Kansas Honor Flight Board of Directors
The Kansas Honor Flight is a 501c3 organization. It is staffed by an all-volunteer workforce, including the Board of Directors. Members of the Board work relentlessly to ensure that all Kansas veterans who apply are scheduled and that all of the needs are met for every veteran & guardian during their trip.
Mike VanCampen, President
Mike has served on the board since Kansas Honor Flight formed in 2012. Besides serving as a flight leader, he and his wife, Connie, lead the planning and coordination of each flight. They reside in Turon, Kansas where they were owners/operators of an agribusiness for many years.
Lowell Downey, Vice President
Lowell and his wife, Betty, reside in Hutchinson. Lowell is retired from a career in agribusiness. He also travels as a flight leader and makes many presentations to promote Kansas Honor Flight.
Dan Drake, Treasurer
Dan has his CPA business located in Hutchinson, He along with his wife, Karen, oversee the financial affairs of Kansas Honor Flight. Dan and Karen both have served many times as flight leaders.
Evon Smith, Secretary
Evon resides in Topeka and has been involved with Kansas Honor Flight since 2012. She is a registered nurse and frequently works with veterans within her community. Evon has traveled as medical advisor on multiple flights and is currently serving as board secretary.
Rosemary, our western Kansas representative, was privileged to escort her WWII veteran father on his Honor Flight. He was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. She has a dedicated support team in Garden City, especially her husband, Rick, who has helped put on a very successful January Chile Feed fundraiser since 2010. Rosemary has served on numerous flights as a flight leader.
Jeff has been involved with Kansas Honor Flight since 2014. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he moved to Wichita, KS, working full time in the aviation industry. Jeff and his wife Liz are both very involved supporting Honor Flight functions including tracking inventory and serve as flight leaders.
Tom joined our board of directors in 2013. He and his wife, Leta, have traveled with his father-in-law on an Honor Flight. He served our country in the Navy during the Vietnam War era and is a member of Wichita’s American Legion Post #4. He is employed by the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor in and around Wichita. He also travels as a flight leader.
Jean and her husband, Pat, reside in Lillis, Kansas. Following graduation from K-State, she was a registered nurse for 35 years before becoming involved with Kansas Honor Flight. She assists on all flights as one of our flight coordinators plus she and Pat often travel as flight leaders.
Kenny is a Vietnam War veteran, Commander of Wichita’s American Legion Post 4 and is ready, willing, and able to help all Veterans. He and his wife, Cindy, also have served as Flight Leaders and are very involved in fund raising activities.