Dr. L’Tanya Joy Bailey


Dr. Bailey is in private practice in High Point, NC, having relocated to the Triad after serving as a fulltime Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1985. She remains as adjunct faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is proud alum of The Winston-Salem State University and her DDS is from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. She also completed a MS degree in orthodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Mark Owens

 Mark is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He comes to the position from the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce in South Carolina where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mark is best known for his vibrancy, his creativity, and his rich history of growing and developing home-grown businesses into national brands. 

Sharon Hightower


Sharon holds degrees from East Carolina University. She has served the Greensboro community as a advocate for education and healthcare equity. She is a member of the NAACP, Citizens for Economic and Environmental Justice, and National Forum for Black Administrators, She serves on the Gateway Advisory Board, President of College Forrest Neighborhood Association, Renaissance Community Co-Op Owner and East Market Merchant Association. Councilwoman Hightower has a passion for the growth and expansion of minority businesses. 

Dr. Robert “Bob” J. Brown


Dr. Brown is credited with starting and developing the US Minority Enterprise Program and initiating the US Government Black College Program through Executive Order by President Richard Nixon.  He is one of the most influential North Carolinians you’ve never heard of. He had a pretty humble start in High Point, where he was born and raised. He was among the city’s first African-American police officers in the 1950s. But he moved on quickly, first as a federal drug enforcement officer, and then as an adviser to some of the worlds most powerful people: Martin Luther King Jr., Richard Nixon, Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, and that’s only part of the list. He is now the founder and CEO of B&C International, one of the oldest and most respected minority-owned business management consulting firms in the country. 



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