Our Team


Our Team

Antonio Santana - President/Host

Antonio Santana is a Marine Corps combat veteran who served combat deployments in Iraq after joining the military in 2003. After his honorable discharge in 2007, went on to earn his Associates of Business Administration, Bachelor of Criminal Justice, and Master of Information Technology.

Antonio worked in Law Enforcement for a decade before branching out into other areas. He is a self-published author of two poetry books and the creator of the “Frontline Strong” podcast, which focuses on mental health for veterans and first responders.

Antonio also founded a nonprofit of the same name that provides free mental health services to veterans, active-duty members, first responders, and their families. Additionally, he opened a company called Wellness Empowered, which is creating an application (App) focused on suicide prevention. Antonio is passionate about empowering others and helping those who serve our communities and country.

I self-published my first book called My Journey Through Words in 2021 and shortly after that started a Podcast called “Frontline Strong.” 

 I am a husband and father of three gorgeous girls who loves to work out, spend time outdoors, go camping, fishing, traveling, country dancing, writing, watching and playing all types of sports, and spending time with the four gorgeous girls in my life. 

Jerry Berlanga - Vice President

For over 15 years Jerry Berlanga and his team have led, trained, coached, implemented, researched, and written about Lean (Toyota style management and continuous improvement) transformation with key organizations such as CPS Energy, USAA, Baylor Scott & White Healthcare, CHRISTUS Health, Boston Children’s Hospital, Prospect Health, USAA, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center and other leading organizations across the U.S. to create a continuous improvement culture.

Jerry is a respected Lean Six Sigma teacher, coach, and author. Jerry co-teaches a 1-day UTSA Lean Daily Management workshop and has co-authored the “Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book” (CRC Press) and “Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare” (CRC Press). Jerry helped start UTSA’s continuous improvement professionals (CIP) group several years ago to bring Lean Six Sigma professionals together to share innovations, best practices, and advances in lean six sigma, create mentorships, internships, and job opportunities for junior lean coaches and engineers and make South Texas a hub for Process/Performance Improvement. 

Jerry served in Somalia in 1993 onboard the USS Peliliu (LHA-5) as MP1, forward engine room officer, and Deck division officer and is a decorated US Naval Line Officer (prior-enlisted). As a veteran, Jerry is passionate about supporting our veterans and our greater South Texas community.  

Indira Davidson - Board Member

Indira possesses a continuous drive to understand, learn and optimize businesses. It has shaped her career and provided valuable insights in becoming a servant leader. Over the last 20+ years, Indira has built an impactful career at USAA, a San Antonio based company focused on serving the military community in every aspect of their lives from insurance to financial health. The company’s noble mission to serve those that have gone beyond, solidified her calling to join this amazing group of frontline heroes.

She currently serves as Vice President, P&C Insurance Operations & Planning. She has the privilege and honor of leading a $1.4B Claims organization supporting over 13 million members. Serving families in their time of need and when catastrophes strike is her way of giving back. In her role, she leads Central Services, which includes strategic & operational planning, financial forecasting, catastrophe resource modeling and risk/compliance. In her many years at USAA, she has served in various executive roles supporting Enterprise Strategy & Marketing, Corporate Finance and Enterprise Governance. Prior to USAA, Indira held leadership positions with the Texas State Treasury, Humana Health, PCA Health Plans of Texas & the City of Austin.

She is proud to be the Executive Sponsor over one of the fastest growing diversity groups within USAA focused on the American Asian community (MOSAIC). She currently serves and is an active Board member of Digital Insurance (DIGS)- Women in Insurance. She is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University and Harvard Business School- Digital Transformation. Indira is a proud mother of a strong minded 15-year old daughter named Mina, who aspires to join the United States Air Force.

Daniel J. Yourk - Board Member

Daniel Yourk is a Distinguished Honor graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Nursing, the University of Phoenix with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and Baylor
University with a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration.

Dan began his active-duty career as an enlisted Soldier, received a Green-to-Gold Scholarship and
successively received a ROTC commission in 2004. Upon commissioning as a Nurse Corps officer, he
completed the AMEDD Officer Basic Course in 2005 and was assigned to Womack Army Medical Center, Ft.
Bragg, NC as a medical/surgical nurse. Dan deployed to Afghanistan with the 14 th Combat Support Hospital,
Ft. Benning, GA as an emergency room nurse in support of the 10 th Mountain Division and Operation Enduring
Freedom. Upon returning from deployment, he was assigned to the Womack Emergency Department as an
Emergency Room nurse. After earning his Master of Science in Nursing he was assigned to the Womack
Hospital Education department as a Clinical Instructor and nursing orientation program director. He was then
assigned as a Nurse Case Manager with Alpha Company, Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion, Ft. Bragg,
NC. Following this assignment Dan moved to Germany and served as the Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge of
the US Army Health Clinic – Kaiserslautern and was subsequently selected to serve as the Commander,
Medical Transient Detachment, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany. He was then
selected for long-term health education training and attended the U.S. Army –Baylor Healthcare Administration
Program in San Antonio, TX. Dan completed his Baylor administrative residency at the University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center – Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. After earning his Master of Science in Healthcare
Administration degree, he was assigned to the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY
where he served as the MEDDAC Executive Officer, the Virtual Health Program Director, the Nurse Methods
Analyst, and the Regional Health Command – Atlantic Operational Virtual Health Consultant. Prior to his
retirement from the Army in October 2021, Dan served as the Deputy Director of Clinical Operations for the
Defense Health Agency Virtual Medical Center, the DoD’s first virtual medical center.
In September 2021 he accepted a position with Current Health as the Director, Clinical Command
Center where he helped establish in-house 24/7/365 nurse monitoring support services for customers in all U.S.
states and territories. In September 2022, Dan was promoted to the Vice President of Operations for Current
Health where he works today. In this role he has oversight of the Clinical Command Center, 24/7/365
Customer Support Services and the Last-Mile Logistics Support Services for all Current Health customers.

I want to help others going through tough times and help them realize that they are not the only ones to go through these experiences and emotions and no longer have to suffer alone and in silence. These experiences have been one of the most significant driving forces of why I wanted to become a part of this fantastic non-profit organization and give back to an amazing group of men and women.

Brad Thomas - Board Member

Hello, I was born in Kansas City, Mo., and raised in a small town called St. Joseph, about 45 minutes North of Kansas City. I joined the Army in 2003 at the age of 23. I have been on active duty for 18+ years. During that time, I have completed three tours in Iraq, twice to Mosul/Baghdad (once during the surge) and one to Baqubah. I have served in every position from Rifleman to Platoon Sergeant. While serving in the Army, I  received one Bronze Star, 6 ARCOMS, 6 AAMs, and 6 Good Conduct Medals. I have earned my EIB, Pathfinder Badge, Master Jumpmaster wings, and received my CIB.


I have personally battled PTSD, anxiety and depression due to trauma incurred during deployments. I personally understand the stigma associated with trauma and the the lack of resources to open up and feel safe and comfortable talking about the rollercoaster of emotions and feelings that an individual goes through while trying to combat the darkness. Through my interactions with fellow active-duty military members, veterans, and frontline workers, I have realized the lack of programs, knowledge, resources, and support for programs that help treat, bring to light or provide education for PTSD and depression, and anxiety.

I want to help others going through tough times and help them realize that they are not the only ones to go through these experiences and emotions and no longer have to suffer alone and in silence. These experiences have been one of the most significant driving forces of why I wanted to become a part of this fantastic non-profit organization and give back to an amazing group of men and women.

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