Board

American Leprosy Missions is governed by a Board of Directors who donate their time and talents. These dedicated men and women bring their many years of EXPERIENCE and great COMPASSION for people affected by leprosy to the oversight of the ministry.

Ymelda Beauchamp, Secretary

Ymelda Beauchamp, Secretary

More than a decade ago, Ymelda Beauchamp was invited by a friend to join the Board of Directors of American Leprosy Missions. They had met in Carville, Louisiana years earlier when they both were sent there to be treated for leprosy. As someone who experienced…

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Gordon C. Boronow, Ph.D.

Gordon C. Boronow, Ph.D.

Gordon C. Boronow is Associate Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Nyack College. His primary teaching responsibilities are in economics and finance. Prior to his academic career, Gordon worked in financial services. He became a Fellow of the Society…

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Les Dietzman, M.B.A.

Les Dietzman, M.B.A.

Les Dietzman has extensive retail and merchandising experience. He recently retired from Berean Christian Stores where he served as president and CEO for five years. Prior to that, Les was the president and chief executive officer of Family Christian Stores…

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Stephen Genheimer, Ph.D.

Stephen Genheimer, Ph.D.

During his long career, Steve has used his engineering and leadership abilities in industry, education and ministry. After completing an engineering degree from John Brown University in 1976, Steve joined Seagate Technology in Oklahoma City as a design engineer…

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Chris A. Hogue, M.B.A., Chair

Chris A. Hogue, M.B.A., Chair

Chris Hogue serves as World Vision International’s Strategy Specialist, providing fundraising and field ministry consulting services focused on raising resources. He began his long career in the non-profit sector as an Assistant Country Director at World Relief Corporation…

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Daniel Izzett

Daniel Izzett

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dan Izzett brings more than thirty years of ministry work and a very personal knowledge of leprosy to the Board of Directors of American Leprosy Missions. For fifteen years Dan worked in civil engineering providing quality control…

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Michael Johnson, M.D.

Michael Johnson, M.D.

A board-certified infectious disease physician with 20 years’ experience, Michael is committed to helping suffering people. Since 2001, he has worked at the Carolinas HealthCare System and is currently the central regional medical director for Carolinas Hospitalist…

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Lori Schmidt

Lori Schmidt

Several years ago, Lori visited India and encountered a child with leprosy, which eventually led to her involvement with American Leprosy Missions, first as a supporter and then as a member of the board of directors. Lori has a B.A. in environmental studies…

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Alan B. Terwilleger, Chair-Elect

Alan B. Terwilleger, Chair-Elect

For more than three decades, Alan Terwilleger provided leadership to a variety of Christian nonprofits. A longtime confidante of the late Chuck Colson, Alan most recently served as president of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, guiding…

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