The mission of the Dean's Advisory Council is to drive strategic direction while promoting alignment of the college’s mission to community partners and stakeholders. Our vision is to offer support and collaborate through local, regional, and nationally-recognized experts across the community, health, and policy sectors.

Dean’s Advisory Council

Carl Negley (Board Chair)


Medvolution, Inc.

Kara Allen

Chief People, Impact, and Belonging Officer

San Antonio Spurs

Phil Beckett, Ph.D.


C3 Health Information Exchange

Chiquita A. Collins, Ph.D., M.A.

Vice President, Outreach & Health Access Associate Research Professor, Population Health Sciences

UT Health San Antonio

David Gilbertson


Virtual Health Informatics

Janie Martinez Gonzalez '96

President and CEO and Digital Engineer



Dr. Ana "Cha" Guzman


Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

Claude Jacob, DrPH, MPH


City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

C. Leonard Karge


Chenega Environmental, Healthcare & Facilities Strategic Business Unit

Jimmie O. Keenan, MSN, RN, FACHE, FAAN

(Major General - Retired, U.S. Army)

Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Clinic Operations

WellMed Medical Management, Inc.

George Pedraza '87

Sr. Vice President and Private Client Advisor

Bank of America

Chris Talley


Talley Communication Strategies

Senator Leticia Van de Putte

Co-Founder and President

Andrade - Van de Putte Consulting

Jamie Wesolowski

President and CEO

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

Elsa Guerra Williams

Vice President of Membership and Engagement

YMCA of Greater San Antonio