San Antonio Area HIV Services Planning Council


To create a broad-based community response to the HIV epidemic affecting people within the San Antonio Transitional Grant Area (TGA) and to ensure the availability and coordination of high quality, comprehensive health and social services to individuals infected or affected by HIV and/or AIDS.

Planning Council

The San Antonio Area HIV Health Services Planning Council was established in 1994. Its responsibility is to determine the needs of the HIV affected community within the San Antonio TGA and to develop priorities and set percentages of funds. The purpose of the Planning Council is to ensure the availability of quality comprehensive health and social services to individuals affected by the HIV epidemic.

San Antonio’s Planning Council is a 30-member planning body made up of volunteer community members who have been appointed by the CEO to serve a two-year term. The CEO appoints individuals who have a wide range of viewpoints and expertise they can bring to the Council. These individuals include health care providers, public health officials, consumers, people of various race and ethnic orientations, as well as people from different parts of the TGA. At least one-third (33%) of the Planning Council members must be people living with HIV. These members bring the consumer’s point of view to Planning Council discussions. Council members typically commit two to ten hours a month to attend Council and Committee meetings.

For more information about the San Antonio Area HIV Health Services Planning Council, please visit or contact:

Laura Castro, Planning Council Liaison

Community Health Division - Ryan White Program

Bexar County Department of Community Resources

Vista Verde Plaza

233 N. Pecos Ste. 590, San Antonio, TX 78207

Phone: (210) 335-7056

Fax: (210) 335-1514


Planning Council Members


Nelson W. Wolff, Bexar County Judge


Johnny Jackson

Rachel Gonzalez

Vice Chair

Stephen Parker

Planning Council Members as of February 12, 2012:

  • Cynthia Avila
  • Capri Berain
  • Carlos Carmona
  • Emily French
  • W. Douglas Garriott
  • Rachel Gonzalez
  • Ramon Garcia
  • LaKeisha Hester
  • Rev. Mick Hinson
  • Jennifer Huerta
  • Johnny Jackson
  • Boyan Kalusevic
  • Paul Kelliher
  • John Ortega
  • Mario Obledo, Jr.
  • Stephen Parker
  • Ann Price
  • Gabriel Puente
  • Gloria Salinas-Garcia
  • Glenda Small
  • Aimee Smith
  • Karen Sullivan
  • Julie Wisdom-Wild

Committee Descriptions

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