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Knapp Community Care Foundation Names Cristina Trejo-Vasquez as Chief Executive Officer

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

After a national search, KCCF Board names Mission, Texas, resident the new CEO


The Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) Board of Directors announced today that Cristina Trejo-Vasquez will serve as the Foundation’s second Chief Executive Officer.

Trejo-Vasquez has worked in higher education administration since 2009 and served as the lead for community engagement at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). In this role, she advanced community engagement helping UTRGV achieve national recognition and obtain the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Elective Classification for Community Engagement in 2020.


Additionally, Ms. Trejo-Vasquez served as a member of the strategic planning team involved in designing the UTRGV, five campus regional university and medical school, from the unification of two legacy institutions. A senior executive from Mission, Texas, she brings 25 years of successful experience in community engagement, public education administration, nonprofit administration, local and regional planning, community development, and advancing equity and inclusion from grassroots to policy.


The Board launched a national search in January 2023 after Founding Chief Executive Officer Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez announced her retirement in November 2022. Trejo-Vasquez will begin her role as Chief Executive Officer in early July 2023.


ABOUT THE KNAPP COMMUNITY CARE FOUNDATION Established in 2013 as a result of the acquisition of Knapp Medical Center by Prime Healthcare Services Foundation, the Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) is a private healthcare conversion foundation based in Weslaco, Texas, whose mission is to improve the health of Mid-Valley families. KCCF has provided more than $47 million in grant funding to 41 organizations that improve the health of Mid-Valley families. In 2022, the Foundation distributed $4.2 million in funding.

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