Executive Director, Board Member and Co-Founder
Joseph has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, a master’s degree in International Community Development, and is currently working on a doctoral degree in Leadership, where he is focusing his research on training, educating, and developing leaders in underprivileged and undereducated communities. Joseph lives on The Leadership Center campus and runs all of the Honduran operations.
Vice President, Board Member and Co-Founder
Ira has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and is currently working in Hillsboro, OR at a hi-tech company while shuffling duties for Leadership Mission International. Ira focuses on operations in the U.S., including fundraising, reaching new sponsors for students at The Leadership Center, interviewing potential teaching and working volunteers, tracking finances, coffee sales, and spreading the word about our program. Ira also serves on the board of directors.
Chairman of the Board
Daniel Moore has over 30 years of experience with entrepreneurial businesses, including start ups and managing companies, as well as financing transactions and equity investing. Dan is the managing partner of Longstreet Partners, a financial advisory and private equity firm. Dan and his wife Christine have been on over 15 mission trips to Central America, where they have worked with educational ministries seeking to empower young people.
Dan and his family reside in McLean, Virginia where he is chairman of the International Missions Committee and a Trustee of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Hannah lives in the small town of Cofradia near the northern coast of Honduras, where she works as the In-Country Director of a non-profit called Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA). Previously, she taught English/Language Arts at a junior high outside of Seattle for six years. In Seattle, she also served on the leadership teams of two NGO’s that serve street-involved youth. She gained experience in case-management, small-group trauma counseling and volunteer-team management, while also experimenting with poetry classes in King County Juvenile Detention Center. Hannah holds a BA in Education & English and an MA in International Community Development from Northwest University.
John Adair is a retired finance professional residing in the greater Seattle, Washington area. He most recently served for over 10 years as Chief Financial Officer of Concur Technologies, Inc., a cloud-based technology and services provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions to companies across the globe. Prior to Concur, he served in various Accounting and Finance roles with PACCAR Inc., ValliCorp Holdings, Inc. and Ernst & Young. He has served on the Board of Directors of a number of community and faith-based organizations and enjoys the opportunity to take an entrepreneurial approach to self-sustaining community outreach.
Chuck Seeley is retired from Intel Corporation where he held various program and senior management roles. Chuck has expertise in knowledge management, leading organizational change, business information systems, and project and program management. Chuck holds academic degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Liberty Baptist Seminary, and Dartmouth College, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership from Lancaster Bible College and an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching from Light University.
Kathy is the Founder and CEO of Helios HR, an award-winning human capital management and recruiting firm in Reston, VA. Kathy has over 25 years of experience as a Human Capital Management Consultant practice. Kathy is committed to building a team-based culture in her organization and making an impact in the community in which they work and live.
Kathy serves on the Board for the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital and the Women in Business Consortium of George Mason University.
Ty Trimble is a Manufacturing Engineer at the Boeing Company in Everett, Washington. Ty specializes in creating lean manufacturing processes and leading dynamic teams to implement new technologies and build processes. Ty also has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management. In addition to wanting to make an impact globally, he enjoys volunteering in his local community and currently serves as a member of the Outreach Council at his church.
With nearly fifteen years’ experience in sales operations and finance in Silicon Valley, Karen brings a unique combination of for-profit corporate experience and non-profit international development work and travel. Karen has made numerous volunteer trips to Central America and has been actively involved with NGOs working in Honduras for the last six years. She is passionate about supporting efforts to empower the youth of Honduras. Karen holds a BS and MBA from Santa Clara University.
Founder Emeritus of The Leadership Center
Glen Evans is the Founder and President of Art For Humanity, a Virginia-based nonprofit organization that primarily focuses on business education and development throughout Honduras.
Glen is the founder and dreamer of The Leadership Center, and continues serving in a support role, offering business seminars, administrative support, and help in a variety of special projects related to agriculture and innovation. He is a retired minister and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Karen.
In 2016 LMI received $180,000 of donations which was provided primarily by individuals as well as mission teams, businesses and churches.
Our 2017 annual budget is approximately $200,000; roughly 60% of our budget is allocated to education, room, board and related care of students. 25% of budgeted funds are for agricultural and infrastructure projects and support of the TLC campus including employment of 10 members of the local community that are the wage earners for 8 different families. The balance of our budget helps to provide micro loans to graduates startup businesses and to support student internships. It also covers other local costs in Honduras, and administrative expenses such as insurance, accounting and marketing costs. We have one part time staff position in the US that supports our marketing and fundraising efforts, teacher and volunteer development activities, and other functional support.
Leadership Mission International greatly needs and appreciates all donations. We treat all funds with esteem. We respect donors’ wishes as to utilization of their funds to the extent we are able and subject to IRS regulations. We provide all donors with acknowledgements of their charitable gifts for IRS purposes.