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Medical Assistant Advisory Committee

Texas State Technical College was created by the Texas Legislature and mandated to carry out technical and vocational training for which there is a demand in the state. In order to carry out this mandate, the College identifies technical and vocational needs and designs and develops educational programs to meet these needs. Only a combined effort by educators and industrial representatives on a continuing basis can ensure that training needs are properly identified, and training is updated in conjunction with changing developments and requirements.

To assure that these needs are correctly identified, it is imperative that representatives of the industries who employ trained personnel assist in their identification. In order to accomplish this goal, technology Advisory Committees are formed to determine these needs. Committee members serve for two-year terms and meet at least once a year.

The main function of the Medical Assistant Advisory Committee is to identify the knowledge and skills required for entry-level Medical Assistant technicians. The input of the Advisory Committee enables the department to identify training requirements, and is mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • Yvette Ortega- Cameron County Health Department Medical Advisor
  • Chris Carey - Su Clinica Familiar
  • Dora Jaramillo - Diabetic Educator Advisory Committee Chairperson
  • Gil Tello - Harlingen Independent School District
  • Darlene Krupala - Harlingen area Realtor
  • Barbra Disbennett - Harlingen Medical Center
  • Abby Warshosky - Office Manager - Dr. Gonzalez
  • Jennifer Burns - Valley Baptist Medical Center
  • Karen Vest Taubert - DON Su Clinica Familiar
  • Dr. Francisco Loya - Harlingen Physician
  • Elida Rodriguez - Medical Assistant Program Graduate
  • Griselda Covarrubias - Medical Assistant Program Graduate
  • Lisa Mejia - Office Manager (clinical affiliate)
  • Heila Trevino - Office Manager (clinical affiliate)
  • Gloria Gonzales - Office Manager (clinical affiliate)
  • Priscilla Maldonado - Office Manager (clinical affiliate)
  • Pedro Botello - Medical Assistant Program Graduate TSTC- LVN Program Graduate










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