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Board of Directors

John Stagliano

John Stagliano


John joined the board in 2016 as board chairman and treasurer, but his involvement with aym began indirectly back in 2001, when his daughter Amy went on a short-term mission trip to the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Amy returned in one capacity or another for the next 6 years, but John's first trip to the Whiteriver community was in 2004 with his other daughter Ali and then again, in 2005, with his son, Nick. In 2007, while living in Jacksonville, FL, he and his wife, Laura, welcomed their "native son," Rainey Bourke, from Whiteriver into their family and he's been a part of it ever since. John is a 1983 graduate of the US Naval Academy and earned a Vanderbilt MBA in finance in 1991. He spent 8 years on active duty in the us navy and 21 years in corporate finance working for Procter & Gamble and then Coach Leatherware. He has been working in education field for the last five years and is currently a special education teacher working for Greenville county schools in South Carolina. He and Laura have been married for 32+ years and have three adult children/two grandchildren of their own.

Dr. Billy Myers

Dr. Billy Myers practiced large animal veterinary medicine in northeast Georgia for 34 years. He and his
wife, Lee, both fell in love with the White Mountain Apache people when they participated in a Christian
Veterinary Mission (CVM) mission trip to the Reservation in 2006. Since that time, Billy has led and
served on numerous CVM short term mission teams to the Apache Reservation, and through that work
maintains long-term relationships with people on the Reservation and the Pinetop-Lakeside area. It was
on those short-term mission trips that he met Ron Everingham and became involved with Apache Youth
Ministry (AYM). Billy became a CVM Associate in 2015 and God uses him to encourage veterinary
students and professionals in Eastern Europe and create Christian clubs in veterinary schools. He has
been active in the missions committee of his home church, First Baptist Church in Monroe, Georgia since
retirement in 2013. He joined the AYM Board in January 2022.


Eileen Hill is an enrolled member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe from the McNary community.  She joined the board in June 2016 with a passion to serve her tribe and the youth of our Apache Nation.  For the past 7 years, she has lived in Baltimore, MD and has worked for Kennedy Krieger Institute providing specialized child care for families experiencing homelessness.  Prior to moving to Baltimore, she attended Global Frontier Missions in Atlanta, GA serving among refugee families.  Her education background is in Early Childhood Education and she spent most of her young adult life working for tribal education programs.  Eileen was married in February and is moving to Northern California to serve among the Native peoples there.

Bryon Brock 

Roger Scarbro

Roger came to the Lord in Akron, OH. in 1975. He is the Director of American Indian Missions, Inc. ( and serves as a Teaching Assistant at Indian Bible College of Flagstaff, AZ. ( He graduated from Moody Bible Institute and Indian Bible College. Currently he is taking Intercultural Master’s Degree Studies online. He has forty years of ordained ministry experience, thirty-five of them on the San Carlos Apache, OK. Choctaw, Navajo, and Zuni Pueblo Indian Reservations. His passion is disciple-making,  training Native American leadership for reservation churches, and learning about Native American history and culture. He came on the board of AYM in 2021. Roger learned of AYM through youth ministry networking with the Brocks and AYM when he was serving at Zuni, NM. with youth. He and his wife Kathy live in Vanderwagen, NM. which is only a short couple of hours from the White Mountain Apache Reservation. Kathy is a long-time Special Ed. teacher in Gallup, NM. They have four grown children and five grandchildren.



Denise High joined the Board as Treasurer in March 2019. She graduated cum laude from Trinity University in San Antonio with a degree in French. She has worked in accounting/administration for over 40 years, with a four-year break to serve on active duty as an Army signal officer and an eight-year stint as a legal assistant in Kansas City. Originally from Texas, she and her husband currently live in Maryland where Howard works for the Army as a DOD civilian and Denise is working in premium tax accounting for an excess/surplus lines insurance wholesaler. Baptized in 1993, Denise has made a number of trips to the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation, both on mission through her church and individually to assist in accounting/administrative tasks. She is the blessed mother of two: Katja High, who was an AYM intern and continues to mentor WMA youth; and Lincoln High, who went home to be with his Lord in 2011.  “In Christ, all will be made alive.” 1 Corinthians 15:22.

Seth Harkins 

Seth Harkins joined the board in...

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