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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 Bachelor's Degree in Business and a Master's Degree in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Pennsylvania State University, with certificates in Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Corporate Risk Management, Crisis Management, Continuous Improvement, and Digital Marketing.
Jen leads all activities related to establishing and maintaining relationships with accountable care models and industry partners at the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS). She has over ten years of experience helping organizations rethink how their membership model can deliver a consistent return on investment for professional members. Before NAACOS, Jen was with the American Society on Aging, where she was the director of membership engagement, responsible for building a seamless, engaging, and impactful member experience.
Throughout her professional career, she has developed an understanding of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders and implementing strategies to grow organizations. Outside the office, she volunteers with local organizations and enjoys creating social events in her neighborhood and friend groups.
Jen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership from Tarleton State University.
Texas business attorney dedicated to providing access to affordable, high-quality legal services to nonprofits, small businesses, start-ups, and moderate-income individuals.
Sarah is 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.
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.
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.
Texas transactional lawyer based in San Antonio who works in the fields of energy, business, and real estate. Her practice specializes in situations where the three areas overlap, helping people find solutions to existing and unique complications, as well as working with clients to develop strategies for real estate and energy development, business or property acquisitions and divestitures, and other goal-related planning. She is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Maggie earned her B.S. in Legal Studies from American Military University and her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law, graduating cum laude. She is currently pursuing her LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova School of Law.
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