Elaine Mendoza of San Antonio received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University. Ms. Mendoza is founder, President and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI). Established in 1990, CMI is a biotechnology and medical informatics company. Within biotechnology industry, CMI strengths lie in building scientific and technical teams to develop unique technological solutions to address issues in areas such as chemical/biological defense, medical countermeasures and population health. CMI’s core competency in medical informatics revolves around CMI’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) system branded as Sevocity. Sevocity empowers physician practices and health centers to embrace EHRs by delivering an easy-to-use, cloud-based system.
Appointed by Mayor Castro, Ms. Mendoza serves as Chair of PreK4 SA – a municipal corporation focused on delivering high quality education to four year olds in San Antonio. She serves on the Board of Directors of the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, Generation Texas San Antonio, College for All Texans Foundation and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. She is also a member of the Council for Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Texas Higher Education.
Ms. Mendoza has been involved in community initiatives revolving around the expansion of educational opportunities, health care and economic growth. She was a member of the Mayor Castro’s SA2020 Charting the Course for the Next Decade Steering Committee and his Brainpower Taskforce that recommended the investment strategy in education for San Antonio citizens. She also served on Mayor Hardberger’s Task Force on Corporate Recruitment and Retention. In January 2006, Governor Rick Perry appointed her to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on which she served as Secretary of the Board, Chair of the Committee on Closing the Gaps and, in 2010, as Vice Chairman. Governor Perry also appointed her to the Commission for a College Ready Texas in April 2007.
Ms. Mendoza served as a member of the “Code Red” task force, a blue-ribbon, 17-member task force assembled by the Academic Health Science Centers of Texas to study Texans’ access to health care. Recently she served on the board of directors of the Texas Research Park Foundation and The Texas Technology Development Center. She also served as the 2004 and 2005 Chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and as the 2001-2003 Chairperson of the Board of the Alamo Workforce Development, now Workforce Solutions Alamo. In 2000-2001, Ms. Mendoza served on Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities and, nationally, she was appointed by Senator Trent Lott and chaired the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology (CAWMSET) in 1999-2000.
Ms. Mendoza was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in 2011. She is serving her second term as chair of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. She is a member of the Committee on Finance and Campus Art and Aesthetic Improvement Committee. Ms. Mendoza also serves as special athletic liaison to A&M System members and liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. She has served as a member of the Committee on Audit. Her term expires February 1, 2017.