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 veterans, you’ll find her with her husband, Greg, and three grown children. She is an active member at Germantown Baptist Church and also loves snow skiing and boating.
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.
Al Rogers retired from the Army in 2011, after 30 years of service. As a senior medical administrator, he served throughout the world, including combat tours. He holds degrees from Florida A&M University and the University of Arizona. Al continues to serve service members through active participation in the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Al and his wife Deborah reside in Cordova TN.
VICE-PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT
David Spencer retired from the United States Army in 2016 after 32 years of service, where he served as a Senior Aviation Operations supervisor and administrator. He has served all over the world and had numerous combat tours. He holds degrees from Emory Riddle Aeronautical University as well as multiple FAA Aviation Certificates. He has worked with and volunteered with many Veterans Charites in the past, to include The West Tennessee Veterans Home project, where he served on the Board of Directors. David now operates his own consulting firm and continues to volunteer his time as a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. David is married to Kathy and they reside in Byhalia, Mississippi.
Kris, President of Blue Line Investigations, has been working with Forever Young since 2018. She has seen Forever Young create opportunities for healing, friendship, and restoration of the heart and mind on a regular basis. Because of this, she is thankful for the opportunity to volunteer, serve and honor senior veterans. To hear their stories only validates her belief that these spectacular group of men and women helped shape our great Country and the freedom we enjoy daily. Kris also volunteers at her church and in her community, specifically in law enforcement. She also enjoys woodworking, gardening, food, laughter, and people.
Camille works in the communications department at FedEx. She has a Master of Arts degree in human services. She considers the opportunity to serve an honor, loves to spend time with veterans and seniors, and believes each story is a priceless treasure. Camille is an active member at Renewal Church, loves to roller skate, swim, and vacation to the mountains.
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.
Emily works as an Outreach and Education manager through the Kidney Smart program with Davita Healthcare. 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 is active in several local theatres around town and a member of the Grand Krewe of Ptolemy through Carnival Memphis. In her spare time, she enjoys UT athletics, traveling, karaoke, thrift shopping, taking in live theatre and music, and being with family and friends.
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.
Alan serves as Senior Lending Officer for Pinnacle Financial Partner’s Client Advisory Group in Memphis, TN. In his role he leads a team that focuses on Commercial and Private Clients. Pinnacle is a full-service financial institution founded and headquartered in Nashville, TN. Alan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and an MBA from Union University. He is also a graduate of the Barret School of Banking at Christian Brothers University and the Southwest Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Alan’s father served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and his father-in-law served in the Navy during the Vietnam War.
Candi grew up in Germantown. She is married to Collierville native, Michael Busby and has two wonderful boys. She is a huge supporter of Collierville Schools and has served on the PTA for nine years. Besides PTA, Candice has served on various nonprofits planning fundraising events and managing relationships with sponsors. Candice has a deep love for veterans, she has one grandfather who served in the 82nd Airborne during WWII and spent his life helping veterans in Ringgold, GA. and another grandfather that served in the Navy along with two of her uncles. I am excited to be part of an organization that helps heal our veterans.