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Officers, Board & Committees

The Officers and Board Members have a strong commitment to serving the many constituents of the organization. But first and foremost, they focus their energies on making sure the entire organization is focused on its mission and its outreach programs.

2022 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Co-Founder/CEO
Leticia Gallegos, Co-Founder/CEO

Leticia Gallegos is Co-Founder/CEO of the Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association (HREBA).  She brings many years of knowledge and expertise to her position.  Leticia is co-owner of Showcase DFW Realty LLC established in 2004.  Prior to her career in Real Estate Sales and Management, Leticia held Corporate Sales and Marketing positions the previous twenty (20) years.  Since the beginning, Leticia's vision for HREBA has been to spread information and education throughout the community giving residents the knowledge and power to make good informed decisions.  Decisions on credit, savings, mortgages and home ownership.  A life-long volunteer, avid Dallas Cowboys Football fan, and gardener, she lives in Arlington, TX with her husband Salvador (Sal).  They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.

 

Officer
Vanessa Romero, Chairwoman of the Board

Vanessa Romero began her career in the real estate industry with Providence Title in 2009, gaining unparalleled experience in the real estate industry, while also establishing herself as a respected Director of Business Development.  Currently working as the Director of Business Development for Rendon Realty, Vanessa is widely recognized for her passion to help her peers with their own growth and success.  Vanessa’s driven spirit comes from her love for her beautiful children and family. When not attending children’s activities or at a networking event, you can find her supporting small businesses in the Arlington area, or traveling with her better half. Vanessa enjoys giving back to the community and serving as a leader on the HREBA Board of Directors, and is dedicated to working towards cultivating the mission statement of HREBA.

 

Officer
Rosa V. Meza, Chairwoman-Elect

Raised in Fort Worth, TX, Rosa V Meza graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a B.A. in Communication Technology.  Highly involved in her community, with leadership and passion for helping, she began her career at HESC Higher Serving Corp, where he worked for 14 years as a federal loan servicing representative.  An enthusiastic member of HREBA, Meza launched into real estate sales in 2015 with Rendon Realty.  A supporter of children baseball leagues, she enjoys watching baseball when she is not busy showing her customers what DFW has to offer.

 

 

Officer
Salvador Villalobos, Secretary

Salvador Villalobos has been in banking and residential finance for the past 26 years.  Salvador decided to transition from a licensed banker to a residential mortgage banker after his parents were given a mortgage loan with a not-so-favorable rate or terms, by a so-called trusted family friend.  Salvador has a serving heart and defines success as "Helping those we can help, and those that we can't, we refer them to someone that can."

 

 

 

Officer
Fabian Medrano, Treasurer

Fabian Medrano has over 20 years of public accounting and tax experience. Fabian has worked for the Internal Revenue Service as an auditor for six years. The rest of his public accounting and tax experience has been in public accounting. Currently, Fabian works for Shelton Mead Shelton PLLC, a public accounting firm in Arlington, TX.   Fabian Medrano focuses on income and payroll tax preparation and IRS matters for small businesses.  Fabian earned his BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Arlington and obtained his Enrolled Agents certificate from the Internal Revenue Service.

 

 

Officer
Natalia Ayme, Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board

Natalia was born and raised in Miami, FL. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She moved to The Great State of Texas in 2015 to expand and grow her Goosehead Insurance brokerage and making Texas her home. She resides in Texas with her two boys and her dog named Jedi. Besides her role and service to HREBA, she is also on the board of a non-profit helping feed, clothe and educate the homeless and the less fortunate, and also on the board of a non-profit to raise scholarship funds for Texas Latina nursing students. With over 15 years in the insurance business, she is considered a leader and mentor amongst her peers.

 

 

Board Member
Rachael Fierro, 2022 Board Advisor

A Native Dallas, Texan, Rachael Fierro has 3 children, 5 grandchildren and a passion for Real Estate. With over 25 years of real estate experience, she started her own Real Estate brokerage, Sixteen100 Realty, in 2020. She has always been very involved in the community.  She is one of HREBA’s founding board members in 2014, and HREBA’s 2015 Chairwoman.   She is also NAHREP Alumni, specializes in down payment assistance programs, and has worked alongside City programs, and other non-profit organizations to help fulfill the American Dream of homeownership for low to moderate income families that never thought homeownership would be possible. Currently, Rachael’s vision is to share her passion, knowledge, and experience with her agents as business partners to help them become successful real estate agents. In her spare time, Rachael has a passion for Latin dance, especially Salsa and Bachata.

 

Elizabeth Adame, Board Member, 1st Year

Elizabeth Adame is a Dallas, TX native, who helps enlighten homeowners and future homeowners by listening to her clients' needs and utilizing her valuable mortgage skills. Currently she is a Sr. Loan Officer and soon to be named Vice President of 360 Home Lending, a privately held diversified mortgage-centric company; that has pioneered a holistic “lifecycle” customer service model and established a reputation for integrity and responsiveness. Elizabeth is responsible for managing a dedicated team of loan officers, mortgage advisors, and processors bringing comprehensive financial services to various minority communities throughout Texas. Elizabeth also serves HREBA as the Programs Committee Chairwoman and is dedicated to serving our mission and community.

 

 

Board Member
Steven Garcia, Board Member, 1st Year

Steven Garcia is Vice President and Branch Manager of The National Bank of Texas, Fort Worth location. A graduate of Regent University, with a degree in studies of Christian Leadership. Is involved with different with different ministries around the nation. Has 21 years of banking experience in lending, mortgage operations, compliance, and in management. Prior to the National Bank of Texas, spent several years with North Dallas Bank & Trust as well with Inwood National Bank.

 

 

 

Board Member
Val Garcia, Board Member, 1st Year

Val describes himself as coming from a humble upbringing where faith, family and integrity were his foundation.  He and his wife have worked to instill these values in their children and make them the focus while raising their family.  He has used the same principles to build his Real Estate Brokerage, Valen Realty.  His business model is based on the Golden Rule and without our integrity we have nothing.  He has worked in the residential and commercial construction industry and helps educate his clients on different aspects of properties.  Twenty plus years of sales experience has honed his negotiation skills.  

 

 

Orlando Fernandez, Board Member, 2nd Year

A Fort Worth native, Orlando Fernandez was raised in the area and holds a B.B.A. from The University of North Texas. Orlando received his real estate license in 2009 and his broker’s license in 2013, when he founded and established Perla Realty Group. Orlando founded his firm to provide traditionally underserved clients access to professional real estate brokerage services. Over the next few years, he grew his client base by offering both residential and commercial brokerage services.  Orlando is excited to be involved with HREBA because their mission of providing high quality homeownership and financial education to the low and moderate income community is something that he sincerely believes in.  Orlando believes in building lasting relationships by providing clients and customers with the best experience and providing value on every transaction.

 

Board Member
Olga Rios, Board Member, 2nd Year

Olga Ríos is a full-time licensed Realtor® in the state of Texas who is known for her exceptional work ethic, tenacious dedication, and extraordinary customer service. As both a Realtor® and mentor alike, Olga is distinguished as both knowledgeable and innovative. Her incredible multilingual skills have allowed her to aide a multitude of diverse clients, such as business owners, investors and ITIN holders, achieve the American dream of home ownership, and real estate investment through strategic private financing.  During every real estate transaction, Olga provides a level of customer service to her clients that is rivaled by few. She continues to keep her client’s best interests her number one priority year after year, never wavering in integrity. Her ability to effectively communicate with both clients, and other professionals in the field is truly impressive.  As a former full-time professor of Hispanic Studies, Olga Rios continues to be passionate about education and research. She knows that education is a key ingredient in properly serving her clients. She has studied and lectured across the U.S., France Mexico, Nicaragua and Ecuador to name a few. Olga has led many panels and professional discussions in Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico and many fabulous places within the U.S. mainland.  In her leisure time, Olga has been instrumental in organizing non-profit organizations that work closely with immigrant communities for which she has a passion. She is also an avid reader and it is not unheard of to find her on the dance floor cutting a rug to the beautiful Spanish Caribbean sounds of salsa and bachata.  All in all, Olga Rios is dedicated to not only her real estate clients, but to bridging the gap between all cultures across the board while simultaneously enriching her community through real estate.  

 

Board Member
Marty Martinez, Founder and CEO Emeritus

Marty Martinez is Founder and CEO Emeritus of the Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association (HREBA). Marty is a Marine Corps veteran and served our country as a Viet-Nam Veteran.   Prior to founding HREBA, Marty served the Real Estate industry in various positions. A licensed Real Estate Broker for more than 30 years, Marty has 20+ years of dedicated service on the Board of Directors of local and Texas State Associations of Realtors.  Marty is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) having the ability and network to help clients that seek property internationally especially in Mexico.  Marty and HREBA are dedicated to helping the low to moderate income families in achieving financial stability through education and housing. HREBA’s Mission Statement is a high priority to HREBA and its members.

 


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