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Jim Johnston, President

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James M. "Jim" Johnston, became President of Methodist Health System Foundation in November 2016.

Prior to his role at Methodist Foundation, Jim’s 40-year career in the Dallas banking industry started with Republic Bank of Texas where he served in various corporate executive positions. He was subsequently named regional chairman of Frost Bank, and board vice chairman for Bank of Texas.

Jim, originally from Coleman, Texas, attended Southern Methodist University (SMU) on a football scholarship where he received a BA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance. His involvement with his alma mater has continued, including such roles as chairman of the SMU Mustang Club, of the Letterman’s Association, of the Planned Giving Council, of the Athletics Hall of Fame, and serving on the Executive Board of the Cox School of Business. He has also served in leadership positions with the Arthritis Foundation of North Texas, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Special Olympics of Texas, Goodwill Industries of Dallas, and the Goodwill Foundation. He also serves as an elder at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, and on the board of the HPPC Foundation.

Outside of work and community service, Jim loves spending time with his family: wife Suzanne; daughters Michelle, Chandler, and Cindy; and grandchildren. Jim also enjoys golfing, traveling, reading, and supporting the SMU Mustangs.

Doug Anderson, Vice President

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Doug Anderson joined the Methodist Health System Foundation in 2021 and brings over 20 years of experience with major institutions of healthcare and higher education – including the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Health Resources Foundation, the March of Dimes and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. His primary areas of focus are hospital philanthropy, capital campaigns and community health programs.

Growing up in Houston, almost his entire life has been spent in Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, he directed a successful political campaign for an open seat of the Texas House of Representatives in East Dallas. Doug received a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in nonprofit management. His community involvement includes serving as President of the Plano Metro Rotary Club and a graduate of Leadership Plano.

Calvert Collins-Bratton, Vice President, Strategic Events and Relationships

Calvert Collins-Bratton

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Calvert Collins-Bratton is a seventh generation Texan, born and raised in Dallas. She graduated from the University of Missouri and spent a decade as a television news reporter in Omaha, Nebraska; Las Vegas; and Dallas. Prior to joining the Methodist Health System Foundation team in 2018, Calvert served as Methodist Health System's corporate manager of public relations for two and a half years. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering and currently represents District 13 on the Dallas Park and Recreation Board, and serves as president of Safer Dallas Better Dallas. She also sits on SMU's 21st Century Council and Executive Board of the Simmons School of Education & Human Development, as well as Children at Risk's North Texas Advisory Board. Calvert and her husband live in north Dallas with their three young daughters.

Joy Duncan, Vice President, Board Relationships and Strategic Initiatives

Joy Duncan

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Aubrey Dezego, Director of Development

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Aubrey DeZego joined the Methodist Health System Foundation in March 2022 and brings more than 14 years of fundraising, corporate philanthropy, and integrated communications experience to the role. The majority of Aubrey’s professional career has been spent fundraising for prominent national art museums, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Dallas Museum of Art. Most recently, Aubrey led corporate communications and philanthropy for JCPenney. As President of the JCPenney Communities Foundation, she directed the retailer’s charitable giving nationwide, in addition to overseeing all media, public relations, and internal communications for the company.

Aubrey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and earned her degree from Butler University. She currently serves on Board committees for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Broadway Dallas. Outside of work, Aubrey enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and entertaining friends.

Cathreena Kang, MSW, MHP, Director of Grants and Stewardship

Cathreena Kang

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As the Director of Grants and Stewardship for the Methodist Health System Foundation, Cathreena Kang brings over 20 years of professional experience in the health and human services industry with an emphasis in community health promotion; cancer and breast cancer education, prevention, and outreach; legislative advocacy; and addressing health disparity and equity issues.

She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and received graduate degrees in Social Work, Administration and Public Health, Health Promotion at San Diego State University (SDSU), with a focus in non-profit management, health equity, and community organizing. Her professional experience includes tenures at the Union of Pan Asian Communities, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, and UT Southwestern.

A San Diego native, Cathreena and husband, Sam, have called North Texas home for over 16 years and are raising two children and two French Bulldogs

Lindsey Landman, Director of Foundation Operations

Landman Lindsey

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Lindsey Landman joined the Methodist Health System team in May 2019. Prior to working with the Foundation, Lindsey spent 15 years in nonprofit operations. Most recently, she served as an operations leader at the American Heart Association National Center, where she had a 10-year tenure. Her areas of proficiency are campaign reporting, analytics, database management, prospect strategy, Tableau, and gift processing. Lindsey is a lifelong Texan — born in Fort Worth, graduating from Trinity University in San Antonio, and residing in East Dallas. In her free time, she enjoys travel, baking, ceramics, and boating with her loved ones and two dogs.

Jennifer Massey, Director of Development

Jennifer Massey

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As Director of Development at Methodist Health System Foundation, Jennifer Massey, brings more than 20 years of fundraising, strategic planning, and non-profit program management experience. The majority of Jennifer’s professional career has been spent in healthcare fundraising. After graduating from Texas State University, she started her career with an environmental non-profit organization, Keep Austin Beautiful. With a relocation to Houston, Texas, Jennifer began working with the consulting firm Dini Spheris as a Consulting Projects Coordinator. By 2004 she had relocated to the Dallas area, where she began work with the Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation. A lifelong learner, Jennifer graduated with her MBA from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. Jennifer is originally from Longview, Texas, and has called Dallas home since 2004. Along with her husband, Dane, Jennifer lives in very far north Dallas with her two sons.

Nicole Zrake, Project and Events Coordinator

Nicole Zrake

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Nicole Zrake graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in international merchandising. Upon graduation she moved to Ireland, where she was a merchandising specialist for The Body Shop Co. A few years later, she returned to Texas and worked as a brand manager in the retail industry. Nicole transitioned to the nonprofit sector in 2017 when Methodist Health System Foundation hired her as project coordinator. She actively serves the community by volunteering at multiple local nonprofits, her church, and with Junior League of Dallas. Additionally, Nicole enjoys reading, the arts, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Eder Fonseca, Donor Database Administrator

Eder Fonesca

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Eder Fonseca graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. He has taught English at Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, China and worked as a claims adjuster in the insurance industry for 7 years. Before joining Methodist Health System Foundation in 2020, he was working as a development administrator at Family Compass, a nonprofit organization that helps prevent child abuse. Originally raised in Illinois, Eder is happy to call Texas his new home of 5 years. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching live music, and spending time with his family, friends, and 3 dogs.

Mehari Kassa, Prospect Research Specialist

Mahari Kassa

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Mehari “Kassa” Kassa joined Methodist Health System Foundation with over 14 years of nonprofit experience in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career in the for-profit sector as a chemical engineer focusing on process improvement and project management. Kassa unexpectedly made the leap into the nonprofit world soon after relocating back to Atlanta, where he was invited to help launch the Ron Clark Academy, a highly acclaimed demonstration middle school. After serving in various roles during the school’s start-up period, Kassa volunteered to be the academy’s first development director. Since moving into fundraising, he has gained experience in both front-line fundraising and leveraging his engineering experiences in support of the operational side of advancement teams. Kassa looks forward to helping the Foundation increasingly connect with members of the community who will engage their compassion philanthropically to improve and save the lives of Methodist Health System patients.

Randy Lara, Creative Projects Coordinator

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Randy Lara graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Mass Communications. Randy has over 20 years of experi-ence in graphic design and marketing. Before joining the Methodist Health System Foundation team, he worked for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as Creative Services Manager and before that Corpus Christi Caller-Times as a Creative Services Manager. Randy enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and watching college and professional football.