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Sue Messer RN, BSN, MA - GiaMed Program Manager

Sue Messer has 25+ years in healthcare with clinical experiences from the emergency department, intensive care units, and cardiac catheterization labs. She has in-depth experience in nursing leadership. Sue enjoys educating and mentoring new nurses entering the field of nursing. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Sue graduated from Baptist Health System School of Professional of Nursing, San Antonio, Texas, earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, and her master’s in Health Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Edny Vargas - Finance Manager - GiaCare, Managing Partner of GiaMed

Edny Vargas is the Finance Manager of GiaCare Inc, the Managing Partner of GiaMed. Her passion and dedication have been an integral part of the financial success of GiaMed. Edny graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from Texas State University-San Marcos in 2009 and with a Master’s in Administration with a concentration on Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio in December 2017. When Edny is not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and two dogs.

Amelia Rodriguez - GiaMed Assistant Program Manager

Amelia Rodriguez has worked on San Antonio Military Health System government contract since 2015 as the Staffing Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating schedules for the PER DIEM nurses as well as finding coverage for units when our full-time staff are unable to make their shifts. Amelia has developed strong relationships with both the nursing staff and the leadership at the facility. Outside of work, Amelia is the proud mother of three children, wife, and a professional DIY (Do It Yourself) for all home projects.

Amanda Gutierrez - GiaMed Human Resources Project Specialist

Amanda Gutierrez is the Human Resources Project Specialist at GiaMed. She works with our staff and their benefits, FMLA/Medical Leave, Workers Compensation, and I9’s. After nearly two years previously working at MedTrust as an HR Assistant, Amanda joined the GiaMed Team. Amanda obtained her Undergraduate degree in Human Resources from Texas A&M- San Antonio and is currently pursuing her MBA in Business Administration. Her passion for Human Resources stems from the evolving industry that keeps her on her toes. And the impact she can have on employees in their time of guidance and assistance.

Adela Hernandez - GiaMed Credentialing Specialist

Adela Hernandez has worked on San Antonio Military Health System as a Credentialing Specialist for the past six years. She has been successful in assisting many candidates through the credentialing paperwork, as well as the security documents. She maintains communications with the candidates until they have cleared to begin working at the military facility. Adela’s secondary passion is IT and Cyber Security. Ensuring safeguards are maintained at all levels of our daily credentialing operations. Adela is a cancer survivor, single mother of four boys, and has a cat named Kendrick and a dog Lexi. In Adela’s free time, she loves working with the homeless and volunteering at Animal Care Services caring for animals in need.

April Carrasco - GiaMed HealthCare Recruiter

April Carrasco joined the GiaMed team in August of 2020. She originally started her career in Human Resources; however, she has found her passion for Healthcare Recruiting in the past four years. April has a strong background in recruiting for various healthcare specialty positions such as NP's, PAs, Registered Nurses, Physicians, and Ancillary positions. She is excited to meet and recruit the best nurses for our military facility.

Cassandra Parma- GiaMed Payroll Specialist

Cassandra Parma joins GiaMed as the Payroll Specialist, where she can use her 25 years of experience in Payroll and Billing. Over the years, she has gained experience in government contracting and is able to assist all our employees with timekeeping and payroll concerns. Being a mother of 3 athletic boys, she is always on the go and busy with tournaments and practice. When she’s not cheering on her boys on the field, she enjoys dancing, playing volleyball and watching her Cowboys. Cassandra moved from Dallas, Texas about ten years ago and now enjoys her lake view every morning in Canyon Lake, Texas.

Cecilia Garcia - GiaMed HealthCare Recruiter

Cecilia joined us in December 2020, making her our newest GiaMed team member. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Texas Brownsville in 2009. Cecilia is the proud mother of two sweet boys and relocated with them to San Antonio in 2017 from the Rio Grande Valley. She comes to us with two years of recruiting experience for a home health agency. Cecilia is excited to work with all our wonderful nurses! In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, and amateur photography.