Kaleha McDonald is a coordinator in Human Resources for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she works to ensure proper processing of personnel data and accurate records, provides support in coordinating new associate onboarding, and assists in the annual enrollment process.
Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, McDonald was a People Center Specialist for H&R Block in Kansas City, Mo., where she provided assistance with all human resources functions, including benefits, payroll, compensation, and training. She also has held various human resources/support positions at RSI, the University Center Chicago, and Cerner Corporation.
McDonald is a mentor of a teen girls mentoring program called MODELS, where the purpose is to encourage, motivate, and shape well-rounded young ladies in today's society. This program has allowed the girls to work in their communities, broaden cultural awareness through a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, and create a feature film to promote positive examples of young women.
McDonald earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in business administration from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Tex., and a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill.