Jose G. Laguna | President
BS Recreation Administration
Certified Recreation Therapist
Jose has worked as a Recreation Therapist at VA’s Spinal Cord Injury Center for 26 years. Developed the San Antonio VA adaptive sports programs. Expert in program adaptations for highly impaired individuals like quadriplegics, paraplegics, TBI, amputee, and Polytrauma. Experienced in coaching disabled athletes from beginning to elite level performance.
Armando Ayala | Vice President
John Sanchez | Secretary
- US Air Force and Army Veteran
- Veterans Advocate
- Born 4 February 1968 in Ft. Knox, Ky. Raised in Austin, Texas from the age of 5. Graduated from A.S. Johnston High School in 1986. I was paralyzed in a 50 foot fall off a cliff in Germany on 5 September 2005.- Attends the DAV Winter Sports Clinic yearly, NVWG and Cycling Programs.
Dee Muth| TreasurerBorn16 September 1961 in Austin, TX. Graduated from A.N. Mc Callum High School in 1980.Attended Texas State for one year before marrying Barry Muth on 25 September 1982. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education form the University of Louisville in 1988. I have 3 children and 2 grand children. I traveled the U.S. as a military spouse from 1982-1999. My family moved to San Antonio in 2000 after Barry was paralyzed in an automobile accident in Saudi Arabia in April of 1999.I am familiar with the PVA, NVWG and many adaptive sports. I supported Barry in all of these activities until his death in 2017.I have also been a supporter of Special Olympics as the parent of an athlete and also as a coach. I feel very passionate about giving all people the opportunity to compete in sporting activities no matter their physical or intellectual abilities.
Pete Carrion | Community Outreach Coordinator
Advanced Certified Rifle Coach (Level 3) and member of the National Coach Development Staff (rifle).
Pete Carrion was an instructor and the air rifle coach for 27 years.
Has over 30 years of experience in junior air rifle training, competing, conducting shooting clinics, and conducting matches. His junior’s teams have been national and or state champion numerous times for the Army JROTC, JROTC All Service, American Legion, and NRA Sectional matches.
For the past 11 years, has been coaching veterans, Wounded Warriors and Paralympians for nationals and international competitions.
Marco De La Rosa | Board Member
Larry Hughes | Board Member
Dr. Mark Fredrickson | Board Member
Dr. Mark Fredrickson is a practicing physician and currently Medical Director at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. He has served on the clinical faculty at the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the McGovern School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston. He is board certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Fredrickson has a keen interest in adaptive sport, both personally and professionally. A tetraplegic after a spinal cord injury at age 17 he has been an enthusiastic advocate for adaptive sport since. He developed the medical plan for two people with spinal cord injuries who participated in the "Trek to Everest ' 03" - an expedition of athletes of various abilities intent on trekking to Mount Everest in 2003. He has spent two terms on the Board of Directors for the Dive Pirates Foundation - a group that teaches adaptive SCUBA diving and facilitates diving opportunities to athletes with disabilities. He has participated in early research into theromoregulation in athletes with spinal cord injuries.
Tinyada Robinson | Executive Director
BS, Sports and Health Science with Exercise Science
Certified Recreation Therapeutic Specialist
Arthritis Foundation Certified Pain Specialist
Visually Impaired Adaptive Sports Coach