Jenna Edwards  President, founder

Jenna Edwards

President, founder

Jenna Edwards

Jenna founded The For a Day Foundation and currently serves as the Executive Director. Starting with her childhood pageant tiaras, Jenna has built For a Day into a national organization. For more about For a Day's founding story, click here.

In addition to her work with For a Day, Jenna produces a cooking YouTube channel and is a hand model in NYC. She has previously served as Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she was also trained as a Health Coach. 

Jenna and her husband foster rescued cocker spaniels and enjoy spending time at the family home in France. Raised in Mississippi, she is a graduate of the University of Miami. While in Florida, she represented the state at both the Miss America and Miss USA pageant in 2004 & 2007, respectively, becoming only the third woman in the state's history to do so.  

 Debbie Edwards  Vice President, co-founder

Debbie Edwards

Vice President, co-founder

Debbie edwards

Debbie Edwards is from Rankin County, Mississippi and has lived in Tallahassee, Florida, and Collierville,
Tennessee. She returned to Mississippi in 2014 and resides in Brandon with her husband, Tom.
She and Tom have one daughter, Jenna, who lives in New York City, and one son, Thomas, who lives in
Florence. Her son Johnny was lost in 2016.

Debbie has been a real estate legal secretary for many years and now works part time in that field. She is a member of the Brandon Garden Club where she serves
on the Executive Board and is also on the Board of her HOA. Since its inception in June 2000, Debbie
has been Vice-President of  For a Day.

While living in Tennessee, Debbie held For a
Day” events at St. Jude's, LeBonheur Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and Target House. In her spare time, she enjoys learning how to play bridge and maintaining her yard along with the entrance to her subdivision.

 Andy McClintock  Board Member

Andy McClintock

Board Member

Andy McClintock

Andy McClintock currently serves as the Director of Enrollment Research and Policy for the New York City Department of Education.  In this position, he oversees the research that drives policies for NYCDOE’s 3K for All, Pre-K for All, kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented admissions processes.  Andy and his team work to provide families with more and better information so that they can make informed choices about which schools to attend.

Andy began his career as a Teach for America corps member, teaching first grade at Achievement First Bridgeport Academy in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  In that role, he developed a love for working with children and an understanding of the importance of play in helping children cope with stress.  Andy joined the For a Day Foundation to continue his work supporting children in this community, helping the foundation in its mission to provide emotionally therapeutic experiences to seriously ill children.  Andy’s background in research allows him help For a Day evaluate its programming and quantify the impact of its work.

Andy lives in New York City, New York.  He received his B.A. in Government and Economics and his Masters in Policy Analysis & Management from Cornell University.

 Sarah Abdel-Razek  Board Member

Sarah Abdel-Razek

Board Member

Sarah Abdel-Razek

Sarah Abdel-Razek is a Director at MERU, a turnaround and restructuring firm that provides advice and leadership to companies in financial distress. She specializes in advising clients through highly complex and challenging financial and operational situations to deliver successful outcomes.

Sarah was born and raised in Egypt until she moved to Canada with her family mid-way through high school. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and holds a Canadian CPA, CA designation. In 2014, she moved to New York for work and has been in the area ever since.

Sarah joined The For A Day Foundation with the goal of giving back to the community and contributing to our foundation’s mission of helping seriously ill children by providing emotionally therapeutic experiences. Her background allows her to work alongside other board members to develop strategies for continued our growth, generate awareness through her professional network and maximize our impact through additional fundraising and cash flow management.  

Sarah is a pizza enthusiast who loves travelling, trying new restaurants, working out and spending time with family and friends.