Our Board

Good Samaritan Foundation Utah

James H. Woodward, Chairman Good Samaritan Foundation
TOM LLOYD Advisor to the Board

Advisor to the Board

Board Members


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.


A. Terry Oakes worked for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for over twenty years. Oakes career included the Asia area director of temporal affairs, Storehouse Production and administration, Employment Resource Services and Welfare Services. He has a BA in advertising and public relations, as well as a MA in public administration, both from BYU.


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.

Deseret News - Jim Wall Stepping Down


Board Advisors


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.


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.