Carla Mancha is the Executive Director for the Eagle Pass Housing Authority (EPHA). She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Liberal Arts degree for double majoring in history and government, and holds a Master of Public Administration from St. Mary’s University. Carla also attended Southwest Texas Junior College and Sul Ross University for her studies in education. She is certified to teach history at the secondary level and taught history for four years at Memorial Jr. High School. Before being named the executive director for EPHA, she was the city planner for the City of Eagle Pass for four years. Under her tenure, the EPHA was named a high-performing public housing authority by Housing and Urban Development. Carla has served as a board member to the Texas Housing Association for two years and currently serves on a committee for Texas NAHRO as an advocate for small housing authorities. Carla’s service to GSSWT includes being a member-at-large (2010–2012). She is a third generation resident in Eagle Pass and is married to Arturo Juarez, Jr.