Our Team


Braulio Amezaga, BA

Simulation Center Coordinator

Jennifer Brackett, MSG

Special Events Coordinator

James Cleveland, MSN, RN

Director of Simulation Center

LouAnn Click, RN, BSN

Simulations Center Manager

Melissa Flores, LPC-Intern, NCC

Mental Health Therapist

Lark Ford, PhD, MA, MSN, RN

Skills Training, Interprofessional Education

Gretchel Gealogo Brown, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Skills Training, Cognitive Engagement

Deborah James, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Virtual Dementia Tour, Palliative Care, Caregiver Education

Marc Johnson, MPA

Media, Skills Training

Sara Masoud, MPH

Community Outreach Coordinator

Melissa Mireles

Development

Precious Osuoha, PhD, MOT

Skills Training Workshop, Occupational Therapy

Carolyn E. Z. Pickering, PhD, RN

Co-Director

Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, PhD, OTR

Skills Training Workshop, Program Planning, Dementia Friendly UHS

Frank Puga, PhD

Caregiver Education, Research

Faculty profile

Sheran Rivette

Family Caregiver Specialist

Carole White, PhD, RN

Director

Askalu “Lulu” Gebreab

Work study

Laura Barker

Volunteer, Family caregiver

Kalyn Reim Close, BS

Practicum student


Dementia Friendly San Antonio Advisory Board

  • Ino Badillo, Deputy Sheriff Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jennifer Brackett, Special Events Coordinator, Caring for the Caregiver
  • Melissa Flores, Licensed Professional Counselor, Glenn Biggs Institute
  • Gabrielle Gelo, Specialist in Long Term Care Solutions, ACSIA Partners
  • Nina R. Guerra, mmLearn.org
  • Charlie Mason, Community Member/Family Caregiver
  • Ryan McGuire, Griswold Home Care
  • Gerri Peters, Community Member/Family Caregiver
  • Bridgett Piernik-Yoder, UT Health Caring for the Caregiver
  • Linda Sendaula, Community Member/Family Caregiver
  • Tina Smith, WellMed Caregiver SOS
  • Saren Spicer, UT Health Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Dianne Teran, AACOG
  • Cacie Waters, Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
  • Carole White, UT Health Caring for the Caregiver
  • Mary Young, Community Member/Family Caregiver

PCORI Stakeholder Advisory Council

  • Kathy Beer, Family caregiver
  • Tommy Beer, Person living with dementia
  • James Butler, Chaplain, Heart of Texas Hospice
  • Kathy Canty, ANCNS, Methodist Healthcare System
  • Angelica Davila, MD,Palliative medicine, UT Health San Antonio, Physicians
  • Yoli Forney, Memory Care at Westover Hills
  • Kiki Foster, Family caregiver
  • Mike Foster, Person living with dementia
  • Ginny Funk, Program and Advocacy Director, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Debbie James, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Palliative medicine UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
  • Sara Masoud, MPH, Community Outreach Coordinator, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
  • Mayra Mendoza, Family caregiver
  • Alicia Parker, MD Neurologist, UT Health San Antonio, Glenn Biggs Institute
  • Neela Patel, MD, Geriatrics & Palliative Care, UT Health San Antonio, Family & Community Medicine
  • Sheran Rivette, Family caregiver
  • Carole White, PhD, Director, Caring for the Caregiver, UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing
  • Bill Zinsmeyer, Family caregiver, AMCORP
  • Janet Zinsmeyer, Person living with dementia