Tracei Wilson, Managing Director, came to Gateway to Care in 2016. She brings with her over 25 years of experience leading organizations, managing teams, and developing programs in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has experience at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, East Texas Area Health Education Center, United Methodist Church, and Silverado Hospice. Her passion is in leading organizational change, creating company culture, growing organizations and new leaders. She is active in the community and in Fort Bend County where she resides with her husband and two children.
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.
Angela Tellez-Perez has been with Gateway to Care since 2007. Working as a Provider Health Network (PHN) Navigator, she spent her time helping Houston’s underprivileged citizens gain access to medical services and surgeries needed to help them regain their lives. Angela has aided hundreds of patients and their families with her kind spirit, diligent work ethic, and bubbly personality. Now she has happily transitioned into the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) division of Gateway to Care where she is responsible for aiding Harris County citizens prepare for natural and man-made disasters through trainings, health fairs, presentations and more. When she is not working, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband of nineteen years, their children and grandchildren. She resides in Richmond, TX where she is very active in her community.
Chante L. Williams started working at Gateway to Care in 2014, after settling in the Houston area from her native city of San Antonio, TX. Prior to moving to Houston, Chante volunteered as a Recorder at a Christian based non-profit organization that specialized in giving assistance to the homeless and low-income families in Bexar County. She has also obtained training to be an Early Learning Substitute teacher with the A.N.G.E.L.S. program which was provided by The Family Service Association of San Antonio. While at Gateway to Care, she been an essential part of the GNE(Graduate Nurse Education) program. Chante has helped UTMB Galveston, Texas Women’s University, UT Houston, and Prairie View AMU place approximately 600 Advance Practice Registered Nurses with clinical placements every year since her arrival. She also works closely with Memorial Hermann as a part of the invoicing process for over 500 preceptors with the GNE grant. Not only has she obtained her Community Health Worker certification at GTC, but has also been promoted twice and is now the GNE Project Placement Manager. She is willing to learn as much as possible while working with her GTC family, and enjoys lending a hand in any area that may need her.
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.