The Central Oregon FCA Board of Directors is committed to growing the vision of FCA throughout Central and Eastern Oregon.
Joe Gallagher FCA Board Member
Joe Gallagher is an active retiree who formerly spent 30 years in the business world before retiring from Bayer Healthcare as a Human Resource executive. Joe has a Masters degree in Public Administration and lived in The Bay Area most of his life. He, his wife, Gail plus his service dog, Sarge, have made Bend their home for the past 10 years. Joe is a combat disabled Marine Viet Nam veteran and received The Purple Heart medal. Joe is a strong Christian and believes he owes his life to God and therefore wants to serve him the best ways he can. Being a new member of FCA’s Board and helping FCA continue to do great things is part of Joe’s plan. Additionally, Joe has been a Deschutes circuit court mediator for 7 yrs. and is passionate about caring for other veterans in our community. Joe has been an athlete his entire life and continues to enjoy cycling, cross-country skiing and hiking. He completed the original Iron Man triathlon on Oahu, the Western States 100 miler and 42 marathons, including a 2 hour 36 minute time at Boston.
Colonel Daniel M Skotte, FCA Board Member
Colonel Daniel M. Skotte is the 146th Medical Group Commander for the California Air National Guard, Channel Island, California. He is responsible for the medical readiness of the wing’s two flying squadrons, and 3 support units, with more than 1,100 members. He deployed to Papua New Guinea in May-Jun 2015 with PACANGEL Humanitarian Mission. The 146th Medical Group is based at Channel Islands Guard Station, Port Hueneme, California and is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command. In May 2016 he deployed with the 173rd Fighter Wing to joint training exercise to Finland to train with the Finnish Air Force.
Col Skotte enlisted is the United States Air Force (USAF) in June 1967 and attended the USAF Academy in 1968. Col Skotte graduated from the USAF Academy in 1972 receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in International Affairs and Soviet studies. He was a member of the 1971 Sugar Bowl team. From 1972 to 1976 Col Skotte was assigned to Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO) at Los Angeles Air Force Base as a cost analysis officer and was part of the original GPS program. He then served at the Air Force Plant Representative Office at TRW in Redondo Beach from 1976 to 1978 where he worked on other USAF Space assets.
In 1995, Col Skotte was assigned to the 173rd FW, Kingsley Field, OR and completed flight surgeon training in November 1995 and was Chief of Aerospace medicine until 2002. He deployed to Poland in 2001 for the first US/POCANO joint training since WWII. Col Skotte served as the 124th MDG Commander and was deployed to Al Jabar, Kuwait with the 124th Wing as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as Chief of Aerospace Medicine and to Al Assad, Iraq 2007 as Commander of the Joint Forces Flight Line Clinic. He then served as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the 144th Fighter Wing from 2008 thru 2013 where he deployed with Operation Pacific Rim. Col Skotte is a Command Flight Surgeon with over 700 combined flying hours in the F-15, F-16, F-18, MIG-29, C-130, HH-63, KC-135, C-17, and C-5. He serves as the sole physician in Sun River, Oregon and has been the team physician for both middle and high school level sports. Col Skotte is a Senior Aeromedical Examiner for the FAA and is an instrument-rated private pilot. He serves on the Board of Volta Volare and the Managing Director of Cascade ASEAN Services. He has 3 grown children, is active in fitness and outdoor activities.
Dana & Sue Sorum FCA Board Member
Sue Sorum’s life was forever changed in 1976 when she put her faith in Jesus Christ. She had grown up in a wonderful loving farm family that worshipped, worked and played together. But it was not until her first child was born that she had a personal encounter with God that changed the course of her life. Four children (Nick, Tim, Jodi and Lindsey), 32 years of teaching, a failed marriage, and retirement followed. But God blessed her beyond her expectations with a man after God’s own heart, Dana Sorum. Now Sue and Dana seek God’s will in ministry together wherever He leads. They live on 20 acres in Powell Butte, Oregon with their three dogs, two horses and mule. Hiking, riding, fishing, camping and gardening are some of her favorite activities.
Ty Rawlins, Board Member
I grew up in the woods of eastern Oregon and have been a participant of competitive athletics since I could swing a bat and heave a ball. Unfortunately, I did not have an opportunity to be involved with FCA until recently, but I am grateful for the chance to dive in and roll up my sleeves.
Professionally, I work in real estate and construction and enjoy the process of solving problems and shaping communities. My background includes many years of leadership experience with a variety of ministries. From serving homeless on the streets of Portland to commissioning teams of volunteers for mission trips across several regions, to teaching pre-kindergartners about the truth of God's word, I have been blessed with lots of adventure for the Kingdom.
I am excited to be a part of this awesome board for Central Oregon FCA as we work towards building a strong team that will support the effort of encouraging coaches, mentoring young people, and honoring the Lord through athletics.