Board

Rick Casey, Chairman

J. Rick Casey, CPA M.Ed. joined the Asian Hope board in June 2013.  He has worked in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for over 32 years in various business entities.  Having started with Coopers & Lybrand in public accounting, Rick's firm now mainly concentrates on long-term specialty assignments which include restructuring accounting departments/programs.  Client engagements include American Airlines and Intermet Corporation.  Rick and his wife, Ruth, have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.  They have taken many trips to Cambodia and have a heart for the work being done there!

Mark Anderson, Treasurer

Mark is the co-owner of Family Restaurants and Alaska Inns, franchising restaurants throughout Colorado and Alaska.  He has a long-standing relationship with Asian Hope. His first involvement was a mission trip to see first-hand the work in Cambodia in 2003.  Mark is passionate about helping to revitalize Cambodia in the love of Jesus by educating students to become Christian leaders.  Mark is married to Julie and they have 3 children.  He also enjoys mentoring men, golfing and reading.

Tom Leavitt, Secretary

Tom is currently the Director of Family Services at the Denver Rescue Mission.  Under his direction, the Family Services Program has placed over 1,000 homeless families into permanent housing and led them toward self-sufficiency. Tom also oversees the Family and Senior Homeless Initiative, the Strategic Transitional Housing Assistance Response and the Family Services Refugee Program in partnership. Tom has had numerous cross-cultural ministry opportunities, helping churches in India, as well as teaching at Phnom Penh Bible College in Cambodia.  Tom is ordained in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and he and his wife, Colleen, have two children. 

Kathy Schunk, Board Member

Kathy Schunk is a 1982 Graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  She worked in the Hotel/Restaurant Industry from 1983-1989, when she stopped work to start a family.  She and her husband Dave have 3 children. While caring for her children, she was also involved in teaching Sunday School, volunteering with Save Our Youth as well as helping lead Mission Trips to Juarez, Mexico, South Dakota (Sioux Indians) and New Mexico (Navajo Indians) with her church.  In 2005, Kathy and her husband became part of an ownership group in several companies, including an event rental company called Colorado Party Rentals.  She has worked there since 2006, and has also been a mentor with Denver Rescue Mission's Champa House.  Finally, she also volunteers regularly at her daughter's High School, Valor Christian.  She was blessed to go to Cambodia in 2011 and was able to witness the amazing things that Asian Hope is doing in Phnom Penh as well as getting to meet many people in the organization.

Mike Burch, Board Member