Milton K. Sanderford
San Luis, Colorado

Milt Co-Executive Director
Appointed May 22, 2005

After using his powers of persuasion to have himself chosen to be leader of Mrs. Seldich’s third grade rhythm band at William D. Kelley elementary school in Philadelphia, Milt Sanderford took over his life, and hasn’t looked back.

This take-charge mind set has served him (and others) well throughout his business career(s) as well as what he jokingly refers to as his current retirement at the age of 76.

At 17-years of age, as a student of the Philadelphia College of the Bible, Milt was serving as the Assistant Minister of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Philadelphia. At 20, as a member of the Army Security Agency in Europe, he was promulgating reports for the National Security Agency in Washington, D.C.,

Milt’s work experiences have included several interim fantasy jobs. One with the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club (during their world championship year of 1987), and then, as a member of the National Basketball Writers Association, covering the NBA Orlando Magic Basketball Club for nine years.

As business and credit manager of the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, success in that field culminated with his election as president of the 66-member hospital Delaware Valley Guild of Hospital Credit Managers. Because of a growing desire to more directly offer emotional and physical help to those in distress, Milt's interest turned to the rehabilitation field after completing related programs at Rutgers University, Camden Division, the Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, and the University of Maryland, Munich, Germany

Recognized for his excellence as rehabilitation counselor and job placement director to the physically and emotionally disabled for the Fox Valley GoodWill Rehabilitation Center in Neenah, Wisconsin, Milt was encouraged to join the failing JFH, International based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a company hiring only the disabled to promote and sell their products. Under Milt's guidance the company's income quadrupled within a year, eventually growing to over 300 employees with 26 offices throughout the country.

After thirteen years with JFK, International, the final five as its President, Milt accepted a request from a longtime friend to help establish the startup Sun Newspaper Group, 18-community newspapers in the metropolitan Orlando, Florida area. A childhood fantasy, now a reality, after holding positions as beat writer, sports columnist, political liaison, community development coordinator and assistant publisher, Milt was spirit-led to accept the position as managing editor of The Mirror, a monthly Good News newspaper in Winter Park, Florida. The Mirror was a new venture, owned and operated by the-soon-to-be Susan Sanderford. Then, "All Heaven Broke Loose!"

Throughout his professional career, Milt established a reputation as a humanitarian with an natural gift of extending love and appreciation for all with whom he has contact, while building successful operations along the way. "Helping to build the Casa de Santa Maria with my soul-mate, Susan, is the most challenging and satisfying effort to date. It took many miracles to get to this place — and they continue."