Staff

Adam Robinson
Executive Director
Adam L. Robinson

Adam walked through the doors of RCA in 2014 and has been committed to its vision ever since. Through his work as a volunteer, Certified Peer Specialist, and Administrative Assistant,  Adam has become familiar with all aspects of River City Advocacy’s operation. He is grateful to continue serving RCA as Executive Director.

 

Tiffany Quiring
Outreach & Development Director

Tiffany Quiring

Tiffany first visited RCA as a client and was eager to work for an organization that she cares for deeply. She enjoys connecting with community through outreach events and fundraising for this organization that makes a huge impact for the people of Comal County.

Susan Tjernagel
Director of Peer Programs

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Susan Tjernagel is a Certified Peer Support Specialist who has been working with RCA for the past 7 years. She enjoys interacting with peers through facilitating Support Groups, teaching Lifeskills classes, participating in Artistic Expression in our Art Studio, and planning special activities.  You’ll find Susan greeting clients at the front door, answering the phone, and leading consumer activities.

 

Hannah Nelson, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

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Hannah Nelson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been working with RCA for 6 years. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Lamar University and attained her Masters in Counseling in 2013 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Hannah has a passion for people and has been invested in RCA’s mission of providing compassionate, affordable mental health care since she walked in the door as a graduate intern in 2013. Hannah has been happily married for 5 years and has a beautiful new baby girl.

Renee White, MA, LPC
Counseling Program Director

Renee V. White

Renee V. White is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Counseling Program Director at RCA. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and MA in Counseling from UTSA. She has experience with CPS and the SAPD, and is a United States Air Force Veteran. Her passion for serving New Braunfels with quality mental health services, regardless of insurance, has further focused our counseling program on the overall mission of RCA.

Amy Gilbertson, LPC-Intern
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Amy joined River City Advocacy in 2018. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and her Masters in Professional Counseling from Texas State University.  She is proud to be a part of the RCA team and to support the mission of healing and hope.

Tyndal Schreiner, LPC-Intern
Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern

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Tyndal received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She is grateful to be a part of the RCA where she can fuel her passion for helping others heal and can offer affordable mental health care to the community. Tyndal works with adults and adolescents from a trauma-aware approach with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. She enjoys reading, loving on her 2 dogs, exploring her new home of New Braunfels with her partner, and being outdoors.

Alason Polanco
Student Intern
M.A. Professional Counseling (ongoing)
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Alason (uh-lay-sun) is our graduate student intern currently in her last semester at Texas State University. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from St. Edwards University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Counseling with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her greatest passion is empowering clients towards hope and growth. When she’s not studying, she likes to spend her free time puttering around in the garden, sewing, and hiking. She is excited to be a part of the RCA family and all of the positive work done here.