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Board of Advisors

The UNC NRI Board of Advisors is an elite group of individuals with vision and experience in a broad range of areas who share a vision of creating one of the world’s greatest centers for scientific research in the greater-Charlotte region. Comprised of members from across the nation who are leaders in their respective fields, these individuals are working diligently to generate the resources needed to elevate the NRI to world-class stature and position the NRI for continued growth and achievement.

2013 - 2014 UNC NRI Board of Advisors

Tom Smith
Chair, NRI Board of Advisors
Chairman, President and CEO, Food Lion, Inc. (Ret.)
Salisbury, North Carolina

James G. Martin, Ph.D.
Immediate Past Chair, NRI Board of Advisors, 2008-2011
McGuire Woods, LLC
Governor, State of North Carolina, 1983-1995
Mooresville, North Carolina

Mark Billings
President, Novant Health, Shared Services
Charlotte, North Carolina

Roger Billingsley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Research and Food Safety
Dole Fresh Vegetables
Monterey, California

Fred Brown
Group Vice President, Carolinas Health Care System
Charlotte, North Carolina

Byron L. Bullard
President, Presbyterian Hospital (Ret.)
Charlotte, North Carolina

Ann Cannon
Community Leader
Concord, North Carolina

Linda Combs, Ph.D.
Controller, Office of Management and Budget, 2005-2007
Winston Salem, North Carolina

Chris Cope
President, Allen Tate Mortgage
Charlotte, North Carolina

Arthur Gallagher
President, Charlotte Campus
Johnson & Wales University
Charlotte, North Carolina

Hector Henry, M.D.
Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Concord County Council
Chief of Urology, Hefner VAMC
Concord, North Carolina

Brien Lewis, J.D.
President, Catawba College
Salisbury, North Carolina

Richard Vinroot
Attorney at Law
Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.
Mayor, City of Charlotte, 1991-1995
Charlotte, North Carolina

Phyllis Wingate
President, Carolinas Medical Center, Northeast
Concord, North Carolina

James H. Woodward, Ph.D.
Chancellor Emeritus
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina