Raising awareness, providing science based education and empowering patients.
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
David is a Vet who retired from the DoD in 2017. He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Engineering with a focus on Product Assurance. During his time with the USAF he held many positions, including Environmental Restoration Division Chief which led him to a second Masters degree in Bioregional Planning. Adding to his active duty time in the mid-70s, Mr. Steckel volunteered for a year’s deployment in Afghanistan where he served as the Base Master Planner at Bagram Airbase, putting him in charge of inventorying and assigning all land parcels within its 3,700 acre expanse. He is currently a volunteer/member of veteran-based nonprofits Team Rubicon, Creative Dramatics Workshop Inc. and the Homer Volunteer Fire Dept.
His wife has been afflicted by myalgic encephalomyelitis for over 30 years. Having dealt with this disease directly, both he and his wife have dedicated themselves to bringing ME out of the shadows and educating the public, government and medical institutions.
James was born and raised in the Midwest just outside of St Louis. Until recently, he lived in Western Colorado, but now calls Washington State his home. James was a Social Studies teacher until his ME cut his career short. When he could no longer teach, he decided to write novels to have something creative and productive to do while struggling with his ME. He has completed two novels and is working on the third in his trilogy. James currently enjoys spending time with photography and getting outdoors when possible. It took James well over a decade to be diagnosed with ME, and his experience discovering his illness created a desire to give back to the ME community.
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ME InternationalBoard of directors
as of 04/21/2023
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Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No
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