Major General (USA, Retired) Timothy P. McHale, President & CEO of Homes for Our Troops, was born and raised in Minnesota. He completed his undergraduate studies at St. John’s University Collegeville, MN in 1977 as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Transportation Corps. During his 35 years of service, he 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 US. 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 a Master’s Degrees in Management from Salve Regina University, 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.
He is currently the President/CEO 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.
John F. Connolly, Jr., CEO Trustee and Founder, President & CEO of InspiriTec, has been with InspiriTec's management team in prior organizations for over 21 years. Since its launch in 2000, InspiriTec has become a successful computer and information systems firm, most of whose employees are persons with disabilities. John has led the development of high-profile systems for firms such as AT&T, the National Disease Research Interchange, the University of Pennsylvania, United Engineers, and ActionAIDS. John has particular expertise in the development of Case Management Systems for the social services, health care, and managed care industries.
John graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Lehigh University with three majors: Sociology, Religion Studies, and Urban Studies. He received his Master of Social Work degree from Penn and an MBA in Finance from Temple.
InspiriTec exists to enable people with disabilities and other disadvantages to gain skills and a job in Information Technology (IT) professions. In support of the mission, InspiriTec operates its own commercial IT firm, which provides core technology and resources back into training programs, and which often serves as a competitive and supportive work environment for graduates. This entrepreneurial approach to operating a charitable organization ensures that InspiriTec “practices what it teaches.” In employing people with disabilities as programmers, network engineers, customer service representatives, and project managers, InspiriTec provides Call Center Services, software development, web page design and development, and network integration services.