Public Relations
Doris McAdams Chair - Patricia Wolfe Asstant Chair


Doris McAdams



Patricia Wolfe


I started my career in federal service in August 1967 when I joined the United Air Force.  After leaving the U. S. Air Force I went to work the Navy Regional Finance Center.  My primary responsibility was processing travel vouchers.  After a few years I became supervisor of the group.  

My next position was that of system accountant where I resolved issues with the Standard Accounting and Reporting System (STARS).  I wrote changes to enhance the system, tested the changes once programmed.  Once changes were released I traveled to sites in the United States and outside of the US training system users on how the changes would effect their processes.

After Defense Finance and Accounting Service capitalized my office, i became supervisor of another group working on a different accounting system that we converted to STARS. 

Over the years I worked on various system developments one of which was the Defense Travel system.  I retired April 30, 2006.

I am now in my second career as a realtor with Century 21 Redwood Realty.  I am a member of the Stafford County Architecture Review Board; President of Stafford Virginia - Stafford England Friendship Association; President, NARFE Chapter 1270 Woodbridge; membership chair and correspondence secretary for the Stafford County Historical Society.

I am excited to service the Virginia Federation of Chapters as co-chair for Public Relations and can't wait to get the NARFE message out to the public.

​Doris McAdams


Patricia (Pat) is serving as Assistant Public Relations Committee Chair and Chair of the Northern Virginia Caucus of NARFE Chapters. She served as NARFE VFN Nominations Chair for 2019-2020 and served as Dulles Chapter President from 2014-2017 and newsletter editor for six years.

Pat also currently serves as President of Federally Employed Women’s Foundation for Education and Training and Centreville United Methodist Women.

Pat served as Federally Employed Women’s (FEW’s) National President from 2002-2006 where her duties included serving as the Chief Executive Officer, chairman of the board of directors, leader and spokesperson for the organization.  She served as Co-Chair of FEW’s 2010 National Training Program in New Orleans, 2008 National Training Program in Anaheim, California, and Chair, 1995 National Training Program in Tacoma, Washington. 

Pat retired from the Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security on December 31, 2010 with 43 years’ service, beginning as a GS-03 Clerk-Steno and retiring as a GS-15, Contract Specialist/Acquisition Workforce Manager.

Pat holds a Bachelor’s Degree from City University, Bellevue, Washington.

She looks forward to working with Public Relations Chair Doris McAdams, VFN President Dr. Constance Bails, other board members and chapter leaders  with increasing NARFE’s visibility in Virginia and especially with promoting the 2020 VFN Conference.

Patricia Wolfe


Update on Public Relations, Congressional District Liaisons and NARFE Strategic Planning

2014 PR PowerPoint Convention Report

2012 PR PowerPoint Convention Report

VFC 2012 Annual PR Report

2011 VFC Strategic Plan (draft)

How to Market NARFE
A presentation given at Region X Presidents Conference 2011

Matching Funds Guidelines

October 2011 Public Relations Report

2012 Public Relations Contact list

2012 License Plate Project

Jan 2012 Public Relations Report