Barbara currently serves on the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, and on The University of Texas Marine Science Advisory Board, and on the University of Texas at Austin Development Board. In the past, Barbara has served on the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Foundation Board, Texas State Aquarium board, South Texas Institute for the Arts board, VICTORY (a division of the American Cancer Society), and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Higher Education Planning Committee. She has served as a volunteer for numerous charitable organizations, but has been most passionate about the Ronald McDonald House over the past four (4) years. Recently, she received the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award. She is a lifetime member of MANA, a national Latina organization.
Barbara is the mother of five incredible children: Caroline (age 18), David (age 16), Natalie (age 13), Daniel (age 11), and Jacqueline (age 10). She resides in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the founder of the Ready or Not Foundation.
She currently enjoys practicing general pediatrics in Corpus Christi where she resides with her husband, Hector, and three sons, Andrew, Samuel and Benjamin.
She is a former member of the Christus Spohn Hospital Board of Trustees, Del Mar College Foundation, and is involved in numerous community activities.
Patricia is married to J. P. “Buddy” Bell, Jr. They are the parents of Grace, Ava and Jack Bell.
Larry Olivarez, Jr., CEP®, CRPC®, is a financial advisor in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a 2001 graduate of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and holds the professional designations of Certified Estate Planner and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. His background is in comprehensive financial planning, investments, charitable giving and estate planning. Larry Olivarez has been a practicing financial advisor since 2001.
While attending Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Larry was a pitcher on the Islander Baseball Team and served as Co-Captain in 2001. Through the years, Larry Olivarez has stayed active in the community by being a member of the Corpus Christi and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. He is a graduate of Leadership Corpus Christi Class XXXV and has volunteered in years past with groups such as Forward Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Hooks serving as a coach in their 2005 Baseball School. Olivarez is also very active with Texas A&M University Corpus Christi; serving on the national board, as homecoming chairman in 2005, and in 2007, was elected President of the National Alumni Association. In 2006, Larry Olivarez was honored by being selected as one of the top young professionals by FYI Magazine in their “Forty under Forty” issue. Larry is married to Priscilla and they have a one year old son named Larry III. He and his family reside in Corpus Christi, Texas.
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