Boad of Directors
Minority Care International is governed by a board of directors responsible for its vision, policy, accountability, and programs supporting Minority Care International’s mission and goals. In addition, the board assists in promoting the organization and in soliciting donor support. The board members volunteer because of their commitment to serving others.
Kenneth A. Harris
Mr. Harris is the founder, president, and CEO of the Truitt Group, Inc. as well as the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Leadership Professionals. He frequently publishes and speaks on a variety of subjects. With over 30 years of responsible and challenging leadership and project management experience, Kenn Harris, a retired Army Colonel, developed the skills and abilities to lead and motivate diverse groups under adverse and time-sensitive conditions. A former professor of Military Science at William and Mary University, he is trained and experienced as an engineer, project manager, trainer and strategic planner. He received his BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, his MA in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and three additional years of post-graduate and advanced leadership training and education.
Tom Shirey is cofounder of and principal in Consolidated Financial Resourse, an organization arranging financing for local governments, particularly cities and counties, in such enterprises as schools, hospitals, fire stations, and jails. He serves on the board of Hope Center, an initiative to provide educational opportunities for the underprivileged, both youth and adults. Mr. Shirey graduated from Texas A&M, Commerce, and is also a gifted musician, establishing, sponsoring, and directing the eclectic band Cyan.
Dr. Kyle Wilkinson
Dr. Wilkison is Professor of History at Collin College in Plano, Texas. In addition to serving on the board of Minority Care International, Dr.Wilkison also serves on boards of the Texas Oral History Association and the Heritage Farmstead Museum. Other professional affiliations include memberships in the Society for Historians of the Golden Age and Progressive Era, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Cotton Museum Association. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from Vanderbilt University.
Tim Stainback has worked for Greenville Automatic Gas Company since 1988 and in 2002 took over as the company's President. Greenville Automatic Gas Company is a family-owned retailer of propane, gasoline, and diesel. He is also the President of Flynt Paint Products, which manufacturers and retails paints for industrial application. Tim graduated from Greenville High School as Valedictorian and went on to Baylor University for a B.A. in Economics and Duke University, Fuqua Schools of Business for an MBA, with a specialization in Finance. Tim is an active member of the City of Greenville Planning and Zoning Commission, a Board Member/Treasurer of Raffa Clinic, a pregnancy resource clinic, and Vice President of the Hunt County GOP Club. He has served past memberships on the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Drug-Free Greenville, Board Member of Local Texas Association of Business chapter, Delegate to Republican Party State Convention, Delegate to Republican National Convention, Board Member of Texas Propane Gas Association, Industry Representative to the Alternative Fuel Research and Education Division of the Texas Railroad Commission, and member of the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board.
James H. Sandin, M.D.
A third-generation of Swedish ancestry, Dr. Sandin received his B.A. in History and Pre-Medical studies from Yale University. He was granted his doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and did his internship at the University of Arkansas Hospitals. Subsequently, he served as a General Medical Officer and Captain in the U.S. Air Force, including a deployment to Vietnam, and then completed his residency in Urology at the University of Oklahoma Hospitals. He served as a Urologist in Greenville, Texas, for thirty-six years before retiring from private practice, during which time he was certified by the American Board of Urology and chosen as a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He holds membership in the American Urological Association, Texas Urological Society, Texas Medical Association, Christian Medical and Dental Association, and was in the House of Delegates to the Texas Medical Association. Currently he is Assistant Administrator for Medical Affairs at Hunt Regional Medical Center, Greenville, Texas. He is married to Fran Caffey Sandin, a nurse, organist, speaker, and published author. The Sandins have two children and suffered the tragic loss of a third. Dr. Sandin is an active member of his church, of the Greenville Noon Rotary Club, and the Board of Directors of the Greenville Christian School, having served as President, as well as the GCS Foundation.
Holly Hale Gotcher
A fifth generation Texan, Holly Hale Gotcher is a practicing attorney of law with a focus on matrimonial law, domestic relations, divorce, child custody, civil litigation, probate, and elder law. She received her Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce and graduated from the South Texas College of Law. Licensed as an attorney by the Texas Supreme Court and the U.S Supreme Court, she has served as President of the Hunt County Bar and holds membership in the American Bar Association, the American Bar Foundation in which she is a Fellow, the State Bar College, and Rotary International. Attorney Gotcher has published in the South Texas Law Journal. This Renaissance woman enjoys ranching and playing musical instruments including the organ, piano, and drums. She is married to building contractor John Gotcher.