Kyna started her journey with Rock House Kids when she wanted to get her colleagues involved in a community project. In 2019, she organized a successful Christmas stocking stuffer drive and also brought a group of nurses to decorate the RHK building for the holidays. Once Kyna took a tour of the facility and learned more about the inner workings of RHK, she knew she wanted to do more and joined our Board, September of 2020.
Kyna is passionate about the population we serve. “I am grateful to be a part of an organization who has the best intentions for the kids with the hardest challenges to face. Knowing the children have positive influences to lean on for support and are not forgotten or lost in the streets, is something I want to support. I also love seeing the blessings that come to RHK, as this is God’s work in action.” Jeremiah 29:11 is one of Kyna’s favorite Bible verses… For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Kyna moved from Chicago to Rockford when she was in middle school and is an RPS205 graduate. She went on to earn her Associate’s Degree from Rock Valley College and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. She initially thought she wanted to become an educator. At the time of her graduation, teaching jobs were scarce so she went onto get her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She is currently employed by Swedish American Health Systems as a Special Procedures Nurse in the Cardiac Cath Lab Unit.
Kyna is married to her high school sweetheart, Alan, and together they share two children, Alan Jr, 17 and Alea, 9 years old. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, and of course spending time with her family. Recently, she has taken up gardening as a hobby and loves being outdoors. She also looks for special youth opportunities to get her children involved in volunteering and give back to the community.