As clinicians, we understand the critical relationships between medical professionals, their employers, and their patients. If caregivers are not cared for, ultimately they and their patients both suffer. Aspire was originally founded to provide medical staffing services with a unique focus on prioritizing the care of our employees.
Our approach is succeeding. Since 2011, we have accelerated our growth to serve clients nationwide. Today, we provide outstanding people who serve our clients in medical, commissary, and ancillary capacities across the U.S. armed services and in private-sector settings. Our management team personally works with each customer and each Aspire team to build strong, lasting relationships that optimize patient care.
Gilbert Perales President
Gilbert Perales is Aspire’s founder and chief executive officer. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Gilbert’s background is in the military, banking, and Occupational Therapy. After serving in Operation Desert Storm, he separated from the military and joined USAA Federal Savings Bank, where he acquired specialized financial and management skills. He earned an A.S. degree from St. Philips College in Occupational Therapy, becoming a director of therapy and area director providing program development and establishing therapy clinics throughout South Texas. Gilbert next earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, followed by a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University. He first started a home health staffing agency in San Antonio. After selling this company, he founded Aspire Medical Staffing, where he sets the company’s direction and manages operations.
Gilbert Perales, President
Lauren Lafayette Vice President
Lauren Lafayette, MA, CCC-SLP, ventured into the entrepreneur part of her life in 2011 with Aspire Medical Staffing. Her business partner, Gilbert Perales MOT/OTR, also a clinician; created a company with a foundation and culture of clinicians working with clinicians, for clinicians. Aspire’s business model has proven to be successful and with that she has found motivation to make a difference in the medical world through technology and innovation as well as staffing solutions for schools, agencies and medical facilities both commercially and for the Federal Government. Lauren strives to ensure that the services Aspire’s team provides to their customers are top notch. Efficiencies and communication are at the core of Lauren’s work ethic and leadership style. These two values are demonstrated to all customers to result in successful partnerships.
Lauren Lafayette, Vice President
Awards and Recognitions
- 2015 and 2016, Aspire Medical Staffing was recognized as the 2nd largest Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business in San Antonio
- 2018 SBA Veteran Minority Small Business of the Year
- 2021 SBA Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year
Aspired Medical Staffing's current certifications include: