Meet our board of directors
Dr. Erika Gonzalez
CEO & President | South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals
Dr. Erika Gonzalez is CEO/President and founder of South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP) and of STAAMP Clinical Research. She is also the Chairwoman of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Dr. Gonzalez is a native of San Antonio and graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary’s University. From there she attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where she obtained her medical degree and went on to complete her Pediatric Residency at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS. She is dual board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Board of Allergy & Immunology.
President | VersaTerra Development
Paul is the owner of VersaTerra Development, a local real estate development company that specializes in building residential neighborhoods. Paul is one of the first people in our community to survive Covid and has become an advocate for convalescent plasma’s use in treating hospital patients with severe cases of the disease. He is excited to be one of the founding members of Con Corazon and is hopeful that our non -profit can have a major impact on closing the gap on health and medical inequities in our community. Paul is the proud husband to his wife of 10 years, Dr. Kelly Basaldua, and is the proud father of Julián (8), Raquel (6), and Marco (4).
Dr. Veronica Gonzalez Brown
OB-GYN | Brooke Army Medical Center
Incoming CEO | The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Marina is the President & CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Gonzales holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall Law School, and a B.A. from St. Mary’s University. Prior to her role as President and CEO of CASA, Gonzales served as an executive with CentroMed, overseeing government and legal affairs and prior to that, was Chief of Staff to Texas House of Representatives District 117. Marina is and always has been an advocate to our community and we know she will continue to do so as part of our dynamic Board of Directors.
Jenee Margo Gonzales
Philanthropy Coordinator | The Marianist Province of the United States
Jenee Margo Gonzales is the Philanthropy Coordinator for the Marianist Province of the United States. She has ten years of experience as a professional fundraiser. Jenee is a dual alumna of St. Mary’s University with a bachelor of arts in public justice and a doctor of jurisprudence. Jenee is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, and the Nonprofit Alliance, formerly the National Catholic Development Conference. Additionally, she currently serves as a board member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC). Jenee was elected as the SAHCC 2019 and 2020 Leadership Development Committee Chair. In this role, she serves as a member of the SAHCC Executive Committee.
Owner/Founder | Folklores Coffee Shop
Emilie Renee Herrera was born and raised in the southside of San Antonio. Emilie decided to open Folklores Coffee House to help serve her community and bring life to an area that was once called “Too Dangerous to Visit.” Emilie and her husband, Tatu Herrera, opened the first southside coffee shop and has not stopped. Once COVID-19 hit in March of 2020, they were forced to close down their shop. Raised by their grandparents, they knew they had to act to help the elderly community. They started feeding and delivering food to the elderly for free and have now reached over 40,000 San Antonio elderly residence. As the need has shifted, she now organized food boxes across San Antonio to ensure food and resources are still being distributed in the community. The passion for serving the city will continue, and she is proud to be a member of Con Corazon SA. Emilie believes in these simple words, “Do small things with Great Love.”
Dr. Rudyard Hilliard
Family Medicine Specialist | CareNow Urgent Care
Dr. Hilliard is a native of San Antonio and a practicing physician. He is one of the founding partners at the Complete Emergency Care Group and has extensive experience in the Freestanding Emergency Center industry. He is CofoCofounder of Alamo Healthcare Partners LLC, which focuses on establishing infrastructure and increasing access to healthcare in medically underserved areas. Dr. Hilliard is a passionate community advocate and believer in mentorship as a pathway for the opportunity. His work as President of Icon to Ican Charitable Foundation allowed him the opportunity to establish a diversity of mentorship and empowerment programs for economically disadvantaged children and families in the San Antonio Community. He has worked locally as an executive board member for TMI, the Episcopal School of Texas, The San Antonio Area African American Community Fund, and nationally as an executive board member and partner of the Icon Talks Organization.
Partner | Düable
Introducing Board Member Brielle Insler, partner and Creative Director of Düable. Brielle is our resident #digitaldügooder! For the past 15 years, she has worked to construct and elevate new and established brand identities with a specialized focus on advocacy groups. Organizations such as Any Baby Can, Susan G. Komen, Texas Organizing Project, and MOVE Texas have trusted her to craft concepts into clear visual communications. She has dedicated herself to advocacy through strategy, communication and design, working with campaigns at the municipal, county, state and national level. Brielle also serves on the Executive Committee for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber Board of Directors, as a board member for the Bexar County Child Welfare Board, and as an Advisory Board member for San Antonio Women in Digital.
Sonia Moreno Rogers
Director of Operations | CareLink at University Health
Sonia Moreno-Rogers, MPA, CE-NAL is the director of operations for CareLink at University Health. She is also the Founder and CEO of Nurses Care Hub, an online huddle for nurses to collaborate across markets and a place where they feel heard! Sonia’s job in health care has given her a sense of purpose and identity, especially as she has seen that too many in our community suffer from disparities in public health. She believes being in health care makes us responsible for the health of people in our community and is excited to serve on the Con Corazon Board.
Dr. Lyssa Ochoa
CEO | The SAVE Clinic
Dr. Lyssa Ochoa is a board-certified vascular surgeon and founder of the San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic (The SAVE Clinic) in South San Antonio. The mission of The SAVE Clinic is to reduce the number of diabetes-related amputations in San Antonio, which occur in rates up to 3 times the statewide rate in some of the city’s most underserved and socioeconomically challenged zip codes. Dr. Ochoa was born and raised along the Texas-Mexico border and attended medical school, general surgery residency, and vascular surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has been practicing vascular surgery in San Antonio since 2011.
Dr. Joel Reyes
Managing Partner | South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals
Dr. Reyes is Managing Partner & Chief Financial Officer at STAAMP Allergy and is Board Certified in pediatric critical care medicine. Dr. Reyes received his Bachelor’s degree from New York University and later earned his DO degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. Dr. Reyes is an experienced executive and physician with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & health care industry. He is also a small business owner focused on the financial and operations side of the clinics & research centers. Dr. Reyes serves as Secretary of the Board of Director for Con Corazon SA and we are excited to have him aboard!