Madge Vásquez is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Mission Capital. Originally from South Texas, Madge has over 25 years of private and public sector experience in community development, healthcare, philanthropy, business consulting and community engagement. Since 2018, Madge has served as the CEO of Mission Capital with a focus of “equipping and connecting mission-driven leaders, organizations and networks as we advance equity and opportunity in Central Texas”. Mission Capital supports the Central Texas nonprofit and philanthropic ecosystem by providing strategy consulting, leadership development, nonprofit membership services and collective impact backbone services, guided by an intentional racial equity commitment.
Early in her career, Madge worked at the National Center for Farmworker Health, a healthcare intermediary focused on engaging farmworker communities and facilitating access to migrant health centers across the rural United States. Most recently, Madge served as the Director of Dental Operations at St. David’s Foundation (SDF). In this role, she was responsible for scaling and managing the business, financial, and data operations for the St. David’s Dental Program, recognized as a national model for school-based mobile dental programs in the country. She was also a senior executive of the Community Investments Team at SDF, bringing a practitioner’s health equity lens to SDF’s philanthropic grantmaking in Central Texas. Madge also served as the Board Chair of the Mobile Healthcare Association, a national trade association of mobile health providers, health systems and community health workers, serving high-need patients within their regions, through innovative healthcare models.
Prior to joining Mission Capital as CEO in 2018, Madge worked at Equity Research Corporation in Washington, D.C., Accenture’s Public Sector consulting practice, and PeopleFund, a regional Community Development Financial Institution, providing small business financing and technical assistance to women and minority-owned businesses. From 2006-2009, Madge served as the start-up Community Development Officer for Wachovia Bank in Central Texas, providing philanthropic funding and community reinvestment resources to nonprofits within the Austin and San Antonio markets. Madge received a BA in International Relations from Southwestern University and a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin. She was a Fulbright Scholar to El Salvador where she worked with community-based organizations in the areas of women’s health, rural economic development and micro-enterprise. She is a 2009 Leadership Austin alumna and a voting member of the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO). Madge currently serves on the boards of Jolt Texas, the Central Texas Collective for Racial Equity and Social Venture Partners International.