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Board Members

Bertha Garza

President

Bertha Garza is an established leader in the Brownsville community with more than 40 years of experience. She serves as vice president and marketing director of IBC Bank-Brownsville. Garza is a graduate of Texas Southmost College and has attended and graduated from leadership programs including Leadership Brownsville, Leadership Texas, and Leadership America. She is the founder of Women, Money & Power, an organization empowering women in the Brownsville borderplex community, and has held leadership positions on several organizations including Leadership Texas, Friends of ARCC, Leadership Brownsville, Brownsville Museum of Fine Art, March of Dimes, and United Way of Southern Cameron County. 

 

Cassandra Wolfe

Vice President

Cassandra Wolfe was born and raised in Brownsville. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. While raising three children, Cassandra has been a part of various non-profits in the city. She has served on the Board of The Gladys Porter Zoo, Guadalupe Regional Middle School, and the Children's Museum of Brownsville. She served on the Development Board of the University of Texas at Brownsville and is currently serving on the Board of the Texas State Aquarium and the Advancement Committee for Saint Joseph Academy. 

 

Richard Burton

Treasurer

Richard Burton, a founder of the Brownsville Community Foundation, is a Certified Public Accountant and partner in the regional accounting firm of Burton McCumber & Cortez, L.L.P. He helped establish the Brownsville Adult Literacy Center and has assisted the United Way of Southern Cameron County for more than 20 years. He has served on boards of the Brownsville Economic Development Council and the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation.

 

Carole Montemayor

Secretary