Board of Directors
Board Chair, Charles C. Andrews
Andrews currently serves as the Co-Chair of Inner City Technological Ventures and is the President of 4NAffairs, an off-shore destination and financial management group.
Previously, Andrews was involved with radio programming since 1982 and for ten years, beginning in 1993, he was the executive producer and on-air talent for the AFRICAN All Africa Network.
Eliot M. Lee
Eliot Lee has over 15 years experience in applications management, release management and project management, preceded by 12 years as a code developer and applications analyst. He is currently a Sr. Integrations Analyst at WellMed, LLC and owner of MVHL Consulting. Lee serves as the IT Chair for the Masters Leadership Program San Antonio Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Selected to lead NOWCastSA in 2009, Lucas wrote her first news story on a manual typewriter, and has taught online journalism, Web design, digital storytelling, interviewing and content management systems at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, St. Mary's University in San Antonio and Texas A&M University- San Antonio.
She worked for newspapers in Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco and San Antonio, and her freelance writing has appeared everywhere from The New York Times to the Auckland, New Zealand Herald. Her journalism has earned dozens of awards, including being named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
In 1997, while she was business editor of the San Antonio Express-News, she graduated from Leadership San Antonio, a program jointly sponsored by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to develop emerging and existing community leaders.
Lucas went to the Web in 1999, becoming managing editor of the online-only financial news Web site, TheStreet.com. She later became Content Director of MySanAntonio.com, the converged site of the San Antonio Express-News and KENS-5 TV. Both TheStreet.com and MySanAntonio.com became profitable during her tenure.
In 2007 she was a manager for the Knight News Challenge-funded Innovation Incubator project, in which 35 college students at seven universites collaborated to create new models of participatory community news production.
Lucas was named to the Advisory Board for the Journalism Studies Department of Texas A&M-San Antonio and is a founding member of the Local Online News Publishers Association Board of Directors.
Brian is the Director of the Whitley Theological Center & Oblate Renewal Center at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio.
Advisory Members (non-voting)
Maria del Rosario "Rosie" Castro
A native San Antonian, Castro is the former director of the Center for Academic Transitions at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. The Center provides assistance with employment, internships, transfer to four-year universities, graduation certification, scholarships and alumni services.
Castro is also a consultant, trainer and facilitator who specializes in leadership training and leadership program development. She facilitated the work of the Blue Ribbon Committee that created the Westside Education and Training Center, a partnership of the Alamo Community College District, Edgewood I.S.D., the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department, the Annie E. Casey’s Making Connections Initiative and many other groups and residents.
She is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University and has a master's degree in Environmental Management from University of Texas San Antonio. Her public service includes employment in the City of San Antonio’s Human Resource Department and with the San Antonio Housing Authority.
She has taught public administration courses at San Antonio College and graduate courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
She is the mother of twin sons: Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro.
Clarence "Reggie" Williams
Former members of the NOWCastSA Board of Directors:
- Anthony Alcoser,
- Berta S. Rodriguez
- Steve Blanchard, PhD
- Pilar Oates
- William G. Moll, Chair Emeritus
- Gabe Quintanilla
- Bill Israel, PhD
- Jennifer Velasquez
- Thomas L. Schlenker
- Julie Weber
- Charles Pruski
- Ray Howard
- Brian Johnson