Elaine Mendoza, of San Antonio, was appointed to a six-year term on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in February 2011. Ms. Mendoza is founder, President and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Ms. Mendoza is an active member of her community through her participation in a wide array of organizations. She is member of the Board of Directors for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care, the San Antonio Area Foundation, the Texas Research and Technology Park Foundation, BioMed SA, and is Secretary of the Board for the Greater SA P-16 Council. She was also a member of the Task Force on Access to Health Care in Texas and served as Chair for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2004 and 2005. Additionally, Ms. Mendoza is a former board member of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students, a former Member of the Commission for a College Ready Texas, and the Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities. Ms. Mendoza served as chair and member of the Board of Directors for the Alamo Workforce Development, vice-chair and board member of the San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce, and at a national level, chaired the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology. She also served as Vice Chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, including Chair for the Committee on Closing the Gaps, and Vice Chair for the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy.
For her steadfast support and service to her community, Ms. Mendoza has been awarded numerous recognitions such as the 2008 Ethics in Business Honoree, the 2007 Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award, Ford Salute to Education Honoree in 2005, the Bank of America Local Hero, Neighborhood Excellence Initiative in 2004, the Enterprise Women’s Leadership Award in 2003, Northside ISD Pillar Award in 2003, and the Administrator’s Award for Excellence for Small Business Administration in 2001, to name a few.
Ms. Mendoza has also authored a series of articles including Health Management Technology, “Security Considerations When Choosing an EMR System” in October 2003; Advance for Health Information Executives, “Improving the Revenue Cycle” Editorial in September 2003 and many others.