Our Board

​Gena McFarland, JD

Gena McFarland earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washburn University. Currently Gena volunteers as an advocate for women, babies, children, youth and in Education Policy. She is also a long term care ombudsman for elder rights. She is a certified lay minister in counseling and active in her church, in many areas including Sunday School teacher.  Gena also serves on various Boards promoting opportunities for girls in higher Education and assisting in her community.

Gena has served in the Foster Care system on state boards and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children, representing them in court. She has been active on PTA Boards in her children’s schools as well as in many of their activities. Her son is now in college and her daughter teaches in an Elementary School. Gena’s career started in state government then as government affairs manager and advocate for local business communities and nonprofits, specializing in areas of health care, education, and economic development. She also worked for a short time with a law firm in real estate development. 

 

Gena is excited to work alongside her dear friend Allison and for T.E.A.M. 4 Travis with great admiration for both. She hopes to use her skills in advocacy and from other volunteer boards accompanied by her passion for children and saving lives to join in ending asplenia mortality. 

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