Ms. McKean has been the Managing Director of MIFA Victory Theatre since 2009. She has over thirty years of administrative experience in not for profits throughout the Commonwealth and New Hampshire. She has a B.A. in Sociology and Education from Hampshire College and an MEd in Human Service Administration from Antioch University. A resident of Holyoke, her involvement with community development began in the 1970’s as Founding President of Girls Inc. of Holyoke overseeing the redevelopment of the former Tommy Taxi horse barn into a new home for the organization. Subsequently, she was the director of Human Services and Community Participation Coordinator for the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development.
Ms. McKean was the Vice President of Agency Relations for the United Way of the Pioneer Valley and Executive Director of the United Way of Franklin County. Ms. McKean served as interim Director of the Girls Inc of Marlborough, MA and Nashua, NH. She was also an educator in the Holyoke and Chicopee Public School Systems. Before becoming MIFA managing Director she was the Executive Director of the Holyoke Creative Arts Center.
In June 2015, the Holyoke Youth Task Force honored Ms. McKean with an award for her time advocating for the youth in the city of Holyoke.