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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

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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

South Texas Literacy Coalition
Literacy/Child Care
 

Dr. Luis Daniel Buentello

Rio Grande Valley Center
Labor
 

Ms. Anabel Chavez

Spectrum 
Private Sector 
 

Ms. Sara Garza

Texas Workforce Commission
Public Employment
 

Mr. Eduardo Garcia

Region One Education Service Center
Education
 

Ms. Rebeca Hernandez

Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Public Assistance
 

Ms. Carla Herrera

Walgreens
Private Sector
 

Mr. Francisco Lugo, Jr.

CAPA, LLC
Private Sector/Veteran
 

Mr. Jaime Ortiz

Miracle Medical Equipment & Supplies of South Texas, LLC
Private Sector
 

Ms. Sonia Quintero

Communication Axess Ability Group
Rehab
 

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
Education
 

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
 

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
 

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
 
  • 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.