Dr. John LeBow – Board President
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. John LeBow has been a family physician for almost 40 years and in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon area for the last 20 years. During his time in Oregon, he has served on the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon Board of Directors at various levels and was also the Chief of Staff at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital from 2007-2010. He was on the Board of Directors for the Cascade Medical Team, which annually provides medical mission services to Guatemala, participating on two mission trips to date. His other interests include agricultural endeavors in the area and on his small farm and the blessing of being able to participate in the Buckaroo cowboy culture in Eastern Oregon. While not a military veteran himself, his contact with Veterans in his practice over the years has created a passion to change the treatment paradigm for PTSD / substance abuse currently in place.
Capt. Dan Buckwald (Ret.) – Board Vice President
Dan Buckwald graduated from Mapleton High School and joined the U.S. Air Force soon after. He served in the 92nd Security Police Squadron at Fairchild AFB in Spokane, Washington from 1984 to 1988. He was deployed to Palermo Air Base, Honduras in 1987. Dan joined the Lane County Sheriff’s Department in February, 1989 as a Deputy Sheriff in the Adult Corrections Facility. He spent 13-years of his 29 years at the Sheriff’s Inmate Work Camp now known as Camp Alma. Dan was promoted and oversaw all operations of the work camp to include housing, work crews, gardens and 100 men housed at the camp. Dan promoted through the ranks to Jail Commander where he emphasized the importance of fostering relationships in the community and creating inmate programming inside the facility with specific attention to the mentally ill population.
Philip Marvin – Treasurer
Philip Marvin is the founder of M3 Commercial Real Estate, a closely held real estate investment and development company based in Eugene, Oregon. Philip has guided the development of ground-up and value-add commercial real estate projects in Oregon and Arizona for the last 30 years. Prior to entering the commercial real estate sector, Philip owned and operated as popular retail business in Eugene. Born in Illinois, Philip spent his early years in North Side Chicago Suburb with his parents, sister and brother. At the age of 12, his family relocated to Los Angeles where he developed a love for animals, particularly horses. After high school, Philip served in the California Air National Guard, Van Nuys, California, 146th Air Transportation Wing. After the National Guard, he found his way to Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley where he focused on equine studies. Philip has called Lane County home for almost 50 years. He now lives outside of Eugene with Joan, his wife of 48 years.
Over the years, Philip was inspired by his family’s WWII service. Philip’s father, Milton Marvin, was in the Army Air Corps B-17 bombardier; he flew 25 missions over Europe from an airfield in Lavenham, England. Milton retired from military service as a USAF Major. Philip’s father-in-law, Wayne Edwards, was a WWII Marine Corps Sergeant who served in the Pacific Theater, earning the Purple Heart during the battle of Iwo Jima. Philip’s mother-in-law, Elsie Edwards, was a USO hostess in San Diego when she met Sgt. Edwards.
Clarence Williams – Director of Strategic Planning and Development
Clarence Williams, Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Clarence Williams, Sr. and Mildred Watson. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Army and spent the next 14 years as a combat medic. While stationed in Hawaii, he met his wife in 1988 and married in August of 1989. He was transferred to Fort Bragg, North Carolina in the 82nd Airborne on jump status while earning his sergeant stripes. In November of 1990, Clarence retired from the Army and moved back to Hawaii where he spent the next 8 years. He worked at Hawaii State Hospital as a mental Health specialists for 3 years and then move on to working at a behavioral health residential program for young adults. Clarence relocated to Eugene, Oregon in 1989 with his wife and 2 children. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Family Health Services and a miner in drug and alcohol counseling. He then moved to work at Scar Jasper Mountain residential program for children for 5 years as lead staff trainer, therapeutic activities director, and public relations representative. Clarence worked in social services for a few years as a DHS Caseworker until starting his own business in 2008 opening a adult foster care program for Adults. He has supported adult with developmental disabilities for almost 10 years and operates foster care homes in the Eugene area. Clarence is very active in the community as well as being a huge Duck Fan. Clarence worked as basketball coach for the University of Oregon summer Basketball program for 14 years and community public relations representative for the basketball program during that time. He is a board member of the Oregon Black Education Foundation that provides scholarships to the Bethel and 4J school district and other vital organizations in the community that supports various efforts of equity and diversity. Clarence is passionate about music and is currently the CEO of CJ Evolutions promotions which has produced several music events in Springfield and Eugene. He loves producing and doing musical arrangements and as a recording artist he loves playing the drums. He has been married to his wife Andrea for 29 years and had made Harrisburg his home.
Phillip Groshong is a retired United Airlines Captain and former Air Force fighter/instructor pilot. He was the General Aviation and Tenant Relations Manager at Eugene Airport from March, 2005 to June, 2012. Phil is the proud owner/builder of a Lancair Legacy, a two-place high performance kit aircraft, and past Commander of Civil Air Patrol’s Oregon Wing and Pacific Region.
Phil a current member of the Lane Aviation Academy Advisory Committee as well as a member of Cascade Medical Team’s Board of Directors. He is also the immediate past President of the Eugene Airport Rotary Club.
A retired USAF Lt Col he flew 200 combat missions in Viet Nam in the F4C/D and earned 3 Distinguished flying Crosses and 14 Air Medals. He retired from active duty and completed 22 years of Air Force service in the Oregon Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.
Phil is a Eugene native. He and his wife of 49 years, Margie, have three grown children and reside on a 20 acre farm near Crow.