Adelup taps Roque Alcantara to lead DPR, Terry Aguon to serve as DPHSS deputy

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Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has appointed Roque Alcantara to serve as Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Alcantara has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Operations and Technology Management. In addition to his work experience in the military, federal government, government of Guam, and the private sector, Alcantara has also devoted his life to uplifting Guam’s sports communities especially baseball and softball.

“We are pleased to welcome Roque Alcantara to our Administration. On and off the field, he is a team player and a proven leader. With nearly three decades of experience in construction, contract management and compliance, grant writing, and quality assurance, he knows how to get a project from the paper to the pavement and this will be critical as we work to not only improve and maintain our inventory of parks, pools, and beaches, but also create more recreational projects for our people and our visitors,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.

Longtime social worker Terry Aguon has also been appointed to serve as Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Deputy Director of Social Services. Aguon has served DPHSS for over 30 years, including the Bureau of Social Services Administration, Bureau of Communicable Disease Control, Bureau of Community Health, and Bureau of Family Health and Nursing Services.

“Terry Aguon brings with him a wealth of experience, institutional knowledge, and more importantly, passion for helping at-risk populations, including cancer patients, those afflicted with HIV/AIDS, and our island’s foster children. As a licensed foster parent and active community member, he demonstrates excellent character and empathy which we not only admire, but will assist DPHSS through the many challenges it faces,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.

Both appointments took effect on Monday, July 20, 2020.

(Office of the Governor)