Executive Director, Board Member and Co-Founder
Joseph is one of the founding members of Leadership Mission International, and currently lives in Honduras with his wife and three children. After working as an engineer for five years, he became passionate about education and leadership development as a form of addressing issues of poverty and injustice around the world. After completing a one-year volunteer experience in Honduras in 2011, Joseph and his wife decided to take on the challenge of helping The Leadership Center become a premier academic institution in Honduras. In addition to a bachelor's degree in engineering, Joseph has a master's degree in international community development and expects to graduate with his Ph.D. in leadership in 2018.
Vice President, Board Member and Co-Founder
Ira has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and is currently working in Hillsboro, OR at a hi-tech company while shuffling duties for Leadership Mission International. Ira focuses on operations in the U.S., including fundraising, reaching new sponsors for students at The Leadership Center, interviewing potential teaching and working volunteers, tracking finances, coffee sales, and spreading the word about our program. Ira also serves on the board of directors.
Chairman of the Board
Daniel Moore has over 30 years of experience with entrepreneurial businesses, including start ups and managing companies, as well as financing transactions and equity investing. Dan is the managing partner of Longstreet Partners, a financial advisory and private equity firm. Dan and his wife Christine have been on over 15 mission trips to Central America, where they have worked with educational ministries seeking to empower young people.
Dan and his family reside in McLean, Virginia where he is chairman of the International Missions Committee and a Trustee of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Hannah is a high school English teacher in the greater Seattle area. Prior to this, she lived in Honduras and served as the In-Country Director of an educational access non-profit called BECA (Bilingual Education for Central America). Hannah has also had experience on the leadership teams of two Seattle-based non-profits focused on empowering marginalized and at-risk young women. Hannah holds a BA in Education and English and an MA in International Community Development from Northwest University. Hannah’s favorite aspects of The Leadership Center are the space that it gives young women to dream dreams that are unique, and the skills that they learn to work hard towards achieving those dreams.
Kathy is the Founder and CEO of Helios HR, an award-winning human capital management and recruiting firm in Reston, VA. Kathy has over 25 years of experience as a Human Capital Management Consultant practice. Kathy is committed to building a team-based culture in her organization and making an impact in the community in which they work and live.
Kathy serves on the Board for the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital and the Women in Business Consortium of George Mason University.
Michele Bolos is CEO and founder of Next Tier Concepts (NT Concepts), an information technology company that she started in 1998. NT Concepts works with the U.S. Federal Government to help secure and defend our nation by providing mission-critical services and fully integrated AI solutions.
Michele’s love for teaching and giving back to her community is reflected in her many volunteer projects including Gabriel Homes, Inc., the Children’s Science Center, and The American Red Cross. Her passion in giving back to the community is rooted into the NT Concepts team who over the years have donated thousands of hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars to a variety of deserving 501(c) organizations. Michele, her husband and two daughters currently live in Oak Hill, Virginia.
Ty Trimble is a Manufacturing Engineer at the Boeing Company in Everett, Washington. Ty specializes in creating lean manufacturing processes and leading dynamic teams to implement new technologies and build processes. Ty also has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management. In addition to wanting to make an impact globally, he enjoys volunteering in his local community and spending time outdoors with his wife and two children.
Mike Waddell is a co-founder and Managing Partner of INTEGRITYOne Partners, a Reston, VA based technology consulting firm focused on U.S. Federal Government Homeland Security, Civilian Law Enforcement and Health IT. Mr. Waddell brings to his leadership role functional experience in program management, quality assurance and software development, and is driven to maintain a culture of learning and growth at INTEGRITYOne.
Mike serves as President of the Board for FamilyPASS in Fairfax, VA, a charitable organization concentrating on prevention of homelessness in the area, as well as several other boards. Mr. Waddell is an IFR pilot, avid woodworker, and enjoys spending time with his two children, Zachary and Mollie, and his two dogs Kenny and Jimmy.
Founder Emeritus of The Leadership Center
Glen Evans is the Founder and President of Art For Humanity, a Virginia-based nonprofit organization that primarily focuses on business education and development throughout Honduras.
Glen is the founder and dreamer of The Leadership Center, and continues serving in a support role, offering business seminars, administrative support, and help in a variety of special projects related to agriculture and innovation. He is a retired minister and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Karen.
In 2017 LMI received $260,000 of donations which was provided primarily by individuals as well as mission teams, businesses and churches.
Our 2018 annual budget is approximately $200,000; roughly 60% of our budget is allocated to education, room, board and related care of students. 25% of budgeted funds are for agricultural and infrastructure projects and support of the TLC campus including employment of 10 members of the local community that are the wage earners for 8 different families. The balance of our budget helps to provide micro loans to graduates startup businesses and to support student internships. It also covers other local costs in Honduras, and administrative expenses such as insurance, accounting and marketing costs. We have one part time staff position in the US that supports our marketing and fundraising efforts, teacher and volunteer development activities, and other functional support.
Leadership Mission International greatly needs and appreciates all donations. We treat all funds with esteem. We respect donors’ wishes as to utilization of their funds to the extent we are able and subject to IRS regulations. We provide all donors with acknowledgements of their charitable gifts for IRS purposes.