Our Board of Directors – All Passionate Volunteers
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Caritas Financial & President of VALOR Retreat
Larry served in the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. Larry wants to help out his country and fellow veterans by creating a peaceful retreat, where combat veterans and Gold Star families can relax and enjoy the outdoors. He is the President of our non-profit organization and his vision of helping our nation’s defenders has drawn others to help with this calling.
Vice President of Valor Retreat
Barbara serves as the Vice President – International Sales/Operations of Sheoga Hardwood Flooring, a $20 million dollar quality hardwood flooring manufacturing facility in Ohio. She is honored to hold a position on the Board of Directors with the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) and also volunteers to bring national associations into the fold of sponsors to assist in monetary and product donations to help GSF’s R.I.S.E program. This program builds specially-adapted Smart homes for our most critically-wounded combat veterans. Barbara serves as a Director for the National Wood Flooring Association and a director on the NWFA’s Education/Research Foundation. She is the first recipient of the NWFA’s Women in Industry Award in 2019, honoring her efforts to help our nation’s first responders and defenders. She also volunteers her time as a Director and the President for the Geauga Credit Union and serves with the UH Hospital’s Leadership Council.
Board Member & Recording Secretary of VALOR Retreat
Jean served her country in the U.S. Army as a Spec5. Jean began basic training at Fort McClellan Alabama in February 1975 as a WAC. After basic training, she was stationed at Fort Lee Virginia for AIT school. Her schooling was for quartermaster (Supply) training. Jean graduated at the top of her class. Her first duty station was at Fort Lewis, WA as a missile supply specialist for the Chaparral, Tow and Vulcan systems. Jean married a fellow soldier in September 1976 and in January 1977, she was transferred to 2nd General Hospital in Landstuhl, West Germany. Her husband was stationed with an ADA support group at Ramstein Air Base. At 2nd General Hospital, Jean worked in the property management group, who were responsible for all the medical equipment at the hospital and all the surrounding hospitals and clinics in West Germany. She completed her career in the Army in December, 1980.
She now continues to serve as a board member of Valor Retreat.
Currently a professor at Lakeland College/Board Member
“Freedom is never free.”
–Arnold Killian served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves for more than 40 years. He continues to serve his brothers and sisters in arms as a board member of Valor Retreat.
Corporal, Marine Corps (Ret.) & VALOR Board Member
Charlie Brown served his country in the U.S. Marines. He is now a board member of Valor Retreat.
VP-Business Development LBL/Shetler Printing & VALOR Retreat Board Member
Kim Breyley is the VP of Business Development for LBL/Shetler Printing. LBL/Shetler is a printing marketing firm which specializes in print, digital and content marketing. She serves as president of the Middlefield Area Chamber of Commerce, is on the Board of Directors for Family Pride of Northeast Ohio, serves on the Economic Development Committee in Middlefield, serves on the Community Advisory Board for IdeaStream Cleveland representing Geauga County, and also manages the Social Media and Website for the Village of Middlefield and the Middlefield Police Department.
Advisory Council Members
Russell Tadych, a graduate of the Naval Academy, served his country as a Lieutenant.
Margie Wilber graduated from Bowling Green (BS) and Ohio University (MS) journalism schools embracing one great writing truth: “Keep it tight and bright.” For me it speaks of words on a page and how to live life! Margie is passionate about Valor Retreat and what it will offer Veterans and celebrating their service.
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