Board of Directors
Chris Alderete - Chair
Appointed by District 7
Member since 2008
Served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2014, Vice-Chair in 2015 and Chair of the Performance Oversight Committee in 2018
Alderete attended San Antonio College and Trinity University. She began her 35-year health care career at Christus Santa Rosa and obtained her certification from the Texas Home and Community Support Service Agency (HCSSA) as a Home Health Care Administrator.
She also hosts Catholic Television of San Antonio’s (CTSA Channel 15) show "Today’s Ministries," highlighting ministry-based programs in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
After her retirement in 2014 she became a small business owner—of the Rose Boutique Florist. The floral company that is affiliated with FTD and serves all of Bexar County.
Alderete chaired the 2000 Census Complete Count Committee and the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women on behalf of former San Antonio Mayor Ed Garza. In 2012 she was appointed by Mayor Julián Castro as co-chair of the 2012 Proposed Bond Committee on Streets, Bridges and Sidewalks. Currently she serves on the City of San Antonio’s 2017 Drainage & Flood Control Community Bond Committee. Alderete also served on the Blue Ribbon 2017 bond committee for the San Antonio Independent School District—a measure that was approved by voters in the November 2017 election.
She is also the former President of the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and continues to serve on the organization’s board of directors. Likewise, she was former chair and continues to serve on the board of OASIS—a national organization that promotes successful aging through lifelong learning, health programs and volunteer engagement.
She previously served as board chair of SAMM Ministries, where she oversaw the acquisition and development of a transitional shelter for homeless families.
Currently she serves on the board of the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC). The organization recently became affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Her other current board positions include The Heritage at Westover Hills—an assisted living and memory care center—as well as Las Misiones—the organization that helps restore the San Antonio missions, which have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
She is married to Joe V. Alderete, Jr. The couple has five children—Claudette, Clarissa (deceased), Joe III, Carina and Marina—as well as five grandsons and two granddaughters.
Alex Nava - Vice-Chair
Appointed by the Mayor
Member since 2006
Served as Chair in 2014 and Vice-Chair from 2012 to 2013
Nava is a trial attorney with broad experience representing individuals and companies in first- and third-party insurance matters, employment disputes, construction disputes, and tort and business litigation. He began his practice at Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc. and is now a partner with the law firm of Allan, Nava, Glander & Holland, PLLC.
Nava’s non-profit board service includes the Historic Design Review Commission from 2006 to 2009; Alamo Workforce Solutions from 2012 to 2015; and United Communities of San Antonio from 2009 to the present. In 2011, then-Mayor Julián Castro appointed Nava to serve as a co-chair of the Parks Committee for the City of San Antonio’s 2012-2017 Bond Program.
He is also a current or past member of several organizations, including the William S. Sessions American Inn of Court; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association; and the Federal Bar Association.
Nava earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in English and History in 1999 from West Texas A&M University, where he was also a member of the school’s baseball team. He received his J.D. from the St. Mary’s School of Law in 2004. He is admitted to the State Bar of Texas and the United States District Court, Western District of Texas. Nava is also fluent in Spanish.
In his free time Nava enjoys spending time with his wife Brenna, also an attorney, who works for Rackspace Hosting, Inc. and their three young children—Isabella, Cydney and Joseph.
Juan Solis III - Secretary
Appointed by District 5
Member since 2013
Served as Secretary in 2018
Solis is a Vice President for BB&T, specializing in work with small businesses. He has also had extensive professional experience as an advertising executive, specializing in marketing to the Hispanic community.
His public service career began as District 5 Councilmember for the City of San Antonio in 1992, a position he held five years. In 1999 he was elected as Texas State Representative for District 124, serving one term.
Solis’ public sector experience also includes serving as a tri-chair of the Initial Base Adjustment Strategy Committee (IBASC), formed in 1995 to develop a community response plan as Kelly Air Force Base began closure and ownership of the large property transitioned to the redevelopment organization that is today Port San Antonio.
Solis is a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Sam Houston State University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government-Senior Executive Program at Harvard University.
Currently, Solis is also a board member of Southside First, Launch SA, Workforce Solutions Alamo and Sam Houston State University Alumni board of Directors.
He is married to Maria Z. Solis and has 19 year old twins Zoraida and Francisco.
Bill Mock - Treasurer
Appointed by District 9
Member since 2016
Served as Secretary in 2018
Mock has held key leadership positions over a career spanning the military and public sectors.
In 2015 he retired from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. During his 21-year tenure with the organization, he held the positions of executive Vice President, Director of Military Affairs, Vice President of Small Business/Area Business Councils, Vice President of Economic Development and Vice President of Membership. He led important civic and business initiatives on behalf of the chamber, including the creation of BioMed SA and Pathways to a Great City. He also played a key role in efforts that brought the 24th Air Force to San Antonio.
Prior to his career with the Chamber, Mock served in the U.S Air Force for 30 years retiring with the rank of Colonel. He maintains organizational ties with the Department of Defense, including a four-year tour as the Honorary Commander of the 67th Cyber Wing and a four-year tour with the Air Force Space Command''s Commanders Advisory Group at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado—parent command of 24th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Mock currently serves as a member of the Air Combat Command Commanders Advisory Group at Langley Air Force Base—parent command of 25th Air Force, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland—and as Honorary Commander of 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.
Mock is also a current board member of the Military and Veteran Community Collaborative (MVCC), a local nonprofit providing support to organizations and agencies serving military personnel, veterans and their family members in the San Antonio region.
MINNIE ABREGO-SANCHEZ -
Appointed by District 10
Member since 2019
Following a career in education spanning nearly 30 years as a teacher and administrator with the Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, Abrego-Sanchez joined the staff at the San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and Support Personnel—part of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD).
She subsequently served as community outreach director and district director for Texas State Senators Leticia Van de Putte and José Menendez. Currently, Abrego-Sanchez is an associate consultant for Andrade-Van de Putte and Associates.
She also volunteers extensively for her community, including as past president of the Bexar County Democratic Women, San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and the Mexican-American Business and Professional Women’s Club—the latter where she established the first local and statewide leadership program for professional Texas women.
Abrego-Sanchez holds an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and a master’s degree in educational administration from Trinity University.
Maria Luisa Alvarado -
Appointed by District 3
Member since 2019
Alvarado’s career includes over 20 years of military service, beginning with six years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force. She continued her military career in the Texas Air National Guard, from which she retired in 1997 with the rank of Master Sergeant. During that period, she oversaw the certification of various aircraft and supported maintenance of F-4 Phantom fighters. Additionally, she worked in several public affairs capacities, including illustrator and photographer.
Her civilian career has spanned many endeavors advancing public health and community well-being. She has overseen several research initiatives addressing veterans’ healthcare, violence against women and substance abuse. Institutions she’s served in these efforts include the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center.
She has also worked extensively as a community volunteer, including as a co-founder and past president of the Hot Wells Neighborhood Association and serving on the City’s Zoning Commission as the appointee of City Council District 3.
Alvarado holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is pursuing a master’s degree in the same discipline.
Bradley Carson -
Appointed by District 6
Member since 2019
District 6 appointee Brad Carson is an attorney with longstanding experience in San Antonio’s business community. He is a founding partner of Kruger Carson PLLC, a full-service commercial real estate and business law firm. His areas of practice include capital transactions, commercial real estate development and operations, finance, renewable energy, and general business transactions. Carson has been active in helping to shape the city’s future and has previously served as a member of the city’s Planning Commission.
Carson is an active member in several professional and community associations, including the Real Estate Council of San Antonio, which he serves as an officer, the Urban Land Institute, CCIM, the Downtown Alliance of San Antonio, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has also been a guest lecturer for multiple courses within UTSA’s Real Estate Finance and Development Program and other programs hosted by the Texas Bar.
He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and earned his law degree from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Herbert Law Center.
Victoria M. Garcia -
Appointed by District 4
Member since 2009
Served as Secretary/Treasurer in 2012, Vice-Chair in 2016 and Chair in 2017-18
Garcia is a Managing Partner of Bracewell LLP’s San Antonio office, where she specializes in labor & employment law and immigration. Garcia also serves on the Board of Directors for Texas Public Radio, the Board of Trustees for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the Board of Directors for the Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee.
Garcia holds a law degree and Master’s of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
THOMAS "T.J." MAYES -
Appointed by District 1
Member since 2018
Mayes, and attorney, has served as Chief of Staff for Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff since 2016. He also teaches law and public policy courses at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
His legal career includes working as both assistant city attorney and deputy general counsel for several South Texas communities. He previously focused on regulatory and legislative affairs for a regional engineering firm.
Mayes’ public-sector experience also includes serving as Chief of Staff to former District 8 San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg—now Mayor of San Antonio. Some of the issues Mayes helped spearhead for District 8 were the prioritization of 2017 bond projects, the renewal of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and the development of a citywide digital infrastructure initiative.
Dan F. Weingart -
Appointed by District 8
Member since 2009
Served as Vice-Chair in 2014; Chair in 2015-6
Weingart is founder, President and CEO of The Alisam Group, LLC—a multi-national logistics and sales company. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, including a career at The Coca-Cola Company, where he managed key international accounts. He holds a Master’s of International Management degree from the American Graduate School of International Business, Thunderbird Campus, and earned his undergraduate degree in history from The University of Texas at Austin.
Margaret Wilson-Anaglia -
Appointed by District 2
Member since 2018
Wilson-Anaglia brings over 30 years of public- and private-sector entrepreneurial experience. She is currently the President & CEO of Al’s Gourmet Nuts—a locally-based specialty food products company she founded in 2000. Prior to embarking on her journey with Al’s Gourmet Nuts, she was a Manager in the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department.
She also serves on the Bexar County SMWBE Advisory Committee. She previously served on the Brooks Development Advisory Board, the MacArthur High School PTSA Board as well as the Garner Middle School and Northwood Elementary School PTA boards.
She has received numerous distinctions as part of her business career and public service. Among them, she was recipient of the 20 x 20 Award by ACCION Texas; the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for Innovation by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); a PTA Honorary Life Membership Award; and the Women’s Leadership Award / Family Business by the San Antonio Business Journal.
Anaglia holds a Master of Arts degree from Trinity University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.
She and her husband Albert are parents to two awesome boys—Joseph and Paul.