BOARD OF DIRECTORS



CEO/Founder
Douglas D. Interiano

Douglas D. Interiano, JSM

THOMAS JEFFERSON SCHOOL OF LAW

Douglas Interiano earned a Juris Scientiae Magister (Master of Science of Laws), from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law Studies from The City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with concentrations in Criminology and Criminal Justice, from The University of Texas at Arlington. Douglas Interiano is fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Justice and Board of Immigration Appeals to practice Immigration and Nationality Law.

Chair
Lourdes Davaenport

Lourdes Davenport, MMS

AMBERTON UNIVERSITY

Lourdes Teresa Davenport is a co-founder of Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Inc. and has been a member of the executive board since 2005. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master of Managerial Science degree from Amberton University. She has worked in higher education for over 20 years. As a single parent, Lourdes has raised two successful children.

VICE-CHAIR
Ramon Mireles Jr

Ramon Mireles Jr, BS

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS IN DENTON

As a board member of Proyecto Inmigrante, he supports the virtues of wisdom, faith and services provided to the community. He engages in and advocates for allocating resources to help immigrants overcome barriers and encourages for this community to seek naturalization as citizens of the United States and not be judged by their cultures but by their values and ethics.

Secretary
Elvia Acevedo

Elvia Acevedo, BA

LAKE COUNTY COLLEGE

Elvia Acevedo born in Deming New Mexico, she is the eldest daughter of immigrant parents that came from Zacatecas, Mexico. She has helped many in Citizen Workshops, helping complete immigration forms, helped to raise awareness in the community, taught English as a Second Language at Santa Maria del Popolo Catholic Church in Mundelein, Illinois before moving to Texas. She has taken part in many committees in the community such as Board member of The Crossing at Fossil Creek, Social committee member, Artist Against AIDS committee member, Evening of Hope committee member, and now Executive board member for Proyecto Immigrante.

Board Member
Fr. Hector Magallon

Fr. Hector Magallon, BA

PAROCHIAL VICAR AT ST. MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS

Fr. Hector Magallon was born in Sahuyo, MICH, Mexico. He obtained at Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy at the Seminary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Querretaro, Mexico. He obtained at Bachelor's Degree in Theology at the St. Ildefonso Seminary in Toledo, Spain. Fr. Hector was ordained a priest in 2005 and is a member of the CORC (Confraternidad Operarios del Reino de Cristo) For 6 years, Fr. Hector, served as a Professor at the Seminary for his order. He then served as a Missionary in the Diocese of Puerto Escondido in Oxacaca, Mexico. He arrived in Texas and began serving in the Diocese of Fort Worth in 2012 and is currently a Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Arlington, Texas. Fr. Hector serves the community and strives to help people become good citizens through preaching the Good News. He is dedicated to helping everyone understand the values of the Kingdom of God.

Board Member
Jesus S. Lopez

Jesus Lopez, BS

TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY

He is the son of immigrant parents that came from Cd. Acuña, Coahuila, Mexico. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in General Studies with concentration in Business and Sociology from Texas Woman's University. His goal is raise awareness of current immigration policies, assist individuals in becoming legal permanent residents, and Naturalized Citizens so their voices will be heard by means of voting in elections!

Board Member
Stephanie Leo Naillon

Stephanie Leo Naillon, BSW

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

Stephanie Leo Naillon was born and raised in North Central Texas her entire life. Stephanie's family has immigrants from four different countries, so immigration was always her interest. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from University of North Texas. Stephanie has worked in the mental health field in Tarrant County for several years and also taught Special Education for 14 years. Special Olympics were a big part of her professional life. She is very interested in matters of immigration due to the importance of everyone living in a diverse country.

ADVISORS TO THE CEO/FOUNDER



Advisor to the CEO
Cristina Salazar

Cristina Salazar, JD

TEXAS WESLEYAN SCHOOL OF LAW

Cristina Salazar received her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She received her law degree at Texas Wesleyan School of Law in 2012. Cristina now manages her law practice and continues to volunteer her time with Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and Proyecto Inmigrante ICS.

Advisor to the CEO
Manuel Diaz

Manuel Diaz, JD

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY’S DEDMAN SCHOOL OF LAW

Manuel Diaz earned a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration, cum laude, from SMU’s Cox School of Business. Manuel also earned an Associate of Arts in Spanish Translation from the University of Texas at Brownsville. He is a native of Mexico City and was raised in Brownsville, Texas.

Special Advisor to the CEO
Manuel Holguin

Fr. Manuel Holguin, BA

PASTOR OF ST. PETER THE APOSTLE, WHITE SETTLEMENT, TEXAS

Fr. Manuel Holguin was born in Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico, he holds Bachelors in accounting from Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua; also he made his studies in Philosophy and Theology in Chihuahua, Monterrey and Mexico City. As Roman Catholic priest, he is interested to promote values and announce the Gospel to help the others to recognize the dignity that every person has as son and daughter of God. Rev. Holguin currently serves in the capacity of special advisor to Proyecto Inmigrante's CEO.




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