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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 Star 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. The Board is responsible for the planning, evaluation, oversight, and fiscal accountability of the Workforce Services and Programs of the tri-county region.

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Mr. Jaime Ortiz

Board Chair

Ms. Cristina Rivera Image

Ms. Cristina Rivera


Ms. Cristina Rivera Image

Ms. Dalinda Guillen


Mr. Federico Lopez Image

Mr. Federico Lopez


Board Members

Hidalgo County
  • Ms. Cristina Rivera
  • Dr. Daniel P. King
  • Mr. Francisco Lugo, Jr.
  • Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza
  • Mr. Jaime Ortiz
  • Ms. Laura Treviño
  • Dr. Luis Daniel Buentello
  • Ms. Rebeca Hernandez
  • Dr. Ricardo R. Gonzalez
  • Mr. Robert A. Calvillo
  • Ms. Sara Garza
  • Ms. Sofia Hernandez
  • Ms. Sonia Quintero
Starr County
  • Mr. Cesar Vera
  • Ms. Dalinda Guillen
  • Mr. Federico "Fred" Lopez
  • Mr. Noel Benavides, Jr.
  • Ms. Rose Benavidez
City of McAllen
  • Mr. Joel Michael Bowen
  • Ms. Sonia Falcon
  • Ms. Rebecca "Becky" Guerra
  • Mr. Roberto Luciano
Willacy County
  • Mr. Agustin Lopez, Jr.
  • Ms. Martha Rebeles
  • Dr. Roy Sheneman

Chief Elected Officials

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