English Español

Board of Directors

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

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

team 3 copy

Ms. Dalinda Guillen

Board Treasurer

Mr. Federico Lopez Image

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 - Vocational Rehabilitation Services


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 Aurelio “Keter” Guerra, Willacy Co.

  • Judge Eloy Vera, Starr Co.

  • Judge Richard Cortez, Hidalgo Co.

  • Mayor Jim Darling, City of McAllen