Our Board

Chris Burgin, Chair

Chris is the founder and Executive Director of Allies


Yuri Trushin, Secretary

Yuri is an Eastern European artist and journalist from Moscow, living in Burleson, Texas. He is the secretary for AiYD


Stan Blacklock, Treasurer

Stan is the President of United Paramount Tax Group in Arlington, Texas and acts as the AiYD Treasurer


David Cook

Texas State Representative


Robert Heafner


Sammie Bell

Sammie is retired from AT&T. She travelled with AiYD to Eastern Europe in 2012