Meet Our Advisory Board Members

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Ryan Cooley is an integral member of the Jacob William Advisory team, a wealth management firm whose sole mission is to service their clients’ needs beyond their expectations. “My primary goal is to help clients identify and pursue their personal, financial, and business goals so they can live the life they choose. By being completely objective I can ensure my clients have all the tools and resources necessary to make the most beneficial decisions for the present as well as the future.”

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”I joined Operation Second Chance because it gives me the opportunity to say thank you to the people who have defended our country and who have suffered some horrific injuries to make sure my family is safe. As I’ve said many times since joining Operation Second Chance, I will never have another bad day when I think about the hardships our wounded soldiers endure on a daily basis recovering from their injuries.”

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Walt is one of the original co-founders of Ride Allegheny, founder of Paddle Second Chance  ( Stand-Up Paddleboard and Kayak race and fundraiser near Bethany Beach Delaware) and Chair of a local branch of Operation Second Chance supporting a community of 39 wounded veteran families on the Delmar Peninsula. Walt and family have played an instrumental role in raising over $ 2,000,000 for OSC.

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Robert “Bob” Klinger, LUTCF, CPIA, is the president and CEO of Klinger Insurance Group. Bob founded Klinger Insurance Group, an independent service-disabled veteran-owned insurance agency, in 1993. His agency has been offering personalized, expert service to individuals and businesses in the Washington, DC area and in 16 states across the country for over 24 years.


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Edward (Eddie) Cochran is President and General Manager of Cochran Automotive Service Center. He founded the Second Chance Auto Show, an annual event that raises thousands of dollars to support veterans in need. Eddie is passionate about serving the men and women of our military who have sacrificed to serve us. 

His work with Operation Second Chance is one way that he honors the life and legacy of his father, a former Marine who passed away in 2011. 

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With nearly a decade and a half of experience, Jeffrey A. Novotny, Jr., a seasoned financial professional, has a passion for providing exceptional client service. Whether you are an individual, family or investor, Jeff creates customized home financing solutions that will meet your needs.  As the team leader for The Novotny Lending Team at George Mason Mortgage, LLC, Jeff takes great care of all clients, but has a tremendous passion for working with first time home buyers and members of the armed services community.

Honorary Ambassador for OSC

Mary Pat Kulina
OSC Honorary Ambassador

We welcome Mary Pat Kulina, owner of All-Shred in Frederick, MD, as our Honorary Ambassador for Operation Second Chance which started January 2021. Mary Pat began her sponsorship of OSC as a Corporate sponsor in 2011. As Ambassador some of her tasks will include visiting various Community Organizations to help raise awareness and funds for OSC.