Board of Directors

LINDA MINGHELLA
LINDA MINGHELLABoard Chair
Founder and CEO of Blue River Digital Health, Linda is a successful entrepreneur with a strong healthcare background. Prior to her 28-year healthcare career, Linda served in the U.S. Naval Reserves, retiring with the rank of E8 – Senior Chief Petty Officer.
CHRIS HAMPTON
CHRIS HAMPTONVice Chair
Chris Hampton is an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and equestrian. He is a retired U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer with over 26 years of service including 3 missions in support of Iraqi Freedom. Chris is currently a management consultant based in the DFW area.
GREG ENDO
GREG ENDOTreasurer
Greg was an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP until his retirement in September 2020. He served both public and private clients primarily in the technology, manufacturing and real estate industries. He served in the U.S. Army for four years and two years in the Texas National Guard.
BYRON HARRIS
BYRON HARRISSecretary
As a journalist and investigative reporter, Byron has multiple national, regional and state awards for his work. During his career, he spent forty-two years as investigative reporter for WFAA in Dallas.
SAM HORWITZ
SAM HORWITZBoard Member
A 9/11 First Responder, former United States Secret Service Agent, speaker, and author. She has spoken nationally to Law Enforcement, Veteran, business, and faith-based communities on how to recognize and combat the effects of PTS, and how to support those who have PTS. Sam is the co-host of the award-winning MAD (Making a Difference) Radio show.

Learn more about Sam here:
I Was There – Reflections of a 9/11 Survivor

LESLIE COHEN STRAKA
LESLIE COHEN STRAKABoard Member
Leslie has been an advocate of HOW since 2015 and supported the launch of the HOW Brazos River Valley Texas chapter through her volunteer role as Community Chair for the Supporters of Military Veterans at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Leslie is the Vice President of Marketing at Catapult Health.