The McKenna Foundation 2019 Trustees: The leadership behind the vision.
- Jeff Albrecht
- Stephanie Bascon
- Lorrie Coles
- Julie Garcia
- Norma Herrera
- Robert Hunt
- Mario C. Luna
- David Starch
- Jim Wesson
- Rose Zamora
McKenna Team Members: Making the McKenna vision a reality.
Chief Executive Officer
Alice Jewell is the Chief Executive Officer for the McKenna Foundation whose mission is to advance the well-being of the New Braunfels community. She has been with the Foundation since its inception in 2008, and with the McKenna organization since 2006. Prior to this role, Alice served as the Foundation’s Executive Director, Director of McKenna Children’s Museum and Director of McKenna Events Center. She oversees all aspects of the grant development process, as well as the Foundation’s strategic planning and community collaborations. Alice received a BA in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Public Service and Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Alice considers herself part of a fortunate group who get to realize their personal passion through their professional responsibilities. She grew up in New Braunfels, and is humbled to serve the community she loves through the exceptional opportunity for positive change at the McKenna Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
Chandy is the Chief Financial Officer for the McKenna Foundation. She has been part of the McKenna family since 1998 when she started in the accounting department of the McKenna Memorial Hospital. During her tenure she has been an accountant, then Director of Accounting and now serves in her current capacity. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting from Texas Lutheran College and is a Certified Public Account. Chandy appreciates the opportunity, afforded by her role with grants and programs within the Foundation, to see the numbers come to life in the community
Dan is the Operations Officer for the McKenna Foundation. In his role, he is primarily responsible for the information technology systems and all aspects of network and physical security. Dan joined the McKenna team in 2009 as the Director of Information Technology. In addition to keeping the McKenna systems functional, Dan is the primary IT contact for over 400 end-users at many of our local non-profit agencies. As a native of Comal County, Dan loves his connection to the non-profit community and his role in forwarding their missions.
Kristen is the Program Officer for the McKenna Foundation. Her career in Comal County began in 2004 in the community outreach department at McKenna Memorial Hospital. In her current role, she is responsible for coordinating much of the responsive grant process and assisting our leadership with the strategic initiatives of the Foundation. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Texas State University and earned a Master of Science in Non-profit Management from Our Lady of the Lake University. Kristen’s favorite aspect of our work is the opportunity to leverage her direct service experience in support of our non-profit partners.