Officers and Board of Directors

Pete Quortrup - President and Executive Director

Pete is a recently retired airline pilot. His wife, Dewie, has had ALS since 2007, can only move her eyes, and is a shining example of a fully progressed ALS patient who thrives, given the proper care, with an inspiring attitude.      


John Dickey – Secretary and Director

John Dickey is a retired Chemical Engineer, formerly with BASF Corp.  His wife, Jessie, was diagnosed with ALS 1/19/2007 and passed away 8/3/2010. Her faith and courage throughout her life was and continues to be an inspiration to family and friends.   

Pat Crump - Director 

Pat is Vice President of Operations at Buckner Retirement Services and has extensive management experience in skilled nursing facility operations. He leads Buckner’s initiative to build and operate the only Green House ® nursing homes in the state of Texas and has a long history of leadership both in the field of aging services and in the community at large.

Justin Norris - Director 

Justin Norris received his BS Ed. in 1970, became a licensed respiratory therapist in 1972 and afterward directed several RT departments in both Dallas and Houston. Subsequent positions included Medical Sales & Marketing Manager for Puritan-Bennett Corporation and Airgas, Inc.  Although now retired as full-time RT Manager for Universal Med Supply, he continues to use his extensive RT knowledge and experience to help maintain and improve respiratory insufficiency in home-bound ALS patients.

Accounting Volunteers

  Carl Bryan - Attorney at Law and Accountant  

  Paige Hanks - Accounting and Finance for Dell Computer Corporation

  Pam Kinsella - Accounting for Tim Cowart Attorney At Law