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Our Board Members

Darcy Rendon, President

Grants Manager, Caritas of Austin

Darcy has over seven years of experience in the grants field, and has been a member of the GPA Central Texas Chapter since 2015.  She currently leads the grants team at Caritas of Austin, which serves people without a safe place to call home. Previously, she was the Grant Coordinator at Front Steps, another nonprofit focused on people experiencing homelessness.  

Darcy has a BA in American Studies and Spanish Language & Literature from Smith College, and an MA in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Sarah Jovinelly, MSSW,  MEMBER AT LARGE

Development Associate, GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin

Sarah Jovinelly serves as the Development Associate for Go! Austin / Vamos! Austin, a coalition of residents, community leaders, and nonprofits working to improve health access in South and Southeast Austin. She has been serving as fundraiser, grant manager, finance manager, and marketing & communications manager for the coalition since 2016, when she graduated from the University of Texas with her Master's in Social Work. In her spare time, Sarah serves as the Outreach Coordinator for The Bridge Collective, an all-volunteer-run nonprofit that provides transportation for medical appointments in Austin, and practices the Israeli martial arts, Krav Maga.

Meghan Jones, CFRE, Past President

Director of Development, Wayside Schools

Meghan has been working in the nonprofit sector for more than 10 years serving as Grants Manager, Special Events Coordinator, Development Associate, and Database Administrator. As Director of Development at Wayside Schools, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the schools fundraising program. Meghan received a BA in International Studies from the University of Evansville, Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys partner dancing and spending time with her partner and their dachshund, Chivas.

Lorie Barzano, Membership Chair

Grants Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas

Lorie Barzano has worked in the nonprofit sector her entire career and directly in development for over twenty years. She has a BA in Psychology & Political Science and her Masters in Interdisciplinary Social Science. She has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, most of them providing educational, youth and family services. She has held Program as well as Administrative and Executive positions. Her experience includes being a public (Middle) school teacher and working with the Girls and Boys Club, PBJ Family Services, Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, AISD Afterschool Prime Time Program, Lifeworks, Foundation Communities, and her current position as Grants Manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Bouldin Creek Neighborhood Association (BCNA) and the Coalition to Strengthen Austin Urban Schools (C-SAUS) as well as serves on the Project Advisory Board with the Save Our Schools (SOS) national organization. 

Charley Scarborough, Member at Large

President, Charley Scarborough & Associates

A “recovering banker” with a heart for helping, Charley Scarborough brings two careers worth of experience to bear in helping nonprofit organizations reach their fundraising goals for mission effectiveness. 

Prior to launching Scarborough & Associates, LLC, Charley served as Chief Philanthropy & Engagement Officer for Mission Capital, a Central Texas nonprofit dedicated to capacity building, leadership training and developing social impact leverage for more than 600 nonprofit members and clients. For fifteen years, he focused on philanthropy for Seton Healthcare Family, leading teams in numerous campaigns, events and grant development efforts to raise over $100M during his tenure – including, as Executive Director of the Seton Fund, the $50M philanthropy campaign for building the new Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School. Prior to Seton, Charley provided planned giving leadership and expertise to a three-state region of hospital foundations for Catholic Healthcare West.

Charley’s nonprofit fundraising experience is balanced by many years’ experience as a trust officer and Certified Financial Planner with major banks and brokerage firms. His relationships and understanding of charitable gift planning with high net worth families continues to be an asset in the nonprofit sector today, while a banker’s attention to performance metrics and measurement drives his work with nonprofits in helping them achieve and report results. As President of Scarborough & Associates, Charley helps nonprofit organizations with effective fundraising strategy, tools and leadership efforts to raise more money.

Angie Zuniga, MS, Vice President

Grants Manager, People's Community Clinic

Angie Zuniga serves as the Grants Manager for People’s Community Clinic (People’s) in Austin, TX, managing a multi-million dollar grants portfolio. Angie has worked in the nonprofit sector, specializing in grant work, for more than 4 years. Prior to joining the Development Team at People’s, she served as Grants Manager for Any Baby Can and Grants Specialist for CommUnityCare Health Centers. She has also worked as an evaluation consultant for federal grantee organizations offering programs on maternal health, HIV/AIDS, and mental health. Ms. Zuniga holds a Master of Science in Health Education from Texas A&M University, where she also lectured regularly in undergraduate grant writing courses.

Melinda Gonzalez Boe, Treasurer

Director of Development & Communications, AVANCE-Austin

Melinda has spent the past 12 years working in and volunteering for nonprofits in the Dallas and Austin areas. She entered the grants profession as an Americorps VISTA in the Dallas area and has since served with national and local-based nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society and UT Southwestern Medical Center. Since moving to Austin, she has enjoyed getting involved as a consultant with small nonprofits, helping to develop and manage their development and communications plans. She has also served as a peer reviewer for city and state grants. Currently, she works full-time as the Director of Development and Communications for AVANCE-Austin. Melinda holds an MA in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jessica Cochran, Program Chair

Grant Writer and Development Associate,
The Arc of the Capital Area

Jessica currently works as the Grant Writer at The Arc of the Capital Area, a nonprofit organization committed to providing Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. She maintains the organizational grant calendar, stewards relationships with funders, writes applications, and supports the Director of Agency Services in writing competitive government contract applications. Jessica began her journey as a grant writer in 2014 at Bat Conservation International (BCI). While working at BCI, she successfully led an inter-departmental team in raising $2.1 million in grants and contracts for the 2016 fiscal year. Jessica has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Texas. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys studying aerial arts (particularly trapeze), attempting to recreate the crafts she finds on Pinterest, blogging, and cuddling with her son, life partner, and pets. She is a personal supporter of the Oxford comma, unless she is writing a grant with strict character counts.

Whitney Huddleston, Communications Chair

Director of Development & Communications, Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

Whitney has over 7 years of experience working in the field of fundraising, most of which was in West Texas. She spent much time working in Higher Education development while volunteering on fundraising committee’s in the community. She also spent a few years working in TV as an on-air Meteorologist, which exposed her to public relations and strategic communications. She is currently the Director of Development and Communications at the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, a non-profit organization that works to improve the quality and increase the availability of literacy services for Central Texans. In her current role, Whitney manages all aspects of fundraising such as grants, events, and communications. Whitney holds a BA from Texas Tech University and a BS from Mississippi State University.

Corinna Archer Kinsman, SECRETARY

Director of Special Projects, Creative Action

Corinna is the Director of Special Projects at Creative Action, Austin's largest arts-based youth development organization, where she supports grants, evaluation, and strategic initiatives. Since 2011, Corinna has served as a volunteer, Teaching Artist, AmeriCorps VISTA, grantwriter, and event manager at Creative Action prior to her current role. She is also a textile artist, costumer, dancer, and fitness instructor and loves sharing the arts with her Austin hometown community. She has co-chaired the Central Texas Funders Forum by the Grant Professional Association for three years, serves on the Membership Committee of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is Chair of the Austin Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums. Corinna is a 2018 Leadership Austin Emerge Class and 2018 Mission Capital Data Leaders Academy alum. Corinna holds a BFA in Dramaturgy with a minor in French and Francophone Studies from Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Social Work with a concentration in Administration and Policy Practice from the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at UT Austin.