Executive Officers

Debbie Baker, President

President, Heritage Academy

Prior to being involved in ministry Debbie attended college at the University of Central Florida, worked with several NASA contractors and ran her own business. She has been affiliated with supporting ministries since 1992 and as an administrator since 2003. Her first exposure to ASI was in 2000 and she has been sold on its vision and mission of ministry ever since. Debbie considers it a privilege to participate as an ASI member and to work synergistically with other ministries for the Lord’s glory. She is married to Doug Baker, principal at Heritage Academy and they have three grown sons they are both very proud of.

Dave Colburn, Executive Secretary/Treasurer

Undertreasurer, Southern Union

Dave Colburn received his Bachelors in Business Administration degree in 2002 and subsequent Masters in Business Administration degree in 2013 from Southern Adventist University. He has served the church as treasurer of two academies in the Southern Union and as finance committee chairperson for multiple churches as well as for AudioVerse. Dave is happily married to the love of his life, Marlene, and they have three children; Elliott, Enoch, and Elizabeth. Dave and Marlene have a music ministry together that has spanned over 15 years and has taken them throughout the United States and abroad. They enjoy camping, hiking, birding, and almost any other outdoor activity with their active little ones.

Eric Nelson, Vice President for Programming

MD, FACS, FASCRS, University Surgical Associates

Eric Nelson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, grew up in Greeneville, TN to physician parents who instilled a love for all things medical. He completed his BS in music at SAU in 2002, his MD degree at LLU in 2006, and then completed a surgery residency at UC Davis in Sacramento, CA, finishing in 2012. He them moved back to TN, completing a Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at UTC in 2013, and now is an Asst Professor of Surgery at UTC.
During his time in Loma Linda, he was very involved in health outreach. With his wife (who deserves most of the credit), he starting the first medical student-led lifestyle change program, eventually leading to the formation of a new residency, the “Lifestyle Medicine Residency” at LLU. During his time in Sacramento, he continued lecturing on lifestyle to area churches and clubs. During a research year he published on lifestyle effects on prostate cancer. His current interests include surgical education, church planting, and spending time with wife Rachel, and kids Amy (11), and Michael (9).

Christopher Beason, Vice President for Membership

President, Network 7 Media Center

Christopher Beason is the father of Victoria, Jocelyn and Julianna. His passion is met in using media and missions to touch lives for Jesus. He coined the phrase Media Missionary in 2007, expanding the definition of the mission worker, to those who share the gospel through media. Christopher has served the Adventist church as a pastor; development and marketing; recruiting and youth director. Most recently he has served ASI Southern Union in various capacities including VP of Communications from 2012-2014 from May 2014-April 2015, served as VP of Programming and April 2015-2021 as President.

Robert Nunnaley, General V.P. for Projects and Development

President, Pines Funerals

Robert Nunnaley along with his wife Kerry joined ASI in 2017 when they became owners of their business. Robert is a career funeral director in central North Carolina. The ASI motto “Sharing Christ in the Marketplace” is something that he tries to live by each day. Becoming a member of ASI has opened doors and opportunities to share Christ in way that couldn’t be done before. Robert is also a church plant leader and along with a solid core group they have brought the truth of the Three Angels Message to a dark community in North Carolina. Robert and Kerry have three children, Venson, Amber and Lilly (a freshman at SAU). In his spare time Robert enjoys time with his family, relaxing and fishing on the North Carolina Outer Banks and practicing the bagpipes, his after-50 hobby.

Jonathan David Suero Vasquez, V.P. for Communication

Media Director, Wildwood Health Institute

In 2006, Jonathan’s mother noticed his interest in media and decided to encourage him to learn more about it. This resulted in him taking a two-year graphic design course and an internship at a TV station. Jonathan was soon hired on as an employee. Years later he ended up working for ministries such as the GC, ASI, OCI, NAD, and Pathways for Health. He currently serves as the media director for Wildwood Health Institute. Jonathan loves working for the Lord and sharing the gospel together with his wife Sheila.

Narlon Edwards, V.P. for Evangelism

Director, Red River Wellness and Training Center

Narlon is an ordained Elder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Lord called both he and his wife Samantha to serve in a full-time capacity as Gospel Medical Missionary Evangelists accompanied by their daughter Hannah.They have travelled the globe sharing the Three Angels Message and doing their part to prepare a people for Jesus’ coming. He serves as the Director of Red River Wellness and Training center in Kentucky.

Wanda Sarr, V.P. for Finance

Executive Director, ISEI

Wanda comes from a multi-disciplinary background in business, allied health sciences, and education. She has spent more than 30 years working in Adventist education as dean, vocational coordinator, secondary and post-secondary classroom instructor, and secondary administrator. She is currently the Executive Director for the ISEI Education Association that provides services and accreditation for lay-operated elementary and secondary schools located throughout the United States, South Korea and Romania. Her passion is to facilitate the improvement of instruction through the development of teachers. She presently resides in Monterey, Tennessee where she enjoys gardening, and multiple outdoor activities, including motorbike touring with her husband of 39 years. Sometimes he gets to drive.

Eric Camarillo, General Vice President for Logistics

President/CEO, SALT Outreach Inc.

Eric is married to his wife Admelyz Bueno and they currently reside in Orlando, Florida. Eric graduated with his bachelors in Social Work in 2016 and his masters in Nonprofit Management in 2019 from the University of Central Florida. He also received his certification as a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). He currently works as the President/CEO for SALT Outreach Inc. which runs a mobile day service center for the unsheltered in Central Florida. Eric and his wife are passionate about meeting the needs of people and sharing the love of Jesus with others.