Good Samaritan Foundation Utah
James H. Woodward
Jim graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah, and a Master of Financial Services from the American College. His professional career is in financial investments and advising. He has held many positions professionally and in the community including President of the Salt Lake Association of Life Underwriters; Director, Steering Committee for the University of Utah Planned Giving Foundation; Member of Advisory Committee to Grant Taggart Symposium (BYU); and Member of Utah State Insurance Board Continuing Education Committee.
For the past 9 years Jim has been the managing trustee for the Good Samaritan Foundation, a private foundation assisting refugees, which he cofounded.
Harold C. Brown
Harold obtained a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from the University of Utah. His career included serving as Commissioner of L.D.S. Family Services, and as Managing Director of the L.D.S. Church Welfare Department. He directed the work of caring for the poor and needy worldwide through employment centers, thrift stores that employed and trained individuals with disabilities, providing humanitarian aid to the needy and the growing, processing and distribution of food for individuals in need.
He has served as a member of the National Council for Adoptions, Utah Committee for Homeless, the Advisory Boards for BYU and U of U Graduate Schools of Social Work, Board of Directors of the Utah Red Cross.
Advisor to the Board
Tom graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Economics, Banking and Finance.
He is a co-founder of The Good Samaritan Foundation which provides resources to refugees and which sponsors Neighborhood Centers Utah. He is a land developer and builder, having acquired 35 acres of prime real estate in Salt Lake County. He developed the idea that Salt Lake City needed and wanted a Class “A” business park, and then created the Union Park Center complex that currently has 10 large office buildings with a total of approximately 800,000 square feet.
Tom now spends most his time helping refugees and others in need.
Theresa received her bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Westminster College. She has 27+ years experience in manufacturing; 17 years in Operations Management. Her expertise is also in operational excellence and lean implementation in manufacturing and administrative areas, as well as Quality Systems. She previously worked for Total Joint Orthopedics and Varian Medical Systems as director of regulatory and quality. Theresa has been a member of the Wasatch Community Gardens Annual Plant Sale Committee for several years. She previously served as the coordinator of the Sunnyvale Neighborhood Center serving refugees and others in need. She is currently employed at the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership supporting the economic stability and development of small and medium manufacturers.
CHAD L. EVANS
Chad is the founder of companies in the technology, marketing, natural resources and education industries. His passion is assisting others to enhance their lives through education leading to gainful employment or self-employment. His primary focus has been in private post-secondary education wherein his companies provide services to hundreds of college and university campuses. The services include student recruitment, systems and technologies, educational learning design and implementation, student success and graduate job placement services. He currently serves as chairman of the board of the Bryan University system with students from throughout the US, Canada and over 50 countries.
Chad served as a full-time volunteer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, developing and implementing strategies to enhance self-reliance among its members throughout the world. He also served as the first international director of operations for the Perpetual Education Fund reporting to the board chaired by President Gordon B. Hinckley, helping innovate the worldwide implementation of the Perpetual Education Fund.
Chad has served as a board of trustee for non-profit institutions such as Utah Industries for the Blind and Catholic Community Services.
CRAIG P. BURTON
Craig received a degree in business and finance from the University of Utah. He is an active member in the real estate industry since 1975. He is a founding partner of EquiMark Properties, Inc., specializing in the acquisition, disposition, consulting development and brokerage of multi-family transaction on behalf of public and private investors and developers nationwide. He has transacted over $4 billion in multi-family sales (over 60,000 units) in the Greater Salt Lake area and over 30 cities throughout the United States.
He has held the position of Chairman of the Murray High School Redevelopment Project, Special Projects Consultant for the Murray School District, National Vice President for the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors, and a Member of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
Wall, who joined the Deseret News as publisher in 2000, brought more than three decades of newspaper experience across multiple states to his position at the Deseret News. He has held management positions at the Dallas Times-Herald and Las Cruses Sun-News and served as the president of New England Newspapers Inc., which consisted of seven publications. Wall then served as general manager and executive vice president of the Denver Post.
As publisher of the Deseret News, Wall's responsibilities included overseeing the business and operational aspects of the newspaper and collaborating with the leadership team on product development and growth strategies. He also provided community leadership and service by fostering relationships among business, government, nonprofit and other organizations.
ZEKE DUMKE, III
Zeke graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in Finance and from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management with an MBA. He is president of Western States Management, a commercial real estate development and asset management company. He currently serves on the University of Utah Business School Advisory Board and serves in various capacities for a number of private foundations. Zeke has served on numerous community boards including Westminster College and chairman of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, he has held an array of leadership positions in church and youth organizations.
John received his JD and MBA degrees from the University of Utah. He is general counsel for WealthCounsel, LLC, a provider of tools and resources for lawyers. Previously, he practiced with the law firm of Callister Nebeker & McCullough. For more than three decades, John has represented clients as corporate counsel, and has worked on multiple lending transactions involving multi-family housing projects. He currently serves as co-chair of the Utah State Bar Innovation in Law Practice Committee, and is an adjunct professor at the SJ Quinney College of Law where he teaches a Law Practice Management class.
Lane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA, both at the University of Utah. He worked in public accounting with two national accounting firms, was a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ALTA Health Strategies, Inc. and completed his career as President and Chief Executive Officer for the Workers Compensation Fund. He has served in the community including the Greater Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Governor’s Cabinet Council for four governors, United Way, University of Utah Crimson Club, the Utah Symphony and Opera and others. Lane currently serves as President of the Days of ’47, Inc. and as a director of WCF Insurance, Continental Bank and Med One Capital.