LUZ takes a major role assisting the Executive Director with strategic planning and board relations.
he oversees AVANCE’s Development, Marketing, Communications, Parent- Child Education Program (PCEP), Human Resources, Information Technology, Management Information Systems and Facilities departments.
She has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles with national nonprofit organizations.
Luz’s accomplishments include, leading the AVANCE marketing and communications team to receive the “Non Profit Communications Team of the Year” award by the Public Relations Society of American in 2012 and 2015.
In recognition of her service and contributions to the Houston community, she was also honored with the Wise Woman award by Houston Woman Magazine in 2015.
Luz holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, a Human Resources Certificate from Rice University and is a Sr. Fellow graduate of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class XXXII. Luz also serves on the Investing in Impact Committee with the National Heads Start Association in Washington DC.
Luz is passionate about education and has a strong commitment to lead by example.