Tracei Wilson came to Gateway to Care in 2016. She brings with her over 20 years of experience leading organizations, managing teams, and developing programs in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She oversees the Texas Gulf Coast Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration , a collaborative program with Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center and four graduate schools of nursing: Prairie View A&M, Texas Woman’s University, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and The University of Texas Health Science Center. She is committed to helping improve access to primary healthcare professionals by expanding and training addition nurse practitioners in our region. She has a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman’s University.
Minelly Ayala joined Gateway to Care in March of 2016. She comes to Gateway to Care with over fifteen years of experience in social work and management working with children and families in the field of child abuse and neglect, medical social work and quality management of community based organizations and dialysis centers. She has worked with Harris Health System for over 7 years and helped develop the first dialysis center for the unfunded population in Harris County. Minelly holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She oversees the Navigation Services programs at Gateway to Care, including the Senior & Caregiver Program and the Community Health Worker Training Institute.
Kathy McNamara, LMSW, started working at Gateway to Care in 2003 where she was instrumental in assisting GTC with establishing its Community Health Worker Training Institute that became the 3rd CHW Training Institute certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In her current role as Program Developer and Manager, Ms. McNamara ensures that GTC’s myriad of projects align with the goals and objectives required by grantors and GTC’s Strategic Plan. In addition, she works closely with the Navigation Services Director to promote administrative and procedural quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation of all programs administered at Gateway to Care.
Rosaisela Martinez spearheads outreach and education efforts of the Connecting Kids and Families to Coverage campaign as well as the Together We RAISE Minority Enrollment Program. She leads a team of 12 Health Service System Navigators. The past 14 years at Gateway to Care have given her invaluable experience and knowledge to successfully guide her team toward their goals. As one of the first and longest employees at Gateway to Care, she adds a meaningful and historical perspective to the organization. She also is actively involved in leading her community towards the Culture of Health movement, and is making a true impact.
Jessica has worked in the banking, legal, and medical fields bringing her most recent experience from Quest Diagnostics. Her vast knowledge of company operations, Medicare/Medicaid expertise and Microsoft give her a strong foundation for working with Gateway to Care and its many collaborative partners.
Ms. Muinde was educated at Texas A&M University at College Station, where she earned a BS in Health Education and later earned a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Walden University. Doris comes with excellent experience in providing health education to different populations. She previously worked with the Kenyan School System, Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES), and Coleman College for Health Sciences at Houston Community College.