OVP Board of Directors.
Eric is the chair of both OVP and OMS. He is a founder and managing member of Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, and practices in the areas of employee benefits, taxation, tax litigation, and nonprofit law. He serves as President of the Virginia H. Farah Foundation, a private foundation dedicated exclusively to supporting the work of the Orthodox Church. Both as an attorney and a philanthropist, he has assisted hundreds of Orthodox Christian organizations and ministries. He serves on the board of Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry and Orthodox Youth Ministries (OYM), the new youth and young adult Agency of the Assembly of Bishops. He is also a trustee emeritus of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Eric is a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the National Advisory Council of the Wichita State University Endowment Association, and a guest instructor on tax procedure at the University of Kansas School of Law. He holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Wichita State University and a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.
Melissa is on the board of both OVP and OMS. Melissa and her husband Steve, who is the CEO of Kinder Morgan, are the founders of The Saint Constantine School, where Melissa is still active as vice chairman of the board. Steve is currently the board chair. Melissa is also on the board of OYM. Melissa has undergraduate degrees from Iowa State, a master's from Creighton, and a doctorate from Rice University, all in history, as well as a J.D. from the University of Iowa. She recently retired after thirty years at Rice, the last fifteen with an appointment as Centennial Historian. She’s still an active researcher and writer in her academic area, the history of American higher education.
Jon is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Denver. With over 20 years of experience advising one of the nation’s largest closely held corporations and its affiliates, Jon focuses on global M&A tax advisory with respect to both strategic and private equity investments. Jon graduated at the top of his class with his LL.M. (Taxation) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, earned his J.D. from the University of Kansas, and taught tax courses for several years in the Master of Accountancy program at Wichita State University.
Jon de Jong
William is an owner and operator of Vranas and Chioros Real Estate investment brokerage and development firm serving Chicagoland for over 40 years. A graduate of Northwestern University School of Business, he is a Certified Commercial Investment Member of the National Association of Realtors and Realtor Emeritus. A former Board Member of Plaza and Edens Banks of the Metropolitan Bank Group, William is past president of the Hellenic Foundation and currently serves as its Grant Committee Chairman.