FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS

Melissa Mastrodomenico

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.

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.

Stephanie Black

Treasurer

Stephanie Black, serial entrepreneur who has experience working for large corporations around the world in five industries, is an associate professor at Texas A&M University San Antonio. She teaches strategic management, international business, and entrepreneurship and conducts research in ethnic entrepreneurship, social networking, and innovation. She has published her work in prestigious journals such as the Journal of Management, The Journal of Entrepreneurship, Academy of Business Research Journal, and the Journal of Management and Education. She currently owns and manages two companies, while also consulting with various organizations and start-ups to assist them with commercializing products and services and improving profitability. 

Liz Papagni

Marketing 

Number-one bestselling author of Your Marketing Roadmap, Liz Papagni is a brand and marketing thought leader and CEO of Marketing Initiative Worx. Inc. As a marketing expert with a passion for helping companies develop strategies that convince and convert customers, she has helped propel established small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. She also provides C-suite consulting as a Fractional CMO.​​ Liz loves to give back by supporting Ransom Life Texas, local food banks, national charities, as well as NAWBO’S High School Mentorship Program. As a member of NAWBO, she has won the Rising Star Award and Member of the Year, and serves as a board member for the San Antonio Chapter.