​Dr. John LeBow

​Board President

Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. John LeBow has been a family physician for over 40 years and in the Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, area for the last 25 years. During his time in Oregon, he has served on the Osteopathic Physician 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 has served on the Board of Directors for the Cascade Medical Team, which annually provides medical services to Guatemala, participating on two mission trips to date. 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 those in need resulting in the founding of Veterans Legacy.

Phillip Groshong

Vice President​

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 is 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 Vietnam in the F4C/D and earned three 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 Air Force Reserve. Phil is a Eugene native. He and his wife of 52 years, Margie, have three grown children and reside on a 20-acre farm near Crow.

Cindy Decker


Bio coming soon.



Jeff Gowing was born and raised in Cottage Grove, Oregon and is a fourth generation Oregonian. A graduate of Cottage Grove High School, Jeff served 6 years in the United States Army. He served one year with the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis Washington, 3 years with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and 2 years with the 2nd Armor Division at Fort Hood, Texas. After an honorable discharge in 1988, he returned to Oregon to raise his family.

In 1989 Jeff began working at Weyerhaeuser Lumber in Cottage Grove where he worked for 34 years. His community service also began in 1989 when he joined the Jaycees. Jeff served as a City Counselor for the City of Cottage from 2009 – 2016, as Mayor from 2017 – 2022 and currently serves on the Cottage Grove Planning Commission. Other community service involvement includes Past President of the Oregon Mayor’s Association, Past Chair Lane Area Commission on Transportation, Past member of Lane Council of Governments and current member of the Cottage Grove Planning Commission. Jeff is a current Board member of the Veterans’ Legacy, Coast Fork Water Shed Council and Cottage Grove Community Foundation. He has also served on the Boards of the American Legion, American Legion Riders, Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Association, and Vision Keepers in Cottage Grove.

Jeff lives in Cottage Grove and has three adult children and six grandchildren. He has completed two full round trip motorcycle rides starting in Sacramento CA and ending in Washington DC with the National Veterans Awareness Riders. Jeff a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is an active member of the American Legion and the Elks. His hobbies include motorcycle riding, hunting, fishing, golfing, bicycling and travel.


Shelley Corteville

Board Member

Born in Merced, Calif., Shelley joined the U.S. Army at age 17. After completing air traffic control training, she was stationed in South Korea for two years and finished her commitment with two years at Fort Eustis. After discharge, she moved frequently and tried various jobs that interested her. Eventually graduating from Southern Nevada Community College, she relocated to Florence and finally to Eugene in 2003. She found her work in mental health to be gratifying and after completing an internship with Trauma Healing Project knew that her niche was helping veterans, especially female veterans dealing with military sexual trauma. In the course of being a resource for veterans and homeless, she volunteered and then became director of Eagan Warming Centers for several years. Her experience with and understanding of homeless issues for veterans makes her a perfect Veterans Outreach coordinator with Veterans Legacy Oregon. She also has become quite proficient as the bee keeper at Camp Alma, where she is known as The Queen Bee.

Joe Bradford

Board Member

Bio coming soon.