Board of Directors
Meet our Board!
Joshua McNeill, President
Josh is licensed in orthotics and prosthetics. His passion for helping people spilled over into traveling around the southeast with Catalyst Sports to provide education and opportunity through his extensive knowledge of working with amputees.
Kalen McKenzie is the CEO of Southern Fabrication Works, a global custom food processing manufacturer. He has over 30 years of sales and senior leadership experience in the areas of manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. His professional input ranges from leading and guiding start-ups through to Fortune 1000 companies. Kalen started his career working for his grandfather’s industrial manufacturing company in Paul Idaho where he learned the value of hard work and the necessity of building a culture of accountability. He has a passion for helping people lead their best lives, and to help them achieve their goals both professionally and personally. During his career, he had the opportunity to work closely with individuals suffering from progressive neurological disorders and those suffering catastrophic injuries. These experiences have had a profound impact on how he views the world and the expectations that he has personally for himself. He has learned there is never a good excuse for not giving your all every day. Regardless of your circumstances, if you surround yourself with the right people, you will find your self-actualization personally and professionally.
Jefferis is a freelance producer that has produced grammy nominated music videos, countless documentaries as well as commercials for companies such as Google. Amazon, Nike, Mercedes, and more. He has been a strong supporter of Catalyst Sports since its inception and is excited to share his creativity with the team.
John Chapman is a Technical Director at Eaton working to advance the way in which embedded software is developed. His entire professional career has been devoted to writing software for devices that most people don’t even think about as having software (like microwave ovens or thermostats). He is oddly satisfied that code he has written has helped improve the lives of tens of millions of people. John was introduced to a life of service by his parents while helping at a soup kitchen in 8th grade and has continued through united way and Big Brothers Big Sisters through his adult life. In an effort to carry on the tradition of service to his kids, he and his son volunteer at monthly climbing events with Catalyst Sports in Louisville, KY. John is excited to further expand his volunteerism by helping to guide Catalyst!
As a certified recreational therapist, Dan manages all camp operations and partner relations at Camp Twin Lakes, GA. Dan has been a major part of Camp Twin Lakes since their very first summer in 1993, starting out on a partner camp’s staff, then moving to summer staff in 1999, and ultimately working full time as Camp Director in 2000. Dan is currently the COO of Camp Twin Lakes and lives with his beautiful wife and two amazing daughters in Madison, GA.
Lee Ann Hoffman
Lee Ann Hoffman is an occupational therapist with more than two decades of experience, having worked internationally and in a variety of healthcare settings and systems throughout her career. She is invested in contributing to the field of assistive technology and complex rehabilitation technologies. Lee Ann is a Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)-certified assistive technology professional and seating and mobility specialist. Lee Ann is an instructor at a health sciences university teaching occupational therapy students assistive technologies. Lee Ann is a servant leader and volunteers her time to support non-profit organizations and currently serves on several boards in roles that range from secretary, clinical advisor, editorial advisor, to executive board member.
Laura Frank Barnard
Laura is a Startup Advisor, BoD Member, and ex Wall Street and two decade CFO in the CPG Food & Beverage industry. In addition, she is the Founder of MUUVGRUPP focused on ensuring access to knowledge, experience, and capital for under networked founders. In addition, she earned a BBA from UGA Terry Business School and a MBA from University of Chicago Booth. She is an Ultra Athlete, philanthropist, Mom of 4, and Impact ESG Investor. She has supported Catalyst for over a decade and was an executive board member with Camp Twin Lakes and other non profit organizations.