Melville Family Foundation Adds 5 Members to its Board of Directors

The foundation want to help famlies thrive in a world in which income inequality has "made achieving the American Dream — or even merely surviving — seem like an unattainable goal."

The Melville Family Foundation, a Dallas nonprofit dedicated to helping families achieve food security, academic excellence, and economic stability, announced five new members to its board of directors.

The foundation said it is dedicated to helping families thrive in a world in which “income inequality has made achieving the American Dream—or even merely surviving—seem like an unattainable goal.”

Safety net programs designed to help people in need have been eliminated or are in grave danger, the foundation said. The five new board members are:

Adrienne A. Mosley is vice president and deputy general counsel of Plano-based PepsiCo Food North America. She provides legal counsel and leads teams to enable growth initiatives across sales, marketing, innovation, strategy and global insights. In 2022, Mosley was named to Diversity First’s Top 100 Women in Business list. In 2021, she was given the National Diversity & Leaderships’ Top 50 General Counsel honor, and in 2019, she was named to Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America. Mosley serves on the boards of The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice and Ethics as well as The Storehouse of Collin County.

Aracely Moreno-Mosier is the senior director of commercial marketing for PepsiCo Demand Accelerator, where she leads customer marketing for national and regional accounts. She serves as the Frito-Lay executive sponsor for Adelante, a Hispanic/Latinx resource group within PepsiCo, where she has also led the Hispanic Month events for PepsiCo National. Moreno-Mosier has participated in executive panels both outside and internally at PepsiCo, and she speaks on the importance of DEI within the corporate functions. Recently, she was accepted into DFW Hispanic 100, a network focused on increased participation of Hispanic women in executive roles, diversity procurement, and social issues.

Mark Rogers is co-founder of Lux Ice LLC, a brand of crystal-clear, tasteless ice spheres that elevate the aesthetics and taste of any drink. He is an experienced finance and operations executive in both large corporate environments as well as mid-level growth and startup companies. His finance experience includes roles as division vice president of finance and CFO of Frito-Lay’s Foodservice division. Rogers was also chief operating officer and CFO of UR Holdings, a construction company acquired by Katerina Inc.

Nate H. Jenkins is a retired ExxonMobil corporate executive with nearly 40 years of leadership and finance experience. Before retiring in 2021, he developed and led the inaugural Global Finance Leadership Culture Organization for the corporation, responsible for training and onboarding 5,000-plus employees. He has held several leadership positions in audit, accounting, reporting, financial/business advisory, and corporate governance organization, leading teams ranging from 50 to 800-plus employees with annual budgets as high as $50 million.

Vincent Bush is a retired senior director of engineering for Frito-Lay after more than 30 years with the company. In his last role, he was chiefly responsible for factory automation and production flexibility for all snack-food manufacturing plants supporting PepsiCo North American supply-chain operations. He serves on the board for Mary Crowley Cancer Research and has participated in disaster-relief efforts and as a crew chief with Habitat for Humanity of Collin County. For the last two years, Bush has been a volunteer with the Melville Family Foundation, serving as an Uplift Saturday mentor, Operating Committee member, and point contact for the Toyota partnership.

Focusing on education and nutrition

In 2022, the foundation said it served 487 families and more than 1,600 individual family members. Since it started in 2018, the foundation has poured $165,581 in investment grants into the communities in the southern sector of Dallas.

In a partnership with the Uplift Education school system, Melville has adopted seven campuses including Pinnacle Preparatory School (Oak Cliff), White Rock Hills Preparatory School (Dallas), and Luna Middle and Upper School (Deep Ellum). At these schools, the foundation provides services such as mentoring programs, an Elevate Literacy Program in which volunteers provide reading services, a robotics program, STEM trips, and Career Day. In addition, the foundation has organized a group of 10 mystery readers, each working with 20 to 25 students in kindergarten or first-grade classes.

Each quarter, the foundation partners with the North Texas Food Bank to offer a health and wellness event at which free fresh produce is given to each family. And since proper nutrition plays such an important role in health and disease prevention, representatives from the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are present at the event to assist families interested in signing up to receive assistance in the form of food stamps.

Randolph (Randy) Melville and Rev. Dr. Lael C. Melville founded the Melville Family Foundation. The couple hold bachelor’s degrees from Princeton University, where they met, and Lael has a doctorate from Rutgers University and a master’s and doctorate from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. Their sons Sterling, Tyler, and Miles all serve in leadership positions in the organization.

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