Mr. Ron Whitfield, Former US Air Force
Retired from the NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services January 2014 as the State Purchasing Officer and met Terry and a group training in Costco one day that month.
Having worked with and around Service Dogs and persons with disabilities, the organization seemed like a good fit for me. I started attending activities in February and later started helping with the training.
I was in the Air Force for 9 years as a Security Policeman and a Computer operator. I graduated from North Carolina Center University with a BA in Business Administration in 1984 and a MBA in 1985.
Mr. Vertis Richardson, U.S. Army, Retired
Vertis R. Richardson III was born and raised in Smithfield, NC. After a 20 year active duty career as non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, he retired in 2015 in the rank of First Sergeant.
His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and two Meritorious Service Medals. During his career he served 11 out of his 20 years at Fort Bragg, NC as a logistician including deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He is married to his wife Anita and they have three children.
Mr. Bruce Campbell, Former US Army Logistics Specialist
Born in Iceland into a family with a strong military tradition, Bruce fell into love with Vets to Vets United when he finished serving in the Army. He first joined our family with his service dog Ozzy as a veteran suffering from the symptoms of PTSD after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Bruce quickly developed a passion for Vets to Vets and charitable work. Now after four years with us his passion for Vets to Vets is just as strong as ever.
Cynthia Woods, Former US Army
Born and Raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Joined the US Army in Feb 1987 and retired in July 2007. Met Terry Morris at the Mental Health Summit and joined the organization in November 2015. On December 30th Riley was adopted into the family.
Cindy has one Son, Christopher Denton, which lives with her and is also part of the Vets to Vets Program as a volunteer. The other family members are two cats, Yoda and Snowbell and the dog – Riley.
Cindy is an active member of the organization as she serves as the Treasurer and assistant trainer during evening classes. Cindy is employed at the Durham VA Health Care System and has the opportunity to take Riley to the VA for visits, one – two times a week. The leadership has been very supported with Riley serving as a Therapy Dog for Patients and Staff Members.
Cindy and Chris enjoy going to the Movies, Visiting new places and spending time with family and friends.