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Operation FINALLY HOME was founded in 2005 as a non-partisan/non-profit organization with the mission to provide Americans the ability to honor and thank America’s wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen who have sacrificed to defend our country in the global War on Terror.  Severely wounded and disabled service members return home to confront extreme hardships, from physical and emotional disabilities to financial ruin, joblessness and homelessness.  Dismayed by their plight, Operation FINALLY HOME addresses the most pressing need of our returning heroes  -- a home to call their own!

Operation Finally Home Board of Directors

Mr. Dan Wallrath
Champion Ranch
Board Member
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Mr. Terry A. Collins
Board Member
Dynamic Builders
Mr. Murphy Yates
Board Member
Harbour Classic Builders
Mrs. Toni Collett
Board Member
Hurricane Construction
Mr. Ronnie Lyles
Board Member
Law Enforcement
Mrs. Chris Larson-Mazyn
Board Member
Kiva Kitchen & Bath
Mr. Scott Mixon
Board of Directors
Bay Way Homes
Mr. Ian P. Faria
Legal Advisor
Coats | Rose
Mr. Aaron Wallrath
Board Member
Champion Ranch

Operation Finally Home Management Team

Russell Carroll
Executive Director
C: 615-969-9988
O: 615-732-6143
Daniel Vargas
VP Family Matters and Community Outreach
C: 830-214-4224
O: 830-632-6702
Lee Kirgan
VP Construction
C: 903-644-1788
O: 903-389-3852
Lisa Bergen-Wilson
VP Advancement and Donor Relations
C: 615-507-0697
Ashleigh Chesser
C: 806-441-5712
Jennifer Brown
Family Matters Coordinator
C: 830-730-6124

Operation Finally Home Advisory Team

Rick & Sarah Lynch
Lieutenant General, US Army (Retired)
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General Jerry D. Icenhower
Major General (ret), US Army
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Donald "Doc" Ballard
Colonel, US Army (Retired)
Medal of Honor Recipient
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Financial Information

Operation Finally Home maintains a system of internal accounting controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that transactions are properly executed and recorded in all material aspects. Assets are safeguarded and established policies and procedures are carefully followed. 990s are filed with the Internal Revenue Service and are available upon request. Contact Ashleigh Chesser at 806.441.5712 or by e-mail at for more detailed financial information on our organization.