Elia Moreno (Canyon, Texas) is the author of Permission to Rest and Living Intentionally, a book that depicts her own personal journey and hard earned insights on the importance of adding value to the lives of others in just 90 seconds. She currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Texas Christian Community Development Network. In addition to her role as Co-Executive Director, Elia serves as Founder and CEO of Living Intentionally Ministries. She is also the National Program Director for Beegle Communication Across Barriers and holds the position of National Director of Community Outreach for the No Excuses University Network of Schools, a growing network of 250 schools who promote college readiness for all students, especially those living in poverty. Elia serves on many boards and committees. She is bilingual, and a master at assisting organizations and individuals who seek to implement fresh ways to connect with those living in poverty. Elia was selected as a 2015 USA Characters Unites Award Winner by USA Network, the winner of the 2016 Suddenlink Community Impact Award as well as bestowed the privilege of being named the 2016 Amarillo Beta Sigma Phi Woman of the Year. Most recently she was honored with the 2017 Amarillo Hispanic Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award.