FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

Yvette Allen

President

Yvette Allen was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources from St. Mary's University. She became a realtor in 2006, and now holds a GRI designation and is a TRLP graduate. In addition to owning Real Estate 210, a premiere brokerage and property management company, she is an active volunteer in several organizations, and deeply rooted in the real estate community. Over the years she has served on the Young Professionals Network (YPN), the San Antonio Board of REALTORS® (SABOR), and on the coveted Strategic Planning committee where she continues to serve at the state level. In 2022 she will be inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame. Allen has also served as a valuable part of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) – San Antonio high school mentorship program since 2018 and works passionately to drive the organization forward.

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Melissa Mastrodomenico

Past President

A San Antonio native and dual Mexican-American citizen, Melissa Mastrodomenico, CPA, prides herself on being bilingual and bicultural. Specializing in international tax issues, she combines her knowledge of U.S. and Mexico fiscal policies to help clients coordinate, maintain, and execute their U.S. tax and estate planning strategies. She understands that learning how to navigate and create fiscal strategies can be complicated and intimidating, and strives to educate her clients so they can make decisions best suited for their businesses. Passionate about giving back, Melissa is Chair of NAWBO SA’s High School Mentorship Program, a nonprofit for teen girls that awards college scholarships each year in San Antonio.

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Pam Potyka

Secretary

Under Pam Potyka’s direction, Ability HomeCare, Inc., of which she is Owner and CEO, has grown into one of the largest Pediatric agencies in and around the San Antonio, TX, area and has been voted Best Workplace for the past 8 years. As a practicing speech language pathologist for over 30 years, Pam has worked in the school setting, the home health setting, and within the Head Start system. Pam joined NAWBO in 2012 and after a few years became very involved with Million Dollar Round Table, and in 2016 she won the coveted Entrepreneurial Spirit Award in the Visionary category. In 2019 she became the President of the San Antonio chapter of NAWBO. She now participates in the NAWBO Circle and has been asked to serve on the President’s Assembly Steering Committee to help future NAWBO Chapter Presidents fulfill their roles.

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Melinda Adams

Treasurer

Melinda Adams loves her dream job as a Financial Advisor with M&T Financial Partners. She is passionate about building long-term relationships with her clients and helping them achieve their financial freedom. Melinda enjoys working with families and business owners to design financial strategies to meet their current and future needs. She prides herself in getting to know each client so that she understands their individual needs and what matters most to them. Melinda received a B.S. Degree in Polymer Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.B.A with an emphasis in Finance from Auburn University. In her personal time, she enjoys going to Lake LBJ with her family and friends. Her daughters are involved in several sports including competitive swim, basketball and volleyball. She also volunteers with the National Charity League, Community Bible Church and other local non-profit organizations. Life is busy but fun!

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Zahra Cruzan

Marketing 

Zahra Cruzan is the founder and CEO of Brand Author, a premiere branding firm in Texas. With over 15 years of brand experience, Zahra’s work has won international awards on Linked In and she speaks across the country on her proprietary method for developing remarkable brands. Zahra is also the host of The Brand Collaborative Podcast, and the founder of an online branding University. Zahra is passionate about education and works diligently to serve the education community. She has served on the Board of Discovery School in 2019, Lift Fund’s WBC in 2021, as well as NAWBO Foundations Board member, Director of Marketing in 2022. She also serves on the Beam Founders Network Advisory Council and is a mentor with several educational programs, such as Raegan High School Entrepreneurship program, Geekdom, UTSA, and Brown Advisory Group to name a few.

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Nancy Johnson

Programs

Nancy Hernandez-Johnson serves as CFO at AV Calibrations, LLC as established in 2009, where she bring a wealth of expertise with her BBA and MBA to the strong growth company. Under Nancy’s leadership, the company has excelled and gained a reputation for “White- Glove” client experience. This has allowed AV Calibrations to become a notable local authority for Consulting, Design, Integration and Maintenance Services. Her development and guidance of vision have been key building blocks for creating strong relationships and trust from employees and AV Calibration clients. Nancy offers her strengths to the community as a member of the North San Antonio Chamber – Small Business Group and as a NAWBO Foundation Board member, Director of Programs. Her service to the community began in the Army during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield in 1990, where she achieved the rank of Sergeant as a Telecommunications Operations Specialist. Building upon Nancy’s passions are steady business growth goals for AV Calibrations to serve the needs of the Greater San Antonio area and South Texas regions with continued business ethics, integrity, and strong customer service.

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