Executive Director, American Indians in Texas, San Antonio.
Ramon Vasquez was born in San Antonio and later moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he worked as a gang specialist for Centro De La Comunidad Unida, a position he dedicated himself to for five years. During his tenure at Centro, he specialized in the development and implementation of intervention projects amongst Latino Street gangs.
In 1991, he and his family moved back to San Antonio and he joined the Good Samaritan Center as Program Director for the Youth in Conflict Gang Program. Ramon was instrumental in the establishment of a 5 year Peace Truce between 6 of San Antonio most notorious street gangs.
In 1998, he was appointed and currently serves as Executive Director of the American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions. AIT is a non-profit organization located in San Antonio. The American Indians of Texas serves the indigenous population of Central and South Texas.
Ramon has spent the last 6 years specifically working on community mobilization and Community/Academic partnerships. Primarily focusing on the mobilization of men in the areas of domestic violence, promoting positive images on fatherhood and confronting male stereotypes and falsehoods.
He is the Co-Founder and Vice President of the Land Heritage Institute Foundation, Co-Founder of the American Indians in Texas Institute and Co-Founder of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition.