THE FYV TEAM
SERVING SENIOR VETERANS WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Diane founded Forever Young Veterans in 2006 because of her love for seniors. The organization has given her the opportunity to show the importance of those who have given so much. When she’s not loving on older people, you’ll find her with her husband, Greg, and three grown children. She is an active member at Central church and also loves snow skiing and boating.
DR. LUANNE MAY-COX
Luanne is an optometrist at Cordova Vision Center. What started out as a memorable D.C. trip with her father, has turned into a personal mission for Luanne. She joined the board to help Forever Young show veterans how much they are honored and valued. Luanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and the beach.
Wes is a native Memphian who graduated from Christian Brothers University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. He owns a tax and financial consulting firm which specializes in taxation including representing individuals and businesses before the IRS. He has been in business for 27 years. His father was a WWII veteran in the United States Navy. In order to help preserve history, and to educate the public, he is an avid WWII reenactor. It is his hope that by portraying a soldier of the greatest generation, the world will never forget. In addition to volunteering his time to Forever Young, he loves to visit and help the veterans any way he can. When not working, volunteering, or reenacting, you will find Wes salmon fishing in Alaska.
Camille works in the communications department at FedEx Express. She considers the opportunity to serve an honor and loves to spend time with veterans and seniors. She believes that each story is a priceless treasure. Camille is an active member at Christ the Rock Church, loves to roller skate & swim, and has recently received her Master of Arts Degree in Human Services.
Jack is a WWII veteran who fought in the Pacific on the USS Kitkun Bay. He is a retired food broker who sold his company, Taylor and Greer, in 1995. He then began volunteering for First Baptist Church and Crosslinks Medical Mission Group. Jack joined Forever Young after going on the organization’s ‘Trip of Honor’ to Washington D.C in 2010. He helps raise funds to honor other veterans, calling it the most rewarding work he’s ever done. When Jack is not helping Forever Young, you’ll find him on the golf course or somewhere telling jokes.
Sandra is HR Representative at Helena Chemical Company. She has been a part of the organization since 2010. Volunteering for Forever Young gives her the opportunity to create special moments in the lives of our veterans. She also has a deep appreciation for the arts, loves working with crafts, and helping our senior veterans.
Emily is a Local Coordinator for the Kidney Smart education program with Davita Dialysis. She got involved with Forever Young to honor her Grady, Jim Garrett, a Battle of the Bulge veteran. She truly believes these heroes saved the world and wants to learn everything about them and honor them while we still have them. Emily teaches voice part-time and, in her spare time, enjoys Tennessee athletics, Grizzlies basketball, theatre, karaoke, lake weekends, and being with her sweet rescue pup, Millie May.
Skip is Vietnam veteran who served in the 26th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. He survived the “Siege of Khe Sahn” that lasted 77 days, where 3,000 Marines were wounded and 647 Americans killed, after being surrounded by more than 40,000 enemy troops. After his service, Skip graduated from Lambuth Untiversity and spent 33 years in medical sales in TN and surrounding states. He retired in 2010.
Mike is a graduate of Mississippi State and UT College of Law. He is currently a Financial Advisor for Strategic Advisory Services in Memphis, TN and sits on the Germantown Parks and Recreation Commission. He and his wife Amy have three adult children and live in Germantown. Mike is the proud son of a WWII veteran, who received a Purple Heart in the Battle of Guam.
Jim graduated from the University of Memphis in 1969 with a commission in the U.S. Air Force and served for 5 years as an air weapons controller. He earned a MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan. While working for McDonnell Douglas, Jim served in the Missouri Air National Guard. During the Viet Nam War, Jim served 18 monthis in Thailand, supporting the air war in Laos and North Vietnam. He retired as a Lt. Col. in 1994, and went to work for FedEx in financial planning and analysis with a specialty in capital budgeting for Air Operations. He retired in 2011. Jim’s father and two uncles served in WWII.