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San Antonio & South Texas Chapter

The San Antonio & South Texas Chapter was incorporated in 1989. From our humble beginnings as a volunteer-driven organization that primarily served San Antonio and it's surrounding area, we have expanded into an organization with 12 staff members and over 200 volunteers who serve 47 counties.

The Alzheimer’s Association, San Antonio & South Texas Chapter, supports individuals living with dementia, their families and caregivers, and the professionals who care for them. The Chapter offers support groups, educational programs, individualized planning provided by licensed professionals, and community resource lists. It operates a 24-hour toll-free Helpline, Early Stage Programs, Safety Services for those at risk of wandering, training programs for health care professionals, and engages with governmental agencies and academic institutions to promote Alzheimer’s research and improved care and support. Last year more than 1,000,000 individuals were reached through cumulative program and education efforts, health fairs, advocacy activities, newsletters and website contact.

The Alzheimer's Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Staff and Contact Information


Lisa Ayres, Interim Executive Director and Vice-President of Development, liayres@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8103

Ginny Funk, Director of Programs, gfunk@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8102

Dianne Teran, Program Manager, dmteran@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8104

Athena Vourvoulias, Digital Communications Manager, atvourvoulias@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8106

Trevor Baer, Sr. Walk Manager, trbaer@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8107

Christina Higgs, Walk Manager, cohiggs@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8100
 

Roy Lopez Jr., The Longest Day Staff Lead, rlopez@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 8111

Chelsea Rangel, Public Policy Coordinator, chrangel@alz.org
210.822.6449 ext 1107

Patricia "PV" Villasenor, Development Manager, pavillasenor@alz.org
210.963.5638 ext 1976


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Addresses & Phone Numbers

SAN ANTONIO
Alzheimer's Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
10223 McAllister Freeway, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210.822.6449
Fax: 210.824.8069
24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900
Map: http://binged.it/1RBzJVb

CORPUS CHRISTI
Alzheimer's Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
424 Peoples Street, Suite 204
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 210.822.6449 ext. 9824
cohiggs@alz.org
24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Alzheimer's Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
10223 McAllister Freeway, Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210.822.6449 ext. 1976
pavillasenor@alz.org
24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

San Antonio & South Texas Chapter Board Members

Byron Cordes, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Summit Chair
Sage Care Management

Vivian Garza - Steele
Board Chair
Zachry Corporation

Penny Pepperling
Nominations Chair
BDO
 

Joe Arciniega
Community Leader - Laredo

Palmira Arellano
Medical Outreach Chair
Methodist Healthcare

Anna Flores
Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Robert W. Gracy, PH.D.
Medical and Scientific Chair

Bill Zinsmyer
Community Volunteer

Carole White, PhD, RN
Early Stage Program Chair
School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio

Zach Zurek
Attorney
Jackson Walker LLP

Sean Hager
USAA

Jeffrey Landers
Wells Fargo Bank

Le Roy Fields Campbell
Brookdale Trinity Towers - Corpus Christi

Rosa Salgado
Accenture Federal Services

Colin Son, MD
Neurosurgeon

Honorary Board Members/Committee Chairs

Dr. Elaine Talarski, PhD
Community Volunteer

Jane Wakely
Frost Brokerage Services
Gala Champion



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