Our Board

Meet Our Board


John T. MasonJohn T. Mason, MBA – John Mason is CIO for St. David’s Healthcare | HCA Central & West Texas Division. He has over 20 years experience leading organizations, managing technology projects and consulting with large corporations. John received his B.S. in Business in 1988 and his MBA from Tennessee Technological University in 1996. Actively engaged in humanitarian work in Honduras since 2004, he continues to lead twice yearly group trips to Honduras. Learn more about John via LinkedIn.



D'Lanna J. Mason D’Lanna J. Mason, Ed.D.  – D’Lanna Mason is a College Advisor at Regents School of Austin and has over fifteen years experience working in both secondary and higher education. D’Lanna received her M.Ed. from Tennessee Technological University in 1998 and her Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University in 2007. She has made annual visits to Honduras since 2005 and plans to continue these visits in order to offer a first-hand report on the academic progress of the girls receiving scholarship assistance.


Andrew L. McQueen Andrew L. McQueen, Esq. – Andy McQueen joined the law firm Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in 2006 as an associate in the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Area. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, public offerings of equity and debt securities, structuring of joint ventures and other strategic relationships and a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including corporate governance, public company disclosure and other SEC regulatory matters. Andy received his B.S. in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Lipscomb University in 1995 and his JD from the University of Texas in 2001.


Candice H. McQueen

Candice H. McQueen, Ph.D. – Candice McQueen is currently the  Dean of the College of Education at Lipscomb University. She served as the Chair of the Department of Education in the  College of Education and Professional Studies for four years and  as a full-time faculty member for three years prior to becoming  dean in 2008. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate  courses and has won several awards for her teaching at the K-12  and college level. Candice received her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt  University in 1998 and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 2002. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the PENCIL Foundation, presents nationally on a variety of education topics, and has secured funding from many grant sources, including the Tennessee State Department of Education, the US Department of Justice, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.


Ryan M. BoydRyan M. Boyd – Ryan Boyd is the Director of National Accounts for Communication Components.  He previously worked as the Communications Minister at Hillsboro Church of Christ and was the co-owner of Boyd Promotions, a graphic design, consulting and marketing firm.  Ryan has served on various boards and worked closely with numerous non-profits since 1996. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky in 1995. Since 2004, Ryan has been leading university students on a humanitarian trip each spring to construct houses in impoverished communities in and around Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


Rebekah Boyd

Rebekah Boyd, M.A., CCC/SLP– Rebekah Boyd has worked as a speech language pathologist since 1997, opening her own company in 2003. She has extensive experience in the areas of language development and disorders, including brain injury, stroke, mental retardation, early intervention, genetic disorders and swallowing difficulties, in addition to contracting therapy to various agencies. She received her M.A. in Communication Disorders from Eastern Kentucky University in 1996. Rebekah has made several trips to Honduras and continues to plan future visits.


Rachel M. Jefferson Rachel M. Jefferson – Rachel Jefferson received her B.A. in Political Science/Public Policy, magna cum laude, from Lipscomb University in 2002. In 2001, she participated as a Fellow in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities American Studies Program in Washington, DC, where she focused her studies on nonprofit advocacy/government relations and interned with World Vision’s legislative department. Rachel has been visiting Honduras with her family for many years and plans to continue annual trips to the country.