San Antonio Regional Coordinator
Larry James has been a BTL volunteer since 2014, and became BTL’s San Antonio Regional Coordinator in July 2016, coordinating projects in the Ney and Dominguez units, where he also serves as Chaplain's Assistant (CVCA). Larry is retired from nearly 40 years of government service and 22 years of executive experience. Among other honors, he is most proud of receiving The President Awards from African American Postal Employees United for Success, Hispanic Organization for Postal Employees and Diversity Leadership Awards both National and Local.
Larry credits conquering life's challenges and his successes to the strong faith instilled in him by his mother and Aunt Sr. Mary Fedelis, immigrants from England, as well as the grace of God. He grew up in the South Bronx, NY, and experienced “the joys of a non-affluent environment.” Despite many ugly and sad experiences growing up, from seeing someone stabbed when he was 6, to being impacted by his father’s alcoholism and his friend’s overdose, Larry remained steadfast in his faith.
Larry and his wife Barbara, his key support and confidante, have celebrated 40 years of marriage and raised two sons. He is motivated and inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, that "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’” Larry considers it his mission to always give more than he takes.