John A. Cuellar, J.D. (Chair)
Mr. Cuellar is Chairman of the Board and President of Las Tres C's, Inc. in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of El Chico Restaurants, Inc. His civic activities include: Chair, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Council, Austin, Texas. Mr. Cuellar serves on the board of the Concilio of Dallas, YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, North Texas Food Bank, Sammons Center for the Arts (Secretary), The Senior Source (Executive Committee), Dallas Heritage Village (Executive Committee) Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (Executive Committee), and the Friends of Fair Park.
He is an advisory board member of the Austin College Center for Southwestern and Mexican Studies, the Presbyterian Communities and Services Foundation in Dallas, and Board President of the Friends of the Latino Cultural Center
Mr. Cuellar received his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, J.D. from Southern Methodist University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jim Bildner, J.D. (Vice Chair)
Jim Bildner is the Managing Partner and CEO at the Draper, Richards, Kaplan Foundation. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership and Hauser Center Institute for Nonprofit Organizations at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Mr. Bildner has more than thirty years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sector.
Mr. Bildner also serves on the board of The Kresge Foundation, The Non Profit Finance Fund, Case Western Reserve University, The Public Citizen Foundation, Fox Islands Wind, LLC, TurboVote/Democracy Works Inc., and the Chief Executives Organization. In his board service, Mr. Bildner serves on the Investment Committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $5.5B and serves as a member of ten finance, investment and/or audit committees of these boards.
Mr. Bildner earned his A.B. from Dartmouth College, his M.P.A. from Harvard, his law degree from Case Western Reserve School of Law and a M.F.A. from Lesley University. He is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S. (Secretary)
Jane L. Delgado is President and Chief Executive Officer. She serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Labs and on the Board of Health Care Services for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Delgado is a member of the Board of Directors for the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (Vice Chair), Northern Virginia Health Foundation (Immediate Past Chair), Keystone Policy Center (Keystone, CO), and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. She was appointed by DHHS Secretary Sebelius to the National Biodefense Science Board and was appointed by the Senate majority leader to the Mickey Leland National Urban Air Toxics Research Center (NUATRC) authorized by Congress. Dr. Delgado serves on the national advisory council for Mrs. Rosalyn Carter's Task Force on Mental Health and is a member of BankInter’s Future Trends Forum in Madrid, Spain.
Dr. Delgado is a highly respected and sought after thought leader and commentator. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, El Mundo (Spain), and many other publications. She is the recipient of many awards for her work. For example, in 2015 she received the FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation, the Dr. Harvey Wiley Award (highest award given to a civilian). In 2015, Latino Leaders named her to the 101 Most Influential Latinos in the U.S., in 2010, Ladies Home Journal named her one of the “Ladies We Love” and in 2008, WebMD recognized her as one of four Health Heroes for her dedication and resilience. A practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Delgado launched her book series the Buena Salud® Guides in 2011. The series includes for “…a Healthy Heart,” “…Living with Diabetes,” “Overcoming Depression and Enjoying Life,” and “…Arthritis and Your Life” (English & Spanish editions, HarperCollins, 2012). Previous books include the critically acclaimed “Salud-- The Latina Guide to Total Health “(HarperCollins 1997, 2002),“The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers” (English & Spanish editions, Newmarket Press, 2010). “Salud— The Latina Guide to Total Health,” “The Latina Guide to Health: Consejos and Caring Answers”, and “The Buena Salud® Guide for a Healthy Heart,” were all chosen by the Library Journal as one of the best health books for the year they were published.
Dr. Delgado served in the Immediate Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Working under then DHHS Secretary Margaret Heckler, she was a key force in the development of the landmark “Report of the Secretary’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health.” Prior to working for DHHS, she held a variety of positions including Children’s Talent Coordinator for Sesame Street.
In 1981, she was awarded a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from SUNY Stony Brook and an M.S. in Urban and Policy Sciences from the W. Averell Harriman School of Urban and Policy Sciences.
Don Liebentritt, J.D. (Treasurer)
Don Liebentritt has been an attorney and advisor to numerous businesses and ventures. His work has been transactional and deal oriented, and involving business management and counseling and dispute resolution of all kinds, including bankruptcy. He has served as an officer and director of many companies and organizations.
Mr. Liebentritt worked with a private investment firm in Chicago for over 30 years. He joined the organization in 1982, after spending six formative years with a small Chicago law firm specializing in commercial real estate. He was a principal of the investment group's in-house law firm until the law firm's dissolution in 1999, was the investment group's president from 2001 through 2005, and a senior advisor until 2011. He was a member of the board of managers of an Illinois registered trust company responsible for the oversight of the family wealth comprised of the assets managed by the investment group, from the trust company's formation in 1999 until 2014, most of that time as its president/chairman. He was the Chief Restructuring Officer of Tribune Company, a Chicago-based national media conglomerate operating businesses in publishing and broadcasting, from September, 2010 through January, 2013, having joined the company as general counsel in 2008.
He is on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences of Loyola University Chicago, and a member of the Board of Directors of Brother Rice High School in Chicago. He is a program volunteer for, and former board member of, Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., the sponsor of the One Step At A Time recreational programs for pediatric cancer survivors.
A native of Chicago’s southwest side, Liebentritt is a graduate of Brother Rice High School (1968), Loyola University Chicago (A.B. 1972) and the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. 1976).
Jed Alpert, J.D., Upland Software
Jed is the General Manager and was one of the co-founders of Mobile Commons. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on mobile communications strategy, and he and his work have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Fast Company, MSNBC and many more. He has guest lectured at the Kennedy School of Government and New York University, and has recently been a featured speaker at the Nonick International Conference on Internet Trends, the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the National Conference on Media Reform and more. Additionally, he is a frequent participant in Aspen Institute forums and Ford Foundation events. He is the author of the book The Mobile Marketing Revolution: How Your Brand Can Have a One-to-One Conversation with Everyone.
Jed previously served as the President of Sunshine Amalgamedia where he developed syndication sponsorship models that paired up-and-coming directors with nationally branded sponsorship and multiple distribution networks. Sunshine partners, clients, and customers have included Microsoft, Oracle, and Scripps Howard. Additionally, Jed created marketing and sponsorship programs for clients such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pepsi and Samsung.
Prior to joining Sunshine, Jed worked as an attorney, focusing his practice on entertainment and media law. He was a partner at Rudolph and Beer, and an associate at Paul Weiss. Jed has produced numerous feature films including Sunday, winner of the 1997 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. He is chairman of the board of Eyebeam, and on the board of the Harmony Institute, Health Foundation for the Americas and National Safe Place. He was previously on the board of Riverkeeper and has advised numerous film, arts and cultural organizations.
Nina DeLorenzo, M.A.
Nina DeLorenzo is a communications and public affairs executive with nearly 25 years of private sector, political, and government experience.
In her current role as vice president of International Government Affairs at AbbVie, she leads a team of senior professionals who interact with governments and other stakeholders on a wide range of policy and political issues such as access to medicines, intellectual property protection, and pharmaceutical pricing.
Her prior experience includes leading government affairs strategy and public policy for AbbVie, as well as roles in public affairs at Pfizer Inc, international public affairs at Schering-Plough Corp. (now Merck), and at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where she appeared on television, radio, and in print as a spokeswoman for the trade association in Washington, DC.
Ms. DeLorenzo served in the administration of President George W. Bush, working in the White House Coalition Information Center at the outset of the war on terror, and in the Bureau of International Information Programs at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to this service, Ms. DeLorenzo held roles in government and on political campaigns, including positions on the U.S. Senate campaigns of former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. She also worked for Abraham in the U.S. Senate.
Ms. DeLorenzo holds a BA in Government and International Relations from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago. She is a native of Michigan.
Robert A. Estrada, J.D.
Mr. Estrada, an attorney at law, is Chairman of the Board of Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc., an investment banking firm he co-founded in 1992, specializing in municipal financial advisory and bond underwriting services. In addition to its Dallas, Texas headquarters, Estrada Hinojosa has offices in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Miami, New York, and San Diego. Bob Estrada is a former Chairman of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, which creates and enforces regulations for all municipal bond dealers in the United States, and has also chaired the Board of Directors of the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas, a long-established industry group. From 2004 to 2010, Bob Estrada served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In 1989 and again in 2005, Hispanic Business magazine named Bob Estrada among the 100 most influential Hispanics in America. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Health Americas Foundation since 2007.
In addition to his business and legal credentials, Mr. Estrada has extensive experience in government service. He has served in The White House as a Special Assistant to former President George H. W. Bush and is a former State Director for the late United States Senator John Tower. He also served in the United States Air Force. A native of Mexico City, Mexico, he is a U.S. citizen who considers Brownsville, Texas his hometown and has spent most of his adult life in Austin and Dallas and now resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
Mr. Estrada received his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas at Austin and served on the University of Texas System Board of Regents from 2001 to 2008.
Javier Garcia, M.B.A.
Javier Garcia is an entrepreneur, investor and independent consultant, investor in the field of Biotechnology. Javier had a 25-year career at Eli Lilly and Company where he held executive positions in Business Development and Information Technology. He lived in the USA for more than 15 years.
He is a Board Member of Artax Biopharma (based in Boston), Bioncotech (based in Valencia) and Inveready Biotech II (based in Barcelona), and a founder of Aura Biosciences (Boston). He is also the founder and president of GOW Trainer, Inc. a newly created US based company in the smart textile sector. Mr. Garcia is also professor of Business Development at Instituto de Empresa (IE) MBA Healthcare international program.
Mr. Garcia received his M.B.A. from the Universidad de Comillas, Madrid in 1990 and holds a B.A. in Statistics and Operation Research from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid.