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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope For The Heart, an international Christian counseling ministry offering biblical hope and practical help. He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors, helping to write the MFT regulations for the state. Specialty areas include curriculum development, professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training. As the son of a diplomat, Dr. Scalise was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and has also lived and traveled extensively around the world. He is a published author, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, universities, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues. Dr. Scalise and his wife Donna have been married for 39 years, have twin sons who are combat veterans serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and four grandchildren.
Michael Reese was born and raised in Gladys, Virginia. He graduated from William Campbell High School in June 1989 and attended Basic Training in Great Lakes, IL. He attended Signalman “A” School in Orlando, FL and his first duty assignment was USS AMERICA (CV-66) homeported in Norfolk, VA.
Michael’s other sea duty assignments have included USS PETERSON (DD-969), USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG-79) and USS GEORGE HW BUSH (CVN77). His shore assignments included the Chief of Naval Operations Security Detachment Washington, DC, and Naval Station Norfolk.
Michael was selected to the Command Master Chief program in 2008 and reported to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC-40) supporting 450 Sailors. In March 2012, Master Chief Reese reported to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125), the Navy’s First Advanced Hawkeye squadron. In December of 2014 Michael reported to his last command, Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Retiring in August 2019 after 30 dedicated and faithful years of Navy service, Michael and his family relocated back to their hometown of Campbell County, VA. Michael presently serves as a Military Processor I for Liberty University. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the National Center for Healthy Veterans.
Glenn is the founder and president of Spears Advisors, an independent business development consultancy focused on the commercial and defense aerospace sectors. He provides profitable advice on emerging markets, technologies and requirements, and helps clients navigate the multi-layered government acquisition terrain. Glenn is an outside reviewer for the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research center. He also helped guide a non-profit Veteran Service Organization focused on transitional housing and education.
Glenn served for over 33 years in the U.S. Air Force as a pilot and commander. He led units from 500 to over 60,000 Airmen. He personally piloted 16 different types of military aircraft, in peacetime and combat. His staff duties ranged from strategic plans and budget requirements to personnel policy and international security assistance. His last five years on active duty were focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, with service as the deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command, and as commander of Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern).
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Glenn holds advanced degrees in Management and National Security from Salve Regina University and the Naval War College. He is a resident of Lynchburg, Virginia.