Board Of Directors

Steve Doty

Steve Doty

Executive Director

Steve founded DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid in 1998 and continues to serve as the President of the organization.  He has provided help to the poor and underprivileged in such places as Belarus, Kosovo, India, Philippines, Africa and Vietnam

Steve is a former Marine and a career Civil Servant with 34 years with the Defense Logistics Agency. During this time, Steve has also served in his community for 17 years in volunteer Fire Service and 32 years as a Christian Minister at a local church.

Michael Harbour

Michael Harbour

Vice President

Mike has been a board member of DCHA for fifteen years and has traveled numerous times to Belarus and Kosovo.  One of his main goals has been and continues to be, establishing relationships with people to “help the helper to help the helpless,” especially the widow, orphan, disabled, and disadvantaged.  His desire in to share knowledge by sharing lives.

Mike lives in Wauseon Ohio.  Mike and Mary Jo have been married 38 years have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. Evangelist at Christ’s church, Wauseon since 2001.  Mike enjoys travel and meeting people, making people laugh, teaching, and helping people be all they can be. 

Mike worked 20 years for Campbell ’s Soup Company before entering full time ministry in 1996 in Archbold Ohio.  Currently serving Christ’s Church Wauseon, President of Hands of Grace – a 501(c)3 serving Fulton County Ohio, Chaplin at Fulton Manor, active in suicide prevention programs and many other causes in North west Ohio. 

Matthew Hartford

Matthew Hartford

Board Member

Matt has been with DCHA since the beginning of the organization in 1998.  During the inaugural trip with founder Steve Doty in Belarus, Matt went to an orphanage and witnessed a little girl dying from an illness that would be easily curable in the United States.  He was then shown the makeshift graveyard in the back of the orphanage where the children were buried after they had died.  He knew at that moment that he wanted to help those who could not help themselves.  Matt has travelled to Jamaica, Belarus, and India and has plans to soon travel to West Africa and Southeast Asia.

Matt has been married to his wife Jessica for 22 years and has 3 children. He currently lives in the Richmond, Virginia area.  Matt has been in the financial planning, investment management, and banking industries as a Vice President in some of the largest financial institutions in the world for 17 years.  He currently works for the leading financial planning software company in the United States.  He has served in churches in Ohio, Florida, and Virginia as an evangelist for the last 21 years.

Mike Hartman

Mike Hartman

Board Member

Mike has traveled to Haiti and India for Humanitarian work.  He and his wife have a heart for the work that is being done through this organization, and he wishes to travel with DCHA in the future.

Mike is the husband of Mary and father of six children.  They currently have fifteen grandchildren.  He is a graduate of the Sonshine School of Evangelism, with a Bachelor of Ministry and has been in ministry for fourteen years. He is the owner/operator of a roofing business and was a member of the United Sates Army as an M-1 tank Mechanic.

Jeremy Wilson

Jeremy Wilson

Board Member

Jeremy has been a friend of DCHA for approximately 10 years and a DCHA Board Member since March of 2010.  He has traveled to both Jamaica and Kerala, India on humanitarian efforts. Jeremy is passionate about helping those less fortunate and is looking forward to being part of the DCHA future.

Jeremy has been married for 15 years and has two children.   He currently resides in Lima, Ohio.  He is a 17 year veteran of the electrical industry in which he has spent multiple years as a Project manager for a large electrical contractor and is currently a Sales Engineer at Graybar Electric, a fortune 500 company.

Mike Kover

Mike Kover

Board Member

Mike has been with DCHA since it was started in 1998. Mike has been to Belarus 10 times and Vietnam twice.  Originally from Michigan, Mike is now living in Bozeman, Montana.  Mike has been married to his wife, Katrina, for 32 years.  Mike and Katrina have two sons and daughter in laws, and nine grandchildren.

Mike served in the United States Army in Germany. This started his love for travel abroad.  Mike currently works for Pape’ Material Handling as a service tech.   He is also very active with Boy Scouts of America. He is on the District board and a Cubmaster.   Mike loves to spend time with his family and helping others.

Bob Kuhlman

Bob Kuhlman

Board Member

Bob currently owns his own Construction Supply & Install Business dealing primarily in Replacement Windows, Cabinets and Counter tops. He has also Worked as a Project Manager and CFO for a Small Construction company. Bob also enjoys meeting new people in personal Bible studies, spending time with his wife and family and enjoying football.

Bob has been involved with DCHA since 2009 starting with Humanitarian Aid mission trips to Belarus.  He joined the Board of Directors in 2012. Bob is driven by a personal goal to instill happiness in those that suffer difficult circumstances in their life.  He also loves helping people in need at any location he has the opportunity to visit with DCHA.

Matt Parsley

Matt Parsley

Board Member

Matt has been a board member of DCHA for four years and traveled as a team member to the country of Belarus five times.  He currently travels annually to this location and plans to expand this to other locations in the future.  His primary passions within the mission of DCHA are the prevention and elimination of human trafficking, the care for social orphans, and the development of young families.

Matt resides in Connersville, Indiana with his wife Raechel of thirteen years and his three daughters.  Matt owns/operates three businesses in Connersville and is an accomplished real estate investor.  He enjoys spending time with his family and is an amateur beekeeper.

Matt has ten years of combined experience in the banking and insurance industries.  He serves as a minister of Christ’s Church of Connersville as well as the president of the Hope Center – a 501(c)3 serving south central Indiana through offering a variety of health and wellness services for young men and women.