Board of Directors
Bob Swaback is President and co-founder of Mitchell Swaback Charities, Inc. (2004). Bob and his wife Gaye founded MSC, Inc. after the sudden loss of their son Mitch. Originally from Chicago, Bob has relocated to Phoenix where he resides with his wife. Bob is C.E.O. of Just Rite Acoustics, Inc. Elk Grove, Illinois. He has also served on the board for “Walk in the Word” radio ministry and has also served in church leadership for the last 20 years at Harvest Bible Chapels.
Brad Swaback is a founding member of the Mitchell Swaback Charities, Inc. (2004) and current President of Just Rite Acoustics, Inc., a company that provides interior acoustical finishes to the construction industry. Brad resides in the Chicago area with his wife and family. Brad’s passion to serve others also expands to borders outside of the US in the country of Haiti by addressing the childhood trauma suffered by children in orphanages. The focus is to reveal a child’s self-worth by developing Individual Life Plans so that they may overcome their life circumstances and become healthy, successful adults when they age out of their orphanage.
Gaye Swaback is co-founder of the Mitchell Swaback Charities, Inc. and lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Bob. As Mitchell’s mom she has continued to honor Mitchell’s memory and legacy by dedicating her life to the service of others. Gaye continues to work weekly at the Harvest Compassion Center Phoenix serving our guest with their physical and spiritual needs.
Yadira Davis has been a volunteer at the Harvest Compassion Center since 2012 and joined the board of directors in 2014. She is a follower of Christ, married, mother to three boys. She is originally from the Chicagoland area and has been in Phoenix for the past 5 years. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and works part-time doing psychiatric consultations in surrounding area hospitals. Professionally, she has worked with individuals suffering from mental illness for over 12 years and has a passion for serving those in need.
Walt Rohde III
Walt Rohde III has served at the Harvest Compassion Center since 2012 and as a MSC board member since 2015. Walt loves serving on the board of directors, surrounded by believers who have the same desires to serve others as Jesus has taught us. Walt has expressed that serving on MSC’s board has given me more desire to think of others before myself in showing them love and compassion; as my heart continues to grow for those who walk through the Harvest Compassion Centers doors. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Walt worked in the construction field for over 30 years. Moving to Phoenix in 2008, Walt currently works for Arizona Limousines in Phoenix, Arizona. Walt enjoys the outdoor life in Arizona enjoying daily hikes and bike riding.
Carol Augustine has served at the Harvest Compassion Center since 2015 and became a board member in 2019. Carol has a heart to serve those who are facing any kind of social injustice including the refugee and immigrant populations of our community. Carol serves on various HCC Advisory committees as well as, serves weekly at our Phoenix location. Co-owner of Sonoran Farms LLC and Augustine Woods Development, Carol and her husband continue to focus on their real estate ventures. Carol is an avid horse enthusiast and resides in Phoenix with her husband and daughter.
Kim Fleming has been a volunteer and Advisory Committee member at the Harvest Compassion Center since 2012 and a board member since 2019. She is a follower of Christ, married for 20 years, and a mother to two children, a daughter Abagail and son Eliason. She and her husband are both natives of Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University in Marriage Family Studies. She has taught kindergarten for the past 5 years and is currently working as an Administrative Assistant at a local school. She loves spending time with her family and serving the community she lives in.
Jim Friedkin is no stranger to MSC, Inc. In MSC’s early years Jim served on our board for several years. Jim resides in Chicago and has over twenty-five years of Insurance experience with Chartered Life. For the past 15 years Jim currently works in the hospitality industry. Jim has been involved with many ministries, nonprofits and local churches for most of his adult life. Jim and his wife Jeri Lou continue to be huge advocates for those who are in need and have both helped run fundraising runs benefiting MSC projects.