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.
Craig Juntunen Founder
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 Chairman
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 Johnson 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 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.
Marcia Johnson Member
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.
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.
Dana E. Johnson, M.D., Ph.D. Member
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 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.
Richard Lochridge Member
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 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.
Harrison Oellrich is a founding board member of Both Ends Believing. 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.
Harrison Oellrich Founding Member
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 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 Reyes Member
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 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.
Bobby S. Shackouls Member
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.
Eric Cullison serves as an executive for Tyler Technologies, which provides technology solutions for government agencies. In his role at Tyler, Eric has been responsible for negotiating some of the largest projects with justice agencies ever contracted for in the United States. Eric has been with Tyler for over ten years and has worked in the public sector technology industry for more than 20 years, previously with Oracle and Xerox Corporation.
Eric Cullison Member
Growing up in a home filled with foster children and mission trips to developing countries, Eric has always had a passion for helping children in need. The partnership between Tyler and Both Ends Believing has been an exciting opportunity to combine this charitable interest with his professional experience, helping governments use technology to improve society.
Eric graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Psychology. Eric has been married to Susie for 21 years, and they have three children, ages 8 through 15.
C. R. Bob Hefner, Jr. Member
Bob Hefner is Founder and President of The Pilchers Group LLC, a commercial real estate development, management and leasing firm based in Dallas, Texas. Pilchers primary interests pertain the management and leasing of owned properties located in markets in the Southwest. Prior to his role in the Pilchers Group Mr. Hefner founded a commercial insurance firm headquartered in Dallas. After a series of acquisitions that expanded the operations of Hefner & Company Mr. Hefner elected to sell the firm in order to devote himself to his growing real estate involvements.
Mr. Hefner is also an active participant in the Oil & Gas industry and related enterprises in Texas and North Dakota.
Mr. Hefner is a founder of Proclaim Cuba! A ministry devoted to supporting Christian ministries and humanitarian relief on the island of Cuba. He is also past President of the Insurance Counselors or of Texas and past Chairman of Deacons at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. For the past 30 years Mr. Hefner and his wife Laura have traveled to over a dozen countries seeking to raise the standards of orphan care in third world settings.