We are an all volunteer 501 c 3 non-profit organization comprised of community leaders, business owners, military spouses, and military family members. Our advisory team includes active duty service members who volunteer their time, wounded warriors to give us perspective, retirees, and single service members. It takes a village to accomplish our goals... and it's really all of our volunteers all over the country who make OHH work.
All of our Board Members, Project Directors and volunteers donate their time and talents because we have a passion for serving those who sacrifice so much for our country. We welcome your questions and comments, and we'd love to have you join our team of volunteers.
CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS/LEADERS
Cindy Farnum, Executive Director/Founder: USMC Spouse. Teacher. Operation Christmas Spirit Director Operation Enduring Support Committee Chair Other Committees: Camp JOY, OHH Baby, Operation Rack Pack Military “green side” liaison for OHH Volunteer coordinator
Amber Martin-Abbott, Vice President/Vice Chairperson/Acting President: Air Force Mom. Owner, Keza Corporation. Fundraising Committee Chair Corporate Sponsorship Lead Committee leadership and oversight: Operation Rack Pack, Camp JOY, Operation Christmas Spirit Newsletters, OHH Baby
Wendy Ruiz, Acting Treasurer (Currently seeking new CPA): After nearly 14 years of volunteering with us and serving on our Board of Directors for the past 7 years, our amazing leader, Wendy, is moving on to new adventures. She will continue to serve in her role as treasurer to help us transition through the end of August.
Wendy--- you've worked so hard for thousands upon thousands of service members over the years. You are not replaceable, but we know so many years of dedicating yourself in the way you have takes its toll. We can't wait to hear about the things you do with the endless hours you have given us for years freed up. We love you!
Kristin McKenzie, Board Member: Army Spouse. Community Leader. Tampa/MacDill Lead Operation Christmas Spirit Assistant Director Committees: Operation Christmas Spirit, Operation Enduring Support
Natalie Ochs, Board Member: Civilian Patriot Volunteer. Owner Lifestyled Group Luxury Travel Advisor. San Diego Lead Camp JOY group leader Committees: Operation Christmas Spirit, Fundraising, Operation Enduring Support, Camp JOY
Laura Wagner, Board Member: USMC Spouse. Organizational Health and Resiliency Professional. Camp JOY Lead Committees: Camp JOY, Operation Enduring Support, Spouse Support, Fundraising, School Liaison
OTHER VOLUNTEER LEADERS Julie Jenkins: Civilian Patriot Volunteer. Fort Bragg North Carolina Operation Christmas Spirit Lead, Christmas Delivered Coordinator Kamey Tippett: USMC Spouse. NoVA/ DC Area Operation Christmas Spirit Coordinator Kim McDonough: USMC Spouse and Naval Academy Mom. Annapolis/MD Area Operation Christmas Spirit Coordinator Crystal Woods: Active Duty Airmen and Army Spouse. Fort Carson/Peterson AFB Operation Christmas Spirit Coordinator Becky McCaskill: USMC Spouse (ret.) Colorado Single Service Member Operation Christmas Spirit Coordinator Nori Jackson: USMC Spouse (ret). New River/ Cherry Hill, NC Area Operation Christmas Spirit Coordinator Heather Escamilla: USMC Spouse. NoVA/ DC Area Operation Christmas Spirit Coordinator Nicole Purzycki: Civilian Patriot Volunteer. Operation Rack Pack Committee Katie May: USMC spouse. Camp JOY Lead, OHH Baby Shower Committee. MKat Pinkerton: USMC spouse (ret). Operation Rack Pack Committee, Operation Christmas Spirit Committee Ashley Sullivan: USMC spouse. Operation Christmas Spirit Committee
Operation Help a Hero . 26247 Enterprise Court, Lake Forest, CA 92630 Tax ID: 27-1438256 Operation Help a Hero is a 501 (c) (3) public charity. Your donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.