Board of Directors

Cat Garza Board Chair Attorney, Norton Rose Fulbright
Meera de Mel Vice-Chair Attorney John Donisi Treasurer Attorney
Valerie Barker Secretary Attorney, Baker Botts

Marcia Del Rios Immediate Past Chair Attorney

Leah Buratti Attorney, McKool Smith

Edward Grauman Principal, Beveridge & Diamond

Joseph Dubin Software Product Manager

Cynthia Riley Loera Realtor, Rocket Science Realty LLC

Juan Gonzalez Attorney, Juan Gonzalez Law Firm

Arlene Lyons Community Leader

Graciela Alarcon Cigarroa Attorney

Montserrat Garibay Sec-Treasury, Texas AFL-CIO

Richard Jung Partner, Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, LLP

Margarita Paredes

Carrie Maher Community Leader

Advisory Council

Our Local Advisory Councils are made up of distinguished individuals from communities served by our local offices. They act as advisors to local offices, ambassadors to the community, and work to expand our supporters and resources by leveraging professional networks and personal spheres of influence.


314 E. Highland Mall Boulevard, Suite 501
Austin TX 78752-3733

Get Directions

Phone:(512) 478-0546 ext. 200
Fax:(512) 387-2650


2300 W. Commerce Street, Suite 313
San Antonio, TX 78207

Get Directions

Phone:(210) 521-4768 ext. 232
Fax:(210) 625-6797


2323 Columbus Avenue, Suite C
Waco, Texas 76701
*By Appointment Only

Get Directions

Phone:(254) 230-0382
Fax:(512) 387-2650


American Gateways conducts screenings for services on a walk-in basis. Screenings are done at the Austin office from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. Screenings are conducted at the San Antonio office from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary at either location.

American Gateways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.