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Board of Directors

Workforce Solutions is led by a locally nominated Board of Directors (Board) that is representative of the tri-county region it serves: Hidalgo, Willacy and Starr counties. This Board operates under the following guiding principles: Sustainable Partnerships, Economic Opportunity, and Strategic Vision for Change.The 25-member Board consists of 51% private sector representation, while the remaining 49% is comprised of education, community-based organizations, labor, vocational rehabilitation, public assistance, and employment services representatives. This Board is responsible for the planning, evaluation, oversight, and fiscal accountability of the Workforce services and programs of the tri-county region.

Ms. Sonia Falcon

Board Chair

Ms. Martha Rebeles

Vice Board Chair
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Ms. Dalinda Guillen

Board Treasurer
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Mr. Federico Lopez

Board Secretary

Board Members


Hidalgo County

Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza
South Texas Literacy Coalition
Literacy/Child Care
Dr. Luis Daniel Buentello
Rio Grande Valley Center
Ms. Anabel Chavez
Private Sector
Ms. Sara Garza
Texas Workforce Commission
Public Employment
Mr. Eduardo Garcia
Region One Education Service Center
Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez
Valley Eye Care 
Private Sector
Ms. Rebeca Hernandez
Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Public Assistance
Ms. Carla Herrera
Private Sector
Mr. Francisco Lugo, Jr.
Index Fresh, LLC 
Private Sector/Veteran
Ms. Lorissa Luna
Texas Workforce Commission - VRS
Ms. Cristina Rivera
Rio Grande Regional Hospital 
Private Sector
Ms. Cristina Trejo-Vasquez
The Salvation Army
Community Based Org
Ms. Laura Treviño
Texas A&M University Colonias Program 
Adult Basic Education

Starr County

Ms. Rose Benavidez
South Texas College
Mr. Noel Benavides, Jr.
Clavellina Memorial Service
Private Sector
Ms. Dalinda Guillen
Rio Grande City Economic Development Council
Economic Development
Mr. Federico "Fred" Lopez
Knights of Columbus
Community Based Org
Mr. Cesar Vera
Parasio Del Rio Adult Day Care
Private Sector

Willacy County

Ms. Martha Rebeles
Martha Rebeles Insurance Agency - Farmers Insurance
Private Sector
Mr. Ricardo Salinas
Behavioral Health Solutions of South Texas - C.A.S.A. Coalition
Community Based Organization
Dr. Roy Sheneman
Valley Telephone Co-op, Inc.
Private Sector

City of McAllen

Ms. Lorena Castillo
Negrete & Castillo, LLP
Private Sector
Ms. Sonia Falcon
Lone Star National Bank
Private Sector
Ms. Rebecca "Becky" Guerra
El Patio on Guerra/Nuevo Santander Gallery
Private Sector
Mr. Roberto Luciano
Simon Management Associates, LLC
Private Sector

Chief Elected Officials

  • Lead Chief Elected Official – Judge Eloy Vera, Starr Co. 
  • Judge Richard Cortez, Hidalgo Co.
  • Mayor Jim Darling, City of McAllen
  • Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra, Willacy Co.