Board Members

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President – Patricia (Pat) Childers

 

Pat Childers is the current President of the Triangle Women Veterans Unit 144, Military Women Across the Nation.  Pat is a retired Chief Hospital Corpsman who served thirty years in the U.S. Navy at various medical commands.  Upon transfer to Fleet Reserve status in the fall of 1996 after twenty-four years of active duty, she accepted a position as Director, Field Operations for The Women in Military Service For America Memorial Foundation in Arlington, VA.  She was instrumental in spreading awareness about the only national memorial that honors all women who have served or are currently serving in the US military and she personally spearheaded the campaign to have all 50 states donate on behalf of their women veterans!

 

Upon relocating to Fayetteville, NC in 2001 and working for TRICARE on Fort Bragg she continued to volunteer with veteran organizations as a North Carolina Ambassador for The Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Life Member of Military Women Across the Nation, DAV, American Legion Post 540, Fleet Reserve Association, member of Triangle Women Veterans, The Retired Enlisted Association  (TREA), NC Coalition of Women Veteran Organizations, MWAN Representative to Fayetteville VA (VAVS) and  Fayetteville NOW.

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Vice-President – Jill Blakeney

Jill Blakeney served in the US Reserves for 23 years.  She retired from the Army Reserve as a Captain.  Prior to that, she spent 16 years as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy Reserve.  Jill was called to active duty for Desert Shield/Storm and served at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. 

 

Jill is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mustangs & Patriots Project; a nonprofit that offers equine recreational activities for military veterans and their families.

 

Jill is currently serving as the Vice-President of Triangle Women Veterans Unit #144.  She has been a unit member since 2016 and most recently served as the unit Secretary.  Jill is concurrently serving as the Region 5 Representative for Military Women Across the Nation.

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Secretary – Adina Lev

Adina Lev served in the US Navy for eight years. The first four years she worked as a Disbursing Clerk and the last four years she served as a Torpedoman’s Mate.

She is a resident of Wake County, NC, and is currently the Secretary of the Triangle Women Veterans Unit #144.

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Treasurer – Annette H. Stevenson

Annette is a seasoned professional with work experience in the personnel/administrative management and procurement profession.   A 1982 graduate of Methodist College, Annette holds a degree in Business Administration.  Upon college graduation, she was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served ten years on active duty and went on to retire from the U.S. Army Reserves.

Prior to starting her own business in 2017, The Stevenson Consulting Group, Annette worked in corporate procurement/supplier diversity at SAS for 18 years.  Annette serves on several boards that promote the inclusion of diverse businesses and veteran entrepreneurship.  She is the current Treasurer of Triangle Women Veterans Unit #144