The HCAP Leadership Circle is a group of distinguished alumni and community leaders working together to further the mission of The College for Health, Community and Policy, by engaging with students, faculty, and community members.

Alumni Leadership Circle 2021-2023

Katie Vela '14


Executive Director

South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless

Joel Tabar '07, '10


Director of Community Development Initiatives

San Antonio Housing Authority

Andrea Figueroa '11

Senior Program Officer for Youth Success

San Antonio Area Foundation

Ashley Harris '97

Vice President, Client and Community Relations Director

PNC Bank San Antonio


Barbara Schafer '09

Court Administrator

Bexar County Children’s Court Division and Programs

Daniel James Shinaberry '16

Strategic Product and Planning

Instagram Partnerships


Jennifer Pfeiffer '00

Executive Director

Alabama Soccer Association

Dr. Leticia Cavazos '12

Founder and CEO

Cannenta Center

Elizabeth Anne Burt '19

Director of Urban Activation and Play

Centro San Antonio

Ivalis Gonzalez '06

Political Consultant

Jeff Coyle '07

Assistant Director

City of San Antonio

John Garza '14


YouTube-Google, Inc.

Mariella Ozuna '17

Vice President of Research and Innovation

San Antonio Growth for the Eastside

Michael Cline '10

State Demographer

North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management

Clarissa Rodriguez '00


Rampage Law

Erica Gonzalez '14

San Antonio Food Bank

Melissa Adame '98

Web Applications/IT Program Manager


Karina Garza '19

Loan Auditor

Frost Bank

Lauren Ferrero


McCall, Parkhurst & Horton L.L.P.

Denise Langabeer '90

Department Administrator, Emergency Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Ross Willis '92

Director of Surgical Education, Associate Professor

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Art Ortiz '97



Geraldine Garcia '06


Andrade-Van de Putte Consulting

Elsa Guerra Williams '82

Vice President of Membership & Engagement


Jennifer Rower '13