President and CEO of Conceptual Mindworks, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Elaine Mendoza is the founder, President, and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI). Established in 1990, CMI is a biotechnology and medical informatics company located in San Antonio, Texas. Within the biotechnology industry, CMI’s strengths lie in building scientific and technical teams to develop and deliver unique solutions to address issues in areas such as chemical/biological defense, trauma medicine, 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.
Ms. Mendoza received the Women’s Legacy Award from the Aggie Women’s Association in October 2014, and in April 2013 she received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M. In December 2012, the San Antonio Mayor and City Council appointed her Chair of the Early Childhood Education Municipal Development Corporation Board of Directors, which is responsible and accountable for the PreK 4 SA program implementation. (Ms. Mendoza was a member of Mayor Castro’s Brainpower Committee, the precursor to PreK 4 SA program.) She is also a member of the P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County. She serves as Chair of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System Board of Directors and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Health Care Service Corporation and The Bank of San Antonio.
Ms. Mendoza has been involved in community initiatives revolving around the expansion of educational opportunities, health care, and economic growth both locally and nationally. Mayor Hardberger appointed her as Co-Chair for P16 Council Formation Committee and as a member of the 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. She also served as the 2004 and 2005 Chair of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and served as the 2001 – 2003 Chairperson of the Board of the Alamo Workforce Development. In 2000-2001, Ms. Mendoza served on Texas Governor Perry’s Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities and, nationally, she was appointed by Senator Trent Lott to the Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering, and Technology (CAWMSET) in 1999-2000, later being selected as Chairperson.
Ms. Mendoza was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Perry in 2011 and reappointed by Governor Greg Abbott in 2017. She is serving her second term as Vice Chairman of the Board, having been reelected on May 8, 2017. Ms. Mendoza is serving a fourth term as Chair of the Committee on Academic and Student Affairs. She is a member of the Committee on Audit and also serves as a liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Elaine Mendoza received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.