The Board

  • Michelle IrachetaDirector of Communications and Public Relations & Co-founder

  • Maria MamoraChairwoman & Co-founder

  • Denetra BellDirector of Special Events and Marketing & Co-founder

  • Melissa PersiaFundraising and Development & Co-founder

  • Alison LandoltPresident & Co-founder

  • Etni Flores, Director of Community Outreach Programs & Co-founder

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides insight, direction, and expertise to the Foundation and is committed to promoting the Mission and Values of the organization. They are selected based on their career experience and their noted efforts to improve the well-being of our community. The Advisory Board works hand-in-hand with our executive team to help the organization be Houston’s trusted partners in endometriosis awareness, advocacy, education, and support.
  • Xiaoming Guan, MD, PhDChief of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Texas Children’s and Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine
  • Katherine W. Smith, Executive Director, HISD Foundation
  • Melissa Velasco, BSN, RN, OCN, Houston Methodist
  • Jan Abante, Jan Abanted Realtor

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