Contigo's Board

The Contigo Wellness vision is to end the stigma around mental health issues in the Latinx community by providing access to much needed resources to this community in a holistic approach. Our Latinx Board represents the Latinx community and is responsible for establishing policies that carry out the educational and mental health programming by providing high-level guidance and leadership to ensure Contigo Wellness meets the needs of the communities served.  Our Board also continues to serves this purpose through their daily work, and we are honored to have them. 

We’re transforming lives and actively looking for Board Members who can help us continue to fulfill this mission

Contigo Wellness

Diana Anzaldua, The Founder of Contigo Wellness, is a social change activist and trauma survivor and knows the path to healing can be complex and challenging. Her vision and leadership create a safe space for other survivors to grow, embrace their resilience, and heal; all-in-community with others. Diana’s mission is to bring healing, financially accessible mental health care, and individual restoration so communities everywhere can become the healthy, thriving and inspiring individuals they were each created to be. Her belief is that if Individuals thrive, this can also transform and uplift communities to thrive.

Diana Anzaldua is a Texas native, Latina Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Trauma-Resilient Therapist in Austin, Texas. She is also a Trauma-informed Yoga teacher and the founder and owner of Austin Trauma Therapy Center. Diana completed her Bachelor’s in Psychology at St. Edward’s University, and Master’s of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin.

Diana Anzaldua, LCSW, TCYT

Board President

Contigo Wellness

Blanca Valencia was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. Understanding the intersection of education and border life, her time obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrated the need for more equity-minded, high quality educators to enter urban spaces, particularly among larger concentrations of communities of Color. Blanca has been an educator in alternative education settings in Central Texas for ten years, working to contribute to and create safe and empowering educational spaces for young people of color. After returning to the University of Texas at Austin for a Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a research focus on social justice and equity in schools, Blanca is now a school administrator. She aims to expand capacity building and empowerment of teachers in reforming curriculum building, disciplinary practices, and mental health practices in order to create innovative, equitable, and empowering spaces for youth.

Blanca Valencia, M.Ed

Vice president

Reno Gomez, LCSW

I am a Texas native, who has lived in Austin for over 14 years, and enjoy live music, traveling, and exploring our wonderful city. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Social Work in 2011, I have worked in areas including outpatient substance abuse, crisis intervention, complex case management, individual therapy, and program management. I have received training in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy, while integrating person-centered, relational approaches to assist with formation of the clinical relationship.My experience providing individual and group outpatient services, as well as crisis intervention services, allows me to provide my clients with the tools needed to work towards recovery. I work to form a trusting therapeutic relationship to allow for exploration of strengths and skills to overcome life challenges.

Reno Gomez,LCSW

Board treasurer

Contigo Wellness

Deserah graduated with her doctorate in 2020 (some good came out of that year). She has provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences, trauma, addiction, anxiety, depression, substance use and defiant behaviors. Deserah is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and understands the importance of mental wellness. Deserah is a mental health advocate and champion to underserved communities. 

 

In her free time she enjoys exercising, writing, volunteering with local nonprofits, leading bible studies, and hanging out with family and friends.  

 

Deserah Telles, PhD., LPC

Board secretary

Contigo Wellness
Daniel Hinojosa was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Austin, Texas to attend the University of Texas after high school. After college, Daniel served the East Austin community through education as a student advisor, physical education teacher, coach, and athletic director. After returning to school to complete his MBA at the University of Houston-Downtown, Daniel had the opportunity to pursue his lifelong dream and open a gym in the same East Austin community he has called home for the last twenty years. Today, Lift ATX is an open-air warehouse gym focused on providing an affordable opportunity for all people to improve health and wellness while building community. The gym’s motto is “Strength in Community. Community in Strength.”

This motto and belief are core to the mission of Contigo Wellness.

Daniel Hinojosa, MBA

Board Member

Contigo Wellness

Ana Marcela Rodríguez, was born and raised in Mexico where she studied a degree in Psychology and specialized in education and development of children and teenagers at the University of Monterrey. She graduated with honors and with the recognition: Suma Cum Laude, being the highest 1% of her generation. In Mexico she offered therapy to teenagers, adults and couples in a community center. Ana Marcela also imparted workshops for couples on how to have a satisfactory relationships.

Later, she went to live to the United States where her passion as a clinician  and the desire to continue giving therapy and helping her community led her to study the Masters in Science of Counseling at SMU. Finally, she obtained her license as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas . Nowadays Ana Marcela has her group practice, Therapy Works Counseling, in Frisco and Dallas , Texas where she and her team counsel children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families in Spanish and English.

Ana Marcela Rodriguez, LMFT

Board Member

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Diana Anzaldua, LCSW, TCYT
Founder, Austin Trauma Therapy Center

Board Chair

Gloria Perez-Stewart

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Gloria Perez-Stewart, Attorney at GPS Law

Vice-chair

Reno Gomez, LCSW

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Reno Gomez, LCSW-S

Board Treasurer

Blanca Valencia

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Blanca Valencia

Board Secretary

Leave a Reply