The ATEAMS Board of Directors is made up of committed and talented leaders in the community that are dedicated to improving the educational and career opportunities available to youth in the San Antonio region.



  • Ana R. Acevedo: City of San Antonio, Workforce and Education Administrator

  • Sean Althus: Cox Manufacturing, Training Coordinator

  • Garry Cardwell, Johnson Controls Inc, VP and GM, retired

  • Katie Chain: Vice-Chair. HEB, Program Manager

  • Carol Chavez: Workforce Solutions Alamo, Workforce Serv. Specialist, Special Initiatives

  • Rey Chavez: San Antonio Manufacturers Association (SAMA), President

  • Lorena Claeys, PhD: UTSA Academy for Teacher Excellence, Executive Director

  • Yolanda Edwards: Caterpillar, Inc., Talent Development and Org. Effectiveness Consultant

  • Saani S. Fong: San Antonio EDF, School-to-Career Director

  • Shauna Goodman: Visit San Antonio, Associate Director of Destination Experience

  • Brad Hunt: WHY Group, LLC, Principal Partner

  • Suzanne Markgraf: Weaver & Tidwell, LLP, Senior Tax Manager

  • Colin R. Nichols: Alamo Colleges, Director Economic & Workforce Development

  • Mark Niederauer, Chairman. EO2 Concepts, CTO/COO

  • Bill Rafferty: TMAC/SwRI, Manager Process Improvement Engineering

  • Joel Rodriguez: ESC-20, Coordinator III, Instructional Services

  • Kimberly Sama: P16Plus Council of GBC, Learning Pathways Architect

  • Johnny Vahalik: SAISD, Senior Executive Director for Career and Technical Education

  • Don Walker, Treasurer. Manufacturing Service Manager at MSA Aircraft


Eliza Battles


Joseph Lazor, PhD: Special Projects

Aaron Smith: C2 Global Professional Services, Deputy Director

Kurt Steuck, PhD: Steuck & Associates LLC, Director of Evaluation and Research