All members of the DVCC Executive Team are volunteers who dedicate their free time to advocating, serving, and mobilizing the Del Valle community.
HONORABLE SUSANNA LEDESMA WOODY
Susanna is one of the original members of the Del Valle Community Coalition and is currently serving as the President. As President of the Del Valle Community Coalition, her goal is to close the disparity gaps in Travis County and is committed to making sure the community is provided access to resources that improve their quality of life. She is a wife, working mother of three and native Central Texan. She balances a successful career in project management, with family time and community service.
Vice President I
Matt Worthington serves DVCC as Vice President I. As Vice President of the coalition, Matt’s goal is to ensure that everyone who calls Del Valle home has access to meaningful opportunity and healthy lives. As a former public school teacher and non-profit professional, Matt’s volunteer work in Del Valle is informed by over a decade of working on behalf of the public good. Having grown up in poverty and fatherless, my work often explores the intersections of poverty, public health, public education, and generally making society more equitable for people who have been pushed to the margins of society.
Matt calls Del Valle home with his wife, Jess, who is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Austin Area and their three kids Amelia, Manu, and Giselle. In his free time, you can find Matt trying to catch some Spurs games in San Antonio or telling people about Spurs History.
Currently, he works as the Senior Project Manager for Data Initiatives at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and serves as a commission member for the City of Austin’s Early Childhood Council, representing District 2.
Vice President II
Patricia King is an original member of the Del Valle Community Coalition and currently serving as Vice President II. She has lobbied for years for transportation, food access and emergency services in Del Valle. She has and continues to work with sector neighborhoods for development and infrastructure in the far Southeast area of Travis County. Her goals are to obtain access to grocery stores, restaurants, and recreational facilities in Del Valle. Mrs. King loves to visit her grandchildren and watch scary movies.
ROY C. WOODY JR.
Roy C. Woody Jr. is currently serving as the Secretary of the Del Valle Community Coalition. Roy’s skills in writing, messaging, and strategy will be used to help with advocating for the community. His goal is to see the community attain access to fresh food, health care, transportation and other essential services currently lacking in this growing region. Roy is married with 3 children ages 4 to 17 all of whom have been raised in this area. In his free time, he likes to exercise, relax with family, and express his creative side. He went to ITT Tech and has worked in the tech industry since 2000.
Alyssa Rodriguez is currently serving as the Project Coordinator for the Del Valle Community Coalition. She was a public-school educator teaching science at Del Valle Elementary for seven years after graduating from St. Edward's University with a degree in Biology. Her experiences in the classroom and love for science led to changing careers into the field of public health. Alyssa is currently a graduate student at USC's Keck School of Medicine participating in the online Masters of Public Health program. Her goal is to assist in mobilizing efforts that bring resources to Del Valle that are necessary for improving the overall health of the community. Alyssa is passionate about closing health disparities among marginalized populations with a focus on helping Hispanic women and children. She loves reading, listening to music, and spending time outdoors.
Claudia Zapata is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Del Valle Community Coalition. After graduating from UT Austin in 2017 where she focused her studies on government and political philosophy, she joined the State of Texas where she continues to work full-time. As Treasurer her goal is to ensure that all monies and donations are utilized strategically to maximize the amount of services we are able to provide our communities. In her free time, she loves thrifting at the Goodwill Outlet with her momma and abuelita for sweet deals.