ALENE HAEHL COGGIN, Executive Director
As an alumna of Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Alene has a long-standing appreciation for the caliber of Houston’s exceptional arts high school. Before returning to Kinder HSPVA in her current role, Alene spent several years as a consultant with AndrisinAbbey, LLC, a boutique consulting firm for non-profit organizations, where she guided organizations through strategic growth of their development programs. She graduated magna cum laude from Boston University’s prestigious University Professors Program with a cross-disciplinary degree in the Management and Development of Non-Profit Organizations. Alene is a member of the Bayou Bend Docent Organization and the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
MATTHEW JAMISON, Development Associate
Matthew graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Theatre and Gender Studies. He completed the GEMMA Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Women’s and Gender Studies at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and the University of Oviedo, Spain. Matthew is an alumnus of Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the founding editor-in-chief of paper*, Kinder HSPVA’s school newspaper.
JOAN MURRIN, Volunteer Manager
Joan has been connected to HSPVA Friends since 1998, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors from 2008-2017. As the mother of two alumni, Joan has a deep appreciation for the benefits of a Kinder HSPVA education and draws upon her own experiences as a parent in her current role as Volunteer Manager. Before dedicating her time to arts and education, Joan was an attorney in Dallas, Texas and spent several years as in-house counsel for American Airlines. She is a 1975 magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College and a 1978 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law.