Board Members


cdcb come dream. come build 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:

Edgar Gaucin, Board Vice Chair
Assistant Investigator, Federal Public Defender

Claudia Cantu-Grimaldo, Treasurer

LRGV District Manager, Wells Fargo 


Javier Salinas, Secretary

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, UT-Rio Grande Valley 

Lynette Benavidez-Villarreal

Director of Staffing, IDEA Public Schools 

Cynthia Hinojosa

Law Office of Gilberto Hinojosa 

Nydia Tapia-Gonzales


David Vasquez

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

Dr. Daisy Zamora

Epidemiologist, University of North Carolina 

Oscar Zertuche 

Magic Valley Urban Farms Founder/Operator 

Juan Loya

BBVA Bank President


Gerardo Martinez

Rich Products Corporation Manager