Craig Juntunen, President and Founder
Craig Juntunen, a retired entrepreneurial businessman is the founder of the Both Ends Burning Global Working Group, a global organization defending every child’s human right to a family. Craig and his global team are on a mission to accelerate a new era of global child welfare to include a permanent loving family as a core value and priority.
Juntunen is the author of the award-winning book Both Ends Burning: My Story of Adopting Three Children from Haiti. He is also the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary STUCK. In 2013 Craig toured the country with his documentary, visiting and screening STUCK in 62 cites in 80 days to make children living outside of parental care a relevant social issue.
In his early life, Juntunen was involved heavily in athletics, playing quarterback for a total of 14 seasons. He finished his athletic career as a quarterback in the Canadian Football League. He was elected into the State of Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Idaho Hall of Fame.
His experience as a leader on the football field led to his developing into an entrepreneur. He built and sold a company with a very successful track record and retired (temporarily) before founding Chances For Children, a foundation involved in creating sustainable communities in Haiti. His early experience with the Chances for Children Foundation alerted Craig to recognize children living outside of parental care as a global issue, and one of the greatest human rights crises of his lifetime.
In reaction to learning of this social crisis, he started the Both Ends Burning Campaign in 2010 to promote family-based solutions for at-risk children.
His success as a quarterback, and as an entrepreneur have blended together to build two successful and effective public foundations to protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Today most people, including members of the United States Congress and State Department, applaud his vision of countries utilizing our Children First Software to revolutionize their child welfare programs.
Luke Morrow, Board Chair
Luke Morrow is Managing Director and co-owner of Morrow Renewables, a company that collects, treats, markets, and sells renewable biogas from landfills and other sources. Luke has previously served as Vice President and co-owner of South-Tex Treaters, a natural gas treating and manufacturing company. Luke currently serves as Board Chairman for Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, a non-profit support and education organization that provides financial, emotional, and spiritual support to those affected by the HIV/AIDS virus. Luke also has served on the boards of Casa de Amigos, Casa de Amigos Endowment, and Midland Montessori School. Luke has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Texas Tech University. He is currently working on a Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, and is married with five children ages 7-20, including one child adopted from Ethiopia. Luke and his wife Lori run a charitable foundation designed to honor God by faithfully stewarding His blessings in ways that execute His commands to serve the needs of the less fortunate regionally and throughout the world. Luke and his family are members of First Presbyterian Church in Midland, Texas.
Bruce Graham, Vice Chairman
Frank Garrott is President and Chief Executive Officer of Gladney Center for Adoption. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, a Washington, D.C.-based child welfare advocacy organization and the Board of Children’s Home Society of America, an affiliation of agencies that share a common heritage. Garrott previously served on the Board of the Christian Mission for the United Nations Community. He enjoyed a long career in business consulting and banking with Price Waterhouse, Citibank and Bank One in New York and Texas. Garrott received his B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Frank and his wife, Rebecca, have three children, two of whom were adopted through Gladney. Frank and Rebecca reside in Austin where they attend Grace Covenant Church and are active in the church’s Bridges of Grace adoption and orphan care ministry.
Harrison Oellrich is founding president and managing principal of Ottauquechee Risk Consultants, a reinsurance and risk management consulting firm. He also worked 31 years and was a managing director of Guy Carpenter & Co. LLC, the reinsurance subsidiary for Marsh & McLennan. Throughout his career he has advised the White House, members of Congress and their committees as well as the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cyberspace Security, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office and the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board. Oellrich earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and an MBA with a concentration in management from Hofstra University. He, his wife Roxanne, and their three adoptive children live in Garden City, NY where he coaches youth athletics as a part of the Centennials and Garden City Athletic Association programs. He also serves on the board of Lutheran Social Services of New York and is a commissioned deacon of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.
Emron Pratt is a manager in the Dallas, Texas office of the consulting firm Bain & Company. Emron’s experience as a consultant spans a range of industries, including consumer goods, airlines, mining, shipbuilding and financial services. During his time at Bain, Emron has led projects in corporate strategy, performance improvement, competitor analysis, and customer benchmarking as well as integrated cost reduction and organization redesign. Within the Dallas office, Emron leads Bain Cares which coordinates the office’s community involvement and social impact activities including pro-bono consulting work, volunteering opportunities, fundraising and green initiatives. Emron has also been a member of Bain’s Mexico City and Johannesburg offices and has led projects in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Bain, Emron worked at The Dallas Morning News. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute and a BA from Brigham Young University. Emron is married and has 2 daughters.
Albert L. Reyes
Albert is the sixth President and CEO of Buckner International and has worked for Buckner since 2007. He previously served as President of Buckner International and President of Buckner Children and Family Services.
Prior to his service at Buckner, Albert was president of Baptist University of the Américas in San Antonio, where he led the school through dramatic changes in its accreditation, name, and structure. Under his leadership, the school’s annual operating budget increased from $700,000 to more than $3.2 million.
Albert also has served as pastor of three churches and as a manager for Sprint’s National Customer Service Center. He has been involved in numerous roles with the 2.5 million-member Baptist General Convention of Texas, serving as its President in 2005.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Andrews University and has participated in Executive Education at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.
He is a member of the board of trustees of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and the T.B. Maston Foundation.
Albert and his wife Belinda have three adult children. He enjoys reading, writing, camping, movies and travel. The Reyes are active members of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
Shackouls is a past chairman of the National Petroleum Council and a member of the Executive Committee of the US Oil and Gas Association. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Shackouls led a successful career as CEO and president of several companies, among them Torch Energy Advisors, Inc., Meridian Oil, Inc., and Burlington Resources, Inc. On July 9, 1997, he was elected chairman of the board of Burlington Resources. He retired as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the company upon its acquisition by ConocoPhillips on March 31, 2006. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering. Shackouls serves on the boards of the Boy Scouts of America, the Texas Heart Institute and the Mississippi State University Foundation. Shackouls is also a director of The Kroger Company, ConocoPhillips and Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
Dr. Frank Wagner
Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits. Williams is also the author of over 60 books, his most recent title being Bear Bryant on Leadership. Since 1968, he has been in the NBA as general manager for teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia—including the 1983 World Champion 76ers—and now the Orlando Magic, which he co-founded in 1987 and helped lead to the NBA finals in 1995. Twenty-three of his teams have gone to the NBA playoffs and five have made the NBA finals. Williams and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations, ranging in age from 25 to 38.
Sophie graduated with a Masters in English Literature from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 2002. She then proceeded to take leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Sir Peter Hall’s company and in many British television series and films. Since moving to LA five years ago her work has included starring in a comedy series for NBC, a Julian Fellowes miniseries about the Titanic, writing a movie for Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz and starring as Ashton Kutcher’s girlfriend Zoey in the CBS comedy Two and A Half Men.