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Staff Directory

Weatherization Assistance Program

Alicia Avila-Penalver | Weatherization Assistance Program Coordinator

Alicia Avila-Penalver
Weatherization Assistance Program Coordinator
Weatherization Assistance Program

Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

Alyssa Dominguez | Resource and Referral Outreach Coordinator

Alyssa Dominguez
Resource and Referral Outreach Coordinator
Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

IDD Services

Arnold Ferguson | IDDS Community Services Manager

Arnold Ferguson
IDDS Community Services Manager
IDD Services

Accounting

Blanca Tapia | Controller

Blanca Tapia
Controller
Accounting

IDD Services

Bryn Herrera | Quality Assurance and Privacy Officer

Bryn Herrera
Quality Assurance and Privacy Officer
IDD Services

Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

Cindy Boyum | Bexar AAA Managing Local Ombudsman

Cindy Boyum
Bexar AAA Managing Local Ombudsman
Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

Regional Services

Claudia Mora | Regional Services Administrator

Claudia Mora
Regional Services Administrator
Regional Services

Senior Staff

Clifford Herberg | General Counsel & Senior Director

Clifford Herberg
General Counsel & Senior Director
Senior Staff

IDD Services

Corina Arauza | IDDS Community Engagement Manager

Corina Arauza
IDDS Community Engagement Manager
IDD Services

Public Affairs and Communications

Crystal Campos-Rosales | Communications Specialist

Crystal Campos-Rosales
Communications Specialist
Public Affairs and Communications

Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

Cyndee Pierce | Caregiver Services Coordinator

Cyndee Pierce
Caregiver Services Coordinator
Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

Procurement

Debbie Ugarte | Procurement & Facilities Manager

Debbie Ugarte
Procurement & Facilities Manager
Procurement

Human Resources

Deedra Johnson | Director of Human Resources & Infrastructure

Deedra Johnson
Director of Human Resources & Infrastructure
Human Resources

Senior Staff

Diane Rath | Executive Director

Diane Rath
Executive Director
Senior Staff
Diane Rath has served as Executive Director of AACOG since December 2014. In this capacity, she oversees 300 employees in 11 program areas with a budget of over $60 million. During her tenure, AACOG has been recognized with national awards from NADO and NARC recognizing both Innovation and Transportation Partnerships.

Before joining AACOG, Ms. Rath served as Senior Vice President at ResCare Workforce Services, with oversight responsibility for operations in over 300 locations in 28 states with 2200 employees and a budget of $230 million.

In 1996, then Governor George W. Bush appointed her as Chair and Commissioner for the Texas Workforce Commission, where she served until 2008. During her tenure, she oversaw the consolidation of 28 programs from 10 different state agencies to form a $1.2 billion agency with responsibility for services involving federal programs from the U.S Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and two other federal agencies. In 2007, Rath was nominated by President George W. Bush as Assistant Secretary of Administration for Children and Families at U.S. Health and Human Services. During this time she became recognized as a national leader in workforce development, forging partnerships with economic development and educational entities to meet the workforce needs of Texas businesses.

A physical therapist by background, Ms. Rath attended TCU, and graduated from UTMB-Galveston.

She is active in the San Antonio community and currently serves (or served) on numerous boards and committees which include

Association of Defense Communities Board of Directors, 2020-2023
National Association of Regional Councils, Executive Director Council, 2017-2021
Frost Bank- San Antonio, Advisory Board Member, 2003-present
Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, Board Member, 2003-present
Valero Alamo Bowl, Board Member, 1994-present, Chair 2002
San Antonio Airport Advisory Commission, 2015 – 2021
Lone Star Rail District Board, 2015-2018
San Antonio Mobility Coalition (SAMCo) Board Member, 2015 – present, Treasurer 2016-2020
American Public Human Services Association Policy Council, 2007-2008
Texas Public Education Reform Foundation, Board Member, 2006-2010
Bexar County United Way, Board Member 1998-2004
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 1993-96, Vice-Chair 1993
JPMorganChase - San Antonio, Advisory Board Member, 1992-2003
Texas Council on Workforce & Economic Competitiveness, 1995-2003, Chair 1995-1996
Texas Department of Commerce, Board Member 1995-1996
San Antonio Development Agency, Vice Chair, 1990-94
San Antonio Water System Board, Vice-Chair 1992-94
Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Board Member 1989-1992
Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 1981-1983
Ms. Rath has received several awards including

LULAC, Distinguished Texan, 2005

NAWDP, System Building Award, 2006

Distinguished Alumna, SAHS-UTMB 2008

NASWA President’s Award, 2008

TARC Regional Unity Award, 2018

San Antonio Business Journal 2019 Women’s Leadership Award

IDD Services

Dorothy Valdez | IDD Service Coordinator III

Dorothy Valdez
IDD Service Coordinator III
IDD Services

Alamo Regional Transit

Duane Evans | Director of Transportation

Duane Evans
Director of Transportation
Alamo Regional Transit

IDD Services

Emily Roman | Transition Support Team Manager

Emily Roman
Transition Support Team Manager
IDD Services

Veterans Programs

Gary Timpson | Texas Veterans Network Coordinator

Gary Timpson
Texas Veterans Network Coordinator
Veterans Programs

Public Safety, Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Glenn Michalec | Law Enforcement Academy Training Coordinator

Glenn Michalec
Law Enforcement Academy Training Coordinator
Public Safety, Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy

Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging

Gloria Givilancz | Contracts and Nutrition Services Coordinator

Gloria Givilancz
Contracts and Nutrition Services Coordinator
Alamo & Bexar Area Agencies on Aging