OUR LEADERSHIP

The Texas Association of Promotores and Community Health Workers (TAPCHW) was officially established in 2019. TAPCHW leadership is comprised of experienced, passionate, and motivated certified CHWs and CHW Instructors from CHW training centers and local/regional coalitions & associations across the great State of Texas including: Northeast Texas Community Health Worker Coalition, West Texas Community Health Worker/ Promotores Association, West Texas AHEC, National Community Health Worker Training Center - Texas A&M, DFW-CHW Association, Texas Gulf Coast CHW/Promotores (TGCCPA), & Tyler Junior College. We were established to address the need for a statewide association, based on a statewide CHW survey conducted in cooperation with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Gloria Carter

Membership Co-Chair

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Debra Flores

Board Member

One of nine original founding board members, Debra began as the 1st TAPCHW President of the Board.

Julie St. John

Board Member

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Adam Caar

Developer

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Dolontria Bryant-Williams

Membership Co-Chair

With a passion for educating, advocating, and a desire to change Public Health, Dolontria Bryant-Williams has been a CHW for 13 years. She has spent her career with the Houston Health Department working with underserved populations in an effort to generate evolution for those who are often overlooked . In addition to serving as the Texas Ambassador of NACHW, Mrs. Bryant- Williams also serves as a Board Member on the Texas Association of Promotores and Community Health Workers (TAPCHW) and on the Executive Committee of the Texas Gulf Coast CHW Promotores Association (TGCCPA). Dolontria Bryant- Williams feels that being a CHW extends further than her “obligations” to those she serves; she believes it’s deeply embedded in who she is as a person and is grateful to be able to make contributions daily.

Tarri wyre

Board Member

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Denise Martinez

Treasurer

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Adam Caar

Developer

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Ricardo Garay

Board Member

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Denise Hernandez

Secretary

One of nine original founding board members,

Roxana Lopez

Vice President of the Board

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WHAT WE DO

Our Mission is to support and expand opportunities for the CHW profession at the state and local level through advocacy, education, empowerment, and policy.

OUR GOALS
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  • Offer a statewide annual CHW conference 

  • Promote statewide projects and opportunities for CHWs

  • Amplify and promote local CHW associations projects/events

  • Support CHW and CHW Instructor continuing education efforts

  • Engage in advocacy for the CHW/Promotora workforce

TAPCHW Interim Board of Directors (from left to right, top row): Kim Bush, Christie Cofer,Ashley Rodriguez, Denise Martinez, Julie St.John, Denise Hernandez. (from left to right, bottom row): Katy Nimmons, Debra Flores, Roxana Lopez, and intern Callie King. Not pictured: Dolontria Williams.

 

Photo taken November 2019

Our Affiliate Member Organizations

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