OC Staff

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Christopher Levack Executive Director

Cris is a retired Army combat veteran with 23 years of service. Enlisted out of HS in 1998 as a Combat Medic with multiple deployments and reached the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer rank before attending Officer Candidate school. Cris commissioned as an Armor Officer and Held three Commands before transitioning into a Human Resources role. His final role in the Army was the Commander of the San Antonio MEPS.

 Cris holds a master's degree in organizational leadership from Norwich University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. Cris is currently a PhD candidate at Liberty University for Behavorial Psychology. Cris attended many leadership schools while serving and holds multiple certifications.

 Cris is happily married to his wife Lisa, who is currently serving on Active Duty as an ICU floor Chief Nursing Officer in Charge at Brooke Army Medical Center. Cris Has two children Olivia and Andrew. 


Jorge Avalos Program Manager
Jorge is a 23-year Army Retiree that joined the Army in 1992 and retired in 2015 as an Airborne Ranger with many additional skill identifiers. He joined Operation Comfort as the cycling program adaptive sports coordinator in 2022. He is a master bicycle tech and a custom bicycle frame builder that has been a cyclist since 1984. His last couple years in the Army, he used cycling as recovery from his skydiving accident and ended up representing the Army in the Warrior Games, Invictus, and competed in multiple races all over the United States and several other countries. After transitioning out of the Army, he raced consistently for several years and became 3-time Texas State time-trial champion 3 years in a row. He has worked in several bike shops to include Bike world in San Antonio, Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI), and the Wounded Warrior Project as the Soldier Ride tech and cycling instructor. Jorge has a degree in CNC Machining and in pursuit of a mechanical engineering degree. Jorge is a volunteer firefighter for the Mico Volunteer Fire Department and on the security team for his church. Jorge is married to his lovely wife Anh who is also an Army Veteran and together they have 4 boys.
James Shamp Program Manager

I am a dual service Veteran that served in the US Marine
Corps and then the US Army where I retired. During my
service I had four different MOS’s in the span of 13 years.
After I was medically retired, I went back to school to fulfill
the dream of being a motorcycle and boat repair shop owner.
Unfortunately, I was injured in an accident which left me
Since my accident, I have had a chance to do a great many
things and to see many places. I have flown all over the
country in order the hunt hogs from a helicopter, play sled
hockey in tournaments, and cycle in several different states.
I moved to San Antonio in July after buying mt first house
here and found Operation Comfort. Since moving here, they
have open their doors and hearts to me not only as an
employee but as a Veteran. They encourage me to continue
working and getting myself right both mentally and