Beverly Skloss is the Director for the Nursing for Origins Recovery Centers. She received her Masters in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner with a mental health specialty. Her background in administration, management, and direct care includes alcohol, drug, and mental health services. She provides knowledge and experience in policy development, counseling issues, and identification of service needs. She supports community education efforts, more acute treatment services for adults, and collaboration with area schools for youth services.
Luis V. Rodriguez is a social worker for Harlingen C.I.S.D. He received his bachelor’s degree from UTPA in Edinburg and his Master’s of Science in Social Work from U.T. Arlington. His social work experience includes service to Child Protective Services, Friendship of Women, Women Together/Mujeres Unidas, Valley AIDS Council, and Valley Baptist Medical Center. He is an advocate for treatment and prevention strategies that include family involvement and empowerment. He looks forward to bringing his experience in resources, networking, and teamwork to BHSST.
Ricardo “Dan” Torres is an Occupational Therapist and Administrator working for Edinburg Regional Rehabilitative Services. Dan Graduated from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2000 with a BSOT degree. His work as an Occupational Therapist has provided him with experience in mental health services as well as physical and pediatric dysfunction. Dan brings practical knowledge of health care administration via his past experience at Just for Kids and as former director of the Rehabilitation Institute of McAllen (part of McAllen Medical Center). He is supportive of the preventative education model and an advocate of a whole family approach for service delivery. One thing he would like to see happen in the Rio Grande Valley is the development of a coordinated inter-agency system for service delivery that would make it easier for people to obtain services and education.
Father George Gonzalez is priest, chaplain, and therapist for the Diocese of Brownsville Catholic Church. He holds a Masters of Theology and Religion and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He provides prison ministry to area prisons in the Rio Grande Valley. He brings an integrated approach for spiritual, clinical, and pastoral direction to program development. He supports the need for education for the public and assessing the client’s readiness for change while addressing the needs and issues of our clients.
Analiza Amaya-Diaz is a Pharmacist employed by Valley Baptist Medical Center/Tenet Health. She received her B.S. and Pharm. D. in pharmacy and completed a specialized residency in ambulatory care. Upon completion of the residency she accepted a position as clinical manager for the pharmacy department at Valley Baptist Medical Center and has remained in that capacity to present date. She is also the Regional Director for t he University Of Texas College Of Pharmacy Externship Program and is currently President of the Rio Grande Valley Society of Health System Pharmacists. She has been married to Rolando Diaz for 23 years and has a 14 year old son, Noah. Her background provides knowledge and resources in drug education. She supports youth programs that address peer pressure. She looks forward to her participation in community events, promoting program services, and “putting out statistics on community’s ear about drug abuse”.