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National Advisory Board


Dr. Maya Angelou
Wake Forest University


Eldridge C. (Redge) Hanes
The Encore Group

Executive Vice-Chair

Denise James Gatling, MBA
Global Supplier Diversity & Business Development


Reuben Cannon
Reuben Cannon Productions, Inc.

Mick Quinn
ICIL Limited

Crandall C. Bowles

Ambassador Andrew Young
Chairman, GoodWorks International
Professor of Policy Studies
Gerogia State University


Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD
Jungian Psychoanalyst, Author

Edward F. Haponik, MD
Professor of Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Carla Harris, MBA
Managing Director, Global Capital Markets
Morgan Stanley

Richard Janeway, MD
Executive Vice President Emeritus
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Peter J. Jannetta, MD
Professor of Neurosurgery
Drexel University College of Medicine
Allegheny General Hospital

Charles A. Sanders, MD
Chairman, Foundation for the NIH

Levi Watkins Jr., MD
Professor of Surgery & Associate Dean
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Ian Smith, MD
Health Media Strategies, LLC

Addie Perkins Williamson, PhD
President & CEO
Perkins Williamson Associates, Inc.

Ricky Antonio Martinez, MD
Medical Director, Corp. Contributions & Community Relations
Johnson & Johnson

Turquoise Erving
Corey Marvin Erving Foundation

Timothy H. Marshall
President & CEO
Jamaica Business Resource Center

Velma G. Watts, PhD
Retired, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Mrs. Jean Irvin
Executive Director
Juvenile Justice Council


John D. McConnell, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

William B. Applegate, MD, MPH, MACP
President, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Former Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Ronny A. Bell, PhD, MS
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

Bettina M. Beech,
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC

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