Becca Brune, MPAff, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer and Regional Executive Director of South Texas, Meadows Institute
Rebecca “Becca” Brune serves as Chief Strategy Officer and Regional Executive Director of South Texas for the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (Meadows Institute). Becca oversees the Meadows Institute’s statewide strategic partnerships, and the fundraising and implementation of community-based strategic initiatives. Over the past twenty-four years Becca’s work has spanned a broad array of multisector institutions, assuming leadership roles in philanthropy, local government, private sector, and most profoundly, her role as a practitioner in the world of nonprofits. As a trained facilitator and mediator, she has facilitated community conversations around natural resource management issues, healthcare, economic development, strategic planning, and community engagement.
Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Becca was President and Chief Operating Officer at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Growth at Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM), Vice President at Goodwill Industries, and Director of Family Self-Sufficiency at the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County where she successfully designed, implemented, and raised money for several new community development initiatives. Throughout her career, she has sought to build innovative, strategic partnerships and promote public-private collaborations to improve programming and inspire systems change within the organizations she serves. At MHM, Becca secured and managed a $30 million federal Social Innovation Fund grant (a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service which leveraged an additional $30M from regional foundations) focused on diabetes prevention in the Rio Grande Valley. Additionally, Becca led the effort to introduce the use of a value-based payment model into grantmaking process to measure impact and leverage its $28 million investments community health clinics across South Texas.
Internationally, Becca has worked in Bangladesh, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Nicaragua, studying local community and economic development projects, entrepreneurial programs, and health service delivery programs.
As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Becca earned a Master of Public Affairs from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. As a Bill Greehey scholar, she earned a Master of Business Administration from the Bill Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.