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With over 15 years of experience in management consulting, strategic planning, and digital marketing, she is passionate about helping small businesses re-engineer and re-design their organizations to fit their goals personally and professionally. She advises service-based small businesses on how to restructure internal processes, implement innovation, and create partnerships for growth.
Lina holds a Master's Degree in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Pennsylvania State University, certificates in Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Corporate Risk Management, Crisis Management, Continuous Improvement, and Digital Marketing.
San Antonio/Austin lawyer dedicated to providing access to affordable, high-quality legal services to nonprofits, small businesses, start-ups, and moderate-income individuals.
Sarah is a Texas-based attorney dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to startups, small businesses, nonprofits, and moderate-income individuals. Her practice encompasses both litigation and transactional matters.
Sarah earned her B.S. in Political Science from Lamar University, her Master of Public Administration from Lamar University, and her J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. During graduate school, her studies focused on nonprofit creation, development, and management.
Hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Javier Rubio indulged in the film industry at a young age. After his freshmen year of college at Sacred Heart University, Javier relocated to San Antonio, Texas, to pursue other industry opportunities.
In 2012 he created Monocle Firm, a multimedia company that seeks to incorporate cinematic and creative filming in commercial and independent productions. Monocle has grown with multiple departments, freelance artists, and community services in the past four years.
A Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) of 9 years, Amanda works to introduce principles of Asset Based Community Development & Agile Project Management into redesigning NGOs, community groups, and businesses. Amanda's domestic & international work experiences have served as exploratory studies in her growing research on organizational leadership, leading to the founding of AB Community Development Solutions. Though created to increase the operational efficiency of the beleaguered community serving systems, her consulting also prompts organic growth & sustainable programmatic change.
In her free time, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) educates the general public on the mutual benefits of service-learning through initiatives like Americorps.
Andrea “Andee” has over 20 years of experience in social services. Her passion is in the power to make a difference for individuals, families, groups, and communities. Her primary goal is to greatly impact a society's overall well-being, especially for the most vulnerable populations.
As a first-generation college graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A & M Kingsville as well as a Master of Arts in Child Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Texas A & M Kingsville. In 2021, Andee developed her nonprofit, Poderosa Rising, to help empower females five and up within her community.
In 2022, she opened her private practice, Rising Wellness, one of the first in San Antonio to focus primarily on Feminist Therapy. She currently remains a caseworker for the state of Texas and an Intake Counselor for San Antonio Behavioral Health Hospital.
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