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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.

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Mr. Jaime Ortiz

Board Chair


Ms. Cristina Rivera

Board Vice-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, 
  • Dr. Luis Daniel Buentello 
  • Ms. Sara Garza 
  • Ms. Rebeca Hernandez
  • Ms. Carla Herrera
  • Mr. Francisco Lugo, Jr. 
  • Mr. Jaime Ortiz
  • Ms. Sonia Quintero
  • Ms. Cristina Rivera
  • Ms. Cristina Trejo-Vasquez
  • Ms. Laura Treviño
Starr County
  • Ms. Rose Benavidez
  • Mr. Noel Benavides, Jr.
  • Ms. Dalinda Guillen
  • Mr. Federico "Fred" Lopez
  • Mr. Cesar Vera
City of McAllen
  • Ms. Lorena Castillo
  • 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 – Mayor Jim Darling, City of McAllen 
  • Judge Aurelio “Keter” Guerra, Willacy Co.
  • Judge Eloy Vera, Starr Co.
  • Judge Ramon Garcia, Hidalgo Co.