Team Category: executive


Adele Giles

Adele Giles has years of experience in healthcare administration, quality and compliance both in the for profit and not-for-profit worlds. Also a social worker, she brings a strong background in case management working with families and children in acute rehabilitation. After completing her undergraduate work at Kent State University, in Ohio, she immediately left the cold and headed south to San Antonio. As Adele says “You don’t have to shovel heat!” She obtained her Masters in Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University and Masters of Business Administration at UTSA and is an Andeavor Leadership Fellow. Adele and her husband David Deering enjoy traveling, a good laugh and her work and his volunteering at TEAMability.


Barbara Goldman

As founder and CEO of the nonprofit TEAMability, Barbara Goldman has created a collaborative approach to improving the lives of individuals with complex disabilities in the San Antonio area. A chance encounter with a blind student in eighth grade led Goldman to study special education at Syracuse University and Columbia University, focusing on educating those with visual impairments. After years of experience in schools bringing special education experts together to collaboratively advance their students, Goldman co-founded TEAMability in 2003 to extend this team approach to providing services to families across San Antonio. As the therapy anchor for Morgan’s Multi-Assistance Center, TEAMability encompasses Goldman’s vision of developing each client’s unique abilities through occupational, physical and speech therapy paired with expertise in cortical visual impairment and assistive technology.