Board of Directors
Meet our Board!
Kalen McKenzie - President
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.
Lee Ann Hoffman - Secretary
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 - Treasurer
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.
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.
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.
Terrence is the owner of Blackwell Legacy Group where he serves as a Business Development Coach and Learn Wealth Foundation which is a new company that offers financial literacy products. He is passionate about helping in two areas: helping business owners and helping to educate children with financial literacy. His passion led him to start the two companies in order to provide products and services that help to provide value for others. In his professional career, Terrence served as a Juvenile Probation officer for the city of Richmond, Virginia until 2015. This career led him to find other ways to give back and serve his community. Terrence grew up in a small country town with one stop light, no Walmart, and where everyone knew each other. In this small town in Southern Virginia, called Brodnax he grew up with his parents and siblings looking for a way to make his mark on the world. This small town gave him his undergraduate education from a small college named St. Paul’s College and he later went on to start his Master's Degree with Liberty University. Terrence enjoys reading business books and spending time with his family. He is a father, husband, author, board member for two non-profits, and server of his community.
Stuart joined Veterans Medical Supply, Inc. in 2022 as their new Vice President of Government Sales. He has been a part of the Medical Supply Industry for over 35 years. Previously, overseeing the sales for Invacare Corporation for the Department of Veterans Affairs. As part of his passion for our nation’s heroes, Stuart has been actively involved in sponsorship and participation in over 50 national veteran rehabilitation events throughout his career. Including: The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, National Veterans Golden Age Games, National Veterans Summer, and Winter Clinics. The Warrior Games and The Invictus Games. He also has served on The Department of Veterans Affairs National Advisory Committee. Stuart and his wife Connie have been married since 1984 and have enjoyed traveling together to help support these events. They are both active platelet donors and volunteer their time with the Kentucky Humane Society.