The McKenna Foundation 2020 Trustees: The leadership behind the vision.
Robert Hunt is the VP of Regulatory Affairs and Business Operations at GVTC Communications. Together with his wife Susan, he has two sons and a granddaughter. When not golfing or hunting, Robert loves fishing in the nearby Comal and Guadalupe Rivers. Robert admires the friendly, helpful nature of New Braunfels and in this spirit gives time in service to Oakwood Baptist Church.
Rose Zamora was born and raised in New Braunfels and is proud to serve the city as Municipal Court Judge. She and her husband Bryan have a son and daughter and together they love a good night in, dancing in PJs with the kids. When not serving on the bench or volunteering on multiple boards in the community, Rose enjoys traveling and she loves a good movie. She is proud of her hometown’s history of community engagement and appreciates the ability to serve with multiple organizations.
Jeff Albrecht has served the community of New Braunfels and Comal County for many years. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a managing shareholder with Sol Schwartz and Associates, P.C. Jeff and his wife Tammy have three sons and eight grandchildren. When not working, volunteering or grandparenting, Jeff and Tammy enjoy traveling — but always look forward to coming home to New Braunfels.
Stephanie Bascon is a full-time Attorney in New Braunfels and a part-time Municipal Court Judge for the City of New Braunfels. She and her husband Fabius are the parents of two sons, a daughter and a daughter-in-law. When not practicing law or volunteering in the community, Stephanie enjoys spending her downtime reading or traveling. She loves being able to live and serve in New Braunfels because it is such a tight-knit and caring community.
Lorrie Coles is a proud mother and grandmother to one son, three daughters and three grandchildren. She and her husband, Dr. Ed Coles, love to get their large family together at the beach. Lorrie is inspired by the community involvement she has experienced since moving here in the early nineties. She has witnessed leaders step up at every level of school, faith, sports, non-profits, business and government. Lorrie knows that is why New Braunfels and Comal County continue to flourish.
Julie Garcia is a contractor for an educational software company and an avid tennis player. She and her husband Bobby love the small town feel of New Braunfels but also appreciate the big city amenities such as good restaurants, fun activities and great places to shop. Julie and Bobby are the proud parents/grandparents of their daughter, daughter-in-law and one grandson. Julie feels our community’s greatest assets are the people and overall friendliness of the community.
David Glazener serves as the Vice President of Finance at Christus Santa Rosa New Braunfels and the Alamo Heights Surgical Hospital. He and his wife Sabrina have raised three children in our community, all having attended New Braunfels Christian Academy. David and Sabrina are now enjoying being the proud grandparents of a granddaughter and sharing the culture and friendly atmosphere of New Braunfels with her. When not grilling for friends and family, David loves live music and the one-of-a-kind music venues in New Braunfels.
Melissa Krause is the Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs at New Braunfels Utilities. A lifelong resident of New Braunfels and she and her husband Sherman are active volunteers in the community. When not enjoying time with their daughter and three boxers, Melissa prefers to be outside recharging with a walk. Melissa loves seeing the historical charm of New Braunfels preserved through the continuation of unique hometown events such as the Comal County Fair Parade, the Downtown Tree Lighting and Wassailfest.
David Starch is an Orthopedic Surgeon practicing in New Braunfels. He and his wife Kathy are adjusting to a quiet house as their three children are all away at college. Dr. Starch can be found most Friday nights on the sidelines of local sporting events ensuring our student athletes have access to first rate care. When not working or volunteering with young athletes, David likes to be in mountains or anywhere with family and friends. He is proud of the heritage and uniqueness of our hometown and is inspired by how willing everyone is to support their neighbors.
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
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 the responsive grant process and working 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.
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.