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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Julie Allen
Vice Chair
Community Advocate

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Julie has spent the past 32 years living in San Antonio, and is married to her husband Andy. She has always been an active member of her community through her church, her children’s schools, their sports teams, clubs, and Junior League of San Antonio. Julie is a former Board President of Brighton School, and currently serves as Vice President of CAMP’s Board of Directors, and is Co-Chair of CAMP’s More Than A CAMP capital campaign. Julie has three grown sons, Hughes, Collins, and Drew, and two grandchildren, four year old Tritt and two year old Larkin. Julie loves serving on CAMP’s Board of Directors. In her own words, “I believe in CAMP’s mission, especially because I have seen it unfold firsthand in my own family’s life. Collins has attended CAMP for 10 years. It has given him something so special to look forward to, and he has so much fun while at CAMP…developing his independence, social skills, confidence, and friendships. I am so proud to be an advocate for Collins and his fellow campers. It is my privilege to be on this board.

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Ed Kreusel
Treasurer
San Antonio Business Professional

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Ed was born and raised in San Antonio. He and his wife Kathy have four beautiful daughters (ages 14-22) and recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Ed is currently a Lead Analyst at a local insurance company. He received his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his MBA from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. His post graduate work includes the award of the CFA Charter in 2006. Ed has spent most of his career in the finance and investments industry, ranging from CFO at an oil distribution company, to Director of Fixed Income at Austin, Calvert, & Flavin. Ed also serves as an adjunct professor of Finance at Southern New Hampshire University. In his free time Ed enjoys: spending time with family, being outdoors, live music, reading, and community involvement. Ed is enthusiastic about being a part of Children’s Association for Maximum Potential (CAMP) and is excited about contributing to their continued success!

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Azreena B. Thomas, MD
Vice Treasurer
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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Toni Hill, Ph.D.
Secretary
Community Advocate

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Best known as a Community Advocate for children, particularly for those with disabilities, Antoinette “Toni” Hill is the wife of a retired soldier who served over 35+ years and the mother of two children – a daughter with severe multiple disabilities and a son who is an Army 1LT and a veteran.

Toni has spent much of her life working with organizations, both within Department of the Army and Department of Defense, as well as local communities, to promote the wellbeing of families, to serve children with disabilities, and to improve education opportunities for all children.  Simply put, she has a long standing, deep-rooted, and widely recognized commitment to ALL children and families.

Before moving to San Antonio with her family last year, Antoinette “Toni” Hill had an appointment as a Voluntary Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics / Director of Parent and Family Leadership at the University of Miami, Mailman Center for Child Development.  Additionally, she was the Project Director for the $1M South Florida MAPS project, a Project of National Significance funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.  She was a member of the Dade Community Foundation Advisory Committee on the Florida BRAIVE grant for OIF/OEF veterans and their families.  Toni also was a member of the Holtz Children’s Hospital Bioethics Committee.

Toni recently co-developed the first strand focused on military children with disabilities for the Council on Exceptional Children Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  She also is a co-developer and trainer for an innovative Army Systems Navigation training program.

She is a former member of the boards of the Exceptional Parent Publishers, Miami Children’s Trust, Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP), and the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC).  She currently serves as a National Advisor to MCEC and is currently on the board of CAMP.  Toni received a PhD in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.

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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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Mario Dominguez
The Bank of San Antonio

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Mario has his BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University- Kingsville.  He has 20 years of experience in the banking industry.  Mario grew up along the south Texas coastline and spent most of his professional career in Corpus Christi, TX.  He and his family have lived in San Antonio for the past several years where he is now a Vice-President at The Bank of San Antonio.  His job responsibilities include being a Relationship Manager developing business in the mid-market business space and a Manager overseeing the Bank’s Small Business Banking Department.  Mario is currently a member of the LiftFund CDC Texas Loan Committee.

On his downtime he enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and strength training and spending time along the south Texas coastline fishing.

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Kyle Garetson
San Antonio Business Professional

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Kyle has been with his current employer for 21 years. He has a diverse background in risk, finance, investing, research, and contracting/supply chain. He serves as an Arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Previously, Kyle was a Training Coordinator with Southwest Airlines.

He earned his Bachelor’s in Finance and MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Kyle was raised in San Antonio and enjoys cycling, golf, and shooting sports. He earned his Bachelor’s in Finance and MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Kyle was raised in San Antonio and enjoys cycling, shooting sports, and time with his nephews.

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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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Lee Matecko
Whole Foods

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Lee is the Global Vice-President of Store Development with Whole Foods Market, and co-leads the company’s WFM 2020 initiative.  He has been with the company for 17 years, 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.
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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Jill Rosenthal
Community Advocate

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Jill has spent the past 18 years volunteering with many non-profit organizations throughout San Antonio. She has served in leadership roles such as Event Chair, Auction Organizer, Fundraising Leader, and Team Mom to raise awareness and funds for the organizations she is passionate about. Jill has volunteered as a mentor for children who have suffered a loss, and in 2014 was a Haven for Hope honoree. Jill currently sits on the Board of Directors for both CAMP and Respite Care and was Chair of the 8th Annual Starry Night CAMP Gala, CAMP’s annual fundraising event, which under her leadership raised a record amount! Jill and her husband Bobby have raised three wonderful children.

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Mike Zerda
Valero Energy Corporation

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Mike is a Certified Public Accountant who has over twenty-five years of experience working as an accountant in various industries. Currently, Mike is an accounting supervisor for Valero Energy Corporation.

Mike earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from U.T.S.A. Since obtaining his degree, Mike has worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, U.S.A.A., and is currently employed by Valero.

As a lifelong resident of San Antonio, Mike has volunteered for various organizations, including St. Gregory’s Catholic Youth Organization, The Presentation Ministry Center, the Valero Volunteer Corps, and others. Mike first became involved with CAMP when his two sons volunteered as camp counselors for several summers. Through his sons’ experiences, Mike learned of CAMP’s significant, positive impact on the lives of children with special needs, their families, and the young volunteers who unselfishly give their time and effort to this worthy organization.

Mike and his wife, Liz, have been married for twenty-seven years. They have two sons: Jeffrey who is pursuing a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and Michael, who is working to complete his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

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