The DreamHour Speaker Series is made up of leaders within the local community, sharing their experiences and their hopes for creating a better tomorrow.
Registered nurse with 15 years of nursing experience, certified in social determinants of health, master’s in healthcare data analytics, and research candidate. As a passion project, I collaborated with my friends to create Naturally You, a health and beauty expo promoting health and wellness for women of color. Currently, I am honored to work as the Director of Health Equity for YWCA San Antonio. My greatest accomplishment is being the mother of two young women whom I hope will change the world one day.
Gwenda Stewart Reyes, DNP, APN, FNP is a family nurse practitioner who is a strong advocate of equitable healthcare access and decreasing health care disparities for all social groups. She retired in 2020 after more than 25 years as an advanced practice provider specializing in the management and treatment of persons with cardiovascular conditions. She has been a member of the San Antonio Metropolitan Board of Health, an Advisory Board member for Texas Public Radio, past president of the San Antonio Nurses in Advanced Practice, leadership committee member of the San Antonio Health Literacy Initiative, and national committee appointee for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner. She is a recipient of the prestigious Merck Grant from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation for investigation of dyslipidemia in at-risk population in South Texas and received a University Health Foundation grant to improve outcomes for heart failure in Bexar county.