Board of Directors

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LtCol (Ret) John A. Porche
President

John is currently an Electrical Engineer at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado. He spent 22 years on Active Duty with the Air Force, amassing over 4,000 flight hours in military aircraft, to include combat hours during Operation Iraqi Freedom. John has type ratings in the AirBus A-320, and the Boeing 747 as well. John has been active in TAI since 1997, beginning with the Alva N. Temple Chapter in Columbus, Mississippi.

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Gabrielle Martin
First Vice President

With a law degree and Masters in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Creighton University, Gabrielle retired with 32 years of federal service from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Gabrielle prosecuted violations of  employment discrimination and applied her conflict management and facilitation expertise to the agency’s labor management relations. Serving as the National Union President for 20 years she presided over the development of the legislative, communications, membership, and social media programs.  A Life-Time Heritage member of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., she is a member of the non-profit Commemorate Captain Robert L. Martin Committee, working to strengthen its fundraising arm.  Gabrielle lives in Denver, Colorado where she served on the Board of the James P. Beckwourth Mountain  Club and continue to enjoy her passions for the outdoors.

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Maj Oscar Mayhew
Second Vice President

Major Oscar Mayhew is currently serving as an instructor in electrical engineering and T-53 instructor pilot at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Previously he was a B-52H formal training unit evaluator pilot and an MC-12W mission commander. Maj Mayhew is a senior pilot with over 3400 total hours and 1400 combat hours across five deployments. He is a 2006 graduate of the Air Force Academy and graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Candace Moon
Secretary
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Candace Moon has served the Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated,  Hubert L. “Hooks” Jones Chapter in various roles since 2012.   Currently, she serves as chapter Secretary and the Scholarship Committee Chair.   She is an Air Force veteran,  and is active as a community volunteer and officer of many other civic organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP),  Jack and Jill, Inc. and the Arapahoe Highlands Civic Association.  Candace applies her 19 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, her two terms on the City Council for Centennial Colorado and service with South Metro-area community affairs to support her community service  endeavors.  Candace is aided by her educational background in Criminal Justice, Communications and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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John Thomas
Treasurer

John spent most of his professional career working for IBM for 32 years in various positions including Consulting Services Marketing, Systems Integration Manager, Executive Briefing Program Manager and Marketing Manager.  After his IBM career, he was co-founder and marketing director of a business presentations consulting firm.  John’s spare time has included performing in the Peak to Peak Chorale, teaching cross-country skiing and winter camping for the Colorado Mountain Club as well as leading various outdoor trips throughout the year.  He has prior board of directors’ experience with a couple of environmental organizations in Missouri.

Lt.Col (Ret) Vorry Moon
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AFROTC GRADUATE, USAF Pilot (Command pilot with over 900 combat flying hours), various assignments that included Combat Crew Aircraft Commander AC-47; T-37 Instructor Pilot, UPT Academic Instructor; Chief of Social Actions for Moody AFB; Drug Education Field Team Commander; DOD Training Officer for the Royal Laotian Air Force; Military Attaché/Embassy Pilot; KC-135A Aircraft Commander; Flight Commander; Branch Chief; Squadron Operations Officer; Squadron Commander; and Command Post Controller. Business and public service includes Founder/Owner/Chief Executive Officer, MBJ, Inc.; City Council Member, Centennial, CO; and Mayor Pro Tem Centennial, CO. Petitioned the Colorado Legislature to rename I - 70 Interstate Highway in Colorado to The Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail. Led chapter committee in the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen of Colorado Display at Denver International Airport. Successfully established two HLHJ $50,000.00 scholarship endowments with the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. Worked with the Colorado Legislature to proclaim the fourth Thursday of every March to be recognized as Tuskegee Airmen Commemoration Day in Colorado. Winner of the TAI Noel F. Parrish Award 2017.

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Elizabeth Harper
Historian

Elizabeth (Liz) grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan and graduated from Hope College in 1991. She currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her husband, a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel. She holds a Master's degree in School Administration and co-authored Documented Original Tuskegee Airman Franklin J. Macon's biography. Liz worked with troubled and adjudicated kids and has spent over 25 years in education. Currently, she partners/runs a small business which creates historical/educational materials for students. Currently, she is the acting Communication Officer for the Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

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Col Mark Dickerson  
Immediate Past President (Current Board Chairman)

Mark retired from the United States Air Force (USAF) with over 4500 hours in over 40 aircraft types.  He is a graduate and former Deputy Commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School and is also an Associate Fellow and former Board Member with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.  After leaving the Air Force, he spent 7 years as a NASA Research Project Manager, and is the only African American to ever become a Research Pilot at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center.  He is also a Community Emergency Response Team volunteer with El Paso County.  Dickerson holds a BS degree in Engineering Physics from Cornell University, an MS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford, and an MBA from Regis University.  

Captain William Eric Mosley
Mile High Flight Program Director
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Captain William Eric Mosley is the proud son of original Tuskegee Airman, John W. Mosley.  At a very early age, Mosley senior instilled in his son, the importance of service before self, hard work and the pursuit of excellence.  Captain Mosley, a distinguished graduate from the Air Force ROTC program at Colorado State University, completed Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1982.  Mosley served 20 years on active and reserve duty in the United States Air Force, upgraded to Instructor and Flight Examiner and earned his Command Pilot wings.  He was hired by United Airlines in 1990 and has flown several aircraft, including the Boeing 727, Boeing 737, Boeing 777 and the Airbus 319 and 320.  In addition to his duties as a United Airlines “line pilot”, Captain Mosley is privileged to be part of the team who recruit and hire the next generation of pilots to fly the “friendly skies”.  Mosley, a Distinguished Alumnus from the Kent Denver School, has received several awards and commendations, including the United Airlines “United We Care” Chairman’s Award For Excellence, and the Tuskegee Airmen’s Noel Parish Award.

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