Our Board
Ms. Francis is an Investment Banker with Griffin Moor, a local Private Equity firm based in Houston, TX. She began her career in the financial industry 2003 with New England Financial, a Metlife company. Her move to Texas in 2009 led her to a private firm with a focus on alternative investments. In this capacity, Ms. Francis focused on Oil & Gas placements, REITs and other non-traded investments for high net worth investors.

Manuel was the Chief Operating Officer for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the largest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the country. As an entrepreneur, Manuel’s field of experience spans from finance, public sector construction, to transportation logistics. He has consulted for private companies in downstream in the Oil & Gas sector to technology startups.

Alvaro Carrasco is a business development professional for Medical Bridges, an international nonprofit organization. A native of Bolivia, Alvaro presently lives in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Murillo serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as serving on the board of directors of U4C. She is an international business professional and entrepreneur. In addition to her role at U4C, Ms. Murillo is an associate and consultant for Global Affairs Associates (Houston, Texas), which works with private, public and nonprofit sectors in the areas of corporate social responsibility strategy and implementation.

Ms. Murillo serves as Medical Director, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of U4C. She is a Pediatrician at Nor-Lea Hospital, where she has practices for more than 7 years. She has received several awards such as The Most Compassionate and Sensitive Physician at Nor-Lea Hospital in 2011. For the past few years, with the help of her team (pediatric nurses, aids, PA and other staff), Dr. Murillo has created a Christmas program, distributing gifts to needy children.