Ginger, a native of Jamestown, NC attended UNC-CH and through mutual friends the two of them met and the rest, as they say, is history. In the history, are a lot of details and experiences that have forged a steady resolve in the two of them to see through the Vision for their family which includes the Vision for Whole Vet.
“We have come to realize over the last few years that if we, a person, continues to ‘think’ the same way they always have, then they will always ‘live’ the same way. We have found that, even through the trials and challenges, on the other side there is a beauty to life. That burns inside of us to share with others so they too can enjoy and embrace this beautiful life we have been blessed with. It is available to every person on this earth. Our passion, our desire, is to see that realized in every veteran and active duty military family. We can indeed say ‘We love you’. The future is indeed bright and great days are ahead. Be encouraged, live in vision and not in the circumstances” – Dale and Ginger Robbins.
Michael D. “Mac” McPherson - Board Member
Board of Directors
A 24 year Marine Corps veteran, James served in multiple roles including; Supply Chain Manager, Recruiter, Instructor, and Logistics Analyst. He served one tour during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. After leaving the military, James’ years of experience in assisting military personnel and their families with their transition back to the civilian sector include a role as a Personal and Professional Development Advisor at Camp Lejeune, and managing the state of North Carolina’s North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME). This program connected veterans and companies for hiring events and interviews.
James currently is the Manager of Military Talent Acquisition for Pike Enterprises.
James is a graduate of Webster University with an MA in Human Resource Management.
Michael “Mac” McPherson (ECU ’91, ’00) is mentor, coach, award-winning author, columnist and speaker. Mac served as a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard from 1991-1998. He started his military career in US Army Reserve under the Simultaneous Membership Program in 1988. Mac also served his community as a volunteer firefighter with two departments from 2005-2008. In addition to serving on the board for Whole Vet, he also volunteers with the Miracle League of the Triangle, a baseball league for children with special needs.
Today Mike uses his vast sales, management and leadership experience to mentor veterans transitioning from active service to the private sector and young professionals seeking a career in sales. Mac bills himself as a connector, networking to bring people together for mutual success and works to serve all whom he meets.
Mike resides in Apex, NC, with his wife, Melissa, his son, Willem and his daughter, Fiona.
Dale is a native North Carolinian, having attended Ravenscroft School in Raleigh before then attending the greatest university in the U.S.A. – East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Dale Robbins is a 25-year corporate veteran, having never served in our nation’s military. His Passion and Compassion for our veterans, active duty service members, their families, and caregivers is derived from the physical and medical challenges his family has faced AND overcome. The persistence, diligence, and steadfastness have all been born of those times. Along the way, he and his beautiful wife Ginger have found that these times have brought out a deeper love and intimacy between them as a married couple and their relationships with their two daughters.
Sara enlisted in the Florida Army National Guard in 2004 as a 68W, Combat Medic. She served for a 6-year enlistment, including a deployment to Iraq from 2009 – 2010, leaving the military at the rank of E-5, Sergeant. Sara began her undergraduate studies at University of Florida, while simultaneously serving in the military, before transferring to Campbell University to complete her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. While working, Sara also completed her MBA from NC State University, and Masters in Accounting from UNC Chapel Hill. She has more than 8 years of experience in Audit, working at Fidelity Bank, PwC, Xerium Technologies, and currently Advance Auto Parts. Sara has earned her certified internal auditor certification, certified information systems auditor certification, certification in risk management assurance, and is a candidate for the certified public accountant license.
In 2019, she moved into her current role as a Treasury Manager with Advance Auto Parts.
James Simpson - Board Chairman
Dale Robbins - Founder and President
Robin's son Kevin is a veteran of Desert Storm, having served 2 terms in Iraq with the Army's 1st Armored Division. Having a piece of her heart overseas in harm’s way touched Robin to continue serving those who sacrifice so much. Professionally, Robin is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and currently is managing Sales Enablement for the US, Latin America and Canada at Cisco.
Robin is the wife of “The Finest Man Alive,” the mother of three amazing children, and Nana to a beautiful, kind young lady.
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Robin Falcone - Secretary
Sara Lindley - Treasurer
Kenneth Beard - Board Member
Ken is a retired Brigadier General (November 2016) from the NC National Guard, from the position of Assistant Adjutant General-Sustainment. He served as the principal adviser to The Adjutant General for sustainment operations and responsible for senior oversight of the 113th Sustainment Brigade and the 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Previous military assignments include Firing Battery, Field Artillery Battalion, and Field Artillery Brigade Command, as well as various staff positions at all levels.
Ken currently serves as Director of Product Innovations at RAI Innovations Company in Winston-Salem, NC.