Board of Directors
Robbie Marchant, MBA
Ms. Robbie Marchant currently serves on the Sinclair Health Clinic board. She has worked as the Financial Services Director (CFO) for Timber Ridge School, a residential treatment facility for middle and high school boys, for over 12 years. She received her MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and BA from Princeton University. Robbie also serves on the Board of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Winchester.
Colette Sabbagh, MD
Colette joined Sinclair Health Clinic’s leadership in 2020 and is a long-time advocate for patient-focused and culturally competent care. Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Colette currently serves the community as a pediatrician at Pediatric Associates of Winchester. Her big heart has her volunteering not just on the clinic’s board, but also volunteering every week in the Clinic. Colette has a long history of service to the community. She has served as Medical Director and on the board of directors of the Make A Wish Foundation in Maine, and served on the Board of Directors of the Maine Discovery Museum, Winterport Open Stage Community Theater, Penobscot Theater Company and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.
Vice Admiral Daniel Abel, USCG, Ret.
Vice Admiral Dan Abel (retired) served over 37 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, culminating as its Chief of Operations. Other senior roles included leading all Coast Guard units in the Northeast U.S. and later forces in Alaska and the emerging Arctic. Interagency and joint military roles included Chief of the COVID Joint Coordination Cell for the Secretary of HHS, Director of Operations of U.S. Southern Command, and Deputy Director of Operations at U.S. Northern Command. Flying helicopter and jet aircraft, he commanded Coast Guard Air Stations in San Francisco and Cape Cod. He holds degrees from the Coast Guard Academy, the National Defense University, and the College of William and Mary. He is President of the consulting firm “Status Paratus,” and a Senior Fellow for National Defense University and RAND Corporation. Admiral Abel is an Eagle Scout.
Bob Gail brings years of executive management experience in the for-profit business world having served as president of Continental Commercial Products and senior vice president of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, APC Filtration and Betco Corporation, respectively. Since retirement in 2016, he has focused on giving back to the community. His involvement includes serving as Vice President on the Board of the Fremont Street Nursery and providing training and education to community members as President of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardner Association. Bob received his BA in Business Administration from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
Christy S. Grim earned a degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Pennsylvania State University, with a minor in Security Risk Analysis. She is currently working as a Research and Development Project Manager, while also working towards a Master’s in Project Management. Prior to her technology career, she held certifications from The American Board of Opticianry and a Virginia State License for Opticianry. To continue her eighteen years’ worth of experience in Optics and healthcare, she has been involved with a non-profit provider of medical clinics and helps to deliver free dental, vision, and medical care to under-served and uninsured
Abigail Gómez, MFA
Abigail Gómez is a Latinx visual artist, teaching artist, arts and community advocate, founder of Arte Libre VA, and owner of Pretty Girl Painting, a fine art and mural painting business. She received an MFA in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and a BFA from Virginia Tech. Abigail currently teaches art through Pretty Girl Painting, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, Arte Libre VA, and she is an Adjunct Art Professor at Shenandoah University. She also facilitates international community mural projects and American travel between the US and Cuba.
Abigail finished serving an appointed position of Commissioner on the Virginia Commission for the Arts this year, where she was an officer for three years and, most recently, the first Latina Chair of the VCA.
Bryan Pearce- Gonzales, PhD
Dr. Pearce-Gonzales is a professor of Hispanic Studies at Shenandoah University since 2005. As a vocal proponent of community service and community engagement, he serves on the Winchester Public School Board and the Board of Directors for the Scholars Latino Initiative in addition to the Board of Directors for the Sinclair Health Clinic. He is the proud father of three multilingual children and he and his partner are happy to call Winchester home.
Brad Rogers, MHA
Brad Rogers, MHA, is chief operating officer of Valley Health Medical Group and vice president of Valley Physician Enterprise. He joined the hospital system in August 2021. Rogers has over 10 years of senior healthcare management experience with a focus on physician practice management. Prior to joining Valley Health, Rogers was vice president of operations at Lexington Medical Center in South Carolina. During his 25-year healthcare career, Rogers has built high-performing teams to assist physician practices in maximizing patient experience and optimizing physician efficiency and productivity.
Lori Brown, RN, BSN,MS
Lori Brown brings over 25 years of hospital and healthcare leadership experience with areas of care coordination, home health, transitional care management, and home infusion services. Lori received her BSN in Nursing from George Mason University as well as a MS in Health Systems Mangement. Outside of work, Lori spends time raising and showing horses.
Ms. Jennings joined Catholic Medical Mission Board, Inc. (CMMB) in July of 2019. She is responsible for championing a comprehensive, strategic, and integrated approach to secure, retain and grow revenue through corporate, foundation, organization, U.S. government and multi-lateral grants and partnerships. Prior to joining CMMB, Ms Jennings served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Hispanic Scholarship Fund where she managed the corporate partnership portfolio. Previously, she worked at Project HOPE, an international Global Health non-profit organization.
Debra L. Purrington, J.D.
Ms. Purrington has decades of experience in the law of trusts and estates and fiduciary administration. As Chief Fiduciary at the Bank of Clarke County, Debra continues a longstanding tradition of accomplished fiduciary services. She is responsible for trust regulatory compliance, oversees all trust and estate administration, mentors a successful team of experienced trust and investment professionals, and develops fiduciary systems, products, and services. Debra has counseled many fiduciaries and led a segment of U.S. Trust, Bank of America, where she earned national recognition for fiduciary excellence.
We honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Sinclair.
Terry Sinclair, MD
Medical Director, 1986-2017
Dr. Terry Louis Sinclair passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. Terry leaves a lasting legacy of healing and community. Terry was one of the original volunteers who established the Free Medical Clinic in 1986 to help neighbors facing financial hardship attain great health care. He volunteered as the Medical Director for over 30 years and was named Medical Director Emeritus in 2017 and the Clinic was renamed to honor him and his service.
Terry graduated from Johns Hopkins and obtained his MD from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After completion of his surgical residency at University of Missouri, he served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War giving him first-hand insight and training in trauma surgery. He moved with his family to Winchester in 1974.
Terry served as President of Winchester Medical Center staff and then after a 25-year career as a Surgeon. He was recruited as Senior VP for Medical Affairs for WMC and the Valley Health System, serving for 17 years.
He has also served many years as Medical Director for Shenandoah Valley EMS, Chairman of VA State Trauma Committee and Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury, President of numerous professional organizations, Presbyterian elder and Sunday school teacher for over 20 years, Board member of Winchester Rotary, Our Health, United Way and on numerous Committees including Winchester 2020 Future Planning and All American Community.
He loved spending his time with his wife, Diane, three children, their spouses, and his eight grandchildren.