Senior Staff 

Simon Salas - Chief Executive Officer

Simon Salas, CEOSimon Salas received his BA from Columbia College, his JD from Columbia Law School, and an MPA from Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. Simon served as a chief executive in San Antonio for 30 years, creating service delivery infrastructures for start-up and mature organizations in the education, government, nonprofit and business sectors. After serving as Vice President and Board Member of GSCS between the years 2010 and 2016, Simon serves the community that he was born and raised in, and works diligently to strengthen GSCS' partnerships with the families it serves. Contact:

Alejandra N. Arquisola - Senior Director of Youth and Teen Services

Ale NavarroAlejandra N. Arquisola received her BA in Psychology from St. Mary's University. "Ale" joined the agency in 2013 and is responsible for developing and strengthening community-based relationships with critical stakeholders to broaden the reach and increase awareness of the Agency's mission and programs, and services. She also assists the CEO in carrying out his responsibilities, manages special projects on policy, and provides support to the Board of Directors, advisory boards and committees. She is the chairwoman of the West Side Barrio Network, a network of over 40 agencies serving the 78207 zip code. Contact:

Cynthia Cardenas - Senior Director of Family Services

Cyndi picCynthia Cardenas holds an MEd. in School Administration from Trinity University and an MEd. degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in Early Elementary Education with a Specialty in Early Childhood Education. She also has a BA in Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Ms. Cardenas has 27 years of professional experience serving children and families. She is responsible for managing programs provided to families in the Early Head Start, Preschool, Parents as Teachers Program, and the Senior Center. Contact:

 Mariya Flores - Director of Finance

MariyaMariya Flores received her BBA in Accounting from St. Mary's University and her MBA in Business Management from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has over 15 years' experience in finance from her work at San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Capital Group Company, Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio, and other organizations throughout the City. Mariya joined the agency in May of 2019, and she demonstrates talent for driving positive change, maximizing operations, and attaining balanced fiscal performance.

Jamie Herrmann - Director of Human Resources & Talent Management

Jamie HerrmannJamie Herrmann is a graduate of The University of Texas-Tyler with a Master of Science in Human Resources Development, and a BA in Psychology from The University of Texas-San Antonio. Jamie joined the agency in August 2018 and is responsible for the Human Resources department. Her experience includes 10 years in the Human Resources field with concentration in policy, training, and employee relations.