Larry Samuels currently serves as Secretary of the H.O.Y.A.S. Board of Directors and has been with the organization since its formation in February 2013. Larry also serves as President of the Board of Directors at Crossroads Community, Inc., a non-profit service and advocacy organization for adults and youth coping with behavioral health and mental illness recovery. Retired since 2012 following almost thirty years as a facilities manager for a large multi-building public library, he currently and for the past seven years works as a substitute teacher in grades pre-school through high school for general and special education and also serves as a Character Counts Coach for middle school students. He is also involved in several capacities at Shrewsbury Parish Episcopal Church and is a volunteer in various local community organizations, including the annual Legacy Day celebration, the Kent County Chapter of NAACP, the Social Action Committee for Racial Justice and Janes United Methodist Church renovation program. Larry served in the Navy as an E-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class operating high pressure steam plants on a destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin during Vietnam and on a destroyer escort circumnavigating Africa and through the Middle East, publishing a collection of short stories based on these experiences. Married to his wife Peg for thirty-two years, they have a son Paul, twenty-two, and a daughter, Rebecca, nineteen.