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Board of Directors

Ken McConnell
Board Chair
Seguin RV

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Ken McConnell was raised in San Antonio and is the proud father of one. He started in the car business in 1988 and has worked his way up in the automobile business until 2006 when he opened what is now Seguin RV.

He has been active in the community serving on the board with Brighton Schools and more recently with Camp Camp. He has been an active volunteer in the special needs community.  Most of his free time is spent with his son as they enjoy camping and regular trips to the Texas coast.

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Bernadette McKay
Vice Chair
Deputy City Attorney – Retired

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M. Bernadette McKay is the youngest of seven children born to first generation Americans of Italian descent. Her grandparents settled in San Antonio in the 1940’s. It was this quest for a better life that instilled a strong work ethic and pursuit of civic interests in Bernadette and her family. She has lived in San Antonio her entire life and has always been active in her church, as well as various other charitable and non-profit organizations. She has been married 24 years to her husband Mark, and even though they do not have any children, she has always been very involved in the lives of her 18 nieces and nephews, volunteering for their numerous school functions and fundraisers.

Bernadette received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio and her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. She has been practicing law for 27 years. Bernadette has spent most of her career representing the City of San Antonio in a variety of areas of the law such as Municipal Finance, Budget, Procurement and Contracting, Labor and Employment, Labor Negotiations, Elections, as well as other general areas of Municipal law. She has staffed numerous boards and commissions that preside over matters such as job training, public safety, public investments, municipal bond elections, as well as community grants and services. Bernadette has also staffed the Police and Fire collective bargaining negotiation teams for more than a decade.

Bernadette is active in the San Antonio Rodeo and a member of the Texas Chapter of Women in Public Finance, Impact San Antonio, San Francesco Di Paola Altar and Rosary Society, Christopher Columbus Lades Auxiliary, San Antonio and a recent graduate of the Masters Leadership Program of Greater San Antonio. It was through the MLP program that Bernadette learned about CAMP and became interested in its mission and serving as a member of its Board of Directors. She was fortunate to become a member of the Board of Directors in 2017.

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Lee Matecko
Treasurer
Community Advocate

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Lee recently retired from Whole Foods Market as the Global Vice-President of Store Development. During his 17 years with the company, he co-led the company’s WFM 2020 initiative and also served as the VP of Operational Finance.  Lee previously spent 15 years with HEB in store operations and financial leadership roles. He also spent time in public accounting and healthcare financial management.  Lee is a graduate of University of Texas, Austin, and received an MBA from University of Texas in San Antonio.

Lee learned of CAMP when his oldest daughter volunteered as a counselor in her quest to provide help, care, and support to children with special needs.  Her experience helped guide her special needs education career path.  Lee has been married to Sandee for 23 years and they have three daughters in college.  Lee enjoys exercise, involvement in school and church programs, and spending time at the family ranch in Falls City.

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Alycia Maurer, Ph.D.
Secretary
Our Lady of the Lake University

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Alycia Maurer is currently serving as an Assistant Professor and Director of Field Experience in the Department of Education at Our Lady of the Lake University.   She earned university entrance from St. Margaret’s College in Christchurch, New Zealand.  She began her undergraduate studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.  She earned her B.A. in Geography and her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas in San Antonio.  She dedicated many years to teaching in public schools in San Antonio as a special educator.  In 1999, she began teaching at the university level at UTSA.   In December 2005, she earned her doctorate degree from the University of the Incarnate Word.   Dr. Maurer’s research explores the Ethic of Care as a socially just teaching pedagogy.  These investigations focus on the importance of knowing students, meeting them where they are, and responding to their needs.

Dr. Maurer’s interest in CAMP is deeply connected to her commitment and advocacy for special learners.  She strives to improve the quality of education experience for all learners.  She has served on the CAMP board since September 2014.  CAMPS’ mission inspires her and she hopes to make the CAMP experience a reality for many more individuals in our community. She believes CAMP also provides excellent volunteer and service-learning opportunities for many university students.   She is excited about further developing CAMPS’ university partnerships.

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Dana Fox
Vice Secretary
Attorney At Law

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Dana Fox is a local Attorney and Provisional Funeral Director/Embalmer. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with B.A.s in both English and Psychology in 2002, received her Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech School of Law in 2006, and her Associates in Mortuary Science from San Antonio College in 2014.

Dana began her association with CAMP as a teenager, in 1995, when the Camp Director came to her high school Health Class to present a recruitment slideshow. She knew that CAMP was a place she needed to work, before the presentation even concluded, and began as a C.I.T. (Counselor In Training) that summer. During her years as a Summer CAMP volunteer at the Center Point campgrounds, Dana worked her way through every cabin counselor position up to Staff Trainer- a Core Staff position, at the time- in 2003. Though that summer before Law School was the last that she was able to work full-time out at the campgrounds, Dana remained closely involved with the CAMP Staff and various CAMP Alumni and fundraising activities throughout the years, before being asked to join the Board in 2015.

Through her volunteering with CAMP, Dana learned invaluable leadership, public speaking, conflict resolution, and organizational skills that have allowed her to grow from a shy, insecure teenager into the compassionate, confident professional she is today. CAMP also introduced Dana to her husband, Mick, while they were teenage volunteers at the Center Point campgrounds. Together, they enjoy raising their son, Liam, spending time with family and friends, “binging” their favorite TV shows, and reminiscing with fellow CAMP Alums about the “good old days” while looking toward the future.

Dana is honored to be able to help govern the organization that has made so much possible for her over the past twenty years.

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Jeanne Albrecht
Jeanne Albrecht Public Relations
Cruise and Tour Center

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A native of San Antonio, Jeanne Tschoepe Albrecht is passionate about her huge family (husband Don, five children, their spouses, two grandsons, six siblings and their extended families), her large circle of close-knit friends, the welfare of her community, and traveling. It is this love of her city that led her to serve on the board of Impact San Antonio and MLPAA, and which now leads her to offer her PR, marketing and event planning skills to CAMP. Her first child was born with spinal meningitis and was severely handicapped, so she knows how immensely important a large support system is.

Jeanne is an independent Public Relations/Special Events consultant and coordinator, working with a variety of incredible commercial and non-profit clients. She also owns Cruise & Tour Center and takes pride in being a successful vacation “matchmaker.”

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Bob Brock
Highland Homes

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Bob has been in Texas for 11 Years after having been raised in Indiana and lived throughout the US. He obtained a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University. Bob & his Artist wife Amy, moved to San Antonio in 2014.

Bob has been a successful Sales Executive leading various industry and size organizations up to $180 Mil in revenue. Bob has established skills in Corporate & Market Strategies, Distribution, Organizational Development, Negotiations and Facility Management. He has also lead an International Personal Development company that was a industry leader in providing multiple modalities for the Life Coaching Industry.

Bob founded a non-profit organization for the Head Injured at a young age when a personal tragedy struck his wife. He determined a strong need for understanding the injury as well as support for the families of the head injured and recruiting the best and brightest cognitive rehabilitation specialist and physical & occupational therapist to the area.

Bob & his wife enjoy exploring Texas together and also enjoys golf.

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Marilyn Harrington, Ph.D.
Community Advocate

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Dr. Harrington was involved in higher education for almost 40 years and generated around $25 million in grants and contracts, including the largest federal grant for bioterrorism and emergency preparedness curriculum development from the U.S. health Resources and Services Administration. Her academic and administrative appointments include Wichita State University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the first female dean at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and the first female dean of the School of Health Professions at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While at UTHSCSA, she doubled total student enrollment and increased the number of minority students by 56%. She was the academic and administrative officer for fourteen different departments over the 17 years she served as a Dean. Under her direction, educational programs were developed and offered through on-site and distance education technology in order to increase access to health professions education to underserved and site bound students in the four-corners area (Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado) and along the Texas-Mexico Border in Laredo, Texas. She retired as Professor and Dean of the School of Health Professions in 2010.

While serving in various administrative and academic positions, Dr. Harrington was selected as an accreditation consultant and site visitor for health professions education programs across the United States and for universities through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools regional accrediting agency.

Dr. Harrington is committed to improve the lives of others and lift the city of San Antonio through working with nonprofits. Over the past ten years, she served or is currently serving on the Board of Director’s for: Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP); IMPACT San Antonio; Morningside Ministries; Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children; Corazon Ministries (a service for homeless, marginalized, and mentally ill); and Planned Parenthood of South Texas. She is a graduate of the San Antonio Master’s Leadership Program and was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010. She was selected as one of the “Best and Brightest” in 2015 by the University Roundtable.

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Fredrick A. McCurdy, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAP, FACPE
Driscoll Children’s Hospital 

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Dr. McCurdy is one of the co-founders of CAMP. He is currently the STAR Kids Medical Director for the Driscoll Health Plan and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Driscoll Children’s Hospital (Texas A&M University College of Medicine affiliate). Dr. McCurdy has held numerous academic positions during his 40 year career to include Department Chairman and Associate Dean. Originally from Nebraska, Dr. McCurdy came to train in Pediatrics in San Antonio with the US Air Force. Since his retirement from the Air Force in 1993, he kept coming back to Texas and the last time he just decided to stay. Prior to joining the Driscoll Health Plan, Dr. McCurdy was the Chief of Pediatrics at Su Clinica, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Harlingen, Texas as well as the Assistant Designated Institutional Official for the University of Texas Health Sciences Center-San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Regional Academic Health Center also in Harlingen. In this capacity, Dr. McCurdy was extensively involved in medical resident education as well as the direct provision of medical care to immigrant and indigent children as well as children with special health care needs. In reflecting back on his lengthy career in medicine, Dr. McCurdy has opined that it was an advertisement about the March of Dimes in 1971 that was the pivotal event that propelled him into a career of devoting himself to a career of providing health care to all vulnerable children.

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Karen Ridout
Ridout Barrett & Co.

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Karen Is a native of San Antonio and is married to her husband Tony Ridout. After a career in the Savings & Loan industry, Karen joined her husband Tony to manage their accounting firm, Karen also founded a company that was a reseller for construction software, which she later sold. Karen has been an active member of her community thru church, her children’s activities and numerous non-profit organizations. Karen currently serves on the Board of Directors for both CAMP and The Arc of San Antonio. Karen has served on the CAMP gala committee for 3 years and currently serves a gala co-chair. Karen and her husband Tony have raised 2 children, Ellis and Shelby and have one grandchild, 1-year old Otto. Their daughter Shelby has attended CAMP for the last 17 years and it has become her home away from home, allowing her to be herself and create numerous friendships.

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Theresa Rosenheim
Valero Energy Corporation 

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Theresa Rosenheim has lived in San Antonio since 1981. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas in 1991 and holds a Certified Public Accounting license with the State of Texas. Theresa has worked for Valero Energy Corporation for the last 21 years, primarily in Finance and Treasury related roles.

Theresa and her husband Rob have 2 daughters. Rebekah, the oldest was born with Chromosome 9p-, a rare genetic disorder. Through many summers at CAMP, Rebekah was able to experience CAMP’s mission of strengthening and inspiring individuals with special needs.

Theresa also serves on the board of Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc. and is involved with the Reagan High School AJROTC Booster Club and unarmed drill activities.

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Susan Smith
Community Advocate

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Susan Smith was born in Kentucky and moved to Austin, Texas at the age of six. She graduated from UT Austin and married Tommy Smith. She worked for the state as a day care licensing worker for two years while her husband attended law school. Susan and her husband moved to San Antonio where she enjoyed doing volunteer work at the Juvenile Detention Center, which peaked her interest in teaching. Susan is proud of her family’s welcoming nature, they have hosted a Vietnamese refugee family who lived in their home for six months, a homeless teenager who lived with them for three years, and an emotionally fragile nephew, who lived with her family for a year. When her three sons were school age she enrolled at UTSA to earn her teaching certificate. Susan worked for two years at a school in the San Antonio Independent school district as an elementary teacher and then taught for 26 years at Alamo Heights Junior School. Since retiring 10 years ago, she has been tutoring elementary, junior school, and high school students. Susan has served as a board member for SA100, Planned Parenthood, SAMMinistries, and the state Texas Freedom Network, and is now delighted to be serving on the board of Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP). Susan and Tommy have nine grandchildren and a host of friends, most of whom they have known for over 50 years, their life is very full.

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Jerry Terry
National Security Agency (NSA)

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Jerry (JT) Terry is the Chief for Processing and Analytic Capabilities development of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Texas. He is responsible for overseeing programmatic of several baselined programs ranging from major system acquisitions to Tier 5 service programs totaling over millions. Prior to this position, he held several diverse positions at NSA. He’s an experienced Agency leader who directs multifaceted and complex operation mission areas, led several large organizations with diverse skill sets, and builds essential partnerships in support of the NSA, United States Cyber Command, United States Government and the greater Intelligence Community. He’s a Signals Intelligence (SI) and Computer Network Operations (CNO) Expert with over 30 years of combined military and federal government experience. He has an extensive technical depth that complements his leadership abilities consisting of CNO, airborne tactical platforms, overhead collections and analysis, shipboard combat systems, and special operations. Most notable is JT’s military service along with his service to the greater community.

JT is an active community leader. He volunteers at various special needs organizations, including Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP).

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Azreena B. Thomas, MD
Neurologist

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Azreena B. Thomas, MD is an Epileptologist, which is a neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Epilepsy.  She obtained her Medical Degree and Neurology residency training in Houston at UT Medical School in Houston (now named The McGovern Medical School.) She also received Epilepsy and EEG fellowship training at Hermann Hospital/ McGovern Medical School in Houston and Beth Israel Hospital/ Harvard Medical School in Boston. After fellowship, Dr. Thomas spent several years as an academic epileptologist, both in her hometown of Houston and briefly in San Antonio at UTHSC-SA. She has had a solo private practice in San Antonio, Texas since 2001.

Dr. Thomas has been on the Board of CAMP since May 2014.  She was introduced to CAMP initially because of the potential for her adult patients with disabilities (and their families) to benefit from the unique services provided by the CAMP program.  However, she became an ardent supporter of CAMP once her daughter volunteered as a summer camp counselor.  She stated “there is a tremendous benefit for the young people who volunteer at Camp CAMP. Not only do they gain a great sense of responsibility, maturity, and accomplishment, but also become instilled with qualities of empathy, nurturing, compassion, fellowship, gratitude and devotion. The experience is life changing not only for the campers and their families, but also the counselors.”

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Blane Trautwein, Ed.D., CED
UT Health San Antonio

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Dr. Blane Trautwein is the Program Director of the Deaf Education and Hearing Science (DEHS) Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He was formerly a teacher and later principal at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children. Dr. Trautwein has an undergraduate degree in deaf education and graduate/doctoral degrees in educational leadership.

Dr. Trautwein is recognized as a national leader in the field of deaf education with an emphasis on listening and spoken language. He has co-presented and co-authored about the topic of reciprocal peer coaching/mentoring in the professional preparation and continuing education of deaf education educational faculty. The DEHS Program was awarded a Department of Education/Office Special Education and Rehabilitative Services personnel preparation grant recognizing research in this area in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Dr. Trautwein has served as a national reviewer for the Department of Education and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In 2012, Dr. Trautwein was awarded a University of Texas Health Science San Antonio Presidential Teaching Excellence Award.

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Kenda Willoughby
Community Advocate

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Kenda Willoughby currently serves on the Board of Directors for Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP), Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc., Friends of Hospice, and the Science Emporium. She is serving as Co-Chair of the 2019 Starry Night CAMP Gala, after serving on the event committee for many years. Kenda earned a BFA from Baylor University in Graphic Design, and gives her time and talent to many nonprofit organizations serving the special needs community.

Kenda has lived in San Antonio for 28 years. She and her husband Trae have two children, Sam and Noah. The entire Willoughby family has been involved with CAMP for the past 18 years. Trae is a former CAMP board member, Sam has enjoyed every minute of being a camper, and Noah has enjoyed CAMP as a camper and now a counselor. Trae and Kenda are both very proud of Sam and Noah and how much they are involved with CAMP. The world would be a much kinder place if it were more like CAMP.

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