WHO WE ARE
The organization was founded by two visionary Hispanic women with a common vision in mind to empower underprivileged
Hispanic mothers as the pillars of our community. Currently five Hispanic professionals are part of our Board of Directors.
They came together from very different backgrounds by following their drive to serve the Hispanic community.
As a team, they bring to the table a broad set of experiences and skills that gave birth and continue to
grow a profound women empowerment movement.
Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo and Fabiola Zavarce
Founders, Wellness for Growth Foundation
Matias Rios is a Business Administrator with 25 years of expertise as Business Development Advisor in areas such as Business Planning, Human Resources Management, Finance Planning, and Marketing Strategies. With an array of consulting experience, he has helped over 500 businesses start or improve their business with over 10,000 consulting hours.
University Professor and Consultant in Entrepreneurship and Business Plan areas in Icesi University and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Top of Colombian Universities. Specific subjects: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Creativity, Business Plan, E-Business. Today, he works as an International Consultant for Investors interested in doing business in the US, especially business plans for visas, market research, and business conferences inside and outside of the United States.
Wilfredo Gomez is a seasoned Business and Finance professional with a strong background in financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, budget and forecasting, financial controllership and project management. He has a demonstrated outstanding performance in the energy, petrochemical and manufacturing industries.
Wilfredo served as the Senior Global Finance Manager for the Chemical Segment of Kraton Corporation, prior to joining Kraton, he was the Corporate FP&A Manager for LyondellBasell. For over 15 years prior to LyondellBasell, he held a variety of roles within BP in Venezuela, Florida, Alaska and Texas. Wilfredo holds an MBA and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and he is also pursuing a Certification as Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional (FP&A).
CFO and Board Member
Juinda (Mina) Medina is Chief Financial Officer at the Wellness for Growth Foundation. She manages the organization’s budget, bookkeeping, tax-filling, and general financial processes in order to assure 100% compliance with IRS regulations.
Mina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Management and Technology. She has also been trained for paramedic service. She has experience in setting up family-owned companies and has held the position of CFO before. She has experience as Tax Consultant. In Venezuela, Mina worked for charitable organizations taking care of the elderly and families in need; in the U.S. (Houston) she was in the Board of Directors of Danmar Academy of Performing Arts.
Founder, CEO & Board Director
Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo is Chief Executive Officer of the Wellness for Growth Foundation. She leads the organization’s strategic plan and vision, crafts and updates the educational platform, directs the communications and oversees the strategic direction of the Operational Team and the Finance Department.
She is a Marketing Communications Specialist and Wellness Strategist with proven multidisciplinary experience in marketing and advertising agencies, in non-profit and in health organizations that target the Hispanic market. She has a Master's degree in Strategic Communications with a published research focused on the Hispanic market. She has been guest speaker in Hispanic communication conferences in the U.S. Eirasmin has conducted research and planning for Fortune 500 clients such as Walmart, Bank of America and Kraft Foods. She has led the American Heart Association’s national program for the Hispanic audience “Go Red Por Tu Corazón.
As founder and CEO of the Wellness for Growth Foundation, Eirasmin is passionate about helping Hispanic women live healthier lives and become agents for socioeconomic growth.
Juan E. Hinestroza has 20+ years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry in business and finance roles. He is currently Finance Director for the BP Upstream Information Technology and Service Function, leading global aspects of the IT business, financial planning and performance management activities.
He joined BP in 1998 in Venezuela, and has since held a variety of roles in financial control, commercial operations, planning and performance, new business development and JV management. Prior to joining BP, Juan held financial roles for different oilfield services and brewery companies in Latin America.
Juan holds an MBA (’03) and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (’94). He also attended the Advanced Management Program for oil and gas industry executives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA.
Juinda (Mina) Medina is Chief Financial Officer at the Wellness for Growth Foundation. She manages the organization’s budget, bookkeeping, tax-filling and general financial processes in order to assure 100% compliance with IRS regulations. Mina is also Board Member at the Wellness for Growth Foundation.
Eirasmin Lokpez-Cobo is Chief Executive Officer at the Wellness for Growth Foundation. She leads the organization’s strategic plan and vision, crafts and updates the educational platform, directs the communications and oversees the strategic direction of the Operational Committees and the Finance Department. Eirasmin is also Board Director at the Wellness for Growth Foundation.
Sheila is the Chief Operations Officer at the Wellness for Growth Foundation. She oversees the daily operations of the Foundation’s committees: Communications, Education, Fundraising, and Recruitment. She is also in charge of Business Development and does content generation, translations and proof-readings for the Foundation’s communications. She is part of the 5K race organizing team.
THE WELLNESS FOR
Maria Alicia Serrano
Arts & Craft Facilitator
Arts & Crafts Facilitator
5K Race Director
Personal Finances Facilitator
Personal Finances Facilitator
Mari J. Perez