Douglas Harding is our Founder, and a past Director. He has 10,400 hours of flying experience, and holds the Airline Transport Pilot, and Flight Instructor Certificates. He has experience in single and multi-engine aircraft, including twin-engine turboprop (jet-propeller) aircraft and jet aircraft. He holds a B.A. in Geography, and experience in Business Management, and Project Management.  

ADVISORY COUNCIL                               

Jeff Heitzeberg. Jeff has worked in the aviation industry for 48 years as a Corporate Pilot, Director of Standards, and Consultant. His expertise is highly useful for Hope Flight Foundation in the areas of aircraft operations and training.

Joel Mitzman. Joel has 9,000 hours of flying experience, and holds the Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, and Turbojet Flight Engineer Certificates.  His experience includes twin engine turboprop aircraft.  He holds a B.A. in Communication Arts.

Steve Rowell.  Steve has many years as a mechanic, and later Director of Maintenance for a Corporate and Charter company operating jet aircraft. ____________________________________

David Davis is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant,  and a Certified Massage Therapist.  David also volunteers with the Interfaith Homelessness Network in San Leandro, CA.  David brings a lot of energy and excitement to Hope Flight Foundation. He is experienced in customer service and patient needs, and helps in the area of passenger comfort.


Past Directors and Time on the Board

Michael Chua (6 years, 9 months)

David Cota (4 years)

Joel Mitzman (3 years, 9 months)

Margaret Sanchez-Chua (7 years 10 months)

Jules Vano (4 years 11 months)

Michelle Miguel (1 year 11 months)

Douglas Harding (15 years)