DR. RUBEN GALLEGOS
FOUNDER, CEO & BOARD PRESIDENT
Dr. Ruben Gallegos established International Educational Services, Inc. in 1986 and the Unaccompanied Children's (UC) Program in 1988. During the past twenty-seven years, Dr. Gallegos developed and refined a successful Unaccompanied Children’s program which is now one of the largest Unaccompanied Children's programs in the nation. Dr. Gallegos is a recognized leader in the educational profession, as well as in the community with involvement in numerous social service organizations. The UC program has been a model for numerous UC programs established by other social service agencies around the county.
Ruben Gallegos, Jr., Chief Operating Officer – Ruben Gallegos, Jr. is the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for the day to day operations of all IES programs. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a TDFPS Childcare Administrator’s License. He has been with IES for nineteen years. In that time, he has held 5 different positions within the organization including childcare worker prior to finishing college to Program Director for both the shelter and foster care programs. Mr. Gallegos has spent the last seven years as Chief Operating Officer overseeing all eight federal programs under IES, Inc. Mr. Gallegos has been instrumental in establishing community collaborative relations and assisting ORR in all their immediate needs.
Juan Gonzalez, Chief Financial Officer – Juan Gonzalez has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all fiscal requirements. He has been with IES since 1996 and has over thirty-eight years of experience in the field.
Board of Directors:
Board President: Ruben Gallegos, Ph.D. -- Brownsville, Texas
Board Vice President: Lionel Perez, Attorney -- McAllen, Texas.
Board Member: Carlos Garza, Retired, and former Educator -- Brownsville, Texas
Board Member: Ramon Cantu, Retired, and former Accountant -- Brownsville, Texas
Board Member: Dufray L. Rodas, Law Firm Administrator -- Brownsville, Texas