Board of Directors


Steve Tybor III

Steve Tybor III

President - CEO

Steve Tybor is one of the co-founders of Eight Days of Hope. Steve resides in Buffalo, New York. His wife of 34 years, Charmaine, and their five children, Stephen, Zachary, Hannah, Elise and Emma just moved back to NY after living in the south (Tupelo, MS.) for the past 19 years.  Hannah serves as an Ambassador with Eight Days of Hope. Steve spent over 30 years in the building material industry and recently served as a Vice President and Business Manager with ProVia. Steve left the business world on January 1st, 2017 to become the CEO - President for Eight Days of Hope. Steve and Charmaine have partnered with Global Outreach as full-time missionaries as a way to make this happen. (

Steve serves as a Board of Director for other organizations including, "Bigger Than Ball" and "Branches Worldwide". He also has a passion for Christian Contemporary Music and has been a volunteer leader at the Kingdom Bound Christian Music Festival in upstate New York for 25 years. Steve is one of the two remaining original directors of Eight Days of Hope along with Wayne Vanlandingham.

Eight Days of Hope was meant to be a one time trip with a handful of friends to help after Hurricane Katrina. What God has done and is doing through Eight Days of Hope is simply amazing! Over one hundred twenty-five leaders from thirty states share the same passion - Love and Serve those in need! To God be the glory!

Wayne VanLandingham

Wayne VanLandingham

Vice President & Treasurer

Wayne VanLandingham has been a Director of Eight Days of Hope from its inception in 2005.  He currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer.  He and his wife Margaret have attended every Eight Days of Hope rebuilding event to date. They met at The University of Mississippi while both were pursuing degrees in Accountancy.  Their children, David and Elizabeth, have served on many Eight Days of Hope events and they look forward to the day when their grandsons Daniel and Owen can serve with them.

Wayne retired in 2018 from a large regional bank headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi where he worked for 34 years.  He is a Deacon and Sunday school teacher at Wallerville Baptist Church in New Albany Mississippi.

From the beginning to the present, I am continually amazed and excited at how God has chosen to bless this organization through the opening and closing of the particular doors we have encountered. I believe that He has guided this ministry to be exactly where we are today. I eagerly look forward to the new opportunities for this ministry. Praise be to God!

Cindy Dilena

Cindy Dilena

Executive Director, Love Acadiana

Cindy has been a part of Eight Days of Hope since 2017 when her church hosted an event in Lafayette, Louisiana rebuilding more than 130 flooded homes with more than 2,000 volunteers and 8 major community partners. Cindy has her MBA and started her career in commercial bank lending in Detroit before transitioning to full time ministry. For almost two decades, she lived and worked with her husband, Tim, and their 4 children in one of the poorest inner-cities of America in Detroit, Michigan. Here she led the efforts of neighborhood revitalization including a school playground, a weekly feeding program, a food pantry, a home ownership program and construction of a 10,000 square foot Ministry center for the children and youth. In 2011, her family moved to NYC for 5 years to minister at Brooklyn Tabernacle and then moved to lead a campus of Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette, LA just in time for the flood of the century! Cindy brings this outreach experience to rebuilding lives and the hope of thousands of people through leading Love Acadiana, the community outreach of Our Savior’s Church. 

Cindy has a passion to help people take their next steps in their faith walk to see them grow in their relationship with Christ.

I desire to love and serve people in need, as does Eight Days of Hope. It is an amazing feeling seeing hope, and sometimes faith, come to individuals and families after a disaster. God provides for the needs of his children, and uses us in the process. Can’t get any better than that!

Mike Failla

Mike Failla

Kingdom Bound Ministries

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Mike has been married for forty years to his wife, Doris. They live in the same neighborhood as his daughter, son-in-law and six grandchildren in a suburb of Buffalo.

Mike is one of the founding members of Kingdom Bound Ministries and continues to serve at the annual Kingdom Bound music festival. 


Throughout Mike’s ministry, he has served on staff in several churches as Worship Pastor and Associate Pastor.

Mike has been on eleven trips with Eight Days Of Hope and served on multiple rapid response trips.  

Mike’s passion is loving and serving people! It’s been said of Mike that when he picks up a hammer, people run, but when he picks up a guitar, they run to Christ. 


Mike looks forward to using God’s given gifts at EDOH, Kingdom Bound and wherever God opens doors to serve.


Brian Miller

Brian Miller

President & CEO, ProVia

Brian Miller graduated from Malone University in 1989, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Management. In 1992, Brian completed his Master of Business Administration at Ashland University. Brian served 17 years in various management positions at Owens-Illinois in Berlin, Ohio. In 2006, Brian joined ProVia in Sugarcreek, Ohio as Corporate Operations Analyst. In 2009, he was named President of the company, and in 2015 his responsibilities were expanded to include CEO. Brian focuses on being a change agent in search of excellence for the organization. He works to find ways to make the complex simple, and passionately develop leaders and teams to reach their fullest potential. Brian has served on various business and ministry boards including Chairman for the Vinyl Siding Institute; Committee Chairman for the National Concrete Masonry Association; Board of Directors and Board of Elders for Walnut Creek Mennonite Church; Board of Trustees for Malone University. Brian resides in Walnut Creek, Ohio with his wife of 25 years, Brenda, and their two daughters Brittany and Brooke.


Chad Stutzman

Chad Stutzman

Executive Pastor - Grace Church

Chad has been a part of Eight Days of Hope since 2007 as a volunteer. He has been an Ambassador since 2016. Chad has a BA in Management from Malone University.  He started his career in banking and consulting before transitioning to full-time ministry in 2002 with NewPointe Community Church. NewPointe is a multi-site church in Ohio. Chad served in several pastoral leadership roles including Campus Pastor at multiple locations and Director of Stewardship.

In 2019, Chad joined the Grace Church team located in Berlin, OH as the Executive Pastor of Multi-site. Chad will be helping lead the church in all phases of ministry and operations.

Chad lives in Walnut Creek, Ohio with his wife Vikki. They have been married for over 29 years. Chad has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity, Love INC of Holmes County, Personal and Family Counseling Center and the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce.

Chad has a passion to help people grow in their faith, character, and leadership.

I love the vision of Eight Days of Hope, to love and serve people in need. This organization puts that into practice and lives are being transformed. To see hope and encouragement come to individuals and families in shock after a disaster is so rewarding. We can’t help everyone after a disaster but we can help some and Eight Days of Hope is doing just that.

Tim Wildmon

Tim Wildmon

President, American Family Association & American Family Radio

Tim Wildmon is president of American Family Association and American Family Radio network (183 stations across the nation). He also hosts Today’s Issues, a daily radio talk show that deals with hard-hitting moral, social, and political topics.

AFA is a national Christian organization that informs, equips, and activates individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture.

Tim has appeared many times on major media outlets including the Fox News Channel and CNN. He has written for USA Today, Focus on the Family, and other national publications.

He and his wife, Alison, have been married for 34 years. They have three children and five grandchildren. He and Alison live in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

In addition to his work at AFA, for 20 years he and Alison have led tours to the Washington, D.C. and to the Holy Land.

Event Leaders

Steve Tybor III - Buffalo, NY

President - CEO

Matthew Topper - Providence, RI

Dan Garrick - Buffalo, NY

Butch Price - Bolivar, OH

Juliene Price - Bolivar, OH

Todd Kandel - Sugarcreek, OH

Wayne VanLandingham - New Albany, MS

Vice President & Treasurer

David Fisher - Longview, TX

Chris Chiles - New Albany, MS

Kevin Chunn - Pontotoc, MS

Harold Dawson - Dover, OH

Tom Faulkner - Creston, NC




Allen, Roxanne, Elton, LA
Ames, Tom, Longview, TX
Baker, Tim, Tully, NY
Beard, Tommy, Carthage, NC
Blackley, Janet, Lockport, NY
Blackley, Todd, Lockport, NY
Blum, Chris, Mason City, IA
Blum, Duane, Mason City, IA
Brockelbank, Doug, Rock Hill, SC
Burton, George, D'Iberville, MS
Chiles, Chris, New Albany, MS
Chunn, Kevin, Pontotoc, MS
Coblentz, Matt, New Phila., OH
Coleman, Steve, Circleville, OH
Coleman, Hannah, Circleville, OH
Combs, Mark, Brewers, KY
Conerly, Belinda, Abita Springs, LA
Conerly, Curtis, Abita Springs, LA
Coombs, Jeff, Longview, TX
Dabney, Don, New Albany, MS
Dawson, Harold, Dover, OH
Deline, Herb, Wilson, NY
Dregits, Brian, Mishawaka, IN
Driver, David, Bumpass, VA
Duffley, Steve, Manchester, NH
East, Rob, Ontario, Canada
Edwards, Diana, Maben, MS
Ellis, Sonny, Ackerman, MS
Fabling, Colleen, Bumpass, VA
Fabling, Jack, Bumpass, VA
Failla, Mike, Buffalo, NY
Faulkner, Tom, Creston, NC

Fierbaugh, Mike, Bowerston, OH
Fierbaugh, Karen, Bowerston, OH
Fomin, Paul, Bumpass, VA
Fox, Cody, Lampasas, TX
Freeman, Mark, Campbellsville, KY
Freeman, Tina, Campbellsville, KY
Fuqua, John, Paris, TN
Guillory, Andre, Ellton, LA
Gurley, Chandler, Tupelo, MS
Haley, Alan, Almo, KY
Haley, David, Lampasas, TX
Haley, Tina, Almo, KY
Hames, Holly, Cedar Grove, TN
Hames, Adam, Cedar Grove, TN
Harper, Jimmy, Strasburg, OH
Harrison, Michael, Wills Point, TX
Harvey, Wynn, Longview, TX
Himes, John, Bolivar, OH
Houghton, Jonathan, Stockton, NJ
Houghton, Hannah, Stockton, NJ
Johnstone, Jeff, Ashland, VA
Jones, Steve, Newcomerstown, OH
Keith, Sal, Starkville, MS
King, Ruth, Gilmer, TX
Lonngren, Ben, West Greenwich, RI
Lonngren, Jonathan, West Greenwich, RI
Lovasz, Dave, Glendora, CA
Manning, Gale, New Albany, MS
Mason, Tom, Azusa, CA
McCauley, Leo, Henrico, VA
McConathy, Dave, Anacoco, LA

McCord, Mike, Blue Springs, MS
McKinney, Charlie, Bumpass, VA
Melone, Vera, New Concord, KY
Melone, Ron, New Concord, KY
Metcalf, Steve, Brevard, NC
Miller, Neal, Belden, MS
Miller, Jack, Tupelo, MS
Millsap, Dennis, Winterville, NC
Millsap, Lori, Winterville, NC
Parrish, Tom, Odessa, TX
Perry, Jimmy, Jackson, TN
Pickens, Dana, Blue Springs, MS
Pickens, Terry, Blue Springs, MS
Plemons, Rodney, Fayetteville, NY
Poole, Tim, Laurinburg, NC
Prince, David, Jackson, TN
Prince, Lesa, Jackson, TN
Prince, Tyler, Jackson, TN
Ramon, Efrain, Naples, FL
Reazin, Bob, LeRoy, KS
Redelman, Charles, Front Royal, VA
Rhudy, James, Gatesville, TX
Rich, Kyla, Mt. Pleasant, IA
Riley, Israel, Tupelo, MS
Riley, John, Plantersville, MS
Roberson, James, Fredricksburg, VA
Roberts, Scott, Longview, TX
Robinson, Bethany, LaPlace, LA
Roussel, Paige, Berwick, LA
Russell, Glenda, Benton, KY
Russell, Ricky, Benton, KY
Sanders, Duane, Sheridan, AR

Sharp, Sharon, Utica, MS
Short, Chris, Meridian, MS
Short, Mary, Meridian, MS
Smith, David, Saltillo, MS
Smith, Ken, Cranberry, PA
Smith, Preston, Wheeling, WV
Smith, Steve, Wheeling, WV
Speidel, Amy, Lafayette, LA
Steveson, Tracy, Glen Allen, VA
Stigall, Clarie , Wheat Ridge, CO
Stump, Mark, New Washington, OH
Stutzman, Chad, Millersburg, OH
Tabor, Homer, Lampasas, TX
Thompson, Johnny, New Albany, MS
Thompson, Michael, Tupelo, MS
Tidwell, John, Tupelo, MS
Traxler, Lynne, Lenoir, NC
Troyer, John, Sugarcreek, OH
Tybor, Steve Jr., N. Tonawanda, NY
Tybor, Hannah, Tupelo, MS
VanLandingham, Margaret, New Albany, MS
Webster, Chris, Mt. Morris, NY
Webster, Shelby, Mt. Morris, NY
Weibel, Brian, Oak Harbor, OH
West, Chelsea, Sugarcreek, OH
White, Debbie, Columbia, KY
White, Doug, Columbia, KY
Wildes, Johnny, Waycross, GA
Willard, Myles, Sallisaw, OK
Wright, Keith, Waycross, GA
Young, Randy, Pontotoc, MS
Zobrosky, Chris, Chesterfield, VA