WHO WE ARE
A Combat Veteran's Hope is made up of volunteers who want to give back. Our Board of Directors and Staff are committed to make a positive impact in the lives of our brave Combat Veterans and their families.
ACVH Board of Directors
Bill is a native of Visalia, Ca. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and is a Combat Veteran of the Vietnam War. Bill's awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Bill attended the College of the Sequoias and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Ca. Bill currently serves as Commander of American Legion Post 18 and as Chairperson of the Visalia Veterans Committee. He was also the past president of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)-Sequoia. Bill and his wife Janet were married on Valentine's Day 2011. He has two children, Laura and Jim. He is currently an agent for New York Life Insurance.
ACVH Ambassadors & Interns
Born and raised in Visalia, Ca. Macie Rhinehart graduated from Mt. Whitney in 1996. Macie is now an A Combat Veteran’s Hope intern and uses her spare time to volunteer while she continues her education. She is currently enrolled at College of the Sequoias where she is pursuing her degree in Social Work, where she thinks she will be best suited to help Veterans. She has been through various classes and seminars revolving around Veteran Issues and needs. She has taken a Vet Ally training, 4 PTSD trainings, Trauma and the Brain seminars as well as multiple suicide prevention related seminars. She has also been through information seminars about how trauma affects everyday lives. Macie also works part time at the veteran sponsored Patriot Pub where the patrons enjoy having her there. Macie plans to use her education as well as her experiences to continue to help the Veteran community.