James H. Mukoyama, Jr Chairman and CEO: Major General (Retired) U.S. Army 1964-1995; Former Securities Industry Executive for 38 years. Promise Keepers since 1996, Command Religious Program volunteer instructor – at the Great Lakes Naval Recruit Training Center since 2001, Pinnacle Forum Partner. Former Chair of the National Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs. He and his wife were hospice patient volunteers for six years. Willow Creek Community Church member since 1995, leading a small group and co-directing a monthly men’s breakfast. Married to K.J. since 1971, one son and one daughter.
Military Outreach USA Leadership
Military Outreach USA has a dedicated and compassionate team of talented individuals who each bring a unique set of expertise and experience to the organization. Though everyone serves a different role, each person is committed to serving those in our Military Community.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Philip Chappy Ferrer: 82nd ABN & 7th Army 1979-1992; MOUSA Executive Director & Operations; Founder Stand-by-me Heroes; MBA Aspen University International Project Management; BA Information Technologies University of Phoenix; PMP certified (169682); Global Program Manager across 5 regions; Chaplain and license minister (AG); member of American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Rolling Thunder, Veterans of Foreign Wars; married High School sweetheart 45 years, Son and daughter, and 5 grands; biker and All American paratrooper.
Oluwatoyin Olabisi Hines: Major Brigade Chaplain (retired) U.S. Army; Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG); Founder of Peace of Mind Counseling Coaching and Consulting; Grace Revealed Ministry and The Woman Cave Fellowship; Doctorate in Pastoral Counseling Hope Bible Institute and Seminary South Bend, IN; Masters Religious Studies University of Chicago Divinity School; Master Counseling Columbus State University GA; Master Education Curriculum Studies DePaul University Chicago, IL; Bachelors Speech Communications University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign).
Richard C. Slayton: Veteran, U.S. Naval Reserve, BSIE & MBA University of Michigan, GE Subsection Management, Founder and Chairman Slayton Search Partners, Founder and Chairman of three 501 C 3 Christian based organizations. Member and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, IL. Married since 1962, two sons and five grandchildren.
Richard C. Vie: Vice Chairman of the Board, Military Outreach USA, Navy Pilot, Aircraft CDR Patrol Squadron, Midway Island, Chairman Emeritus and Board Member, Kemper Corporation, Chairman, United States Navy Memorial, Washington DC, Board Member, Concordia University Wisconsin, Board of Regents, Concordia Calif Ervine, Board Member and Past Chairman, Executives Club of Chicago, Board of Directors, J S Kemper Foundation. Married since 1960, six children, 13 grandchildren, Member-Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest.
Howard M. Lang (Secretary): Military Outreach USA, Air Force 1967-1971 active duty, Air Force Reserve 1971-1975,Naval Reserve – JAG Corps 1975-1997 Retired as Captain (O-6).. Principal Attorney, Estate & Business Law Group, P.C., Libertyville, IL. Attends Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL. Married to Mary since 1968 with three children and eight grandchildren.
Leah Gwen McCool, US Air Force (retired), high school teacher in Pinellas County, FL. BS in Education and MAT from Liberty University. Mother of four and wife to a retired Marine – faith and family have been her foundations for success. As a mother of a Marine, and mother-in-law to a Marine officer, Leah is passionate about military matters. She understands the military way of life and values all who have served or currently serve in the United States Armed Forces and their families. Freedom is not free; it is gained and maintained through sacrifice. Her three granddaughters inspire her to reach higher and be the best version of self, created in the image of God.
Mark Zorko chairs Nominations/Governance, previously chaired Audit and Strategic Advisory and is on the Audit and Compensation Committees of Perma Pipe Int’l Holdings (NASDAQ: PPIH).He was recently appointed to the Board and chair of the Audit Committee for Westell Technologies (NASDAQ: WSTL). He has been a public company CFO and CIO for manufacturing, service, health care and high-tech firms. His background includes over 20 years of Board experience. He was the interim CEO of Well Services Ltd. He also serves on the Audit Committee for Opportunity International and was previously on the Board of St. Alexius Medical Center. Mark received his MBA in IT from the University of Minnesota and his BS in Accounting from The Ohio State University.
Steve Wild: Owner and CEO of Club Net, Inc., which owns and manages “semi-private” tennis and health clubs between Chicago and Milwaukee. Mr. Wild has served on a wide variety of non-profit boards and enjoys golf, tennis, and playing in his own 1960′s band The Class of ’68. Steve has an undergraduate degree from DePaul University and an MBA from Northwestern University with a stop at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in between. He attends Christ Church – Lake Forest, IL.
Frank Nimesheim: Veteran U.S. Army Reserve and earned a BSBA in Industrial Relations from Wayne State University. Frank held HR executive positions with Allied Signal, Kraft, UAL, and 4 private equity firms. Throughout his career he has worked with firms that specialize in placing veteran military personnel. He is a member St. Mary’s Church in Lake Forest, IL. Married to Barbara in and six grandchildren.
Jack Clarey: U.S. Navy Officer 1965 to 1970, Vietnam Veteran. Jack has a B.S from Iowa State University and MBA from the Wharton School. A highly experienced executive search consultant who founded Clarey Andrews & Klein, Inc. A Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Norbert Catholic Church in Northbrook, IL. Married to Kathi since 1965, two daughters and two grandsons.