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 We are always looking for people from a variety of professional backgrounds including: education, social services, community/ faith based, corporate/business and government to serve on our Advisory Board.  Please contact us via email at hippy@unt.edu or call 214.442.1660 for more info.

  • Ms. Marisela Lopez Rosales, U.S. Census Bureau, President
  • Mr. William Acosta, Child and Family Advocate Consultant
  • Ms. Rosita Apodaca, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ms. Syl Benenson, National Council of Jewish Women
  • Ms. Susan Blackburn, Texas HIPPY
  • Mr. Michael Burlette, Texas Teaching Fellows
  • Ms. Juanita Elizondo, Fiesta Foods
  • Ms. Elizabeth Espinoza, Dallas ISD
  • Mr. Lynn Goldstein, National Council of Jewish Women
  • Ms. Mary Greene, KERA
  • Ms. Amy Grissom, Agency on Children and Families
  • Ms. Frances M. Guzman, Educational Consultant IDRA
  • Dr. Arminta Jacobson, UNT Center for Parent Education
  • Ms. Ursula Johnson, UNT Center for Parent Education
  • Ms. Annabel Lugo-Hoffman, Lunita Company
  • Ms. Mona Navejar, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Ms. Miriam Rios, Grand Prairie ISD
  • Mr. Luis Rocha, Texas HIPPY
  • Mr. Michael Schell, Audio Systems Plus
  • Mr. David Tisdale, Texas HIPPY
  • Ms. Emily Touchstone, UT Dallas
  • Ms. Navolia Williams: Training for Excellence
  • Ms. Janet Wright, Dell Systems

Additionally, each local HIPPY program has a group of stakeholders and supporters that serve as a HIPPY Advisory Council.

>>Click here to learn more about serving on a HIPPY Advisory Council.


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"My daughter is 23 years old and just the other day she got out her shapes and books. She wants to use them with her kids someday."

- Maria H.
former HIPPY Parent