Executive Board Members
Sylvia D.G. Vega
Sylvia D.G. Vega – President, Programs Committee Coach
Sylvia began her experience with Mujer, Inc. in 2004 when she attended her first Una Noche Romantica Dance. She then joined as a general member the following year and participated in the Project Mana experience serving as a co-facilitator in 2005 and main facilitator in 2006 and 2007. In 2008 she began serving as the Project Mana Leadership Retreat Coordinator/Manager and describes her work in this capacity as truly inspiring and personally fulfilling. Sylvia has served as Chair of Project Mana and the Resource Development Committees as well as Mujer, Inc. Treasurer, Vice President and President for 2010, 2011 and states that she is most honored to continue to serve as President for 2012. Sylvia states that she finds the mission and core values of Mujer, Inc. not only completely align with her personal values of mirroring, modeling and mentoring for her family, relatives and friends, but the ability to connect with current as well as future role models of outstanding Latina women, serves as an incredible, hopeful and utterly delightful experience for her! She invites all women who care to be part of the Mujer, Inc. “Comadrizmo” to please join her on this wonderful journey with Mujer! Sylvia is a Human Resources Manager for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
Andrea M. Frausto – Past President, Communications Committee Coach
Andrea became a general member of Mujer, Inc. in 2001 while working at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. She was elected to serve as a Director-at-Large shortly thereafter and immediately filled the position of Membership Committee Chair which she has held for numerous years and still manages today. Andrea became Treasurer in 2005 and continued as Treasurer in 2006 and 2007. She was President-Elect in 2008, President in 2009 and Past President for 2010 through 2012. The ‘real’ experience of Mujer, Inc. of course, is the Project Mana Leadership Retreat. It is at this annual flagship event where all the hard work and dedication comes to fantastic fruition –the empowerment of our young Latinas through the precepts of “Modeling, Mirroring and Mentoring”. In keeping with that mission, I have served as co-facilitator in 2002 and 2003; and as main facilitator from 2004 through 2010. The experiences with these young Latinas, the Mujer comadres and the personal growth have been beyond compare. Absolutely worthwhile! Andrea is a Multi-Media Producer for Pearson.
Directors at large
Suri Lopez – Director-at-Large, Programs Committee Vice-Chair
Anamaria Quintanilla – Director-at-Large, Marketing Committee Chair
Patsy joined as a general member of Mujer, Inc. in 2009 when she attended the Hispanic Women’s Conference. Patsy has participated in the Project Mana Retreat serving as a Facilitator in 2010 and 2011 and felt it was a very rewarding experience to empower and motivate the girls at the retreat. She also enjoys working with the other Mujer members who are all very encouraging and motivate one another. Patsy has served as a Board of Director in 2011 and will continue this role in 2012. This year she will also Chair the Communications Committee.
Patsy is an active volunteer in the community and when she heard about the mission and values of Mujer, Inc. it was a great opportunity for her to focus on her personal goal of educating and mentoring young girls. She enjoys meeting new people and has had a desire to help by volunteering for various charities for over 20 years. Patsy hopes other women will consider joining Mujer, Inc. and in return they will get a great sense of satisfaction and gratification with all the opportunities we can provide to these young girls.
Patsy works at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in the Internal Audit department. She has been in the healthcare business for over 26 years. She is a native and attended Carl Hayden High School and also attended Phoenix College, ASU, University of Phoenix and WIU (whew!) where she received her Bachelor of Art’s degree in Behavioral Science.
Gail Martinez – Director-at-Large, Marketing Committee Vice-Chair
Alexis A. Hermosillo – Board Member