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June 9, 2017
09 Jun 2017

Impact A Hero Welcomes 3 New Board Members


June 9, 2017

Impact a Hero (IAH), a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting severely wounded combat veterans to live exceptional and purposeful lives, has announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors effective April 1, 2017. They are Robert Paiva, Robin Ritchie and Neil Campbell.

“From a Gold Star father to veterans that have served our nation in time of war, and with executives representing both the for and non-profit sectors of our community, our board is comprised of patriots that have a heart for service for those who have sacrificed so much for all Americans.  I am proud to be part of an organization that continues to attract top caliber individuals to volunteer their time to our mission,” says Rod Long, Chairman of the Board. “New IAH Board Members Robin Ritchie, Neil Campbell and Rob Paiva will provide the leadership that will benefit Impact A Hero.”

Robin Ritchie is the co-founder and managing partner for ProHealth Resources LLP, a healthcare staffing and placement company. He is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and holds a masters degree in Government from Texas Christian University.  Rob also served 27 years in both the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army where he held worldwide command and staff positions, including multiple command and advisory tours in Vietnam as a combat infantryman.

Additionally, Rob is a past board president of Fort Bend County Habitat for Humanity as well as former vice chair of Habitat Texas.  Rob resides in Sugar Land, TX with his spouse Jan and is the proud father of two children and six grandchildren.

“Courage exemplifies our wounded veterans and I am honored and humbled to be part of Impact a Hero and be able to contribute to the ‘tomorrow in every soldier’s prayer’”, says Ritchie.

Neil Campbell is currently the Director of Corporate HSE for Pacific Drilling. He has previously served as the director of the Independence Ride for the past 10 years and has served a 2-year term as a board member on the Schlumberger Employees Credit Union.

Neil graduated as an electrical engineer from University of Saskatchewan and is now residing in Sugar Land, TX. He and his spouse of 31 years have 2 adult daughters. Besides supporting our veterans, his personal passion is road cycling.

“I am excited to be coming into Impact A Hero as a board member. This organization has done many great things for our veterans, and has a very bright future focused on giving back and supporting those who have paid a huge price for our freedom.” stated Neil.

Robert “Rob” Paiva, a United States Navy veteran, joins us as someone you may already be familiar with as one of the co-hosts for the fast-growing AM radio all-veterans talk show, VOC Radio with Rob & Doc on AM1070 The Answer. Rob joins fellow Navy Veteran Brandon “Doc” Buttrey each Sunday to bring fellow veteran guests from around the U.S. who are motivating, inspiring and empowering our veteran community.

Additionally, Rob is currently the Houston Business Development Manager for New Earth Inc. He brings over 25 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sector, having been focused in V.C. and Private Equity for Technology and Oil & Gas for the last 8 years. Rob resides in Houston, TX with his wife Roxanne and their son Hudson. Rob holds a BBA-Management from the University of Texas at San Antonio.









August 26, 2015
26 Aug 2015

Halliburton Selects Impact A Hero

Impact A Hero is selected by Halliburton as one of their charities

We are excited to announce Impact A Hero has been selected as one of the charities Halliburton has selected to support through their annual Charity Golf Tournament!

For more information about the tournament click here:



August 26, 2015
26 Aug 2015

Traveler’s Insurance Raises Funds for Impact A Hero

Thank you Traveler’s for your employee particpation! They raised $1,350 through contributions via their donate to wear Blue Jeans on Friday while also supporting our Heroes.

Traveler’s loves supporting our military and has many veterans working within their team.

Travelers Insurance Check Presentation

Board of Director, Rod Long & Business Director, Jeny Cortez accept the generous support from Traveler’s team.





August 26, 2015
26 Aug 2015

Houston Safari Club Host Veterans

Thank you Houston Safari Club for hosting a few of our Heroes for a great fishing trip and opportunity to build camaraderie together as they enjoyed the boats, fish, water and sun in San Leon, TX for a nice weekend getaway.

We appreciate Houston Safari Club’s continued support of our wounded Heroes.



August 26, 2015
26 Aug 2015

KBR’s Annual Golf Tournament Benefit Impact a Hero

KBR’s Annual Golf Tournament Selects Impact A Hero as one of their charities

Impact a Hero has been selected as one of KBR’s local charities they support through their annual charity golf tournament.

This is the 2nd time IAH has been selected to receive KBR’s support.

For more information about KBR and the golf tournament:



January 20, 2015
20 Jan 2015

Bringing Christmas & Patriotic Day Dinners to our Heroes

Impact a Hero brings Christmas to our Heroes at James A. Haley VA Medical Hospital

Impact a Hero, with the generous help of our supporters, provided Christmas Cheer to our wounded veterans and their families at the James A. Haley VA Medical Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Addtionally, we provided Christmas dinner and Patriotic Day dinner to our Heroes to also enjoy. These gatherings at the hospital bring our veterans together during their days healing and recovering. They are able to bond together, build camaraderie, and help take their minds off the pain and stress they enduring throughout their days recovering.

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December 31, 2014
31 Dec 2014

NFL Games Help Wounded Heroes with PTSD

Bengals vs. Steelers NFL Football Game

Impact a Hero is proud to help veterans adapt and regain confidence as they are learning to deal and adapt to their mental challenges. As our wounded veterans heal and return to civilian life, it is vital they have the support and resources to learn how to deal with their stress, anxiety, PTSD and uncertainty as they engage in large crowds and public events.

Experiences such as attending an NFL Football game can help make a profound impact in their confidence, security, PTSD, and other mental challenges.






October 17, 2014
17 Oct 2014

Halliburton donates over $8,000

Impact a Hero receives over $8,000 from Halliburton Charitable Foundation


Impact a Hero has announced it will receive an $8,300 contribution from the Halliburton Charitable Foundation.

The donation comes from the Halliburton Red Games, held Oct. 4, 2014, where Halliburton employees take part in friendly competition while raising awareness for healthy living. The game’s winning team has the opportunity to choose a charity of their choice to receive funds from the Halliburton Charitable Foundation.

This year’s team selected Impact a Hero to receive funding.  About 40 teams, each with roughly 18 employee participants competed in 10 different athletic events where they used speed, endurance, strength and/or strategy.

team pic


September 17, 2014
17 Sep 2014

KBR Charity Golf Tournament selects Impact a Hero

KBR selects Impact a Hero!

We are excited to announce Impact A Hero was selected as a 2014 recipient of the 8th Annual KBR charity golf tournament, Masters of the Green!

The Tournament is being held Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Kingwood Country Club and raises funds and awareness to selected charities around the Houston area. For more details, click here.



September 8, 2014
08 Sep 2014

Christmas at Brooke Army Center

Spread Holiday Cheer…

Become a Christmas Sponsor!

A very special Impact A Hero event is our 10th Annual Christmaat Brooke Army Medical Center(BAMC), a premier burn and amputee treatment center in San Antonio, TX for our military injured in active duty.

Many of our wounded heroes are unable to go home during the holidays. Impact A Hero has designed a holiday support program where we host a Christmas party for our wounded heroes while they are receiving treatment for their injuries.

Commit and become an Impact a Hero Holiday Sponsor today and show your support of these great Americans! We are also accepting gifts for Santa to distribute to our wounded military men and women, along with their families during our Christmas party.

We need your help to make a difference and spread Christmas Cheer! For more information to become invovled, please contact Jeny Cortez, Business Director, at: or 713-478-7941.



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