Richard Corbin, MD, President
Dr. Richard Corbin is a pulmonologist in Augusta, Maine and is affiliated with Maine Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians whose clinical experience was in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Corbin has supported and campaigned for universal access to healthcare for decades.
The Maine Medical Association has presented the 2017 Mary Cushman Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer.
Richard is a retired physician who brings extensive clinical, educational, administrative, and research experience to Embrace A Vet. He is a non-combat veteran who served in the USAF during the Vietnam era. He also serves on several other health related non-profit organization boards and committees.
Diane P. Hender, Vice President
A former Human Resources professional, Diane relocated from Andover, MA to Maine with her husband in 2006. Both were active in that community, and Diane was on the boards of various NFPs serving education, high-risk adults and youth, and cultural endeavors. Among the most rewarding was five years volunteering on a suicide crisis hotline for the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley. Locally she has held leadership positions on the boards of the American Red Cross, the Topsham Historical Society, and others, and currently is a Trustee of the Topsham Public Library.
Beverly Brown, Treasurer
Bev Brown spent over 40 years in the marine industry, including 33 years with Grumman Boats and the OMC Boat Group as a Regional Sales Manager. In 1991 she and her husband, Captain Paul Hureau, USCGR (Ret.), founded Maritime Skiff, a manufacturer of family/fishing boats. After retiring to Topsham, Bev has been an active volunteer at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. She became interested in Embrace A Vet because of her husband’s military background, and because she could lend her expertise in bookkeeping, knowledge gained from her business experience.
Elizabeth Humphrey, Secretary
Professionally, Beth’s work experience has been/is providing operational and administrative leadership for organizations, including nonprofits. Personally, Beth is a wife and mother of two. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Business Development Corp. Currently, she serves at her local church in the music ministry.
Edward L. Bradley
Following 11 years as a pilot in the Air Force, Ed had a 26-year career flying for Federal Express. After retirement, he and his wife moved full time to Maine. He’s involved at First Parish Church, Brunswick, was one of the founders of The Gathering Place, an adult drop-in day center in Brunswick. Ed previously was a Trustee for Family Focus, a local early childhood learning program, and was a Trustee and past Board President of the Maine State Music Theatre.
Wimberley Burton, JD
A 1980 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Wimberley served as a U.S. Naval Unrestricted Line Officer from 1981 through 1985 in Subic Bay, R.Phillipines and Naples, Italy. Graduated from New England Law, Boston in 1988 and practiced as an Assistant District Attorney and in private practice. Currently, Wimberley works as an artist after receiving a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University in 2003. Wimberley spent four years in the active reserves and eleven years in the inactive Naval Reserves.
John P. Coray CDR USN Ret.
Bio coming soon
Robert E. Healing
Bob Healing graduated from Holy Cross College in 1965 and Cornell Law School in 1971. He was in the Marine Corps from 1965 to 1969 and served as an artillery officer in Vietnam. In Bob’s civilian career, he worked as a lawyer for General Electric from 1971 to 2004. Bob and his wife Marge have lived in Brunswick since his retirement.
Marilou MacDonald, USA Ret
A retired US Army veteran and grandmother with many diverse interests, Lou currently volunteers as a tax preparer in the VITA/AARP/IRS program and as a volunteer for the Dempsey Challenge. She also has served as a hospice volunteer with the Portland VNA, an ambassador on Amtrak’s Downeaster, and as an elected member of the Board of Selectmen in Durham.
Geraldean Paterson, RN
A native of Maine and health care professional, Dean serves, or has served, on a variety of community and professional boards. These include Mid Coast Hospital, Wolfe Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, Oasis Health Network, and Pine Tree Society. In addition to her role as an EAV Director, Dean serves as a Wellness Coach at our veteran and caregiver Healing & Wellness Retreats and is the volunteer coordinator for our Caregiver Peer Support Program.
LCDR Terri Schlotterbeck, USN Ret
Bio coming soon
- Everett “Brownie” Carson
- Roy Driver, MS, LCPC
- Deborah Farnham
- ADM Gregory Johnson
- David C. Knight
- LTG Frank Libutti, USMC Ret
- CAPT Beverly Paige, USN, Ret
- Ret. Charles Gauger, DVM
- Joan Reynolds
- Trendy Stanchfield
- Christine Toriello
- David Vaughn
Embrace A Vet Staff
Tracy A. Shaw, Executive Director
As a proud daughter of a Vietnam veteran and spouse of a U.S. Marine, the mission of this organization is near and dear to Tracy Shaw. She brings together considerable experience in both the nonprofit world and the dog training industry, with over 25 years of animal welfare and canine behavior experience.
Tracy served as the executive director of the SPCA of Hancock County, a non profit, donor-funded no-kill animal shelter, and spent seven years volunteering at River Ridge Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. Her background includes serving as the contract manager for the 341st Squadron, Military Working Dog Breeding Program. In this role she oversaw the daily operations of puppy development and training of over 175 Department of Defense military working dog prospects at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.
Barbara D. Yeager, Development and Administrative Assistant
Barbara was a small business owner for 25 years before transitioning to municipal community services for 15 years. During her career she has created and facilitated caregivers’ groups and engaged in non-profit development and volunteer management. Her commitment to volunteerism and community service continues. She currently serves on a prevention council, as a member of a community emergency response team and as an advocate for the aging. Barbara moved to Maine from Monroe, Connecticut, and currently resides in Woolwich.