Meet Our Staff

Nisi Bennet

Special Initiatives Account Manager, The Center for Health Care Services Foundation

Well organized, energetic, self-motivated and disciplined, Nisi has a consistent record of exceeding performance objectives and an outstanding ability to lead strategic planning efforts. Nisi Bennett is a multi-talented professional who exercises competencies in process improvement, social media expertise and nursing.Her strengths in benchmarking, execution and accountability measurement combined with her proven capability to enhance the bottom line enable her to tackle any challenge with confidence. Bennett has spent the last 13 years in a variety of nursing roles. It was in her role as a civilian nurse for the Department of the Army, that uncovered her talents for streamlined organization, effective process management,  integrated healthcare and population health care access development. READ MORE This innate talent led Bennett on a quest to become professionally certified in field of process management. In 2010, Bennett accomplished this goal and received her Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma while participating in the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation at Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall in Arlington Virginia in 2011. Bennett then offered her creative expertise and talents as a Market Social Media Manager volunteer with the American Heart Association in Washington DC. This ignited yet a new untapped passion and love affair with all things social media, web design and mobile apps. With over 200 mobile apps on her phone, Nisi believes there is an app for everything. Forever seeking new challenges, Bennett moved to San Antonio in pursuit of a more tranquil lifestyle. Nisi now blends her collective talents into one as the Special Initiatives Account Manager for The Center of Health Care Services (CHCS), the local mental health authority in San Antonio. In this roll, Nisi oversees multi-million dollar integrated care grants, assists with the program management on select technical grants, provides digital marketing management and manages the Mental Health and You (MHU) mobile app; a free mobile app available in IOS and Android app stores, providing local mental and behavioral health resources from various partners in communities across the country.


Noah Almanza

Executive Director, The Center For Health Care Services Foundation

Sharpening operational performance, driving organization-wide standardization, and curbing costs as an executive business leader focused on long-term viability. A recognized leader known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, Noah Almanza offers a unique blend of executive acumen, team-building, and creative cause-marketing solutions credited with strong ROI and operational improvement. As Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Centro San Antonio, Noah led efforts to create, cultivate, and continue strategic relationships with the aim at driving business development growth. Additionally, he also led strategic oversight of the evaluation of innovative opportunities to expand services and activate public spaces by aligning technology initiatives with business goals and substantial improvement to service delivery, standardization, and business/systems performance. Almanza brings over 14 years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit settings – including a comprehensive background in community relations, strategic planning, and government affairs. Prior to his time at Centro, Noah led the San Antonio Parks Foundation as President and CEO. He was instrumental in developing public, private and philanthropic resources to enhance community assets, and also managed branding awareness for the Parks Foundation and helped the organization secure its largest single financial contribution in history. With a focus on strategic solutions analysis to further business goals, he also held leadership roles at the March of Dimes and Our Lady of the Lake University that brought a new perspective on the relative success of business management practices and business expansion opportunities. Noah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from St. Mary’s University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Our Lady of the Lake University. He maintains active membership roles with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a graduate of Leadership San Antonio Class 38 as well as the Alex Briseño Leadership Development Program.


Karen Coleman

MHFA Outreach Specialist

Karen Coleman is the Mental Health First Aid Outreach Specialist at The Center for Health Care Services Foundation, where her main goal is to increase awareness about the community benefits of Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA). Leading a team of MHFA instructors drives her passion for growing new mental health awareness advocates.

Karen is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where she earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling & Guidance and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Prairie View A&M University. She brings over 16 years of innovative business development experience to every project. Karen is a dynamic problem solver with demonstrated leadership abilities.

Karen’s most significant accomplishment to date is being a mother of a delightful and energetic daughter. READ MORE