NMLS ID 272420
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Community Development Corporation of Brownsville
901 E. Levee St. Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 541-4955

Cheryl LaBerge

City of Harlingen, Retired

Gerardo Martinez

Rich Products Corporation Manager 

Cynthia Hinojosa

Law Office of Gilberto Hinojosa

Oscar Zertuche
Magic Valley Urban Farms Founder/Operator

Dr. Daisy Zamora

Epidemiologist, University of North Carolina

Nydia Tapia-Gonzales


Veronica de la Fuente

AARP Associate State Director for Advocacy & Outreach

Edgar Gaucin, Board Vice Chair

Assistant Investigator, Federal Public Defender

Javier Salinas, Secretary

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, UT-Rio Grande Valley

David Vasquez

Co-Instructor, H.O.P.E. for Small-farm Sustainability

The Community Development Corporation of Brownsville is overseen by a community board whose members meet monthly to transact corporation business. All meetings are posted and open to the public

Board members are elected to three-year terms with a two-term limit. Nominations to the Board are made by existing and past Board members, as well as referral.

CDCB’s Board is positioned to provide input and strategic direction to the Corporation's initiatives, insight into service needs of the community at large, as well as oversight of the Corporation’s operations. 

Current members of the board are:

Board members

Lynette Benavidez-Villarreal

Director of Staffing, IDEA Public Schools

Juan Loya

BBVA Bank President 

Claudia Cantu-Grimaldo, Treasurer

LRGV District Manager, Wells Fargo