Who We Are
Our team is committed to providing wounded warriors access to adaptable living solutions, career training and community engagement. The Purple Heart Integration Project is facilitating the Adaptable Living Design Challenge, crowdfunding campaigns, and engaging a network of benevolent partners, suppliers and volunteers.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Austin Talley is focusing his efforts on the State House, where he can continue working to champion conservative values, defend liberty, and improve the lives of his fellow Texans. Texas is facing difficult times, and needs someone who not only talks the talk, but has proven he can walk the walk. That is why Austin Talley is running for State Representative in House District 45.
Austin serves on the Board of Directors for PHIP as well as serving on the Board of OSD.
OSD is a global, chapter-based, Veteran Service Organization (EIN 27-3842517) providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 650,000 members of the military community through these award-winning programs.
Austin also serves as an Advisory Board Member:
Our Digital Heroes Foundation; ‘Their Sacrifice, Our Commitment’,
Project K9 Hero, and as a Veterans Mentor for: Google, USO, & Inc. Magazine
Major General Michael J. Terry USA
Major General Michael J. Terry, USA Retired is a 1979 graduate of The University of Scranton where he received his Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. MG Terry’s military education consists of the Quartermaster Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Naval War College where he received a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
From 1967 to 1969 Ted Acheson served with the Department of Army Special Photographic Office (DASPO) where he was tasked to document events all over South East Asia. Upon leaving the military he parlayed his special training to start his own photography company serving clients such as General Motors and Honda. Now semi-retired he spends his time promoting veteran related events and causes. He’s helped create the PHIP and is Purple Heart recipient.
Conley Giles is the founder of the School of Invention and Lean Invention. As an experienced entrepreneur and inventor he has more than 35 years experience in product design, development, and taking products from idea to marketplace. He will help lead creative community in the Design Challenge to help expedite the development of innovations to accommodate the daily needs of our wounded warriors
Adam T. Acheson
Adam T Acheson brings over 10 years of advertising and marketing experience specializing in project management and growth marketing to the PHIP organization. When he’s not helping business grow their businesses he can be found grilling “beer can chicken” on the weekends.
Wayne is an experienced Senior Executive and Entrepreneur with extensive Project Management experience. Wayne and his wife, Jan, have long supported U.S. military personnel dating back to when they often hosted groups of active duty military personnel stationed at Khobar Towers for holidays and BBQ’s at their residence in Saudi Arabia. By being on the Advisory Board for PHIP I can support and honor our veterans that have sacrificed so much for our country.
Education BSME Texas Tech University
MBA University of Houston
Jeanne Cox Ed.D
My professional and volunteer leadership background demonstrates a consistently successful track record in establishing and leading organizations and serving in community non-profit organizations. I am highly skilled in directing and managing all aspects of strategic planning/execution, marketing, business development and retention, public affairs, community relations, media relations, budgeting, development/delivery of effective and compelling presentations and effectively managing teams in a collaborative environment with a visionary approach.
Dr. James Willbanks
Dr. James H. Willbanks is Professor Emeritus of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He retired from CGSC in April 2018 after forty-nine years of combined federal service. Dr. Willbanks served as the General of the Army George C. Marshall Chair of Military History. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel with twenty-three years’ service as an infantry advisor with a South Vietnamese regiment during the 1972 North Vietnamese Easter Offensive, for which he was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. He served as Director of the CGSC Department of Military History for eleven years and he taught in the Department of Joint and Multinational Operations. He holds a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Kansas. He is the author or editor of twenty books, including Danger 79er: The Life and Times of Lieutenant General James F. Hollingsworth (Texas A&M Press, 2018); A Raid Too Far; Abandoning Vietnam; The Battle of An Loc; The Tet Offensive: A Concise History; and Vietnam War Almanac.
Dr. Joel Kutnick
Lieutenant Colonel Kenn White, USA Retired is a 1991 graduate of Southern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement and Commission as a Second. Kenn serves as the Executive Director for Senior University, a local nonprofit organization as well as consulting with The Williamson County Institute for Excellence in nonprofits. He has an extensive background in Strategic planning with a specialization in the Baldrige Framework.
Kenn is the Founder and President of Resilient-Me Expressive Arts programs for Veterans and families, that improves the lives of veterans, service members, and their family members.