COMMITTED TO SERVING YOU
The entire TRDI team takes pride in ensuring both our customers and employees find success. The dedication and passion of each team member is unmatched and unwavering no matter the challenge faced. We invite you to get to know the names and faces of our TRDI team and we look forward to the opportunity to build a lasting and prosperous relationship.
Board of Directors
As President and CEO of TRDI since February 2017, John Rangel provides leadership and guidance to more than 320 AbilityOne-eligible employees and 120-plus support employees throughout Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Florida. His passion is providing life-enriching opportunities for disabled employees and clients by empowering each with a firm foundation on which to build an enduring, sustainable career. Before joining TRDI in 2008, John worked for Merrill Lynch Capital and Jones, Hill, McFarland & Ellis where he underwrote and performed due diligence on multi-million-dollar real estate transactions for institutional investors. He has more than 19 years of experience in government contracting, construction, and real estate. As a licensed real estate broker, he is active in the International Facility Management Association; the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), the worldwide cleaning industry association; and the National Association of Realtors. John holds a Master’s degree in Land Economics and Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Science, both from Texas A&M University. He is a dedicated family man who actively supports his children in their extracurricular activities and volunteers regularly with the Brighton Center.
Deyanira (Deya) Serna is Vice President of TRDI, serving as the organization’s ethics officer and ensuring the seamless alignment of phase-in and procedural systems, as well as governance over the requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for each contract. She is directly involved in the leadership and application of best practices on governmental and commercial contract price proposals, negotiations, establishing and auditing of budgets, financial analysis, and reporting for all government and commercial contracts. Additionally, she oversees the finance, human resources, operations, and business development divisions, thus developing workforce action plans across all divisions. Deya also develops and implements plans for the operational infrastructure of systems and processes. With nearly 30 years of experience in the finance and audit industries, including prior experience in public accounting and internal/external audits of government and not-for-profit entities, Deya ensures all TRDI resources, including finances and personnel, are optimized and meet rigid cross-state logistical requirements. Prior to joining TRDI, she was an internal auditor for two school districts and a CPA for a public accounting firm. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; National Contract Management Association; Society for Human Resources Management; and Rotary Club of San Antonio North Central. Deya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and is a licensed real estate sales agent. She is a devoted wife and mother to her four children and enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines.
Antonio Rangel serves as TRDI’s Director of Business Development, applying his specialized expertise in proposal development and labor relations to enhance the effectiveness of the organization’s programs and relationships. Antonio is an expert on the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA), which requires contractors and subcontractors on government contracts to pay service employees prevailing wage rates. He has more than 37 years of experience in the government service contract industry. In 1985, he formed Tony Rangel & Associates, a consulting firm designed to assist government service contractors in developing technical and cost proposals in response to solicitations for government service contracts. This led to an offer to join Hospital Klean Inc., where he grew the company from a few thousand dollars in revenue to over $25million within a few short years. Before founding TRDI in November of 1999, Antonio was the executive director of a non-profit of similar scope. This experience inspired him to found TRDI with the vision to assist disabled Americans in finding employment and training through the acquisition of federal government service contracts for custodial and grounds maintenance service. He was also director of personnel for Stanley Structures, Inc., where he handled collective bargaining negotiations and related duties on behalf of Stanley with various building trades labor unions across several states. Antonio is a member of the board of trustees of the Laborer’s National Health & Welfare Fund and the Service Contract Education and Training Trust Fund. Antonio is civically involved in the Scleroderma Foundation and enjoys reading, writing, and classical music in his free time.
As Director of Operations, William Perry establishes and implements procedures to efficiently manage TRDI’s operations, costs, and contract compliance. He has more than 15 years of experience in government service contracting in facility maintenance, custodial care, and ground-keeping. William is a certified environmental services executive (CESE-IEHA), holds a Clean Industry Management Standard (CIMS) ISSA certification, and is a registered building service manager (RBSM). He is a member of IEHA, a nonprofit division of ISSA devoted to helping facility managers maintain cleaner, safer, healthier buildings. He is also a member of Building Service Contractors International. At his leisure, William enjoys gardening, hunting, and exploring nature.
With more than 15 years in the Non-Profit Industry, David Mata has held several positions from front line worker, project/contract manager, as well as executive leadership experience. During this time, he has provided oversight of numerous federal, social service contracts which include: Texas HHSC Disaster Case Management, Health and Human Services-Office of Refugee Resettlement, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Child Welfare Program in Ft. Totten, North Dakota.
Since joining TRDI in 2019, David has shown success in managing the day to day operations in Central/South Texas via a federal contract with the Department of Homeland Security. He and his team were responsible for contract management, recruitment, training/development, quality assurance and customer service.
As the newly appointed Senior Case Manager for TRDI, Inc. David will be responsible for ensuring overall compliance of the AbilityOne Program, WorkQuest, and commercial contracts. This will encompass full cycle recruiting and retention efforts via community outreach and partnerships, networking with local agencies and creating awareness/education of the AO program.
David possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and is on track to obtain his Master’s Degree in Counseling with LPC licensure.
Patricia Grant comes to us to support the organization’s senior level management as the Executive Assistant. Her main contributes is to the efficiency of our business by providing personalized and timely support to our executive members. She takes pride in being well-organized, having great time management skills and being able to act without guidance. Patricia is an alumnus of a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M International Business Management Program and looks forward to obtaining her MBA in this coming Spring 2023. Prior to Patricia coming to TRDI she has held multiple licenses: RE, Life and Securities Licensing and worked as an office manager for a service company here in San Antonio. She has three amazing children, which has added to her supervisory skills. Along with her professional ambitions she loves to cook and garden in her spare time.
As an Accountant, Francisco is responsible for various accounting functions to support departmental and organizational goals. He is also responsible for the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) in his day-to-day work to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes. His expertise are in Finance and Accounting along with three years of professional work experience through Texas Tech admissions office and Kent County State Bank. Francisco holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance with a minor in Accounting from Texas Tech University. In his leisure, he enjoys attending sporting events and concerts and taking his Labrador Shiner to the lake and hunting. He is from a small town with a population just over 500. The ethical values he learned from living there will carry over into his work as he plans to be an asset to TRDI in the coming years.
As an Accountant, Nallely is responsible for the overall accounts receivable function to ensure timely invoicing and collection. She will support departmental and organizational goals for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close out processes with the application of GAAP to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. Nallely brings extensive knowledge in payroll, accounts payable, and numerous general ledger account reconciliations. Nallely holds both a Bachelor’s in Accounting as well as a Master’s in Accounting (MACC) from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In her leisure, she enjoys working out, dancing, and spending time with friends and family.
As an Accountant, Cricelda establishes and implements process and procedures to efficiently manage accounts payable, the general ledger, and bank reconciliations. With over over 30 years of experience in accounting, Cricelda’s specialty is attention to detail and verifying financial data for use in maintaining accurate records.
In her leisure she enjoys reading and spending time with her 4 grandchildren.
As an HR Generalist, Nelda is responsible for community outreach, full cycle recruiting, onboarding, retention, and employee relations. Nelda holds a BA from the American College in London, along with having attended Our Lady of the Lake University to obtain her licensure in Speech Pathology. She has over 15 years’ experience in the field of Sales, Customer Service, community outreach and management. In her leisure time, Nelda enjoys spending time with her 2 adult children, doing volunteer work, and attending theater productions.
Laura House is Payroll & Benefits Administration, over 20 years of experience. She has knowledge of payroll software, the management of employee data, ensuring the accuracy of timesheets, computing wages, withholdings, including wage garnishments, resolving payroll matters and ensuring employees are paid correctly and on time. Also, Laura’s responsible for day-to-day operations of group benefits to include retirement plan. She oversees maintenance of employee benefits, maintains group benefits database, primary contact for plan enrollment questions and is a liaison between the employee and insurance companies for disability, accident and death claims, 401K distributions and loans. She is a loving Mom to three children and loves to have fun with her family and friends when she’s not working.
As a Human Resource Professional, Justin Thacker is responsible for corporate recruiting retention, employee relations, employee benefits, policy development, and compliance with applicable state, local, and government regulations. Justin has over 10 years of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition experience and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Angelo State University. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, archery, being outdoors and volunteering.
As an Human Resources Generalist, Ivette is responsible for full cycle recruiting, onboarding, retention, employee relations, and maintaining HR records. Ivette holds an Associates of Applied Science in American Sign Language Interpreter, as well as a certificate in Deaf Support Specialist. She is currently working on becoming a state certified interpreter. Her goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business management. In her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities such as fishing and spending time with family and friends.
As an HR Generalist, Bianca is responsible for full cycle recruiting, onboarding, retention, employee relations, and mainting HR records. She also manages LOA programs to ensure compliance with all applicable local state & federal employment and labor laws. Bianca holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University San Antonio. Her goal is to obtain a Master’s Degree in Human Resources. In her leisure time, she enjoys reading books, spending time with her dogs, being outdoors, traveling, and playing volleyball.
As TRDI’s Case Manager, Denitra Walker applies her knowledge and expertise to establish a reporting program that will monitor the ratio of total disabled employee work hours to total direct labor work hours for the contract and the non-profit organization as a whole. Denitra is also responsible for providing direct services to employees in order to ensure that each employee receives training and support while evaluating their progress in achieving program and personal goals in a transitional employment program prior to moving on to competitive employment within the community. In her leisure moments she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and trying new restaurants.
David Luna serves as TRDI’s Warehouse Specialist , applying his expertise in warehouse logistics. He has over 15 years’ experience with two of those years as a Warehouse Specialist while stationed at Ft. Carson, CO. David is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran who served Honorably from 1988 to 1993. He recently moved to San Antonio from Chicago in January of 2022 with his two daughters. He is a full-time single Dad that loves to roller skate, practice martial arts and read books in his spare time. David helps Veterans in San Antonio go from being homeless to housing and job placement in partnership with local Veteran organizations.
As TRDI’s General Clerk, Joe Valdez facilitates events and assists with registration and maintenance of the company vehicles. Joe holds an Associate of Arts degree from San Antonio College. In his leisure, he enjoys fishing, gardening, and traveling.
Jose Garcia is responsible for processing TRDI’s payroll, human resources case management, and data collection. With more than 12 years of experience in payroll and human resources, he previously served as TRDI’s Human Resources Assistant and Administrative Assistant. Jose holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. In his leisure, he volunteers for Spina Bifida Texas; Rolling Inspiration Support Group; and The Adult Group as Lead Facilitator.
As Field Operations Engineer Intern, Mariah plays an important supporting role in the operations of the organization by researching, analyzing, and evaluating how well an organization is performing at a macro level and studies our organizational workflows and processes to recommend and implement changes to increase productivity and eliminate waste. In addition, Mariah will support and assist current leadership to ensure the organization is following compliance standards, contractual requirements, and all applicable regulations. She comes from a non-profit background and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. Mariah is currently a senior at Texas A&M University College Station majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering. At her leisure, she enjoys reading books, watching new shows/movies, and playing with her dog. Her favorite quote is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi
As the Field Operations Engineer Intern, Vincent plays an important supporting role in the operations of the organization by researching, analyzing, and evaluating how well an organization is performing at a macro level and studies organizational workflows and processes to recommend and implement changes to increase productivity and eliminate waste. In addition, Vincent will support and assist current leadership to ensure the organization is following compliance standards, contractual requirements, and all applicable regulations. He is on track to graduate from Texas A&M University College Station with a Bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a minor in Project Management. During his leisure time, Vincent writes music for his percussion studio and plays new instruments.