Leadership Team

Leadership Team

In addition to being passionate and mission-driven, AVANCE leaders reflect the lived experience of the families and communities we serve. In fact, they include graduates of PCEP and Head Start, and people of color comprise our entire leadership team, including four Latinas, one Black male, and one Afro-Latina. Learn more about each of our leaders by reading their bios below.


National Office

Dr. Teresa Granillo

Chief Executive Officer

Elida Gonzales

Chief Financial Officer

Sonia Dominguez

Chief Operating Officer

Allison Pape

Chief Program Officer

Alex Chandler

Chief Communications Officer

Chapter Leadership

Luz Flores

Executive Director,

Ana Lorena Carrasco

Executive Director,
AVANCE-North Texas

Yesenia Gonzalez

Interim Executive Director,
AVANCE-San Antonio

Maggie Jaime

Interim Executive Director,