Steve Huff – Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors Steve is an entrepreneur and start up specialist who is passionate about innovation and new technology. With over a dozen start-ups to his credit he has significant experience growing companies in both Australia and the US. In 2001, he co-founded Typefi Systems, now a world leader in automated publishing technology. As CEO, he led the Company through the start-up phase and through commercialisation. In 2005, Steve was named one of America’s most Innovative CEO’s by Forbes Radio and continued to move into new technologies. In 2008, Steve launched Sixty Second Parent with five related websites, a book series and magazine sales in the US. In 2012 he was appointed as CEO/Managing Director of Doble Telescopic Lighting Pty Ltd. Now called The Doble Group. Steve has travelled extensively in Africa and the developing world working to fight energy poverty. In 2013 he formed a partnership with the UNHCR to test solar technology in refugee camps and authored the summary report for members of the UNHCR shelter committee. In 2014 he launched the Lighting Malawi Initiative to bring solar lighting solutions to medical clinics, schools and homes to Malawi, one of the world's most undeveloped and impoverished countries. Steve holds a Masters Degree in Business and Organizational Development from Western Carolina University and a B.A. in History from Greensboro College. Steve lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia with his two children, Katie and Riley and his partner Jacquii. 

Steve Huff – Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

Steve is an entrepreneur and start up specialist who is passionate about innovation and new technology. With over a dozen start-ups to his credit he has significant experience growing companies in both Australia and the US. In 2001, he co-founded Typefi Systems, now a world leader in automated publishing technology. As CEO, he led the Company through the start-up phase and through commercialisation. In 2005, Steve was named one of America’s most Innovative CEO’s by Forbes Radio and continued to move into new technologies. In 2008, Steve launched Sixty Second Parent with five related websites, a book series and magazine sales in the US. In 2012 he was appointed as CEO/Managing Director of Doble Telescopic Lighting Pty Ltd. Now called The Doble Group. Steve has travelled extensively in Africa and the developing world working to fight energy poverty. In 2013 he formed a partnership with the UNHCR to test solar technology in refugee camps and authored the summary report for members of the UNHCR shelter committee. In 2014 he launched the Lighting Malawi Initiative to bring solar lighting solutions to medical clinics, schools and homes to Malawi, one of the world's most undeveloped and impoverished countries. Steve holds a Masters Degree in Business and Organizational Development from Western Carolina University and a B.A. in History from Greensboro College. Steve lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia with his two children, Katie and Riley and his partner Jacquii. 

Olson Huff, MD, FAAP – Board Member, Executive Director Olson is a pediatrician, child advocate, founder of the Olson Huff Center for Child Development and the founding medical director of Mission Children’s Hospital. He was instrumental in the development of health care resources, such as the “Toothbus," that provide care for underserved children in rural western North Carolina. He is chair of the board of directors for the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, chair of the Health Committee of the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Pavillion International and chair of the governance committee of the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs. He is the immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs and a current member of the Committee of Forum management Committees for the Academy of Pediatrics. He is a veteran of the USAF, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a jogger and an avid reader of US History. Olson and his wife of 51 years, Marylyn, live in Black Mountain, NC, and have three sons and four growing grandchildren.

Olson Huff, MD, FAAP – Board Member, Executive Director

Olson is a pediatrician, child advocate, founder of the Olson Huff Center for Child Development and the founding medical director of Mission Children’s Hospital. He was instrumental in the development of health care resources, such as the “Toothbus," that provide care for underserved children in rural western North Carolina. He is chair of the board of directors for the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, chair of the Health Committee of the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union Board of Directors, a member of the Board of Pavillion International and chair of the governance committee of the North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs. He is the immediate past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs and a current member of the Committee of Forum management Committees for the Academy of Pediatrics. He is a veteran of the USAF, a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a jogger and an avid reader of US History. Olson and his wife of 51 years, Marylyn, live in Black Mountain, NC, and have three sons and four growing grandchildren.

Chuck Wilson, MD, FAAP – Board Member Chuck is first and foremost a generalist pediatrician and child advocate. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and MD from the University of Virginia in 1974.  After a pediatric internship at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, he entered the US Navy to pay back a scholarship commitment. He served as a general medical officer at Camp LeJeune from 1975 to 1977. Then he returned to the University of North Carolina to complete his residency, serving a chief resident year in 1980. Dr. Willson then entered private practice with Greenville Pediatric Services, Inc., becoming an owner in 1982. In 1996, he led the development of a physician-led primary care medical home project for NC Medicaid patients in Pitt County. He served as part-time medical director for the Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina for 12 years, growing the program from one county with 12,500 patients to 27 counties with 122,000 patients. In 1999, Chuck left private practice to become a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where he currently serves as the Director of the Center for Children with Complex and Chronic Conditions. Chuck has served in leadership roles in the North Carolina Pediatric Society, rising to president in 2002 and the North Carolina Medical Society, serving as president in 2005. He currently is a delegate from NCMS to the AMA, and served eight years on the AMA Council on Medical Service. He has been a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine since 2000 and served on its Board of Directors until 2014. He and his wife of 42 years, Wendy, have three daughters and two grandsons.

Chuck Wilson, MD, FAAP – Board Member

Chuck is first and foremost a generalist pediatrician and child advocate. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and MD from the University of Virginia in 1974.  After a pediatric internship at North Carolina Memorial Hospital, he entered the US Navy to pay back a scholarship commitment. He served as a general medical officer at Camp LeJeune from 1975 to 1977. Then he returned to the University of North Carolina to complete his residency, serving a chief resident year in 1980. Dr. Willson then entered private practice with Greenville Pediatric Services, Inc., becoming an owner in 1982. In 1996, he led the development of a physician-led primary care medical home project for NC Medicaid patients in Pitt County. He served as part-time medical director for the Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina for 12 years, growing the program from one county with 12,500 patients to 27 counties with 122,000 patients. In 1999, Chuck left private practice to become a clinical professor of pediatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University where he currently serves as the Director of the Center for Children with Complex and Chronic Conditions. Chuck has served in leadership roles in the North Carolina Pediatric Society, rising to president in 2002 and the North Carolina Medical Society, serving as president in 2005. He currently is a delegate from NCMS to the AMA, and served eight years on the AMA Council on Medical Service. He has been a member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine since 2000 and served on its Board of Directors until 2014. He and his wife of 42 years, Wendy, have three daughters and two grandsons.

David Huff  – Volunteer, Communications/Multimedia David Huff is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. He executive produced the feature film “Country Remedy” which won the Spirit Award at the International Family Film festival in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared in juried shows such as the Carolina’s Got Art juried exhibition at Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC (2013). He was a finalist in the Canon Imagin8tion Project with Ron Howard (2011) and he took second place in the The Light Factory's 24 Hour Block Project. (2013). His work has appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal, Elephant Journal, Hispanic Executive and Today's Charlotte Woman. His work has also been featured by the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. He is a member of the board of directors of The Light Factory for photography and film in Charlotte, NC. David is a graduate of George Mason University. He holds a graduate degree in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. An avid outdoorsman, David enjoys hiking and mountain biking. When not on a trail or taking pictures, he can be found listening to live music and sampling craft beers. David lives in Asheville, NC. 

David Huff  – Volunteer, Communications/Multimedia

David Huff is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer. He executive produced the feature film “Country Remedy” which won the Spirit Award at the International Family Film festival in Los Angeles, CA. His work has appeared in juried shows such as the Carolina’s Got Art juried exhibition at Elder Gallery in Charlotte, NC (2013). He was a finalist in the Canon Imagin8tion Project with Ron Howard (2011) and he took second place in the The Light Factory's 24 Hour Block Project. (2013). His work has appeared in the Charlotte Business Journal, Elephant Journal, Hispanic Executive and Today's Charlotte Woman. His work has also been featured by the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. He is a member of the board of directors of The Light Factory for photography and film in Charlotte, NC. David is a graduate of George Mason University. He holds a graduate degree in Mythology and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. An avid outdoorsman, David enjoys hiking and mountain biking. When not on a trail or taking pictures, he can be found listening to live music and sampling craft beers. David lives in Asheville, NC.