Staff Directory

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
South District 12
2401 East Highway 83, Weslaco, TX 78596
956-968-5581 Fax 956-969-5639



Ruben J. Saldaña, Ed.D.
District Extension Administrator
District 12
Jana Osbourn
Family and Consumer Health Regional Program Leader
South Region, Districts 10 & 12
Jason Ott
Ag and Natural Resources/ 4-H Youth Development Regional Program Leader
South Region, District

District 12 Faculty and Staff


Olufemi Alabi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Juan R. Anciso, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Vegetable Specialist
Megan Clayton, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor and Extension Range Specialist
Ecosystem and Science Management
361.265.9203 (Office)
img_9496c2 Luisa Colin, M.S.
Extension Program Specialist
Healthy South Texas
Jaime Flores Jaime Flores, B.S.
Program Coordinator
Arroyo Colorado Project
Bill Green
Staff Forester II
Urban & Community Forestry (TFS)
956.373.8543 (TFS – Kingsville)
Rosa I. Guel
Program Coordinator II
Family and Community Health (FCH)
Amy Valdez
Extension Program Specialist I
Healthy South Texas
Darin Kotara
Regional Information Technologist
361.265.9203 (Office)
image Joe Paschal, Ph.D.
Professor and Extension Livestock Specialist
Animal Science
361.265.9203 (Office)
Erica Reyes
Extension Program Specialist
Healthy South Texas
Matthew Rodriguez
Extension Agent – Disaster Assessment and Recovery
Emergency Management
Luis H. Saldaña, MBA
Extension Program Specialist
4-H and Youth Development
Guadalupe Castro
CEP 4-H Specialist
Cooperative Extension Program
img_9444c2 Orlando Salinas
Regional Program Manager – South
Better Living for Texans (BLT)
img_9449c2 Danielle Sekula
Extension Agent
Integrated Pest Management

Administrative Support Staff​



Annett Cantu
District 12 Office Manager
Yvette Acosta
Administrative Associate III
( 4- H )
Elizabeth A. Benavides
Administrative Associate II
(Fiscal, Inventory, HORT, Plant Pathology)

Extension Program Staff


Adrian Alvarez
Student Assistant
Eddie Serna
Technical Assistant II – HORT

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