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Date: Saturday July 1, 2023  Time: 10:00 am

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7300 University Hills Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75241


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Vanessa Abuchaibe Delaney


Vanessa, an acclaimed bilingual Weather Anchor/Reporter, emcee, fitness instructor, and philanthropist, originates from Miami, FL, with Colombian/Middle Eastern roots. She has worked at ABC affiliate in Austin, Univision Channel in Dallas, and Telemundo and CBS affiliates in Amarillo, TX. Vanessa's remarkable career includes an Emmy win and roles as a producer and reporter for BBC Mundo. She holds degrees in Communication and meteorology, served as chief meteorologist at Estrella TV, and enjoys cherished family time with her husband and two children.

Between 10:00 - 10:01 A.M.

Opens up the event

Peter O. Estévez & Celina Belizan


Peter O. Estévez is a Mexican immigrant entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mental health advocate. He is also an upcoming author.

Celina Belizán is a co-founder of LatinTalks, an entrepreneur, investor, and Master Coach trained by Tony Robbins. She focuses on personal and emotional fitness, merging art and science.

Between 10:01 - 10:05 A.M.

Welcome Message

Dr. Cynthia Montes


Director, Student Support Services Classic & STEM-Health Science Programs, Texas Christian University.

Between 10:05 - 10:20 A.M.

Échale Ganas:Understanding, Re-Defining and Living my Latina “Why”

Ashley Rodriguez


With 15+ years in community and public health, she's an experienced healthcare leader. Certified as a Community Health Worker (CHW) and CHW Instructor, she emphasizes health equity, social determinants of health, and innovative program applications. She spearheads underserved and community health initiatives as the leader of the Arlington Latino Resource Coalition in Texas.

Between 10:20 - 10:35 A.M.

Achieving Health Equity forLatinos: The Power of Community.

Roy Lopez


25+ years of experience in community relations and government affairs. He is a Director at GAP Texas, where he focuses on business development and client relations. Previously, Lopez served as Assistant VP and Community Development Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 15 years, leading their community development function and serving on the government affairs coordinating committee. He also owns LBK2RIO Investment LLC, a Dallas-based real estate firm specializing in single-family development.

Between 10:35 - 10:50 A.M.

Be a Financial Activist, HOY

Amanda Arizola


Amanda, the North Texas Program Officer at Asset Funders Network, is a dedicated community advocate with 20+ years of experience in economic security, healthcare, and Latino/literacy. She co-founded CoACT North Texas, promoting innovation through human-centered design. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Mexican American Studies, along with a dual MBA and Master's in Health Systems Management. As the first Latina on the Tarrant County Hospital District Board, she actively serves her community in various leadership roles. In her free time, Amanda enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring diverse cuisines.

Between 10:50 - 11:05 A.M.

The Power of Mentorship /Communidad

Dr. Olga Hickman


Cross-sector partnerships to improve early childhood education for all children, irrespective of their background. With extensive experience in statewide leadership, literacy, and system-change initiatives spanning over two decades, her expertise lies in equity, parent leadership, and second language acquisition. As a product of public education, she started as a classroom teacher and holds a Ph.D. in K-16 Research, Policy, and Leadership from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Between 11:05 - 11:20 A.M.

Finding Your Voice and Using it for Change

JJ Ponce


As the head of business engagement at Communities Foundation of Texas, JJ develops CSR and ESG strategies for businesses. With a background in finance and a B.B.A. and J.D. degrees, JJ is a distinguished alumnus of Leadership Dallas and Leadership ISD. Recognized with the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 award, JJ's teams have received numerous accolades for corporate responsibility. Additionally, JJ actively serves on various community boards and councils, contributing to organizations such as the Dallas Regional Chamber, The Real Estate Council (TREC), and North Texas Food Bank.

Between 11:20 - 11:35 A.M.

Embrace the Journey

Maryanne Piña


CEO and majority owner of Career Management Partners (CMP), overseeing all operations and guiding the firm's direction. She is the founder of the renowned Latino Career Assessment™. Based in Dallas, CMP is a fast-growing company with national and global reach. Maryanne's dedication to clients, candidates, and communities drives her and CMP's success. She serves on the boards of Outplacement International Global Partners, The Dallas Regional Chamber, King Foundation, The Concilio, SMU Latino Leadership Initiative, and DFW Hispanic 100, among others.

Between 11:35 - 11:50 P.M.

The Story and Science of Latino Career Success

Patricio Gutierrez


As the Founder and Managing Attorney of Gutierrez Law Group PLLC, Patricio specializes in corporate and international transactional law. He provides counsel on mergers, acquisitions, business formation, contracts, and federal trademark registration. With a bilingual Mexican firm, Patricio assists companies in navigating international trade regulations to stay competitive globally. He holds a Juris Doctor from SMU Dedman School of Law, a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Texas, and completed a Comparative Law Programme at the University of Oxford. Patricio is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, and Dallas Hispanic Bar Association.

Between 11:50 - 12:05 P.M.

The Story and Science of Latino Career Success

Celine Belizan


Celina is an Argentine-American personal growth expert and Tony Robbins Master Coach. With degrees from Vanderbilt, NYU Stern, and LSE, she combines cutting-edge research with transformative teachings. Celina's mission is to empower others to break generational patterns and develop a resilient mindset.

Between 12:05 - 12:20 P.M.


Peter O. Estévez

Co-Founder of LatinTalks

Thought leader, entrepreneur, author, and partner in Mexico's energy sector. He co-founded LatinTalks and hosts a popular podcast.

Between 12:20 - 12:35 P.M.

The 5 Pillars to an Abundant Life.

Mauricio García


Mauricio is a renowned finance expert known as the "Harry Potter of Finance." He eliminates taxes, volatility, and costs in retirement plans and has trained over 3,000 individuals across North America. Mauricio is also a successful entrepreneur and creator of inspiring content for entrepreneurs. Originally from Mexico, he empowers families in Mexico, the United States, and Canada to improve their income and quality of life.

Between 12:35 - 12:50 P.M.

Financial Literacy, Financial Planning and Wealth Creation.

Q&A Panel Discussion

Between 12:50 - 01:20 P.M.

Audience Questions

Between 01:20 - 1:40 P.M.

Deep dive with the speakers. 


Speakers are available for photos and handshakes!

Between 1:40 - 2:00 P.M.


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"We have a generational opportunity and obligation to break cycles of dysfunction, poverty, and illiteracy in our community." 

_ Peter O. Estévez