Michael Hohle, Founder and Driver

Michael has been a professional truck driver for 35 years, driving for McLane Industries, Huffman Farms, 5M Trucking, and Helena Chemical. He cPhoto of Mike Hohleame up with the concept for Driving Hope of Texas after observing the trouble his aunt had in driving her husband from their small town to a large city for his cancer treatments.

Pamela Winkler, CPA, Treasurer

Photo of Pam WinklerFull time Certified Public Accountant for over 35 years providing tax planning and compliance services to individuals and closely-held business.

Renee Owen, Director

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Renee is a 25-year survivor of breast cancer and has been a coordinator for an annual cancer survivor retreat since 2005.Renee worked as a paralegal for 15 years at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, TX and then for six years in the cancer center as program coordinator developing programs for cancer survivors.

Amy Turkett, Board Secretary

Amy has been in the Compliance industry for 16 years. For the last 4 years, she has been a Grants Compliance Specialist for Thompson Grants. Photo of Amy TurkettIn this capacity, she provides knowledge and tools to assist grant recipients to stay in compliance so they can continue receiving their funding.

Richard Lary, Director

Full time firefighter and Paramedic for over 20 years with advanced training in critical care and cardiac life support. In addition, Lary is an Instructor/examiner for American Heart Association CPR, International Trauma Life Support, and Texas Department State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician.

Philip Hohle, Ph.D., Board Chair

Photo of Philip HohleFormerly a full-time professor of Communication at Concordia University, Hohle has taught courses in Mass Media and Organizational Communication. Prior to returning to the academic world, he owned and operated Parabolic Media, a firm that specialized in producing public relations and fundraising promotional media among faith-based and not-for-profit organizations in the U.S. Hohle has also consulted with these same clients on governance and organizational communication effectiveness. He has produced training materials manuals that help churches and social service agencies integrate volunteers safely and effectively into their service work.


Professional Advisory Board

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Join Driving Hope Texas on our Professional Advisory Board. We are in need of specialized advice and expertise in a number of areas. We are looking to engage members with particular knowledge in:

  • Non-emergency medical transportation (or similar)
  • Business operations
  • Non-profit management and development
  • Hospital and treatment center relations
  • Medical Social Work
  • Government policy

On occasion, Advisory members will be given the opportunity to weigh in on critical discussions and to help make important contacts with key personnel in the many publics we engage in this work.

Find out how to get involved by clicking HERE.