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Ileana started her career in development and fundraising in Houston as the Vice Chancellor of Advancement at the University of Houston, where she directed fundraising, advertising, public relations, and internal and external communications. In 2004, Treviño became the CEO of the Memorial Hermann Foundation and led its fundraising and community relations efforts for 12 years. Over that period of time, the foundation raised $300M. Ileana has extensive knowledge of Houston-area funders, including Foundations and corporations. She has expertise in Board governance, community relations, special events management, managing and executing campaigns, and all elements of the development cycle. Additionally, Treviño spent a number of years working in Equal Employment Opportunity - both as the Deputy Director of Civil Rights at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and as the Executive Director of EEO/AA at the University of Houston System. Ileana enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, three children, and their spouses, and four grandchildren. She has one dog that rules the house.


Boston University
Master of Arts, Counseling Psychology


Boston College
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Romance Languages


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  • Houston Ballet, Board Member 

  • Cristo Rey Jesuit, Former Board Member

  • Council of Women, Boston College, Member 

  • American Leadership Forum, Senior Fellow

  • Holocaust Museum Houston, Former Board Member

  • St. Agnes Academy, Capital Campaign Cabinet 

  • St. Thomas High School, Capital Campaign Cabinet 

  • Houston Food Bank, Capital Campaign Cabinet

Ileana in the Houston Chronicle

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