ADRN Board

ADRN BOARD

Daniel Geraci  |  President
ADRN Executive Director and Founder

Nearly a life-long Austinite, Daniel Geraci founded the Austin Disaster Relief Network in March 2009. Inspired by the Lord while sponsoring two surviving families from Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Daniel was given a vision to build a network of greater Austin Churches who would set aside theological differences and mobilize, organize and train together to meet the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of those impacted by disaster. To develop ADRN, Daniel leaned on God's handiwork in building a Christ-centered, prayer-centered core team of volunteers who were passionate to see the body of Christ unite together under one vision, one purpose and one mission.

Daniel lives in Cedar Park, Texas, with his wife, Allison and two daughters. He serves as a back-up bass player on the worship team at Expression Church.

Rob Harrell  |  Chairman
Pastor

Pastor Rob Harrell has more than four decades’ experience leading ministry in the local church, national movements, and international organizations. He is the Pastor Emeritus of Austin Oaks Church and commits his full attention to serving the body of Christ globally. He continues to mentor faith leaders and business leaders as they seek to leave a legacy for God’s kingdom that lasts. He also serves on the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) Board of Directors and is presently the Moderator of the EFCA, as well as offering his leadership to many other organizations.

Rob received a B.S. degree in Psychology/Sociology from the University of Utah, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Rob lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Kathy. They have two grown children, Kylie and Stephen, their “answer to prayer” spouses Laure and Chris, and a grandson Jack.

Tina Steckler  |  Secretary

Tina Steckler has been married to Bob Steckler for 34 years, and they have four grown children and five grandchildren. She is a retired interior decorator after running her own design consulting and custom workroom company. Tina has been involved in Community Bible Study for over 20 years and is passionate about transforming lives through the study of God’s Word. She has been an active volunteer for ADRN since 2015, serves on the Shepherd Core Team and has been on multiple disaster deployments. Tina loves the ADRN Shepherd Program because it is an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those hurting and a conduit of the generosity of the body of Christ. Tina is an active member at LifeAustin Church.

Deborah Leverett  |  Treasurer
CEO, Entera + Partners Consulting

Deborah Leverett is a consultant, speaker, and teacher on developing leaders, creating a positive and ethical culture, and helping organizations grow during periods of change. She founded Entera + Partners Consulting to help for profit and non-profit organizations heighten productivity and increase profitability. Deborah holds certifications from the Center for Creative Leadership in the most current methodologies in leadership effectiveness and development programs. She continues to keep up with current research in adult learning and motivation. Currently she serves on the boards of MP:Austin, the Long Center and Concordia School of Business Advisory Board. She is a trusted advisor to many non-profit executive directors.

A native of San Antonio, Texas, she received an undergraduate degree in education from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a Master of Education from the University of Texas. She currently lives in Austin, Texas.

Brian Alarid  |  Board Member
President & CEO, America Prays and World Prays

Brian Alarid is the President and CEO of America Prays and World Prays. He is the Founding Pastor of Passion Church and has 27 years of experience in pastoral ministry and executive leadership. He previously served as a Regional Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Brian has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology. Brian has been married to Dr. Mercy Alarid for 23 years, and they reside in Austin, Texas with their three children.

Bill Neusch  |  Board Member
Founder & President, Gibraltrar U.S.

Bill Neusch is a serial entrepreneur who currently owns and runs three businesses in the Gibraltar Family of Companies, plus three addition businesses and a family Foundation. He has over 35 years of security fence experience, has over 35 design patents and multiple patents pending. Bill designed and developed the Gibraltar Cable Barrier System as well as Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection barrier products that are approved by the Department Of Defense (DOD) and Department Of State (DOS).
Gibraltar US has fabricated, installed, and performed on over 30 site segments which consisted of over 150 miles of pedestrian/vehicle barrier projects along the US–Mexico border in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs Border Patrol (CBP). The first four US Southern border fence projects under US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC) was Bill Neusch’ s design. This design, with a few modifications, is used by USACE for much of the current fence. Gibraltar has experience constructing all aspects of the southern US border fence including, gates, grates, and wash-outs. Gibraltar’s border experience is proven in meeting or beating project schedule requirements with exceptional quality and safety record. Gibraltar's border solutions are proven and effective tools in slowing, redirecting and deterring illegal entries in areas where DHS/CBP personnel and technologies alone are insufficient. Working as both fabricator and installer, Gibraltar has secured and completed the largest amount of work on the US southern border. Due to the sheer magnitude in size of the border work, Gibraltar had over 500 employees and set up eight fabrication yards throughout California, Arizona & Texas. 
Gibraltar Material Distribution specializes in high-security products to protect borders, perimeters, and governments, including industrial and commercial facilities such as military bases, prisons, airports, power plants, refineries, corporate headquarters, embassies, and other critical infrastructure. 

Steve Leach  |  Board Member
President, Acacia Strategic Advisors 

Steve most recently served as the Chief Development and Strategy Officer of Goodwill Central Texas. He developed the organization's key strategies and initiatives and led new business and philanthropic development. As the Chief Operating Officer of Victory Energy Tech, Steve directed the company's operational strategies and activities, including Victory's wholly-owned subsidiary, Pro-Tech Hardbanding Services. As the Chief Executive Officer of the WaterStone Foundation, he assisted generous donors in developing and executing tax-efficient giving strategies. During his tenure, WaterStone witnessed unprecedented growth with over $300M in contributions received and $200M of distributions to over 3,000 non-profits globally. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of NovaCentrix, a venture-backed nano-materials products company. Steve also held various executive, engineering, and product marketing roles at Vida Capital, Dell Computer, IBM, and Compaq Computer. His service to the community can be measured by the lives he has touched through his philanthropic endeavors and his board and advisory board service to Explore Austin, Austin Bridge Builder Alliance, WaterStone, Young Life, and more. Steve has also served on for-profit company boards, including Integrity Capital Income Fund, NovaCentrix, and Energetic Materials and Products, Inc. Steve earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and resides in Austin, Texas. He and his wife, Mollie, have six treasured children living in Austin, Houston, and Dublin, Ireland.

ADVISORY BOARD

Benjamin Anyacho
Executive Director, Apostolic Bridge Builders

Joe Bland 
Owner, Joe Bland Construction, L.P 

Dirk Dozier
Owner of 7works and DKWorks

Craig Foster
Executive Director,
Job Seekers

Larry Steele
CBCP, Certified Business Continuity Professional

Mike Macari
Private Investor, Real Estate Broker

Paul Williams, M.D.
Author, "When All Plans Fail"

Steve Dalbey
Real Estate Advisor & Broker

Susan Martin
CISM Instructor

Tom Wood
ScD Epidemiologist

Jim Rado
Austin Area President for David Weekly Homes