Volunteer McKinney announces new Executive Director Christine Ortega

Christine Ortega has been named the executive director of Volunteer McKinney. (Courtesy Volunteer McKinney)
Christine Ortega has been named the executive director of Volunteer McKinney. (Courtesy Volunteer McKinney)

Christine Ortega has been named the executive director of Volunteer McKinney. (Courtesy Volunteer McKinney)

The Volunteer McKinney board of directors has announced Christine Ortega as the new executive director of the nonprofit organization.

Per a Volunteer McKinney news release, Ortega brings 17 years of nonprofit experience to the position as the organization strives to engage volunteers and meet the needs of the organizations and agencies it supports.

“We are very excited to have Christine lead us in meeting the needs of area nonprofits and with volunteers who want to plug in with deeper involvement in the community,” board of directors President Beth Hensley said. “She is a positive and energetic leader and has a passion for leveraging others to reach community goals.”

Ortega’s experience includes leading outreach opportunities across faith groups and multiple nonprofit organizations, the release stated. Before coming into this position, she previously served as the emeritus director for the Collin County Homeless Coalition.

“I appreciate the board’s confidence in me, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization. Volunteer McKinney is strong today because of the tireless work of the board and community over the past two decades,” Ortega said. “I am a strong believer that volunteers are the backbone, heart and soul of the McKinney community and that together we will accomplish much.”


Ortega’s new responsibilities will include working closely with the board of directors, the community, corporations and nonprofit organizations to serve the McKinney community.

An opportunity to meet Ortega will be held at the Executive Directors & Leaders Breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. May 27 in the Gallery room at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

Volunteer McKinney is located at 119 W. Virginia St., Ste. 202, McKinney. 972-542-0679. www.volunteermckinney.org
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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