PANELISTS

2018 STATE OF BLACK NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE
PANELISTS AND PRESENTERS

Lilicia Bailey
Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Marcus Bass
Executive Director, Advance Carolina

Tanya S. Blackmon
Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Novant Health

Dr. Goldie Byrd
Director, Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s, Aging and Community Health, N.C. A&T State University

Ivan Canada
Executive Director, National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad

Rev. Odell Cleveland
Co-founder & President, Welfare Reform Liaison Project

Dr. Kareem Crayton
Interim Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Carol Montague Davis
Principal, Carver High School

Dr. Karrie Dixon
Interim Chancellor, Elizabeth City State University

Dr. Catherine Edmonds
Superintendent, Bertie County Schools

Derrick Ellington
Triad Market President, Bank of America

Eric Ellison
Chairman, Forsyth County Democratic Party

Michelle Gethers-Clark
President and CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro

Millette Granville
Vice President, Talent, Diversity & Inclusion and Organizational Development, Food Lion

Dr. Monty Hickman
Associate Director, N.C. Community College System

Marlon Hunter
Director, Forsyth County Department of Public Health

Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.
President, Livingstone College

Dr. Nelson Johnson
Executive Director, The Beloved Community Center of Greensboro

Troy Lawson
Chairman, Guilford County Republican Party

Dr. Donald A. McClain, MD, PhD
Director, Center on Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Ursula Dudley Oglesby
President, Dudley Beauty Corp.

Dr. Elwood L. Robinson
Chancellor, Winston-Salem State University

Dr. Gladys Robinson
Senator, N.C. General Assembly

Melvin B. Shaw
Principal, Saad&Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services

Pearl D. Shaw
President, Saad&Shaw Comprehensive Fund Development Services

James Sills
CEO, M&F Bank

Dr. John Smith
Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Linda Sutton
Central Piedmont Organizer, Democracy North Carolina

Eric Watson
President & CEO, Carolinas Virginia Minority Suppliers Development Council

Calvin Williams
CEO, Freeman Capital

Dr. Shanté Williams
Partner, RW Capital Partners