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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.



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.


Chairman of the Board

Salvador Villalobos is a devoted husband to Melissa, his bride of 20 years and is also the proud dad of three young high-energy kids, who keep him very busy. 

Salvador has the strong belief that as a parent, he must be very involved in their children’s lives.  He currently serves as a local PTA board member, room-parent, robotic booster club board member, chaperone, grammar school morning safety patrol for the past 7 years- whether rain, shine, sleet, or snow.    Salvador and Melissa both have serving hearts and have instilled the same in their children.

For the past 32 years Salvador has been in the financial service sector, mostly in real estate financing, as well in insurance and in investment services.  For the past 4 years Salvador has been a Residential Mortgage Loan Specialist with Sun West Mortgage Company, a family-owned business for the past 43 years.

Salvador decided to become a residential mortgage banker after discovering that his parents were victims of predatory lending, by a “trusted” family-friend who he had referred them to. Salvador  wanted to prove to his “trusted” family friend that a mortgage loan originator could earn a respectable living, without preying on unsuspecting homebuyers and homeowners.

Salvador has proudly served HREBA since January 2019.  He has had the privilege to serve as the HREBA Community Outreach Director, the host of the HREBA Show since its inception, Secretary, and Chairman-Elect.  Salvador truly believes in the HREBA Mission Statement of providing high quality financial literacy to our low- and moderate-income communities. He takes almost every opportunity to get his family involved in the events HREBA organizes or participates in.   

Salvador defines success as: "Providing assistance to those individuals that we can help, and referring those that we cannot, to those that can. We need to keep in mind that we will all need help, during our lifetime.”

Salvador invites you to be part of something bigger than yourself, become part of the HREBA FAMILY!



Elizabeth Adame serves as the Chairwoman-Elect for the Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association (HREBA). She has been a member of HREBA since 2019 and is an esteemed Partner at 360 Home Lending. She leads a group of mortgage professionals who are committed to assisting individuals in realizing their aspirations of owning a home or building a real estate portfolio. Elizabeth's impressive background includes notable contributions to helping homeowners in their efforts to avoid foreclosure. Through this valuable experience, she has developed a profound understanding of the importance of educating our communities about homeownership and financial literacy. 





 As a dedicated mother of four wonderful adult children and a proud grandmother of two, family has always been at the core of Hilda's life. For over two decades, Hilda has worked in the insurance and real estate industry. She has navigated these fields while also serving on a board, and a committee chair.

In Hilda's first year as the Membership Director, she actively contributed to fostering a vibrant community within the organization. Additionally, as the owner of two small businesses ,  Hilda has embraced entrepreneurship with passion and commitment. Outside of work, her heart finds joy in traveling, cherishing those moments exploring the world with her family and friends.



Immediate Past Chairwoman of the Board

Offer Rosa Meza a challenge and she rises to the occasion every time. Her passion for helping others is unparalleled. 

A native of Mexico but raised in Fort Worth, TX Rosa V Meza is an ambitious and accomplished leader. She attended North Side High School and  graduated in the Medical Professions program. Rosa continued her passion for higher education and graduated from University of Texas at Arlington  with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Technology.  While at UTA she was an active member and founder of multicultural Social Service Sorority known as Theta Chi Omega where she dedicated countless hours giving back to the community.  

She began her career at North Texas Higher Education Authority, Inc., where she worked for 14 years as a Federal Loan Servicing officer. She dedicated her time and effort to ensure students and families across TX have access to achieve a higher education. 

Rosa launched her Real Estate career in 2015. She joined Rendon Realty with a focus of helping others achieve the American Dream of homeownership.  Rosa is now the Director of Business Development and Lead Mentor for Rendon Realty.  She is an integral part of Rendon Realty’s development into a household name. Rosa is well known for her ability to multitask and dedicates her time ensuring agents have the tools and guidance needed to help grow their business.  As a Full time, Realtor and Mentor Rosa carries the values of hard work, integrity, and outstanding client service.  

In 2016 Rosa found a non-profit organization that aligned with her core values. This organization was the Hispanic Real Estate Brokers Association also known as HREBA. She is an enthusiastic member of HREBA, and in the past seven years Rosa has served in various board positions including secretary, treasurer, scholarship committee chair, and chairwomen elect.  Rosa has always been committed to HREBA and volunteers her time to help educate the community and participate in many volunteer and service events. Rosa is  always excited for the opportunity to lead the organization to newer heights. 

When she is not busy with Real Estate and HREBA, Rosa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is highly involved in her children's school PSO (Parent Student Organization) and is the Athletics Baseball Lead Booster Coordinator. She is as passionate about the community as she is about homes, giving back as a volunteer with Arlington Little League. One of her greatest enjoyments of life is sitting behind home plate watching her sons play baseball. To Rosa, there is no better feeling than watching them hit Home Runs because there’s NO Place like home!



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.


Val Garcia

Director - 1st Year, 2nd Term

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.  



Board Member

Director - 2nd Year, 1st Term


Originally from Chicago, prior to making Fort Worth, TX his home and joining the insurance industry, Alex got his career started while in high school working at a credit union. That's where the passion to help others started. He has over 15 years of experience in banking, non-profits and he became a realtor in 2014. His primary mission is to help families, with the main goal to help them achieve home ownership and build generational wealth. From those careers, it was a natural transition to insurance. Alex Ruiz is an agency owner at Allstate.


Director - 1st Year, 1st Term


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.  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 other 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.



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