Advisory Council

2016-2017 Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council

Bobby Adamson – Co-Owner, Adamson Developers, LLC

Elizabeth Appling – Chief Diversity Officer, Erlanger Health System

John Bilderback – Step ONE Program Manager, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

Hal Bowling – Executive Director and Co-Founder, LAUNCH

John Clark – Real Estate Developer, Investor and Manager

Lulu Copeland – Executive Director, Economic & Workforce Development, Chattanooga State Community College

Althea Jones – Sr. Program Manager, Supplier Diversity – Supply Chain, Tennessee Valley Authority

Victor Howell – Assistant Director of Procurement and Contract Services, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Ronald Harris - Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Amanda Jelks – Attorney, Jelks Law Firm

Dionne Jennings – President, Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Kenneth Jordan II – Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Hamilton County Government, and Diversity Chair, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chattanooga

Edkedsha "KeeKee" Mathis – Supplier Diversity Manager, Purchasing CP, Volkswagen Group of America – Chattanooga Operations, LLC

Marc Mathis – Network Manager, AT&T Uverse and DirecTV Division for East Tennessee

Christian Patiño – Director of Operations, La Paz Chattanooga

Felicia Pierce – Diversity Chair, Tennessee SHRM State Council, and Human Resources Consultant/Business Partner, CHI Memorial

Paul Middlebrooks – Program Manager, University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Ketha Richardson – Purchasing Manager, EPB

Teal Thibaud – Co-Founder & Director, Glass House Collective

Velma Wilson – Owner, Cleaning Solutions, LLC and Affiliate Broker, Bridge City Realty

Gladys Pineda-Loher - Director of International Community Outreach, Chattanooga State Community College

Annalyn Jones - Contracts Manager, Nuclear Power Group, TVA - Supply Chain and President, Filipino-American Association of Greater Chattanooga and Vice Chair, Tennessee Veterans Business Association - Chattanooga Chapter