Prior to joining Providence, Kenya was executive vice president at Hoag Hospital Foundation. At HHF, she led Hoag Promise, a comprehensive, $627 million fundraising campaign that reached its goal 18 months ahead of its scheduled completion. In addition to healthcare fundraising, Kenya was a leader in higher education philanthropy at UC Irvine and the University of Michigan.
Kenya’s non-profit commitment extends to work with other non-profits, including founding Family Service Team, a program that empowers families to integrate community service into busy family lives through organized, age-appropriate service activities. She has served as a project volunteer and panelist at Girls Inc. Also, as a Vista Verde School lead volunteer, she created the school’s first recognition of Black History Month, including creating a multi-grade, state standard approved curriculum.
Kenya was born in Oklahoma City, received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and her master’s from the University of Michigan. She moved to Orange County in 2004, where she and her husband, Matthew, have two sons, 17 and 14, and a 12-year-old daughter.