The Disaster Aid USA Board of Directors

Disaster Aid USA, INC. was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Washington, DC on 6/18/2010. We have received our 501(c)3 status as a public non-profit. All donations to DAUSA are tax deductible.

DAUSA was established by the former ShelterBox USA team in Central Maryland/Washington DC

Disaster Aid USA incorporates the following:

  • Board of Directors- All active Rotarians
  • Advisory Board
  • Paid and Volunteer staff
  • Ambassadors- Volunteers who share the mission of DAUSA with others
  • Disaster Aid Response Team members (DARTs)


DAUSA’s mission is to provide disaster aid and relief world-wide, relying on the Guiding Principles of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test, with a Board of Directors from every Rotarian Zone in the USA. 1/3 of the Board will be up for re-election each year.

DAUSA is an American Rotary project run by Americans. Our disaster tent was designed by DAUSA Executive Director, Larry Agee, a Rotarian in the Sulphur Sunrise Rotary Club in Louisiana.

Disaster Aid USA operates with full transparency, accountability, oversight and professionalism that are expected of genuine Rotary projects.

Disaster Aid USA

Board of Officers – Directors

DAUSA’s mission is to provide disaster aid and relief world-wide, relying on the Guiding Principles of Rotary and the Rotary 4-Way Test, with a Board of Directors from every Rotarian Zone in the USA. 1/3 of the Board will be up for re-election each year.

Wayne R. Beaumier Sr.

Wayne R. Beaumier Sr. is the Chairman of the Board of DAUSA. Past President of two Clubs in Rotary District 5890, Presidential Citation Award winner. He has served 4 times as Assistant Governor, currently serving his third term as District Disaster Chair. Distinguished Service and Community Service Award winner. Club and District 5890 Rotarian of the year.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society Member, Level 2 Bequest Member, Polio Plus Society Member.

IFSR- International Federation of Scouting Rotarians, Wine, Beer and Whiskey Fellowship, Lifetime Member of each.

Disaster Network of Assistance-Rotary Action Group and Water-And- Satiation Rotary Action Group Member DAUSA is an active member of VOAD- Voluntary Organization Active in Disasters, Gulf Coast Chapter.

Wayne is one of the Ambassadors for the Houston, Texas area. As Zone 21b Chairman is in charge of developing 8 Rotary Districts strike teams. Currently the zone has 4 Domestic response trailers and one commercial drying trailer to assist the public in case of natural or man- made disasters. He has been deployed out of the country four times and has logged over 5,000 volunteer hours. “Wherever” and “whenever” he is needed he response.

Wayne was promoted to Chairman of the Board January 2018 and will continue his zone role as well as helping developed domestic response unit members and international DARTS. (Disaster Aid Response Team) He is employed by Standard Safety Equipment Company a USA based manufacture of high end reusable chemical fabrics and chemical clothing. His focus is on refineries and chemical companies that use Sulfuric or Hydrofluoric acid. He has worked there for more than 25 years and mixes Rotary with his work responsibilities as Vice President of Sales and handles all aspects of the company’s distribution networks worldwide. Standard Safety also manufactures Germ Free Chambers that are used in laboratories and universities for research.

Robert R. “Bob” Grill

Robert “Bob” Grill was born and raised in Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1969 he started his own construction company, specializing in residential and commercial building and remodeling and he is still semi-active in his business.

He was invited to become a Rotarian in 1992. He is a past president of his Rotary Club (3 times), 2012-03 District Governor District 7620. In 2009.Invited to and represented D.K. Lee, President of Rotary International at a district conference in L’Aquila, Italy.

He has received many awards for his service to Rotary. Founded, chaired and worked on many club service projects. Served as manager, coordinator of his club fund-raiser for 12 years (preparing and selling food and drinks at the FedEx field during Redskin football games and other stadium events. On the district level has served 7-1/2 years as the treasurer of the Chesapeake President Elect Training Seminar. Aide to five RI Presidents and six RI Presidents Representatives. During his years as a Rotarian he has served on several district committees, (annual-fund, permanent fund, Rotaract, RYLA). In 2015 received the Rotary International Service Above Self Award. Through his membership and leadership in Rotary, his service is known locally, nationally and internationally.

Bob was honored as one of the Prince Georges County’s Real Heroes at the 2001 annual Prince George’s County Chapter of the American Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast. His hands-on-style is evident when building ramps for the handicapped and making a boy afflicted with Cerebral Palsy and “employee for a day” and giving the boy a ride in his construction company dump truck and Bob-cat. Bob’s heartwarming caring stretches abroad, internationally, helping to raise funds to purchase needed medical equipment for reconstructive facial surgery for children in South America, he truly acts generously in the heart of need.

In 2010 he was one of the three founders of Disaster Aid USA. He is the past board chairman, current president and CEO of Disaster Aid USA, a 501-c3 registered charity (a Rotary Club Project of the Prince Georges County Rotary Club) that provides disaster relief and humanitarian aid when disasters strikes, natural or man-made, DAUSA is run and managed by American Rotarians throughout the U.S. Supported by Rotarians, non-Rotarians, Rotary Clubs, Businesses, and Grants.

Since 2010 DAUSA has deployed and provided aid and assistance to those in need following domestic disasters in; Alabama, Louisiana, North East USA, Oklahoma, Colorado, IL, Arkansas, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia, Florida, Puerto Rico, BVI, Hawaii and North Carolina.

Bob has been married 60 years and has three children, he is a family man believing in family values, and he enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking.

Dr. William “Bill” DuBoyce

Dr. William “Bill” DuBoyce is representing Rotary Zone 33. Bill is also the Vice Chairman of the DAUSA Board of Directors. Bill is a Past President of the Bladensburg, Maryland Rotary Club and he is still a member there. Bill attended Howard University College of Medicine and he is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician. He is presently a Physician at Medstar. In addition to being a very active Rotarian and a supporter of Disaster Aid USA, Bill is the President of the Friends of the National Ballet. Bill brings a solid Rotarian background to our Board of Directors.

Tore Knos

Tore Knos is a Venice California resident and is a board member representing zone 26. He is a DART (Disaster Team Response Team) member and has been deployed to South Sudan, Malaysia, Philippines, Bahamas, and Dominica. Tore has a PhD in Public Administration from the University of Georgia and has taught construction management at the university level. He has licenses in construction and plumbing in addition of being a ICC certified code inspector in all facets of residential construction. He has written one book titled The Shi**y Little Book on urine diverting dehydrating toilets on how to provide fertilizer and sanitation to rural areas.

Tore is a Rotarian who is the past President of North Atlanta Rotary and is a graduate of the Rotary leadership institute. He became a Paul Harris fellow in 2010, Rotarian Humanitarian Star Award in 2016, club Rotarian of the year in 2010, and the David Chow Foundation humanitarian award in 2017.

Russ is a member of the Cheat Lake Rotary in Morgantown, West
Virginia. He has been a member of the Cheat Lake club since 2006. Russ
joined Rotary in 1982 and was a member of the Rotary Club of College
Park, Maryland. Russell is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute.
He served as club president in club year 1996-1997. Russ has served on
and chaired many club and district committees. He served District 7620
as Assistant Governor in 2002-2003 and 2004-2005. He also was District
7620 Club Service Director. Currently Russ chairs the Rotary District
7545 Disaster Relief Committee.
Russ is a retired from Verizon Communications Company, where
he managed outside plant engineering and construction in Washington,
DC, and the adjacent counties in Maryland.
Russ and his wife Lois reside in Morgantown, West Virginia. They
have been married over 50 years and have 1 daughter and 2 sons and 4
Russ and Lois volunteer a large amount of their free time traveling
to Rotary clubs, conferences and disasters providing relief and
promoting Disaster Aid USA.

Arthur Hodge

Arthur Hodge is representing Rotary Zone 34. Arthur joined The Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise in April of 2002. He has served on many committees of the club and has perfect attendance since joining. He has served on the Club’s Board for seven years and was Club President in 2008-2009. After serving as President, Arthur was the District 6930 Area 7 Assistant Governor for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. As an RLI Discussion Leader he has facilitated Parts 1, 2 and 3 in both Florida and the Caribbean.

District 6930 duties have included: Governor 2013-14, District Trainer, Caribbean Partnership, Finance Committee, and District Conference Committee for four years including its Conference Chair for 2012. Arthur is a Paul Harris Society member with multiple Paul Harris Awards. He has attended five International Conferences, Zone Seminars, six Multi-District P.E.T.S., visited four countries for the purpose of Humanitarian Projects and has taken an active part in many District meetings and Conferences. Currently Arthur is District Paul Harris Society Chair, District RLI Director 2015-16, Zone 34 Director of the Caribbean Partnership.

Arthur attended East Tennessee State University, Brevard Community College and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS in Business Administration. Work experience includes a ten-year stint with Trans World Airlines in Florida and New York. After his airline career, he has worked in another form of transportation. He is currently the Owner/Manager of an Agency serving the trucking industry. Arthur provides long-distance truck transportation for refrigerated and frozen food products in the United States and Canada.

Arthur and Brenda enjoy traveling in their spare time. They recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They have two sons, both of whom live in Vero Beach. They are happy to share most of their available time with their three Grandchildren, all girls.

More coming soon about our other Rotarian Board Members: Mary Dudley, Secretary, and Lisa Walsh, Treasurer.