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Board of Directors

Dick Lynch
Founder & Managing Director

Dick Lynch is the founder and president of Impact Player Partners. Prior to founding Impact Player Partners Dick produced executive leadership conferences and authored a book on leadership.

He graduated from Brown University, and now resides in Cincinnati, OH with his wife of twenty years and four children.

“Every American owes an emotional and financial debt to our wounded War on Terror heroes. It’s an honor facilitating a mechanism for all Americans to repay a debt to these brave young men and women that can never be fully repayed.” Dick

Jim Hoelker Chairman

Jim is the President and CEO of J&L Distributors and International Product Group.

He earned an undergraduate degree in business administration from Ohio University in Athens.  Jim resides in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife, Patty and their four children.  

“I am proud to serve those who have answered the highest call of service to others.” Jim

Larry Boyd

Larry is co-founder and Managing Principal of Oak Bridge Financial, LLC. He was raised as an “Air Force Brat”, and his son is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves flying Apache Helicopters.

Larry graduated with an BBA from Abilene Christian University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Larry and his wife, Brenda, married in 1981 and in addition to their son, have a daughter. Since 2005, Larry continues to serve as the 5K Co-Chairman.

“In 2004, when asked if I could help, I had no hesitation. I am humbled to serve in whatever capacity I can to recognize and help our Heroes and their families.” Larry

James Johnson

Staff Sergeant James Johnson was born in Lake Charles, LA, in 1977. He graduated from McNeese State University, in Lake Charles, with a B.A. in Elementary Education.

James began a career as an elementary teacher before being deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“I am proud to serve those who have answered the highest call of service to others.” James

Rod Long

Rod is the Co-Founder and President of Team Trident LLC. He graduated from Texas A&M University and went on active duty in the Marine Corps in 1988.

He and his wife, Melissa, live in Katy, Texas and are proud parents of Catherine, Brooke and Austin.

“Service and sacrifice above self is the most noble form of love…..those who served and sacrificed for us deserve our never-ending appreciation.” Rod

Constance White

Constance White is the executive director of Spindletop Charities, Inc., an oil and gas industry supported non-profit organization supporting youth charities.

She graduated from University of Arkansas, and now resides in Houston.

“It is an honor and a privilege to work with other board members to insure Impact A Hero continues its important mission of supporting our wounded heroes. We are grateful to them all.” Constance 

Dan Sullenbarger

Dan Sullenbarger retired from Marathon Oil Corporation on January 1, 2013 where he served as vice president of Corporate Compliance and Ethics at Marathon Oil Corporation. He joined Marathon in 1975, and held a number of positions in the Law Organization in Findlay, Ohio, London and Houston.

He earned an undergraduate degree in political science from Bowling Green State University and a law degree from Ohio Northern University.

“I am honored to be a part of an organization that does so much to help our wounded heroes.  It is true that freedom is not free.  The men and women we serve have paid a high price for all Americans, and they deserve what Impact A Hero consistently delivers. ” – Dan 

Daniel Ebarb

Daniel EbarbDaniel is an employee of the Federal Government with time spent in both the Department of Defense and Department of Justice. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY, before serving in the Army as an Infantry Officer.

He and his wife, Sherri, married in 2006 and now reside in Missouri City, Texas.

“I’m proud and honored to work with such a great organization to help improve the lives of our wounded veterans.” Daniel 


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