Mr. Joseph Garcia | Chair
Joe is the current Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer at the Citadel Military College.
A previous three-time CFO, Garcia has been responsible for the strategic development and oversight of budgets ranging from $20 million to $4 billion during his career. Most recently, Garcia served as the CFO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service, in Washington, D.C.
Garcia spent 28 years in the Air Force where he served as a squadron commander, spent a tour at the Pentagon, was deployed in the Middle East, and served in numerous overseas assignments including South Korea and Germany. While assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy, he taught a leadership course to upper-division cadets, in addition to being a Military Training Director and a Regional Director of Admissions. He retired in 2004 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Garcia holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, an MBA from the University of Central Oklahoma and an Executive Masters in Leadership from Georgetown University. His awards include the Federal Woman’s Program “Male Boss of the Year”, Department of Defense Comptroller of the Year, and a Superior Mission Achievement award from the Department of Homeland Security. He is a Certified Government Financial Manager. He and his wife Brenda are proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren.
Mr. Daniel Stoltzfus | Vice Chair
Daniel’s public service experience includes leadership positions with faith-based organizations in Arizona, Colorado, New York City and New Jersey as well as program development for a large behavioral health organization. Nearly 20 years of management experience in the not-for-profit community led him to his current role as the Chief Executive Officer at Interfaith Community Services in Tucson, AZ. Previously, he served as Chief Program Officer of The Bowery Mission, a historic faith-based institution serving homeless men, women and at-risk youth in New York City. He has extensive experience in program development, grant writing and strategic collaboration building. Daniel earned a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) in nonprofit management & public policy from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in May 2009.
Deborah Manzanares | Secretary
Deborah Manzanares has been involved in anti-trafficking efforts in Southern Colorado since 2008. Her background includes more than 5 years working in both private and public sector environments. Debbie currently works for Hewlett Packard in eBusiness Operations and also serves in the Colorado Army National Guard. She graduated from Colorado Christian University and has one daughter, Chelsea.
Clarisse Chung | Board Member
A Bay Area native, Clarisse has practiced law in both the private and non-profit sectors. Clarisse began her career working as a general commercial litigation associate at Foley & Lardner LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm, where she worked on cases for Fortune 500 and medium sized companies on matters ranging from business contract and insurance coverage disputes to employment and antitrust matters. Following this, Clarisse felt called to invest her time and training in serving individuals on the margins of society. A passionate advocate against the modern evil that is human trafficking, Clarisse served as legal counsel for California Against Slavery, a non-profit organization that was working to strengthen California legislation against human trafficking. While there, she assisted with the drafting of an initiative that would become Proposition 35 (passed by California voters in 2012). She has also provided pro bono litigation and appellate services for indigent individuals as a Volunteer Attorney with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and has counseled non-profit organizations on issues including governance and policies. In 2011, Clarisse was presented with a Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services by the State Bar of California.Clarisse graduated with a degree in History from the University of California at Berkeley. She then went on to attend law school at the University of California-Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated cum laude in 2008 and externed for Justice Joyce Kennard at the California Supreme Court. She has also externed for Judge Garrett Wong and Judge Curtis Karnow at the San Francisco Superior Court. Clarisse is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Jeff Buterbaugh, Ph.D. | Board Member
Jeff is an account manager for National Instruments, where he has served in various roles in the Midwest since 1998. He has over 20 years of church leadership experience and has been involved with refugee resettlement in the Columbus, Ohio area. These and other experiences have helped Jeff develop an awareness for both the challenges faced by children internationally, and the tangible opportunity to love and serve them in a globally connected world.
Jeff was introduced to Hagar by Jennifer Fleming, a Hagar International board member and long-time friend from the University of Virginia. After graduating from UVA in 1991, Jeff earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 1998.
Russell West, Ph.D. | Board Member
Russell W. West, Ph.D., is the Strategy Impact Officer for Trash Mountain Project, a humanitarian organization focused on poverty alleviation and quality of life enhancement for families who live, work and die in trash dump communities around the world. Russell is a seasoned capacity builder, strategy consultant and organizational analyst. His background combines 25+ years of leadership education, extensive university program leadership, teaching and publishing. Always seeking to promote the strengths of local leaders and communities, he has worked with public-, private- and social-sector leaders from more than 70 countries, helping them achieve increased mission alignment. He also directs his own organizational effectiveness consulting firm, The Emergence Group (leadershipemergence.com). His primary focus is helping organizations implement strategies in a sustained way that aligns leadership, people, processes, structure, and resources.