Board of Directors
The Patriot Rovers Board of Directors is responsible for providing fiduciary and management oversight to Patriot Rovers. The Board is also responsible for developing, encouraging and promoting public awareness of, interest in and support for Patriot Rovers, Inc. The entire organization, including the board of directors, executive director, staff and volunteers work together to make certain that all financial and organizational matters of the organization are addressed with care, integrity and in the best interest of Patriot Rovers, Inc.
U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) Ruth Lee (Chairman)
BSN, MA, MS, CEN
Over 30 years of Military service, to include 4 years Active Air Force, 4 years Army National Guard and 25 Active Army as a Critical Care and Emergency Nurse.
Deployed in Support of Desert Storm and three additional deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as Chief Nurse of various Combat Support Hospitals stationed throughout the Theater of Operations.
Currently working in the Salisbury VA Hospital Emergency Department.
Stephen Shaw Esq. Major USMC (ret)
Stephen Shaw is an attorney with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice he is an experienced copyright, trademark and patent attorney who helps clients resolve intellectual property disputes and protect their trademarks, copyrights and patents.
Stephen’s experience includes all aspects of civil litigation, trademark and patent searches, copyright and trademark counseling, as well as a wide range of IP transactions, including licensing agreements and strategic alliances. Stephen’s strong tax and transactional background assists clients in favorably structuring business transactions involving substantial intellectual property issues.
- Major, United States Marine Corps Reserve
- 2nd Battalion 24th Marine Regiment, Present
- USMC Command and Staff College, 2015-2016
- Personal & Professional Development Staff, HQMC, 2012-2016
- Readiness Support Staff, MARFORRES, 2009-2012
- 1st Battalion 5th Marine Regiment, 2002-2006
Sherrie Schmidt is a U.S. Navy Lieutenant (ret) who served 9 years as a Naval Officer. During her 9 years Sherrie deployed to Afghanistan, Jordan, Kuwait, Djibouti-Africa and Rota-Spain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.She continues to serve the Department of the Navy as a Financial Program Manager for Naval Special Warfare Command. Sherrie is a 2007 graduate from Pennsylvania State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is currently working on her Masters of Business Administration degree with an Entrepreneurship focus at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. Sherrie resides in Virginia Beach, VA with her Patriot Rover, Taz. Taz, who was named after Army Sgt Lance O. Eakes of Apex, N.C., loves going to work every day with Sherrie and being an essential part of her everyday life.
She has served Veterans at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA for 14 years and is currently the Accreditation Manager. She is the proud handler for Kimberly, Patriot Rover. Kimberly serves the Veterans on the Specialized Inpatient PTSD Unit as well as those on the sub-acute Mental Health Unit.
Pam has two grown children and two grandchildren. She is married to Jon Barber and enjoys caring for the chickens and cows on their 100 acre farm.
Dr. Margaret Bertrand, M.D.
Solis Women’s Health of North Carolina, Director Breast Cancer Research
Baylor College of Medicine, M.D. Radiation Oncology
Duke University Medical Center, B.S. Diagnostic Radiology; Dr. Bertrand has been a pioneer for womens health in this area, building the first comprehensive breast-health center in Guilford County in 1983 and becoming one of the first to use breast-specific gamma imaging, which costs less and can reveal more than traditional mammograms.
Dr. Douglas Nabel, DVM
James Landing Veterinary Hospital, Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine
Ohio State University, Doctorate Veterinary Medicine Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A. Dr. Nabel is co-owner of James Landing Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Nabel is a contributor to various animal magazines.
Emily S. Adkins (Treasurer)
Emily has spent most of her life in Greensboro and she received an Associate’s degree in Advertising & Graphic Design from GTCC in July 2007.
She currently works for a local community bank and has more than 10 years of experience in banking. She is a dedicated volunteer with several community organizations and is motivated to making our community a brighter one.
While Emily herself has not served in the military she comes from a family who has served with the armed forces for many generations.
Emily is very close with her family who lives in Wilmington; especially her 10-year old nephew. She is passionate about animal rights and has had her 11-year old American Bulldog, Mack, since she was 4 weeks old