He is currently Membership Services Co-Chair and is Committees Coordinator for the GNTHCC.

Jess Alonso

Jess Alonso is one of the founding members of the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is a a lifelong servant leader, having served as a volunteer with YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth, United Way of Tarrant County, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, CEO Netweavers, Boy Scouts of America, Longhorn Council, as a Cubmaster and Scoutmaster, and numerous other north Texas youth and youth sports organizations.

After providing youth career support for over 20 years, Jess formalized the process several years ago by founding the DFW Virtual Mentoring Program through his former insurance agency, Alonso & Andrade Insurance Group. This program connects college students virtually with professionals working in the student’s area of interest, by providing career information through volunteer virtual mentors, who become advocates for students in their quest for industry specific career information.

Acela Gómez Garrett

Owner of ABG2 Enterprises, LLC, a company that provides translation and interpretation services to numerous local and state governmental entities as well as the private sector. Acela is also a Master Licensed Court Interpreter.

Acela is Co-Founder of the Cooke Co. Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, awarding several thousand dollars in scholarships to help Hispanic students launch their first semester in college or vocational training. Along with the Hispanic Cultural Association, fundraising events were successfully achieved.

She is currently Madam Chair of the Greater North Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is passionate about working in unity with all groups in the North Texas area.

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