Board of Directors

American Leprosy Missions is governed by a Board of Directors who donate their time and talents. These dedicated men and women bring their many years of experience and great compassion for people affected by leprosy to the oversight of the ministry.

Neal Joseph, Chair

Neal Joseph currently serves as Lead Associate for Nonprofit Search & Coaching at Slingshot Group. He previously served for six years as Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor for Compassion International, where he oversaw relationships with partners in ten countries, accounting for more than $200 million in revenue annually, serving on their… Read More

Les Dietzman, M.B.A., Vice Chair

Les Dietzman has extensive retail and merchandising experience. He recently retired from Berean Christian Stores where he served as president and CEO for five years. Prior to that, Les was the president and chief executive officer of Family Christian Stores for ten years. During his 41 years in retailing, Les… Read More

Chris A. Hogue, M.B.A., Secretary

Chris Hogue serves as World Vision International’s Strategy Specialist, providing fundraising and field ministry consulting services focused on raising resources. He began his long career in the non-profit sector as an Assistant Country Director at World Relief Corporation in Nicaragua. While there, Chris managed finances and administration for all country… Read More

Tom Young, Treasurer

Tom Young joined the board of American Leprosy Missions in 1980 and has served as an active member for 31 of the last 34 years. During his long tenure, he has consistently been impressed by the organization’s commitment to good stewardship and by its faithful service to people suffering from… Read More

Ymelda Beauchamp

More than a decade ago, Ymelda Beauchamp was invited by a friend to join the Board of Directors of American Leprosy Missions. They had met in Carville, Louisiana years earlier when they both were sent there to be treated for leprosy. As someone who experienced the pain and isolation of… Read More

Gordon C. Boronow, Ph.D., FSA

Gordon C. Boronow is Associate Professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Nyack College. His primary teaching responsibilities are in economics and finance. Prior to his academic career, Gordon worked in financial services. He became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1980. His actuarial career included… Read More

Stephen Genheimer, Ph.D.

During his long career, Steve has used his engineering and leadership abilities in industry, education and ministry. After completing an engineering degree from John Brown University in 1976, Steve joined Seagate Technology in Oklahoma City as a design engineer, assuming increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Drive Design Engineering, Vice… Read More

Daniel Izzett

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dan Izzett brings more than thirty years of ministry work and a very personal knowledge of leprosy to the Board of Directors of American Leprosy Missions. For fifteen years Dan worked in civil engineering providing quality control and construction site management, including managing three large… Read More

Michael Johnson, M.D., FHM

A board-certified infectious disease physician with 20 years’ experience, Michael is committed to helping suffering people. Since 2001, he has worked at the Carolinas HealthCare System and is currently the central regional medical director for Carolinas Hospitalist Group. He previously served as the chief of medicine for Carolinas HealthCare System… Read More

Jana L. Webb-Delone, D.O., M.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Jana is committed to the health and well-being of children globally. She has practiced pediatrics in the U.S. for 15 years, but has also been involved in public health and child survival programs in Southern Africa since 1990. From 1991 to 1994, she worked as an international health officer in… Read More



Directors and consultants to the Board of Directors of American Leprosy Missions receive no compensation for service.

Term Limits

A director may serve no more than nine consecutive years on the Board. However, an individual who has filled a single director vacancy is eligible, in addition, to be elected for his/her own three consecutive three-year terms. Following Board service of nine consecutive years (or nine consecutive years plus service in a director vacancy), a one-year mandatory rotation off the Board is required before an individual can be considered for re-election to the Board.