Targeting Community Support to Help Veterans

Board Of Directors

A Volunteer Based Organization

The VFC is run by an all volunteer Board of Directors and is dependent on volunteer veterans and non-veterans, for all aspects of our operation. We play a unique and critical role in coordinating an effort to move homeless veterans off the streets and returning them to society. We receive nothing in return other than the satisfaction of knowing we have made a difference in the lives of those who have served our country and then fallen into the trap of homelessness.

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We are happy to meet with you, or put on a presentation about veteran homelessness and the work of the VFC for your group,  at any time. Contact us to request a speaker or setup a meeting

William Conner

William Conner

President

Retired MSgt, AZANG. Mr. Conner has been a partner in MedTek Solutions Inc, an IT consultancy to the Medical Industry, for over 20 years. He has been a volunteer with the Veterans Furniture Center for 4+ years, Vice President since 2016 and President since 2019. Bill has overall operational responsibility for the Veterans Furniture Center. In addition, he regularly works side by side with the volunteers, delivering furniture and household goods the veterans in need.

William Garling

William Garling

Vice-President

Bill is a US Army veteran and a retired Construction Superintendent. He loves the outdoors, is an avid hiker, and is currently the Vice President of a local hiking club. Since his retirement in 2012, he has been actively involved in supporting veteran charities and support groups. He has been a regular volunteer at the Veterans Furniture Center for the past five years. In addition to his duties on the Board of Directors, he regularly works side by side with the volunteers, assembling and repairing furniture and delivering furniture and household goods to the veterans in need.

Walter F. Schumacher

Walter F. Schumacher

Treasurer

Retired U.S. Amy Major. He has a B.S. Business from the University of Kansas. After retirement from the Service, he worked as a federal bank examiner, civilian helicopter pilot and furniture factory manager. Walter retired after 11 years serving as the Production Manager for AmSafe Inc. Butch is responsible for overall financial management of the Veterans Furniture Center. In addition, he regularly works side by side with the volunteers, delivering furniture and household goods the veterans in need.

Jerry Comer

Jerry Comer

Director

US Marine and Vietnam veteran. Jerry has a degree from Youngstown State University in Criminal Justice and was a police officer in Ohio. He later moved to Arizona where he worked for and retired from Arizona Public Service. While working at APS he conducted investigations for their Corporate Security Department and also worked as a Human Resource Consultant specializing in Employee and Labor Relations. He has also performed volunteer mediation work for the Community Relations Department at Arizona Attorney General’s Office.

Lt. Col. Jay Mahajan

Lt. Col. Jay Mahajan

Director

Jay Mahajan is an active duty USAF Lieutenant Colonel and F-16 instructor pilot with twenty-two years of service. He is stationed at Luke AFB, lives in Vistancia with his wife Lauren and their two daughters, and is looking forward to serving veterans that need a little help getting back on their feet

John Calhoun

John Calhoun

Director

John is a CPA currently working with many small businesses. He is retired from the Army National Guard and active in veteran affairs. He currently resides in Peoria, AZ. John will be the chair of the VFC’s Audit Committee.

Joel Stempil

Joel Stempil

Director

Retired in 2015. Joel was a Stockbroker (Financial Advisor), Branch Manager and Marketing Director For 40 Years. He retired from Morgan Stanley in 2003 and Commonwealth Financial in 2015.

Married to Gail for 57 years. Joel has two grown daughters and four terrific grandchildren. He has lived in AZ twice-1989-1993 and later moved back to Scottsdale In 2004.

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