Our Team

Meet the team that helps make Chair The Love the incredible organizations it is today. The work of our advisory board, directors, and staff help us continue to work towards restoring the right to mobility around the world!

Jason Debono

President

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Glen Mather

Director

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Barbara Welch

Director

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Elinore Larson

Administrator

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Greg Bond

Advisory Board Member

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Nathan Ogden

Advisory Board Member

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Ben Lalikos

Advisory Board Member

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Augie Byllott

Honorary Board Member

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Augie Byllott and a woman talking while she holds a stuffed animal

Honorary Board Member

Augie Byllott

Augie Byllott is a real estate entrepreneur, author, and trainer.  He is the founder of Creating Wealth USA and Common Wealth Trust Services.  Through his training platform and speaking engagements his goal is to raise $1 billion dollars for charity over the next 20 years with his Billion Dollar Challenge.  His goal is to train 10,000 people how to invest in real estate more successfully and invite them to donate $100 per week to the charity of their choice.  He says, “Do the math, it’s simple, and it works!” The best part? God does the bookkeeping!

He’s been involved in mobility issues since donating his first 2 wheelchairs in 2009.  Ten years later he raised enough to donate an entire container (288 chairs).  Since then he and his clients and mastermind members have delivered container loads of chairs to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, the Philippines, and Honduras.

In 2017, Augie became a charter member of the Container Club; a group of entrepreneurs and organizations who are willing to fund a full container load of wheelchairs each year.  He, and his wife Audrey love working with Chair the Love and providing the gift of mobility to those with neither the means nor the access. It is an honor to be able to serve this community. The smiles on the faces of the recipients are among the greatest rewards one can receive.

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Advisory Board Member

Ben Lalikos

Having worked closely in the finance industry with NuView IRA for over 10 years, Ben has had the opportunity to work with the amazing people at Chair the Love to both give and raise funds for an incredibly important cause since its early days.  As an original committee member and participant in The Hero Games in 2013, the first event hosted to raise funds for The Wheel Chair Foundation in Central Florida, he has been a part of the organization’s various races, events and galas to raise funds for the Wheel Chair Foundation.  While he has not had a chance yet to participate in a distribution trip, the stories and videos shared by friends have had a lasting effect on him and his family.  Drawing from past experiences in working with other Central Florida charities, he plans to continue increasing awareness of Chair the Love and the Wheel Chair Foundation, as well as increase the dollars raised to serve those in need both in the Central Florida community and around the world.

 

Nathan Ogden

Advisory Board Member

Nathan Ogden

Nathan Ogden has taught thousands how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their lives. He is a wheelchair athlete, co-creator of the non-profit Chair The Hope, and author of the book Unfrozen and co-authored Resilience and Leadership In Trying Times, both #1 Bestsellers. In 2001, Nathan broke his neck snow skiing leaving him paralyzed and in tremendous pain. Nathan now lives in Boise, Idaho and is married to a beautiful wife with four children. He uses his unique life-changing experiences in overcoming challenges to train a vast variety of groups, from high schools to business executives throughout the country. Nathan’s courage and determination gives hope and power to all who know him and hear his messages.

Nathan has participated personally in many wheelchair distributions, spreading Love through countries like Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, and more. He was the keynote speaker for Chair The Love’s annual gala in 2018 and is fully committed to supporting and growing their cause. Providing mobility and independence for everyone with a different ability fuels the passion and purpose in Nathan’s life.

Greg Bond smiling with a girl in her wheelchair

Advisory Board Member

Greg Bond

Mr. Bond is a successful business owner, real estate broker, and experienced real estate investor. He is active in single family homes, self-storage, and assisted living with real estate holdings in several states. He has rehabbed over 250 single family houses since 2009 in Central Florida. He served in the United States Air Force and earned a B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering from Michigan State University and earned a A.S. Degree in Aviation from Lansing Community College. He serves on the board and as Treasurer of the Central Florida Realty Investors trade organization in Orlando.

He has completed two wheelchair distributions with Chair The Love, one to Guatemala in August of 2015 and the other to Nicaragua in March of 2016. He also designed and set up the obstacle courses for the Hero Games fundraisers in 2013 and 2014

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Administrator

Elinore Larson

Barbara Welch pushing a man in a wheelchair

Director

Barbara Welch

Barbara Welch has always had a passion for volunteering and charity, leading clubs throughout high school and devoting a substantial amount of her time to serving others. After college, she founded her own freelance accounting business, and worked with Nuview before being hired fulltime as their Operational Finance Manager. She first became aware of Chair the Love in 2013 when she attended a fundraiser called the Hero Games. Once she learned more about the organization, she began volunteering to help raise money for the cause. Since then, she has assisted with 5 wheelchair distributions: two in Nicaragua, one in Guatemala, one in Peru, and one in Mexico. Each distribution left her with unforgettable memories filled with heartwarming people and their unique, individual stories.

Barbara has two sons with her husband of 33 years, Joe, as well as two grandchildren.

Glen Mather with an excited man in a wheelchair

Director

Glen Mather

Twelve years ago, Glen was asked to go on a wheelchair distribution trip to Mexico City, and was so moved by the response and joy of the recipients, he decided that he wanted to find a way to help in a larger way.  Through his company, employees, business associates and friends and family, he planned golf tournaments, dinners, author lectures, and hero games to raise funds.  With the kindness and generosity of others, the tribe of people wanting to help grew; so much so, that in 2017 they formed the 501c3, Chair the Love.  Now thousands of chairs have been delivered not just to the neediest in Florida, but also in Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica and Belize.

Glen is also the Founder, President and CEO of NuView IRA, Inc. an Orlando area based Third-Party administrator for self-directed IRAs and retirement plans since 2003. Glen’s organization administers over $1 Billion in client IRA funds from offices in Longwood, FL.

Jason Debono crouched next to a boy in a wheelchair

President

Jason Debono

Since graduating from the University of Central Florida, Jason has acquired 15-years of experience in the self-directed IRA industry. He has served as Director of Business Development, Director of Operations, and Vice President for NuView Trust Company – a self-directed custodian with over $1.4 billion of assets under custody. Now, in his role as President, Jason oversees the day to day activities of the company. He is heavily recruited to speak on podcasts and at national events as a subject matter expert in tax-advantaged investing through retirement accounts. Additionally, Jason has provided continuing education to CPAs, Attorneys, and Real Estate professionals and has been a guest speaker at hundreds of investment events and conferences throughout the United States.

Outside of his role at NuView, Jason serves as Co-founder and President of Chair the Love, a 501(c)(3) organization, which provides wheelchairs and other mobility-related services to those in need.

He currently resides in Central Florida with his wife, Christina, son, Tyler, and daughter, Delaney.