Grace Place Leadership

Vinsen Faris, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer | email
The Immediate Past Board Chair of Meals on Wheels America, Vinsen comes to us from Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties where he served as the Executive Director. Vinsen is recognized locally, statewide, and nationally as an advocate for senior issues, especially senior hunger.  He holds a Master’s in Public Administration from The University of Texas at Arlington School of Urban and Public Affairs.
Heather Finerghty
Chief Operating Officer | email
Heather Finerghty holds a Masters in Public Administration from UTSA and previously served with CSS as its Development Director. She has more than a decade of nonprofit experience with several local organizations. Heather is responsible for the day to day operations of CSS with a focus on program compliance and facilities management.
 
Curtis Ruder
Chief Financial Officer | email
Curtis Ruder is a CPA with a degree in Mathematics from Trinity University and a Masters of Accountancy from Florida State University. He has over 20 years of accounting experience primarily focused in government and non-profit accounting.
Forrest Myane
Chief Development Officer | email
Forrest Myane holds a B.S. in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin and has ten years of experience in nonprofit development. She has served as Director of Development for several area agencies including the Witte Museum, Autism Community Network and Christian Assistance Ministry. Forrest oversees fundraising and marketing/communications for Meals on Wheels San Antonio.
 
Christina Avena
Grace Place Program Director | email
Christina Avena has a B.A in Mass Communications from Texas State University and over 15 years of experience in nonprofit work. Most recently, she served as Programs Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Christina brings a unique combination of nonprofit experience with for-profit standards in customer service excellence. She is passionate about promoting positive, healthy environments for seniors and the staff who serve them daily. Christina oversees the daily operations of the three Grace Place Alzheimer’s Centers and is dedicated to their growth and expanding their reach within the community.