Advisory Board


Linda Chanow

Linda is the Executive Director of the Center for Women 

in Law and a Specialist at the University of Texas School of Law.  



Graciela Cigarroa

Graciela is General Counsel at El Centro del Barrio d/b/a

CentroMed.  She has over 25 years of legal experience 

with a focus the last 15 years on nonprofit and health law. 



Malinda Gaul

Malinda is a partner in Gaul and Dumont, where she has 

practiced labor and employment law for more than 22 years. 



Abigail Kampmann

Abigail serves as the CEO of Principal Auto in San Antonio. 

She has been featured in San Antonio Woman and other publications. 

In 2012, she attended Harvard Business School's annual young 

President's Program.  


  Justice Rebeca Martinez

Justice Martinez currently serves on the Fourth Court of Appeals.

She also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association

of Woman Judges, the Curriculum Committee for the Texas Center for

the Judiciary, and many other local bar associations.  



Donna McElroy

Donna is a member of Dykema Cox Smith, where she has 

been a trial lawyer and problem solver for 30 years. 




Judge Karen Pozza

Judge Pozza has served as Judge of the 407th District Court 

since 2001.  Prior to her service on the bench, she was in 

private practice focusing on civil litigation.  


   Mary Stich Mary is VP and Associate General Counsel for Rackspace Hosting. 
She has over 20 years of legal experience. 



Catherine M. Stone

Catherine is a shareholder at Langley & Banack.  Since 1987, 

she has been board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

as a civil appellate law specialist.  Prior to joining Langley & Banack, 

Catherine served as Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals. 



Gindi Eckel Vincent

Gindi is an author, speaker, blogger, and counsel at Exxon Mobil

Corporation.  She has been recognized as one of Houston's 50 

Most Influential Women, one of Houston's Top 25 Role Models, 

and Houston's Outstanding Young Lawyer.  



Deborah Williamson

Deborah is a member of Dykema Cox Smith. She has 

practiced insolvency and restructuring law for over 30 years. 



Former Judge Renee Yanta

Former Judge Renee Yanta previously served as Judge of the 150th District Court, and currently practices at Law Office of Renee Yanta, PLLC, primarily focusing on arbitration and mediation. 



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