Board Members – Past and Present
Dan Dubell, President
Born: July 15, 1961 in Baltimore, MD
Graduated: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Dan Dubell is the President and founder of International CARE, Inc. In March of 2001, God touched Dan’s heart with the idea to start a foundation that would provide resources to families who are seeking to adopt international children from orphanages. Since that time, the foundation has become fully functional and has succeeded in helping many children to be adopted into loving families. This foundation operates with very little overhead and its only “employees” are volunteers. This allows I CARE to help more families with their adoption expenses and give more orphans a loving home.
In addition to his work with I CARE, Dan is also a full-time businessman. In January of 2004 Dan purchased a small struggling embroidery business that has since stabilized and grown to a respected provider of Apparel and Promotional goods to many impressive clients www.thelogoshop.biz . Prior to going into business for himself, Dan was the Director of Operations for Aarsand & Company, a family owned and operated business, specializing in the management of over 50 Taco Bell, KFC, & Pizza Hut restaurants. Dan worked in the fast food industry since he was 15 years old with only brief gaps for other ventures, such as working in the floral industry, both wholesale and retail, owning his own Numismatic business, and owning his own candy fundraising business.
Dan was involved in Youth Ministry for 6 years from 1980 to 1986 and also served on the Pastoral staff at Grace Community Church in Kingsville, Maryland for ten years from January 1994 through December of 2003.
Dan and his wife Kathy were married in 1985 and have 8 children, the youngest of which they adopted from China.
Tracy Smith, Secretary
Born: May 14, 1970 in Baltimore, MD
Essex Community College
Major: Business and Marketing
Tracy Smith serves on the Board of Directors of International Care, Inc. as both the Secretary and an adoptive mother. Her full time career is that of a stay-at-home Mommy for her two children, both of whom were adopted from Moscow, Russia. Stephen Aleksandr is 4 1/2 and was adopted in 1999 and Abigail Lana is 20 months and was adopted in 2002. Her other role on the home front is to serve and support her husband, Matthew, who is a pastor at Grace Community Church in Kingsville, Maryland.
In 2002, she began homeschooling her son Stephen and hopes to continue to homeschool both of her children through the elementary and middle-school years. She remains very involved in her local church through serving in the children’s ministry, teaching in the pre-school class at the homeschool co-op group, as well as helping out with some administrative duties for the church office.
Prior to becoming a mother, Tracy served as an administrative assistant for her local church, Grace Community, where her husband serves on the pastoral team. Before she was offered her “dream job” at Grace Community Church, she worked for five years at a small, successful company where she learned many important skills that would later be of great service to her work at Grace Community.
Tracy has always had a passion for missions and has traveled to serve in various ways to places such as Nicaragua, New Mexico, Jamaica (not the tourist parts!), Lebanon, and most recently she visited her dear missionary friend in Amman, Jordan. Through seeing the plight of children and the immense poverty in many of these places, she and her husband developed a desire to adopt a child internationally. After much research and counsel, Tracy and Matt proceeded with a Russian adoption. In June of 1999 they traveled to Moscow Russia to adopt their son Stephen Aleksandr who was 13 months at the time. The experience was life changing for them and while in Russia, they knew that they would be back again for a second adoption. With their hearts set on a little girl, they returned as a family (Stephen went with them) just three years later in April 2002 to adopt 11 month year old Abigail Lana. Through spending over 4 weeks in Russia as a result of their two adoptions, and learning and seeing the great needs first hand, Tracy’s passion for international adoption has only increased. Over the last several years she has had the opportunity to assist many people with their adoption plans by answering questions, sharing her experiences, and just being available to them via phone or email. Serving on the board of I CARE is a true privilege for her and she is thrilled that she has an opportunity to serve alongside of others with a passion to see orphans adopted into loving families.
Tracy and her husband, Matt, were married in 1994 and have 2 children.
George Scheeler, Treasurer
Born: December 16, 1958 in Baltimore, MD
James Madison University
BBA: Management BBA: Marketing Minor: Economics
The College of William & Mary
George Scheeler has spent the last 25-years in the financial services industry. George spent 10 years at Citibank in Finance and Credit launching the CHOICE card, the fastest growing product for the credit card giant. He then moved to FTI Consulting where he over saw the successful IPO effort for the legal and business consulting company. For seven years, he was the Adjunct Professor of Banking with the Loyola College of Maryland Graduate School of Business where he received a Distinguished Instructor Award. In 1996, George joined Freedom Federal Credit Union where he oversaw a complete face-lift of the organization. The financial institution quickly became the fastest growing credit union in the state of Maryland. It was also citied in 2001 as the best place to bank by the Harford Business Ledger and in Fast Company Magazine for its progressive strategy and leadership principles.
George has spent the last several years in the real estate industry, in the areas of finance, home building and development. George is currently the CFO of Fort Maier Homes.
In 1981, George completed the Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA. In 1982, George was published in Trust Investments, an industry periodical. His article on the Gold Standard was cited in the Baltimore Sun by Financial columnist Julius Westheimer.
In 2001, George was ordained as an Elder at his church, Grace Community Church in Kingsville, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. He is involved administratively and with their youth ministry. He has coached both club and high school baseball, winning league championships in 2000 and 2001.
George and his wife, Martha, were married in 1980 and have 4 children and one grandchild.
William E. Hancock, Public Affairs
Many orphans have benefited from the contributions of this dear man…Bill you will be sorely missed!