Meet The Board

Rick Owens

Vice President

I was introduced to Riley's Army when my son was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.  After experiencing, first hand, the amazing care, support, and other benefits provided to our families by Riley's Army, I wanted to find a way to give back.

Sonya Daniels Hall


John Berry

Board Member

I currently reside in Winterville, NC, with my wife Jodie and three sons Conner, Holden and Chase. Aside from my work with Riley's Army, I own and operate Berry Building Group.  I also founded the Tonka Truck Toy Drive, which benefits the children and their families at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospitals. I actively participates in several non profit organizations benefiting families of Eastern NC.

Michael Roberson

Board Member

Owner of S.C.I. Technologies and its affiliate, Solar Creations, Inc. since 1994.

I try to have a generous heart and believe in giving back to my community. In addition to serving on the Riley's Army board, I have also founded the nonprofit, “Free To Be Me” that provides recreational flights for chronically and critically ill children in Eastern North Carolina. I am also the owner of Boulevard Thread, a Commercial embroidery company in Greenville NC operated by veterans and first responders.

Nicole Davia

Board Member

As a childhood cancer survivor I know first hand the impact this disease can have on a family.  When I first met Riley and her mom Kelly in the hospital and learned of Riley’s inspirational request to help other kids and families, I knew that I needed to play a role in this awesome organization.  I have been a board member since the inception of Rileys Army.  Our commitment to these children, teenagers, and families will continue as we grow and as we educate the public about this life changing disease.

Dr. Joseph Parkinson

Board Member

Hello, my name is Dr. Joseph Parkinson and I am a dentist and administrator at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. I have been very fortunate in my life, and I want to use the skills and knowledge that I have acquired to help those in need. Helping underserved patients get needed care at the dental school and supporting the families of pediatric cancer patients allows me to fulfill this goal. I am honored to be on the board of directors of Riley's Army.

Richie Shreves

Board member

As a breast cancer survivor, I have had first-hand experience of how cancer affects nearly every aspect of one’s life.  Since completing my treatments in 2018, I have continued to pray for God to show me ways to use my cancer journey to help others.  So, when I was asked about giving consideration to joining Riley’s Army, I couldn’t help but feel this was an answer to that prayer.

Dr. Kirk Philpot


Father of Riley Philpot. For more information, click here to read Riley's Story.

Dr. Kelly Philpot

Founding Board Member

Mother of Riley Philpot. For more information, click here to read Riley's Story.

PO Box 720, Winterville, NC, 28590


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