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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

Meg Barron, Regional Lead - Texas and Executive Director,
210.822.6449 ext 8101

Ginny Funk, Director of Programs,
210.822.6449 ext 8102

Lisa Ayres, Vice-President of Development,
210.822.6449 ext 8103

Dianne Teran, Program Manager,
210.822.6449 ext 8104

Esther Balderas, Administrative Assistant, ebalderas@alz,org
210.822.6449 ext 8105

Athena Vourvoulias, Digital Communications Manager,
210.822.6449 ext 8106

Trevor Baer, Sr. Walk Manager,
210.822.6449 ext 8107

Samantha Garcia, Events Specialist,
210.822.6449 ext. 9824

Roy Lopez Jr., The Longest Day Staff Lead,
210.822.6449 ext 8111

Cacie Madrid, Public Policy Specialist,
210.822.6449 ext 8100

Patricia "PV" Villasenor, Develpoment Manager,
210.963.5638 ext 1976

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Addresses & Phone Numbers

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

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

Alzheimer's Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
424 Peoples Street, Suite 204
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 210.822.6449 ext. 9824
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
Beth Douglas                                                    
Gala Auction Chair
Franklin Park
Penny Pepperling                                                
Nominations Chair

Michelle Raza
AIM Chair

New FY2019 Board Members

Joe Arciniega
Public Policy Ambassador - Laredo

Palmira Arellano
Medical Outreach Chair
Methodist Healthcare

Ana Flores
Diversity & Inclusion Chair

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

Craig Israel
Concern & Awareness Chair
Community Volunteer

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

Bill Zinsmeyer
Board Walk Chair

Zach Zurek
Jackson Walker LLP


Honorary Board Members/Committee Chairs

Dr. Elaine Talarski                                              
Community Volunteer

Jane Wakely                                                            
Frost Brokerage Services

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