AFAS Staff

ACTING CEO
KRISTINA McBRIDE

Kristina “Kris” McBride serves as the Acting Chief Executive Officer for Air Force Aid Society. In this role and in her previous role of Chief Operating Officer, she oversees the annual budget, leads the planning and development of AFAS’ operational objectives and initiatives as well as develops strategies and oversees the execution of plans to attain short- and long term financial and mission-critical operational goals. A 26-year veteran of the United States Air Force, Kris served at multiple organizations within the personnel career field, as a professional military education commandant, and culminated her career as a Command Chief Master Sergeant.  She earned her B.S in Management from American Military University, a Master of Strategic Studies from Air University’s, Air War College and has studied executive leadership at such distinguished programs as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Center For Creative Leadership and the Department of Defense’s National Defense University.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
JESSICA BURRIS

Jessica Burris is the Chief Financial Officer for Air Force Aid Society.  She is a graduate of George Mason University with a degree in finance.  Her 20+ years in the finance field have prepared her for such an important role.

Jessica’s career has been across many sectors, but she has a special place in her heart for non-profit work, as is evident by her years of service to such organizations like the American Red Cross, where she traveled internationally, providing financial leadership and management to critical health, disaster preparedness, and response programs.

A daughter of a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (Ret.), daughter-in-law to a retired Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander (Ret.), and sister-in-law to an Air Force Master Sergeant, Jessica feels a great sense of honor, respect, and responsibility in her current role as CFO.

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
STEVAN MILLER

Stevan Miller is the Chief Development Officer for Air Force Aid Society.

Stevan spearheads our development initiatives, collaborating closely with our dedicated team and Board leadership to prioritize fundraising endeavors. His primary focus is advocating for our financial assistance programs and furthering our philanthropic efforts.

Stevan has over 30 years of experience in the field of development, having worked with esteemed organizations such as UNICEF, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Stevan’s innovative approach and unwavering commitment to supporting veterans and their families make him a tremendous asset for Air Force Aid Society.

 

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DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS
MICHELLE GENTRY

Michelle Gentry is Director of Development Operations for the Air Force Aid Society. She has an undergraduate degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, a graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. With 25 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, Michelle has a proven record of creating and building comprehensive fundraising systems and programs for nonprofits.

Michelle has dedicated her career to raising funding that will make a real and lasting difference for people and families in need. She brings this commitment to the Air Force Aid Society, where she will manage the internal fundraising operations and collaborate closely with the entire Development team, the broader AFAS staff, and outside vendors to ensure best-in- class operations that facilitate increased philanthropic revenue.

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DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS
Jeneva Pace

Jeneva J. Pace is Director of Donor Relations for the Air Force Aid Society. She is a proud graduate of Stephens College, the nation’s second oldest women’s college. She earned her MBA, with emphasis in Global Economics, from William Woods University, and is a Certified Non-Profit Accounting Professional by the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy. Jeneva has over 30 years of non-profit experience, half of that spent at the University of Missouri (MU) in development and alumni relations and with the State Historical Society of Missouri (headquartered on the main campus).  Prior to working at MU, she was an advocate and lobbyist for the State of Missouri under the late Governor Mel Carnahan. Most recently, she was Director of Strategic Partnerships for Columbia College. A Missouri native born on Whiteman AFB, she recently relocated to the DC area. 

Jeneva is a natural communicator, connector, and storyteller. Her background in non-profit financial management and fundraising and her life-long dedication to service provide a depth and enthusiasm to the AFAS in her role, where she will direct donor relations, proactively engaging with our constituents, attending community events, and building the AFAS brand.