Alan Smyth

Executive Director

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With over 25 years of nonprofit management and experience, Alan Smyth joins the team to cultivate strategic partnership on behalf of SAVING INNOCENCE reporting directly to CEO and Founder Kim Biddle. Most recently, he served for 14 years as the Regional Director for Young Life in the Greater Los Angeles Region and before that he was an Area Director for Young Life in San Francisco Bay for 11 years. During his tenure, Alan was responsible to fundraise for and oversee an overall annual operating budget of 4 million dollars as he led a charge to expand work into South LA. His responsibilities included recruiting, hiring, training & supervising staff as well as volunteers. Additionally, Alan executed hundreds fundraising events, strategic planning activities and developed marketing strategies that proved successful for Young Life in Los Angeles. Alan got his Bachelor of Communication Studies from San Jose State University.

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Board Of Directors

Joshua Ungerecht (Chair)

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, JRW Research & Consulting, Inc. 

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Joshua Ungerecht is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of JRW Investments and is a managing partner for Telos Capital, and ExchangeRight Real Estate. Mr. Ungerecht serves on the board for The Mentoring Alliance, a non-profit focused on partnering with communities to rescue at-risk youth and provide them with meals, educational support, counseling, life skills, and mentoring.

Tyler Krohn, MD, MBA

Vice President of Northern Market Operations, Children’s Health 

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Dr. Krohn is the Vice President of Northern Market Operations at Children's Health, which is one of the nation's largest children's hospitals and the leading pediatric health system in North Texas.  Previously a consultant at Bain & Company, Dr. Krohn began his career as a pediatrician and practiced medicine for nearly 10 years.  He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, received his medical doctorate from the University of Southern California, and graduated with honors from the Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Southern California. 

Mike L. Boone

President & CEO, Boone Aerospace, Inc.

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Mr. Boone started his commercial aircraft parts company in 1990, growing it into a multinational enterprise before selling it in 2009. Mr. Boone then started Boone Aerospace in 2014. For the past 17 years, Mr. Boone has served as a local board chair for Young Life.

Melanie Howard

Partner & Chair, Brand Protection Group, Loeb & Loeb

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Melanie Howard is a partner and chair of Loeb & Loeb, a brand protection group. Ms. Howard’s practice focuses on data privacy and security and intellectual property issues within the context of both litigation and transactional matters. She represents clients from a variety of industries, including advertising, automotive, technology, entertainment, media and retail. Ms. Howard was an assistant professor at Pepperdine Law School for three years and directed both the Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion & Ethics, and was instrumental in obtaining endowments for both programs. Ms. Howard continues to enjoy adjunct teaching and guest lecturing.
Allison Burkett, MSW

Executive Director, Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades 

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Allison Burkett is the Executive Director of Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades, where she is primarily responsible for overseeing strategic planning and communications. She has been part of the Ministry Staff Team at Calvary since 2013, and prior to her current role she was the Director of Women’s Ministries. Prior to that Ms. Burkett worked as a Behavior Specialist for The Help Group in Los Angeles and Cambridge Public Schools in Massachusetts. Ms. Burkett has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan. Ms. Burkett is also the proud mother of two sons and one daughter.