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.

Joe Bland  |  Chairman
Owner, Joe Bland Construction, L.P

Lifelong resident of Austin, married to wife Barbara for 34 years, two sons, Collin 25 and Cole 22. Celebrating twenty years as president of Joe Bland Construction. Also serve on the Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Board of Nineveh Ministries and as an Ambassador to Christ Together Greater Austin. Attend Hill Country Bible Church and active in the Prayer Ministry, Job Seekers Network and Men’s Ministry. “I am honored to serve ADRN and the churches who have united to serve Christ through disaster response here in central Texas”.

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.

Dirk Dozier  |  Treasurer
Owner of 7works and DKWorks

Dirk is married to Katie Dozier. They have five children and eight grandchildren. He is currently the President and Owner of 7 Works, Ltd. and formerly the President and Owner of Austaco, Ltd.

Bruce W. Clements  |  Board Member
COO of Pediatric Healthcare Connection

An Austin resident for ten years, originally from St. Louis, MO, Bruce has been married to his wife Stacey for 28 years and has four sons: Brandon 24, Brett 22, Brock 20, and Bryce 15. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Pediatric Healthcare Connection in Austin, as an Elder at LifeAustin Church, and as a vocalist on their worship team. He retired from a 23-year military career, has held senior emergency management positions in state and federal government organizations, and is a Certified Emergency Manager. Bruce has lectured internationally, published books on preparedness and response, and served on a variety of federal and state response teams.. “I’ve seen firsthand how ADRN volunteers have brought loving, prayerful support, as well as substantial resources, into disaster situations and changed hearts and lives. It is an honor and privilege to serve on the Board.”

Rob Harrell  |  Board Member
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.

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.

Deborah Leverett  |  Board Member
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.

ADVISORY BOARD

Benjamin Anyacho
Executive Director, Apostolic Bridge Builders

Craig Foster
Executive Director,
Job Seekers

Henri E. Haber
Vice President, Opportunity International

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

Terry Standefer
Director, Firm Foundations

Susan Martin
Instructor

Tom Wood
ScD Epidemiologist

Jim Rado
Austin Area President for David Weekly Homes