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Board Members of Future Without Poverty, Inc.

 

Sylvester Flores, President of Board

Founder and President of Future Without Poverty (FWOP). President LAM International, Former Director, Latino and Multicultural Center for Community Development Northern Kentucky University and The Center for US/Mexico Alliances for Community Renewal University of North Texas, A distinguished professor that has received the School of Community Service Hiram Friedsam Distinguished Faculty Award, University of North Texas Honor Professor, Outstanding University of North Texas Alumni, University of North Texas Professor of Color , University of North Texas Hispanics in Higher Education Professor of the Year. As president of FWOP he has personally organized an international network that has helped thousands of people reduce the impact of poverty in their lives.


Stan Ingman , Vice President of Board

Dr. Ingman is a Professor of Applied Gerontology and the Director of the Doctoral Program in Applied Gerontology at the University of North Texas (UNT) , where he was the also the Director of the Center for Public Service, Director of the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative for some 13 years. He is founding editor of Sustainable Communities Review.

He has his doctoral degree in medical sociology from University of Pittsburgh ( 1971) , master’s degree in rural sociology from Ohio State University, and bachelor’s degree in botany from Miami University ( Oxford , Ohio). Before moving to UNT in 1990 he taught at UMC-School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri and at UCONN- Health Science Center in Farmington , Connecticut.


Tom Benjamin, Secretary/Treasurer of Board

Thomas Benjamin has worked for and consulted with non-profit organizations and government agencies around the world for the past 30 years. He was the first Certified Fund Raising Executive recognized by the National Society of Fund Raising Executives in 1982 and has raised over $50,000,000 for small non-profit organizations. He has designed, built and managed economically based sustainable development projects in some of the poorest countries in the world. He has a degree in International Resource Management and Environmental Education. He has created programs that have received awards from the United Nations, World Conservation Fund, US Presidents and The Kennedy School for Government Studies at Harvard University.


Robert Adams II

Is currently a partner and co-founder of SALIX, LTD., a Cincinnati based company that specializes in BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) and Document and Workflow management. He has extensive experience working in the health care claims and collections field. Having managed both claims departments for insurance companies and later the billing and collection process for healthcare providers has given Robert unique insight into increasing efficiency and profitability. His BPO experience allows SALIX to design and implement scalable and dependable outsourcing relationships.


Iftekhar Amin

Dr. Amin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gerontology and Sociology at University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). He is the Director of the Gerontology Graduate Program at ULM. He obtained his PhD from University of North Texas in 2006.

His research interests include minority aging, population trends, family patterns, and sustainable development. His work has recently appeared in the Journal of Family History, and Men and Masculinities. He is the Associate Editor of Sustainable Communities Review. Dr. Amin presented at numerous conferences at national and international level.

Dr. Amin is actively involved in collaborative research and outreach programs with universities, non-profits and government organizations from Mexico, China, and Bangladesh. He has a keen interest using latest technologies in research and teaching.


Kendall Brune

Dr. Brune has been on the leading edge of culture change in the healthcare delivery system for the elderly in America. His credentials include his designation as a Fellow by the American College of Healthcare Administrators, his doctorate in healthcare administration and his authorship of two practical healthcare books for the senior care industry. He participated in the culture change phenomenon of “Eden Alternative” as a researcher in its infancy, through implementing it in Missouri’s first affiliated facility, to further developing the vision as a licensed administrator for over 20 years.

His practical experience has allowed him to deliver “resident-centered care” improvements to all continuum of care levels, from independent senior housing, through assisted care and skilled nursing facilities, to a hospital sub-acute facility.

Dr. Brune has applied these philosophies of care in the development and operation of 20 Senior Communities and all of them are operating successfully today. He is currently the President of Future Focus Communities, Inc. based in St. Louis Missouri. In addition to his PhD degree in Health Care Administration he has MBA and MHA- Health Administration.


Rosemary Schlachter

Has 26 years of experience in all areas of institutional advancement, specializing in major gift solicitation, planned giving development and training. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE, designated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals) and a Certified Facilitator (designated by Organizational Dynamics, Inc.). Rosemary is an active community volunteer, serving as President of the Cincinnati Symphony Association and as a Board Director for numerous organizations. She has experience directing Woman of the Year Award, a 1995 Post-Corbett Award as a co-recipient, and the 2003 United Way Geier Family Leadership Award. Rosemary currently leads 25th Hour, a fund raising consultation firm which serves numerous nonprofit clients with board development, annual fund, capital campaign, major gifts advancement or organizational assistance. Her clients include the Visiting Nurse Association, the Hamilton County Parks, the Cincinnati Horticultural Society, McAuley High School and many others. Rosemary lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Mark. She has four children and two grandchildren.


Jeffrey Tate

Has over 25 years of experience as an innovative leader in creating and executing strategies that build competitive advantage and shareholder value in the Financial Services sector. In March 2002, he joined the Churchill Group as the Chief Financial Officer. In 2005, National Financial Partners acquired the parent company of The Churchill Group and retained Jeff as Treasurer. Jeff has held various offices within the American Financial Group of companies over 18 years, leading strategic planning processes for Great American Financial Resources Inc. and earning the Bain award for Strategic Excellence in the Financial Services sector. Jeff has been a board member of 20 AFG subsidiaries, concurrently, senior officer of 9 of the firms, Chairman of the Board of 5 firms, and Trustee of the Great American Life Children’s Foundation.


Isidor Wallimann

Dr. Wallimann holds an MA in economics and agriculture from Kansas State and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Syracuse University. He recently retired from his positions at the University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland and from the University of Freiburg in Switzerland. He has published numerous books in English and German, such as GENOCIDE AND THE MODERN AGE (translated into Korean) and ON THE EDGE OF SCARCITY (translated into German). As a visiting professor, he has been invited to universities in the United States, China, and Taiwan. He has lectured world wide and served the Swiss National Science Foundation as an expert for social policy research programs. Dr. Wallimann is president of the Social Economy Association and Network Cooperative Basel, Switzerland. The Social Economy Basel is committed to local, social and ecological sustainability in the region of Basel where it also manages an alternative currency. More info under www.viavia.ch/netzbon


Carl B. Westmoreland

a leader in urban revitalization and preservation, from the grassroots community level to national and international arenas. Westmoreland’s simultaneous interest in preservation as a part of renovation in the neighborhood garnered him much attention, and in the mid ‘70s he became the first African-American Trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. His association with the National Trust also gave him international prominence, leading him to travel the world working in diverse countries on preservation issues, even serving at one point as part of a six-person delegation to the People’s Republic of China. It was Westmoreland’s understanding of these issues and his interest in African-American history that spurred him to his next big project – the creation of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. . His vast experience with complicated issues of neighborhood politics, race relations, preservation, and revitalization makes him one of the most valuable resources and leaders in historic preservation in the country, and he continues to inspire young preservationists of all races to this day.


Larry Cox

Has over 45-years of experience in the business community. He has been involved with fiber reinforced polymer composites since his graduation from Ohio Northern University. His experience has covered the major manufacturing technologies of the industry. He has extensive experience in developing and implementing marketing and sales plans and has overseen research and development projects for advanced composites. He has taught courses in business management, process technologies, quality development and basic composites at the community college level.

Mr. Cox is a past president of the Lakewood Board of Education, serving on that Board for eight years. He served as Director of Education for the American Composites Manufacturers Association, a trade association for the composites industry, from 2004 until 2010 .

In addition to teaching he has developed composites curriculum and training manuals that are being used throughout the industry. He has been involved in workforce grants directed to training displaced and disadvantaged workers. Larry is now the principal of Structurlite Composites Consultants. Some of his most recent projects include developing sustainable manufacturing processes, exploring the feasibilities of recyclying and the development of “green composites”. He has been responsible for the development and maintenance of American National Standards, and he currently is serving on the American National Standard Institute’s International Conformity Assessment Committee.


Linda J. Niles

Linda is a prominent leader in the not for profit healthcare industry with over 30 years as a Registered Nurse.  Linda, as an RN, MBA has held various leadership positions including the role as Hospital Chief Executive Office leading a financial turnaround, the successful replacement and relocation of the hospital as well as oversight of the building project of a dialysis center in southern Ohio.  In 2006 Ms. Niles was awarded Ohio’s Distinguished Rural Hospital Administrator of the Year by the Statewide Rural Health Coalition and the Ohio Department of Health.   Linda is the Founder of the Adams County Healthcare Foundation, and President of LJN Group, a healthcare consulting company.

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