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Craig Juntunen Founder

Craig Juntunen is a retired entrepreneurial businessman and is the founder of  Both Ends Believing, a global organization defending every child’s human right to a family. Craig and his global team are on a mission to accelerate a new era of global child welfare to include a permanent loving family as a core value and priority. Additionally, Craig is the visionary behind the Global Working Group and the Child Protector Conference and award. Craig is the author of the award-winning book Both Ends Burning: My Story of Adopting Three Children from Haiti. He is also the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary STUCK. In 2013 he toured the country with his documentary, visiting and screening STUCK in 62 cites in 80 days to make children living outside of parental care a relevant social issue.

In his early life, Craig was involved heavily in athletics, playing quarterback for a total of fourteen seasons. He finished his athletic career as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League. He was elected into the Northern State of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Idaho Hall of Fame. His experience as a leader on the football field led to his developing into an entrepreneur. He built and sold a company with a very successful track record and retired (temporarily) before founding Chances For Children, a foundation involved in creating sustainable communities in Haiti. His early experience with the Chances for Children Foundation alerted him to recognize children living outside of parental care as a global issue, and one of the greatest human rights crises of his lifetime.

In reaction to learning of this social crisis, he started the Both Ends Burning Campaign (recently renamed Both Ends Believing) in 2010 to promote family-based solutions for at-risk children. His success as a quarterback and as an entrepreneur blended together to build two successful and effective public foundations to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Today most people, including members of the United States Congress and State Department, applaud his vision of countries utilizing our Children First Software to revolutionize their child welfare programs.

 

Craig is married and has three children adopted from Haiti: Amelec, Espie and Quinn.

 

Bruce Graham Board Chair

Mr. Graham joined Tyler in 2008 as president of the Courts and Justice Division and in 2016 was named as chief strategy officer for the corporation. Prior to Tyler he served as senior vice president of worldwide consulting for BEA Systems, now part of Oracle. In the early 1990’s Mr. Graham was a founding partner at The Feld Group, a Dallas-based IT strategy and technology management firm that served Fortune 200-sized companies.

 

An alumnus of Texas Tech University, Mr. Graham has served as chief information officer of several multi-billion dollar enterprises, in addition to serving as chief operating officer and chief executive officer of a publicity held application service provider.

 

Prior to starting his career at IBM, Mr. Graham attended Dallas Theological Seminary for two years.

Mr. Graham is the immediate past chairman of the national board of trustees for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and in 2017 was named as chairman for the Both Ends Burning Board of Directors. 

 

He has been married for 30 years to Linda Graham and has 3 daughters, ages 24, 20 and 16.

Marcia Campbell Board Member

Marcia Campbell has served on the board of the Gesner-Johnson Foundation for twenty years and is currently the Chairman. The foundation’s mission is to provide funding for organizations who serve the underserved, with an emphasis on children and families. Marcia and her husband, Bob, owned and developed Glynlyon, a software curriculum company. The curriculum, Alpha Omega Publications and Odysseyware, are currently sold worldwide to individuals, charter schools, and school districts, providing an alternative to traditional textbooks. Glynlyon was recently sold, although the Campbells still retain a minority shareholder interest in the company. Marcia helped to create a women’s mentoring group, called Side By Side, through Bridges of Hope in Brainerd, Minnesota. She also established Bridge Builders, in Tempe, Arizona, in an effort to help homeless women move toward self-sufficiency. In both organizations, Marcia worked as a life coach and mentor and remains in contact with many of these women.

 

Marcia graduated with a double major in Psychology and Economics from Whitman College. The Campbells split their time between a home on Gull Lake in Minnesota and a home in Flagstaff, Arizona. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Kate Cleary Board Member

Kathleen Cleary has been actively involved in child welfare and adoption for thirty-five years.  She served as one of four advisors to the National Council of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the Uniform Adoption Act; three National Task Forces on child welfare; twenty-two State Task Forces on adoption and foster care law revisions; the Child Welfare League of America Adoption Standard Committee and the Child Welfare League of America Adoption Policy Committee; and as an advisor to the California Adoption Initiative and the co-chair of their Open Adoption Work Group.

 

Kate was the Director of the California Adoption Alliance, which focused on the development and implementation of children’s public policy for the State of California, and later served as the Director of The Adoption Network of Catholic Charities. In 1997, the San Francisco Human Services Agency Family and Children’s Division recruited Kate to design and implement a Family Assessment Center to better serve families whose children had become Dependents of the Court.

 

In 1999 Kate founded Consortium for Children, a non-profit agency which focuses on supporting public and private child welfare agencies through programs and technical assistance. Consortium for Children has three programs:  Permanency Planning Mediation (a statewide program in California), Connections (permanency for youth), and Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE), a home study methodology used in 32 states and 5 Canadian Provinces. In 2009, the United States Department of Health and Human Services awarded Ms. Cleary an Adoption Excellence Award and in 2016 she was awarded an Adoption Angel award from the Congressional Coalition of Adoption Institute.

Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. Board Member

Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Pediatrics and member of the Divisions of Neonatology and Global Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota where he co-founded the International Adoption Program in 1986 - the first academic program focused on understanding the medical needs of adopted children. Throughout his  career he has reviewed the medical records of over 20,000 children and counseled potential adoptive parents on the likely medical needs of these adoptees. His research centers on the short- and long-term effects of early social, medical and nutritional deprivation on child well-being. His current projects include investigating the physiological links between stress, growth, pubertal development and cognitive abilities through the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, the first randomized, controlled study of foster vs. institutional care. This work affirms the critical importance of a permanent, nurturing family in normal child development.

 

Dr. Johnson has authored numerous works including co-editing Adoption Medicine published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. He has received the Distinguished Service Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Joint Council for International Children’s Services, the Friend of Children Award from the North American Council on Adoptable Children and the Harry Holt Award from Holt International. He serves on the Board of Directors of OneSky and SPOON Foundations, Both Ends Believing and National Council for Adoption. He is also a Senior Fellow at the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Adoptive Families and the Advisory Board of the Rudd Adoption Research Program.

 

Dr. Johnson received his Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is married and has an adopted son from India, two birth daughters and three stepdaughters.

 

Richard Lochridge Board Member

Richard Lochridge was the Founder and President of Lochridge & Company, Incorporated, a management consulting firm based in Boston from 1986 to 2010. Prior to founding Lochridge & Company, Dick spent 16 years with The Boston Consulting Group, in the end serving as a Member of the Management Committee in charge of all of BCG’s non-U.S. offices, based in Munich, Germany, from 1981 to 1985. In 1976 and 1977, Dick was a Vice President with Norton Simon, Inc., a $3 billion consumer goods conglomerate, in New York.

In his 35 plus years of consulting, Dick worked with leading companies on almost every continent on a wide range of strategy, operational and organizational issues. Over the past few years, he has focused on helping large, complex companies organize and turn their strategies into reality. Since the early 1980’s, many of his clients have been international firms, requiring him to work in over 60 countries. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of major corporations.

Dick received his Bachelors degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and his Masters in Marketing and Finance from Stanford University. He is married and has four children and eight grandchildren.

 

Luke Morrow Board Member

Luke Morrow is President and co-owner of Morrow Renewables, a company that collects, treats, markets, and sells renewable biogas from landfills and other sources. Luke has previously served as Vice President and co-owner of South-Tex Treaters, a natural gas treating and manufacturing company. Luke is on the Board of Directors of the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition and serves on two local boards of charitable organizations.

 

Luke has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree from Texas Tech University, as well as a Masters of Certificate in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Luke and his wife Lori run a charitable foundation designed to honor God by faithfully stewarding His blessings in ways that execute His commands to serve the needs of the less fortunate regionally and throughout the world.

 

Luke is married with five children ages 11-24, including one child adopted from Ethiopia. Luke and his family are members of First Presbyterian Church in Midland, Texas where he is an elder, musician, and men’s Bible study teacher.

Dan O’Brien Board Member

Dan O’Brien is an Olympic Medalist and continues to give back to the sport that has given so much to him. He is the on-field emcee for every major USA Track & Field event, and he is heavily involved as both a host and celebrity athlete for USATF’s Win with Integrity program, a community outreach and mentoring program designed to help kids make good life decisions, set positive goals and adhere to a drug-free lifestyle. Dan also works closely with the United States Olympic Committee as part of its Olympic Ambassador Program, mentoring current athletes in the areas of media training, preparation and peak performance. Additionally, Dan is an assistant volunteer coach at Arizona State University and also trains athletes of all ages in a variety of sports. 

 

In 1996, Dan became the first American winner in the decathlon bringing home an Olympic Gold Medal since 1976. He is considered the “World’s Greatest Athlete,” and his name is synonymous with athletic achievement and success both on and off the field. Dan spent much of his life overcoming obstacles, but dedication and determination helped him to win the 1993 and 1995 World Championships, the 1994 Goodwill Games, three US Championships and the1996 Olympic Gold Medal. Adopted at the age of two, and raised in a home with seven siblings of racially mixed backgrounds – he has overcome many adversities throughout his life. Dan is a motivational speaker, and brings his inspirational story to employees and leaders of corporations around the world. 

 

Dan is married and lives with his wife Leilani in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Harrison Oellrich Founding Board Member

Harrison Oellrich is a founding board member of Both Ends Burning.  He is president and managing principal of Ottauquechee Risk Consultants, a reinsurance and risk management consulting firm. Prior to founding ORC, he worked for over 30 years at and was managing director of Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC, the reinsurance subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC).  Throughout his career he has advised the White House, members of Congress, their staffs and committees as well as the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cyberspace Security, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board and the Army War College.

 

Harry earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Masters degree from Hofstra University with a concentration in management. He serves on the board of Lutheran Social Services of New York and is a commissioned deacon of the Atlantic District, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, where he is installed and serves two vibrant congregations. He also serves as the Atlantic District’s mission chair reporting to its bishop on mission activities within the district and its numerous churches. Harry is married and has three adopted children.

 

Albert Reyes Board Member

Albert Reyes is the President and CEO of Buckner International. He previously served as President of Buckner International and President of Buckner Children and Family Services. Previously, Albert was President of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, where he led the school through dramatic changes in its accreditation, name, and structure. He is a member of the board of trustees of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the South Texas School of Christian Studies.

Albert received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Andrews University and has participated in Executive Education at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University. Albert and his wife Belinda have three adult children. He enjoys reading, writing, camping, movies and travel. The Reyes are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. 

 

Bobby S. Shackouls Board Member

Bobby Shackouls is a past chairman of the National Petroleum Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the US Oil and Gas Association. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Bobby led a successful career as CEO and president of several companies, among them Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., Meridian Oil, Inc., and Burlington Resources, Inc. On July 9, 1997, he was elected chairman of the board of Burlington Resources. He retired as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company upon its acquisition by ConocoPhillips on March 31, 2006.

Bobby serves on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America and the Mississippi State University Foundation. He is also a director of The Kroger Company, Oasis Petroleum Plains All American Pipeline and Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.

 

Bobby has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Mississippi State University in 1972. 

Sophie Windsor Board Member

Sophie Windsor is an actress and lives in Los Angeles. Since moving to Los Angeles five years ago, her work has included starring in a comedy series for NBC, a Julian Fellowes mini-series about the Titanic, writing a movie for Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz and starring as Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend Zoey in the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. Prior to these jobs, she held leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Peter Hall’s company and in many British television series and films.

Sophie graduated with a Masters Degree in English Literature from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 2002. She is married and has two daughters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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