About our Staff
Lydia is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Social Work. She has been a Social Worker for 28 years and has work experience in Investigations with Child Protective Services, counseling battered women at the Salvation Army, a Felony Court Officer in the Criminal Courts of Tarrant County, a Court Liaison with the Fort Worth ISD, and a Community Organizer in Fort Worth. Lydia has worked as a Guardian with a non-profit agency, the State of Texas Guardianship Program and now with the Bexar County totaling 12 years. Lydia sits on the Texas Guardianship Association Board of Directors. Lydia currently is the Administrator of the 2nd County Guardianship Program in Texas, the Bexar County Guardianship Program.
Heather Summers is a licensed Guardian in the State of Texas. She has worked as a guardian for the Bexar County Guardianship Program since its inception in 2016. Prior to joining Bexar County Guardianship, Heather was a Service Coordinator with the Home and Community Services program through AACOG where she advocated for individuals with IDD to ensure they had all of the services necessary to be successful in the community. Heather earned her undergraduate degree in Applied Sociology at Texas State University, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University.
Frank Cisneros is a Guardian with Bexar County Guardianship program with 15 years of experience in the care services industry. Before coming to Bexar County, Frank worked with the Assertive Community Treatment Team at The Center for Health Care Services for eight years, and served Telecare Corporation for seven years prior to that. Frank also worked for three years as a community liaison for several outpatient clinics in San Antonio. During his free time Frank enjoys golfing and playing piano.
Roxanne is the Office Assistant IV for the Bexar County Guardianship Program and has almost 15 years of experience working for Bexar County. Along with her full time work with the Guardianship Program, she attends school part-time, recently married, has two daughters, and two teenage step-daughters. She crafts in her spare time and loves to be creative.
Effective September 1, 2006, the Texas Probate Code required that the following individuals be certified in order to provide guardianship services in Texas:
An individual who is a private, professional guardian; An individual who will provide guardianship services to a ward of a private professional guardian or the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services on the guardian’s or department’s behalf; An individual who will provide guardianship services to a ward of a guardianship program on the program’s behalf.
All GSI staff members who are involved in the provision of guardianship services have been certified or provisionally certified according to the requirements of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission. Volunteers are not certified. Therefore, they must be accountable to the case manager responsible for the client.