Board Members 2018-04-16T21:16:43+00:00

Founded in 1998 by longtime island resident and family entertainer Gregg Russell and his wife Lindy, Hilton Head Heroes was born out of a desire to help very ill children, and their entire family, enjoy a vacation that would not be ordinarily possible.

With a strong Hilton Head Island Board of Directors made up of local business people and the support of several high profile Honorary Board members such as Corey Pavin of the PGA tour, Jim Nantz of CBS Sports, and former Wimbledon Champion Stan Smith, Hilton Head Heroes has been fortunate to receive donations and support from many individuals and corporations.

(top row from left to right: Bill Raisch, Marilyn Healy, Paul Griz, Gregg Russell, Faith Seiders, Rob Bender & Denny Nelson) (bottom row from left to right: Jan Raisch, Nancy Kelly, Lindy Russell & Leila Nelson)

Board of Directors 2018 – 2019

  • Melanie Belcher, Administrative Assistant to the Director

Honorary Board Members

  • Paul and Toni Azinger
    PGA Tour – Ryder Cup Captain
  • Barrie Bergman
    Santa Barbara, California
  • Rick and Lennea Bristol
    The Bristol Family Foundation
  • Jim and Courtney Nantz
    CBS Sports
  • Corey and Lisa Pavin
    PGA Senior Tour- US Open Winner
  • Norman and Dana Schuld
    Brays Island, S.C.
  • Stan and Margie Smith
    Tennis Pro/Wimbledon Champion
  • Chuck and Nan Strauch
    Hilton Head Island, S.C.
  • Jack and Jean Ward
    The Ward Family Foundation