We are pleased to welcome Christina Corona, Revlynn Lawson, Mysha Lubke, Jeffrey McDowell and Jessica Slade to Breakthrough’s Board of Trustees! These community members bring a wealth of knowledge to our organization. Read more about our newest board trustees below.
Christina is a director of global hardware solutions at NXP Semiconductors. She is a first-generation college graduate holding a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Edward’s University and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Christina is a multi-generational Austinite and the Breakthrough mission is very personal to her.
Christina became involved with Breakthrough in 2014 and currently serves on Honor Roll steering committee. She has been a steadfast donor and most recently participated in the Celebrate-A-Senior gift drive. Christina recently rolled off the Hospice Austin board after 9 years of service. Her committee work included Finance and Performance Improvement. Other nonprofit involvement includes Texas Exes and Hispanic Impact Fund.
Revlynn is a partner in the Governmental Affairs division at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology a Master of Social Work. She then received her Juris Doctor from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri.
Revlynn was introduced to Breakthrough by Maya Smart. They both are active members of the Town Lake (TX) chapter of The Links, Incorporated – a service organization for African-American women. For the past six years, Revlynn chaired the scholarship committee. Additionally, Revlynn has served as the Vice-President of the Board for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas and served on the Austin City Music Commission Board. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Beta Psi Omega Chapter.
Revlynn graduated high school from Reagan High School (now known as Northeast High School) here in Austin, but prior to that grew up in Houston. She is passionate about children’s welfare, education and youth opportunity.
Mysha is a litigation senior associate at Baker Botts. She is a first-generation college graduate and attended The University of Texas at Austin earning a bachelor’s degree in French and Accounting, a Master’s of Accounting from the McCombs School of Business and a Juris Doctorate from UT School of Law.
She is dedicated to serving the local community through organizations focused on empowering those seeking social mobility. She is also dedicated to providing pro bono legal services to survivors of domestic violence and the organizations that support them.
Mysha has served in leadership positions in the Young Women’s Alliance, co- chaired Austin’s 40 under 40 event, and served as Board Treasurer for The Dream Come True Foundation. She has been a steadfast donor to Breakthrough since 2014 and since then has served on Breakthrough’s Young Professional Outreach Committee, has volunteered as a college application coach and spoken at numerous career days.
Jeff McDowell is passionate about educational equity and became involved with Breakthrough in 2019. He currently serves as a high school application coach and tutor and co-chairs the Breakthrough Honor Roll. In his role as co- chair he has raised more than $80,000 mostly from new-to- Breakthrough donors.
Jeff has three daughters who attend St. Stephen’s, St. Andrew’s and Trinity Episcopal Schools, where he served on the board as well as finance and investment committee for many years. He has a bachelor’s from Vanderbilt University and Masters in Accounting from St. Edward’s. He is a trustee of McDowell Family Foundation. His eldest daughter Daisy was also an SSES Saturday mentor.
Jessica founded Breakthrough Central Texas in 2001 and was the executive director until 2007. Since then, she has served as executive director and now executive leadership officer for the Webber Family Foundation.
Jessica has stayed involved with Breakthrough and most recently served as a co-chair for the Breakthrough Challenge Campaign. Additionally, she has served on the boards of KIPP Texas, MindPop and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. Jessica has three children who attend public and private schools throughout Austin.
Jessica graduated with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Wesleyan University and a master’s in education from the University of Texas at Austin.