Mr. Bill Dixon

Bill Dixon lives in Raleigh with his wife Merlayne.  Bill received an Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting from WW Holding before he joined the US Army serving in Vietnam.  

Veteran Service Organizations:

North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. Past President, served for ten years.
Wake County Veterans Council. Past President
40/8 Past President
American Legion Post 297 Commander 4 years
Vietnam Veterans of America, Board of Directors NC State Council and Vice President Durham Chapter 530
Delegate North Carolina State Veterans Council
Delegate for Governor's Working Group
Host and producer of on-line streaming show "Lessons of Vietnam"
Veteran of Foreign Wars Wake Forest Post 8466
Veteran client of Vets to Vets


Raleigh/Wake County Parade of Homes Design winner
Vietnam Veterans of the year, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans, Inc. (3Times)
Veteran of the year, Wake County Veterans Council (2 Times)
Glen Lang Award, Vietnam Veterans of America for education
Special Appreciation from United States Army Veterans Support Command
Outstanding Command Ribbon, Vietnamese American Association

Bill is thankful for what Vets to Vets United has done, and still doing for him and wants to see the organization grow and serve more veterans.

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.


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Ms. Tami Johns,  US Army Veteran

Tami Johns is an Army Veteran who served as an Environmental Health Specialist at Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood, TX.  After her service, Tami pursued a career in Human Resources, specializing in Organization and Leadership Development, Talent Management and Quality Control.  She has held leadership positions with companies such as MetLife and Nationwide Insurance Companies, General Physics and Compuware.  In addition, Tami was CEO and Owner of MTEX Consulting, which focused on improving individual and organizational performance for companies including General Motors Corporation.

Tami has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Human Resource Development from Oakland University, a Masters in Administration from Central Michigan University and a certificate in Executive Education from The Ohio State University.  In addition, she is currently pursuing a Masters/Doctorate in Metaphysics. Her board experience includes serving as a director for Campfire Girls and Unity Church.


In retirement, Tami enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, painting, photography and writing short stories and poetry.  She is a published author of a collection of short stories based on her life experiences. Tami loves dogs and has a standard poodle named Jasper.


Cynthia Height

Cynthia received her B.S. in Communication Disorders at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia and M.S. of Public Health in Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her professional goal is to empower and advocate for underserved and geriatric populations.


Cynthia Height has 25 years of health and human services experience which includes a combination of 5 years with the Federal and State Government as well as 14 years in non-profit case management assisting the Mental Ill, HIV Infected, Elderly in Crisis, Developmentally Disabled and Chronically Ill.


Her current job role is that of Client Coordinator for Access Care where she supports medical practices to achieve goals, assists with project needs that serve Medicaid patients and partners with nurses to assist patients with environmental/social needs.


Cynthia was born and raised in Durham, N.C. She moved to West Palm Beach, Florida after graduate school, where she began her professional career of 18 years. In 2006 she returned to North Carolina. She and her husband currently reside in Mebane, NC with their 2 beloved pets; Goldie, the parakeet and Hannah, the cat.


Laurie Schroeder

Laurie graduated from University of South Florida, Tampa, with a BA in Marketing and a BA in Management.

Career focus has been marketing and sales in the consumer products industry for the past 40 years.

Worked as a Sales Consultant for professional hair stylists in Tampa, Florida Keys, and now in North Carolina.


She traveled on medical mission trips to Haiti with the University of South FL Health team where she helped set up a Pharmacy with supplies for the Mission Doctors.

Actively participated in Pet Therapy with her Boxer, Hattie, for Moffitt Cancer Hospital, Tampa, FL., and Hospice.

In addition, she volunteered with Hillsborough Country Animal Services, Tampa, socializing with the shelter dogs.


While looking for local volunteer opportunities, she found Vets to Vets United and instantly knew this was the organization she wanted to volunteer with. She currently lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, an Air Force veteran and their 13 year old poodle, Lola