Executive Staff- SENIOR MANAGEMENT
MAJOR GENERAL (USA, RETIRED) TIMOTHY P. MCHALE- PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR
Major General USA, Ret. Timothy P. McHale was born and raised in Minnesota. In May 1977 he completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University Collegeville, Minnesota as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps.During his 35 years of service, he has commanded both aviation and logistics units of every echelon from platoon to theater support command, with duty in Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the United States.
Major General McHale held several key staff positions on the Department of the Army Staff, The Joint Staff, US Forces Korea, Multi-National Forces-Iraq, and US Forces Afghanistan. He holds Master’s Degrees in Management from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, and National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a former National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Major General McHale has been married to his wife Janice for over 28 years and they have two sons, Casey who is attending Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, Pennsylvania and Riley who is attending Saint Louis Catholic School in Alexandria, Virginia. He is currently the President of Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national non-profit organization assisting severely injured Veterans who spend all or part of their daily lives confined to a wheelchair. HFOT provides these veterans and their family at no cost, a high quality barrier free home by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and then coordinates the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently.
Bill Ivey- Executive Director
Originally from Minnesota, Bill Ivey is a retired Infantryman who served 31 years in the U. S. Army. Assignments included Fort Benning Georgia, Fort Bragg North Carolina, Hawaii, Korea, Japan, and Iraq. He had the opportunity to command units from platoon through brigade, serve as an observer/controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, and serve on several joint and Army staffs, including chief of staff of Eighth Army in Korea and a deputy task force commander in Iraq. Following his departure from the Army in 2006, he joined the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, a unique unit that combined retired senior NCOs and officers with senior active duty personnel to embed with units in Iraq and Afghanistan, identify problems, develop solutions, and disseminate those solutions to units preparing to deploy. His seven years as an operational advisor with that unit took him back to Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Bill joined Homes For Our Troops as its executive director in January, 2014, and is honored to have this opportunity to join the Homes For Our Troops Team in its important mission of returning freedom and independence to our Veterans who have sacrificed so much for our American freedoms.
Bill resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Debbie and their dog Ginger. They have two daughters, Heather, a mechanical engineer, and Kelly, a college junior in Army ROTC.
Chris Rodelle- Chief Operation Officer
Christopher Rodelle joined the Homes for Our Troops mission in 2008 as Director of Project Operations. Since that time, Christopher has become an integral part of the Homes for Our Troops Executive Management team, resulting in his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in April, 2011.
As a leading contributor to the overall success and growth of the Homes for Our Troops organization, Christopher is instrumental in strategic planning and development of our program’s operations, products and services. Christopher’s commitment to the veterans we serve is realized across the organization, complemented by his increasing our program’s production capabilities and positioning the mission as a leading provider of specially adapted homes.
Christopher holds a BS in Accounting from UMass Dartmouth and is trained in Lean Six Sigma. Christopher has over 15 years of experience in the financial asset management industry, serving for over 8 years as the Head of North American Performance Measurement at Baring Asset Management. Throughout his career, Christopher has lead business initiatives for financial institutions, trusts and privately owned companies.
His father’s service aboard the USS Damato as a naval officer has left a lasting impression and a deep respect for our service men and women who have sacrificed to preserve our freedoms.
“I feel that it is our patriotic responsibility to give back and provide for our injured service men and women who have sacrificed to protect both our families and our freedom. I am both proud and grateful to be part of the HFOT team, working with members of local communities across the nation and our national corporate and private sponsors who all contribute to make our mission a reality for so many... May God bless our troops!”