NHI Leadership Training Faculty


Roberta Armendariz
Colorado LDZ
Teacher, Mesa Public Schools
MA, Education, Grand Canyon University
M.Ed., University of Phoenix
BA, New Mexico State University

Lia Carpio
Colorado LDZ
Director, HEAL Program, Adams State University
MA, Adams State University
BA, Florida State University

Jose Colo
Northeast Great Debate
Dean, Uplift Williams Prep Charter School
BA, Loyola Marymount University

Julio Irving Cotto
International CWS, LDZ Las Americas
Senior Vice President, NHI
MLA, St. Edward’s University
BA, Boston University

Gloria de Leon
Faculty Consultant NHI Executive Vice President Emeritus and Co-Founder, NHI
BA, University of Texas Pan American

Alex del Barrio
Colorado LDZ
Host/Reporter, SportsRadio 610, Houston
BA, University of Texas Pan American

Analysse Escobar
Texas Star Great Debate
Vice President, NHI
MBA, Our Lady of the Lake University
BA, University of Texas San Antonio

Victor Fallad
Midwest Great Debate
Agent, StateFarm
BA, Robert Morris University

Arthur Freedman
Faculty consultant
Principal, Action Through Learning
Professor, American University
Ph.D, University of Chicago
BA, MBA, Boston University

Luis Gonzalez Esq.
California LDZ
Principal, LLG Law, San Antonio
JD, University of Texas School of Law
BA, Stanford University

Zachary Gonzalez
Texas CWS
Director, Collegiate Affairs, NHI
BA, BAIS, Texas State University

Janitzio Guzman
National LDZ
MD Student, University of Texas Health Sciences Center
BA, The Ohio State University

Claudia Hartleben
Esq., Northeast Great Debate
Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt, and Mosle, LLP
JD, American University
BA, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Reyna Hernandez Esq.
National LDZ
Assistant Superintendent, Illinois State Board of Education
JD, New York School of Law
BA, Harvard University

Michelle Laredo-Torres
New York LDZ
Principal, NY Nena LLC
BA, Vassar College

Marisa Limon
Texas CWS
Assistant Director, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
BA, MA, University of Notre Dame

Hector H. Lopez
New York LDZ
CEO, New Exponential Thought Organization
MA, Villanova University
BSFS, Georgetown University

Melissa Lopez Garcia
Texas Ambassador Great Debate
Realtor, JBGoodwin
BA, University of Texas Pan American

John F. Lopez, Jr. Esq.
Celebracion
Assistant District Attorney, Travis County
JD, University of Texas School of Law
BA, Southwestern University

Karla Martinez
Midwest Great Debate
Director of the Great Debate, NHI
BA, University of Chicago

John Minogue
C.M., faculty consultant
Professor, Center for Higher Education and Organizational Change, Benedictine University
Former President, DePaul University
D.Min., St. Mary of the Lake Seminary
MA, DePaul University
BA, St. Mary’s Seminary

Gabriela Morales
LDZ Las Americas
Director, NHI-Villanova Leadership Service Center
MA student, Villanova University
BA, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico)

Chris Nieto
Texas Great Debate
Professional Development Coordinator, Round Rock Independent School District
BA, Southwestern University

Ernesto Nieto
Chief faculty
President and Founder, NHI; Principal, Third Reality Publication; Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
DHL, Austin College
DHL, Texas Wesleyan University
Advanced graduate work, University of Houston
BA, Southwestern University

George Rodriguez
Esq., Texas LDZ
Principal, Saenz Rodriguez and Associates, P.C.
JD, Southern Methodist University
BA, University of Notre Dame

Kristina Rodriguez Tusini
Texas Great Debate
Adjunct Professor, Lone Star Community College, Houston Community College
MA, Temple University
BA, University of Delaware

Violeta Rosales
International CWS
Fulbright Fellow (Egypt)
BA, DePaul University

Humberto Saenz
Texas Ambassador Great Debate
Managing Director, Premios Consulting, LLC
BA, Southwestern University

Marc Nieto
International CWS
CEO, Small Importing
MBA, Universidad Torcuato di Tella (Argentina)
BA, University of St. Thomas

Roy Nieto
Northeast CWS
President and Founder, SureScore, Inc.
BS, Southwestern University

Kathryn Nicole Nieto de Sada
Northeast CWS, Texas CWS
Executive Vice President and CFO, NHI
MBA, El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
MBA, University of Texas School of Business
BA, Vassar College

Jennifer Olivar Perri
California LDZ
Director of Partnership Development and Multi-Platform Strategy, Univision Communications, Inc.
BA, University of San Francisco

Michelle Saenz Rodriguez Esq.
Texas LDZ
Board Chair, NHI; Principal, Saenz Rodriguez and Associates, P.C.
JD, Thomas Cooley School of Law
BA, University of Texas San Antonio

Louie Tijerina
Texas Star Great Debate
Leasing and Marketing Manager, Hopkins Commercial
BBA, Texas Christian University

Olivia Travieso
California LDZ
Partner, OCI Group
MPA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Southwestern University

Monica Vasquez
International CWS
Operations and Business Development, Synergistic Systems
MBA, University of Texas San Antonio
BA, Santa Clara University

Celestino Villarreal, Jr.
National LDZ
President, TG Group; Head Coach, St. Joseph Academy
BBA, University of Texas Brownsville

Joseph Villescas
Consulting faculty/research
Executive Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of El Paso
Ph.D, MA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, Wesleyan University

NATIONAL LDZ

OPS Janitzio Guzmán, San Antonio, TX

ED Reyna Hernández, Chicago, IL

ED Tino Villarreal, Brownsville, TX

 

LAS AMERICAS LDZ

ED Jose Colo, Dallas, TX

ED Julio Cotto, Austin, TX

OPS Gaby Morales, Villanova, PA

 

NEW YORK LDZ

ED Hector Lopez, El Paso, TX

ED Mitchelle Laredo Torres, New York, NY

OPS Natalia Palmarini, New York, NY

 

INTERNATIONAL CWS

OPS Catalina Berry, The Woodlands, TX

ED Marc Nieto, Houston, TX

 

TEXAS CWS

ED Alex del Barrio, Mission, TX

ED Marisa Limon, Austin, TX

OPS Nicole Sada, Kyle TX

 

NORTHEAST GREAT DEBATE

ED Jose Colo, Dallas, TX

OPS Natalia Palmarini, New York, NY

ED Claudia Hernández

 

TEXAS GREAT DEBATE

ED Chris Nieto, Kyle, TX

ED Kristina Rodriguez, Houston, TX

CALIFORNIA LDZ

EP Jennifer, Olivar, Los Ángeles, CA

ED Luis Gonzalez, San Antonio, TX

OPS Olivia Travieso, San Antonio, TX

 

COLORADO LDZ

ED Alex del Barrio, Houston, TX

ED Lia Carpio, Alamosa, CO

OPS Roberta Armendariz, Phoenix, AZ

 

TEXAS LDZ

ED George Rodriguez, Dallas, TX

ED Michelle Saenz-Rodriguez, Dallas, TX

 

NORTHEAST CWS

ED Roy Nieto, Austin, TX

ED America Rosales, Cairo, Egypt

 

MIDWEST GREAT DEBATE

ED Victor Fallad, Cicero, IL

 

TEXAS STAR GREAT DEBATE

OPS Astrid Fuentes, Dallas, TX

ED Louis Tijerina, Ft. Worth, TX

ED Analysse Escobar, San Antonio, TX

 

TEXAS AMBASSADOR

ED Humberto Saenz Jr., Houston, TX

ED Marisa Limon, Austin, TX