About Us

Camp Hope for Heroes is a non-profit organization headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

The land designated for Camp Hope for Heroes was once part of the active military base, Fort Chaffee, which was established in September of 1941 as Camp Chaffee.

Our Mission

Camp Hope for Heroes is dedicated to serving our transitioning and homeless veterans so they may be self-sufficient in our communities, and not forgotten Warriors, while working in a positive role with Local, State, and National Organizations.

Our Motto

“Veterans Helping Veterans – No Veteran Left Behind”

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 23597
Barling, AR  72923

Meet Our Board Members and Officers

Janelle Bollman

Board Member Chairwoman- Janelle Bollman is veteran who served in the U.S. Navy to include being a military spouse for over 20 years. She has a M.S. in Computer Systems Information Management with an emphasis in Homeland Security, has previously worked at Lockheed Martin, and successfully managed many people and projects to accomplish attainable goals. She has also been an active participant in family readiness and support services, helping military families maintain our home front while loved-ones are away keeping our nation safe and secure for 23 years. Committed to helping our veterans immediately, she has developed systems for identifying homeless veterans and has led Camp Hope’s efforts that already helped homeless veterans obtain food, clothing and shelter. In addition, Mrs. Bollman has personally recruited critical professionals to conduct Camp Hope business and built a specialized team of volunteers to launch Camp Hope for Heroes. She has also led a team of volunteers to public relations events and collaborative meetings with community partnerships serving veterans in our region. She regularly plans and coordinates Camp Hopes business and future plans. Her effective managerial decision-making is the driving force behind Camp Hope’s increasing progress. She always finds a professional way to get things done and outmaneuvers any log jam.

Scott Bollman

Scott Bollman board member/Chief Executive Officer. Retired from the military with 24-years of service in the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army Reserve and he hit the ground running when he arrived at Camp Hope for Heroes. As a professional combat advisor who trained Iraqi soldiers to support the mission, he quickly assessed the needs of Camp Hope for Heroes and developed strategies for seeing that the required work got done so that Camp Hope could move forward more effectively and efficiently. Mr. Bollman is familiar with post-deployment processes for returning military veterans. He has a personal goal of helping homeless veterans get back on their feet and helping veterans transitioning back home. He assists with public relations events, outreach efforts to build partnerships with other veterans’ service organizations, and working directly with veterans to provide needed assistance.

Assignments include: Marine Corps Detachment, USS Canopus (AS-34), Lima Company, 3d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, Marine Corps Security Force Company Charleston, South Carolina, Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company, Scout/Scout Sniper Platoon, 4th Marine Regiment, Assistant Operations Chief/Training Manager, 4th Marine Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard, Battery A, 2/150 Field Artillery, United States Army Reserve, 3d Battalion Signal, 3d Brigade, 95th Division, Logistics Chief, Battle Command Knowledge System, 2d Brigade, 70th Division, Knowledge Management Specialist, United States Army Reserve and Military Combat Advisor to Multi-National Security Training Command-Iraq, Iraqi Army Field Artillery School and Directorate, Besmaya Range Complex and Abu Ghraib, Iraq.

His personal decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal with 3 Stars, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M device, Army Good Conduct Medal, Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Saudi Arabian for the Liberation of Kuwait Medal, and Military Volunteer Service Medal.

Marty Cormier

Marty Cormier-Board Member of Camp Hope for HeroesBoard Member of Camp Hope for Heroes/Executive Director, Marty Cormier is a project manager at Guest Reddick Architects. Mr. Cormier developed master plan and helped shape the vision for Camp Hope’s future residential and day-use facility to assist homeless veterans and their families. He has participated in the educational outreach video development, public relation events and volunteer training. He also served in the National Guard from 1986 to 1991 and he is committed to helping and supporting our veterans..

Ivy Owen

Board Member of Camp Hope for Heroes, Ivy Owen is also Executive Director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority. Mr. Owen has his BA in Sociology with advanced study in Urban and Regional Planning. Mr. Owen is passionately committed to assisting veterans who have made this nation safe and secure. He has directly assisted Camp Hope for Heroes by arranging the lease of a building as Camp Hope’s temporary headquarters. Mr. Owen also conducts regular meetings to coordinate the implementation of Camp Hope business.

Lucas Finch, CPA

Board Member of Camp Hope for Heroes/Treasurer. Lucas served in OIF I & II as a Cavalry Scout with 3-7 Cavalry, 3rd ID. After being honorably discharged, Lucas attended the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville where he studied accounting and finance. Lucas is currently with an accounting firm in Rogers, serving a variety of clients.

A strong advocate for veterans, Lucas has involved himself in helping veterans since leaving the Army. As an undergrad, Lucas served as an intern for Senator Mark Pryor, in Little Rock, to ensure veterans around the state were receiving a timely hearing from the VA. In addition, Lucas was recognized as a Pat Tillman Military Scholar and remains an active member. Lucas is currently involved with a community group whose focus is to help returning veterans translate their military skills into valuable experience that is appealing to corporate recruiters. He is determined to ensure that veterans successfully transition back into civilian life and receive the social and health benefits they deserve.

In addition to his veteran’s activities, Lucas is active as an alumnus of the University of Arkansas and currently serves as a mentor. Lucas resides in Bentonville with his wife and two sons.

Jeremy Long

Jeremy has a BS in Management from the United States Air Force Academy and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. As an Air Force officer, Jeremy led Air Mobility Command's flightline maintenance operation at Yokota Air Base, Japan from 1999 to 2002, then the Joint Strategic Target and Attack Radar System (JSTARS) computer systems operation flight until leaving the military in 2003. Since then, he's held various roles with Guidant Corporation, Target Corporation and Walmart Stores, Inc.

Jeremy is an accomplished IT strategist and entrepreneur. He's held corporate positions with several Fortune 500 companies spanning global vendor relationship management, technology project management and enterprise IT strategy. He also consults in small business technology enablement and operating model design.

Jeremy credits the military with providing the building blocks for a successful career, but recognizes the vastness of the gap between military and civilian life, especially during that critical time of transition. His primary focus with Camp Hope is operating strategy and fundraising.
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