About the JNF

 

We exist to honor the life of Josh Neuman and to continue his legacy of charitable giving, service and encouraging others to LiveAGoodStory

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to honor the life of Josh Neuman by providing the basic needs of clean water, food and shelter to underserved communities and to inspire a new generation of people to leave the planet a better place than we found it.

Vision Statement

It is our vision at the JNF to honor the charitable goals of Josh Neuman, who dreamed of a world where even the less fortunate had their basic needs met in order to pursue their passions and reach their full potential.

CO-FOUNDERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Neuman, Kristin Neuman and Daniel Neuman

J. Christopher Neuman MD has been a physician for 30+ years and works as a “locum tenens” emergency physician, practicing in underserved areas throughout the country.  He brings a strong athletic background, competing in numerous endurance sports including 3 ironmans, and a 50 mile Bull Run.  He previously has been a level 1 USA triathlon coach and level 3 USA cycling coach.  He and his family have been on numerous mission trips to Central America and currently serves on the Board of Directors of RunningWorks, a local charity, that serves the homeless in the Charlotte area.  Despite a father wishing to inspire his children, he feels that Josh reversed those roles, and has become an inspiration to him.  He wishes to continue Josh’s charitable legacy, to inspire others to live out their passions and to “LiveAGoodStory.”

 

Kristin Neuman is a clinical staff pharmacist for Novant Health for the past 23 years. She is a native Virginia girl but has lived the last 24 years in Charlotte, NC. She studied at Medical College of Virginia graduating with BS in Pharmacy. She continued her education at The Ohio State University, completing a Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology. She is passionate about helping people through medicine and exercise. She considers her highest calling to be a mother to Josh and Daniel. Raising two boys has been her greatest honor and achievement. Kristin wishes to continue the heart of Josh through this foundation. His passion and love of humankind, through his acts of service, spread light into the world. His desire to “help people all over the world” with access to clean water, food and shelter is the basis for this foundation. Her prayer is that, with God’s blessing and the support of others, we can see Josh’s dream become a reality.

 

J. Christopher Neuman MD has been a physician for 30+ years and works as a “locum tenens” emergency physician, practicing in underserved areas throughout the country.  He brings a strong athletic background, competing in numerous endurance sports including 3 ironmans, and a 50 mile Bull Run. He previously has been a level 1 USA triathlon coach and level 3 USA cycling coach. He and his family have been on numerous mission trips to Central America and currently serves on the Board of Directors of RunningWorks, a local charity, that serves the homeless in the Charlotte area. Despite a father wishing to inspire his children, he feels that Josh reversed those roles, and has become an inspiration to him. He wishes to continue Josh’s charitable legacy, to inspire others to live out their passions and to “LiveAGoodStory.”

 

Kristin Neuman is a clinical staff pharmacist for Novant Health for the past 23 years. She is a native Virginia girl but has lived the last 24 years in Charlotte, NC. She studied at Medical College of Virginia graduating with a BS in Pharmacy. She continued her education at The Ohio State University completing a Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology. She is passionate about helping people through medicine and exercise. She considers her highest calling to be a mother to Josh and Daniel. Raising two boys has been her greatest honor and achievement.
Kristin wishes to continue the heart of Josh through his foundation. His passion and love of humankind, through his acts of service, spread light into the world. His desire to “help people all over the world” with access to clean water, food and shelter is the basis for his foundation. Her prayer is that, with God’s blessing and the support of others, we can see Josh’s dream become a reality.

Daniel Neuman currently attends NC State University and is actively pursuing a degree in business management. He is very passionate about music and fitness. Growing up with Josh, they constantly shared interests and helping other people was one of them. His goals for this foundation are to share Josh’s vision and hopefully inspire other people to Live a Good Story.  He is aiming to live out their shared interest of helping people through providing access to clean water, food and shelter.

 

OFFICERS

ZACH LUTERMAN

President

BIO:
Mr. Luterman brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial expertise in capacities ranging from real estate, investments, marketing and preventative health care. He has a long-tenured background of Board leadership, along with non-profit strategic planning and fundraising. His efforts have been recognized with dozens of local and national awards for excellence across a diverse range of categories. Mr. Luterman is married with two girls, two huskies, one Italian greyhound- all residing in Dallas, TX. He is an avid triathlete, competing in over 100 triathlons and duathlons around the U.S. and world, while earning qualifications for Team USA in national and world championships. Mr. Luterman holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in molecular biology and psychology with honors, as well as minors in Spanish and genetics.

Relationship to Josh:
I bonded with Josh the moment I met him at UNC Chapel Hill. I taught him in my Entrepreneurship class while serving as a mentor for him throughout his journey and numerous business ventures. We had many beers together strategizing about his exponential platform and how he could make the greatest impact with all his passions. More than a mentor, Josh will always hold a special place in my heart, will always be a dear friend and I will always be one of his biggest fans. It is an honor to champion his causes, wanting to help impact the world in a manner with which Josh would be proud.

Goals for JNF:
My personal goal for the Josh Neuman Foundation is to honor Josh and his family by leading our team through many chapters continuing Josh’s ambitious goals of creating a global charitable platform which truly will not just bring awareness to, but will significantly impact the many causes close to his heart from homelessness, to hunger, to clean water and to planet preservation. Together, we will continue to expand our footprint, welcome other passionate leaders to our team, and proudly live our own good story like Josh. #LiveAGoodStory/#LiveLikeJosh

BIO:
Mr. Luterman brings over 25 years of entrepreneurial expertise in capacities ranging from real estate, investments, marketing and preventative health care. He has a long-tenured background of Board leadership, along with non-profit strategic planning and fundraising. His efforts have been recognized with dozens of local and national awards for excellence across a diverse range of categories. Mr. Luterman is married with two girls, two huskies, one Italian greyhound- all residing in Dallas, TX. He is an avid triathlete, competing in over 100 triathlons and duathlons around the U.S. and world, while earning qualifications for Team USA in national and world championships. Mr. Luterman holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in molecular biology and psychology with honors, as well as minors in Spanish and genetics.

Relationship to Josh:
I bonded with Josh the moment I met him at UNC Chapel Hill. I taught him my Entrepreneurship class while serving as a mentor for him throughout his journey and numerous business ventures. We had many beers together strategizing about his exponential platform and how he could make the greatest impact with all his passions. More than a mentor, Josh will always hold a special place in my heart, will always be a dear friend and I will always be one of his biggest fans. It is an honor to champion his causes, wanting to help impact the world in a manner with which Josh would be proud.

Goals for JNF:
My personal goal for the Josh Neuman Foundation is to honor Josh and his family by leading our team through many chapters continuing Josh’s ambitious goals of creating a global charitable platform which truly will not just bring awareness to, but will significantly impact the many causes close to his heart from homelessness, to hunger, to clean water and to planet preservation. Together, we will continue to expand our footprint, welcome other passionate leaders to our team, and proudly live our own good story like Josh. #LiveAGoodStory/#LiveLikeJosh

ARIANA LUTERMAN

Secretary/Treasurer

BIO:
Ariana is a triathlete, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.  She has been an elite triathlete for over 10 years and has competed in high-profile races all over the country.  Ariana also started her non-profit, Team Ariana, at 12 years old, focused on benefitting homeless children.  During each chapter of Ariana’s life, she aspired to impact millions by enhancing nutrition lableling to meet macro-level understanding, helping to globalize sustainable farming practices, and providing solutions for the epidemic of childhood obesity.  She has a degree in English concentrated in Scientific Literature and Medicine, and minors in Entrepreneurship and Food Science from the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Relationship to Josh:
Josh and I met during our freshman year of college.  We both immediatley recongnized our friendship was special, but little did we know what our future together held.  We bonded through our love of adventure, along with our joint desires to impact the world in a positive manner.  We were dreamers, those who saw the world as it could be, rather than as it is.  We made each other feel heard and seen, and we pushed each other to dream bigger and reach higher.  We were each other’s biggest critics, greatest mentors, and best friends.  I am honored to sit on the board for the Josh Neuman Foundation, and I promise to challenge myself each day to honor Josh and make him proud.

Goals for JNF:
My goals for the Josh Neuman Foundation are to bring Josh’s visions to life and inspire others to live as he did.  Josh influenced everyone he touched to live their dreams and lead instead of follow.  I aim to impact each cause that he was personally moved by, as well as motiviate others to find their own passions, pursue them, and give back in ways that are personally meaningful. To continue his mission using the platform he created would truly be a triumph for the Josh Neuman Foundation.

BIO:
Ariana is a triathlete, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.  She has been an elite triathlete for over 10 years and has competed in high-profile races all over the country.  Ariana also started her non-profit, Team Ariana, at 12 years old, focused on benefitting homeless children.  During each chapter of Ariana’s life, she aspired to impact millions by enhancing nutrition lableling to meet macro-level understanding, helping to globalize sustainable farming practices, and providing solutions for the epidemic of childhood obesity.  She has a degree in English concentrated in Scientific Literature and Medicine, and minors in Entrepreneurship and Food Science from the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Relationship to Josh:
Josh and I met during our freshman year of college.  We both immediatley recognized our friendship was special, but little did we know what our future together held.  We bonded through our love of adventure, along with our joint desires to impact the world in a positive manner.  We were dreamers, those who saw the world as it could be, rather than as it is.  We made each other feel heard and seen, and we pushed each other to dream bigger and reach higher.  We were each other’s biggest critics, greatest mentors, and best firends.  I am honored to sit on the board for the Josh Neuman Foundation, and I promise to challenge myself each day to honor Josh and make him proud.

Goals for JNF:
My goals for the Josh Neuman Foundation are to bringing Josh’s visions to life and inspire others to live as he did.  Josh influenced everyone he touched to live their dreams and lead instead of follow.  I aim to impact each cause that he was personally moved by, as well as motiviate others to find their own passions, pursue them, and give back in ways that are personally meaningful. To continue his mission using the platform he created would truly be a triumph using the platform he created would truly be a triumph for the Josh Neuman Foundation.

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