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BoardMembers

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Sherry Parfait, Owner/Publicist, Parfait Creative Media; B.S., Recording Industry Mgmt and MBA Candidate, Middle Tennessee State University; Chips Quinn Scholar
 
My company is called Parfait Creative Media for my long-term vision to promote creative people through various media, to balance art and business, and ultimately to enhance the life of the consumer.

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Princess Tope Akinkuotu RN, MSN: (King Emmanuel' sister)

Educational Background: MSN- 1985: Syracuse University, NY / University of Akron, OH
Bacc- Nursing-1975: LUTH, Lagos, Nigeria


 PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT:2008: Retired Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Minnesota Medical center, Minneapolis, MN


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Currently Owner,  Faratolu DBA WECSYS LLC

ASSOCIATION AFFILIATION: ANA (American Nurses Association),
Global Health Ministry, Liaison Emure Ekiti North America, MN branch

RECOGNITION RECEIVED: Densford  Clinical Scholar, 2001-2002,
2002-2003; Diversity appreciation award, 2008

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Princess Fumi Ogunleye Hancock, RN , BSN, MA, Ph.D
FOUNDER

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Dr. Theodora Phea Pinnock’s (M.D.) 
background includes considerable experience with public awareness and public health programs.   She has presented on pediatric public health issues at conferences of physicians, teachers and educational staff, school psychologists, parents, daycare staff, and churches.  In addition, she has presented to Tennessee legislature committees on numerous occasions concerning the status and impact of public policy and legislation. Dr. Pinnock has amassed a rare body of knowledge and experiences, locally, nationally and internationally about the effects of health and human services designed for delivery to the poor and disadvantaged. 

Dr. Pinnock was National Merit Scholarship winner and received her B.A. at Rice University in Houston, Texas and her M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.  She completed a pediatric residency program at Washington University School of Medicine’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  She completed a post-residency fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.  From 1992-97, she served as faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical School in its child development division. 

In 2003, Dr. Pinnock brought her background and experience in medical, academic and entrepreneurial areas to head up the Maternal and Child Health Section of the Tennessee Department of Health.  Under her leadership, the section has significantly expanded home visiting services.  In addition, transitional services have been added to the program for children with special health care needs.  She has done statewide training on the importance of developmental screening and practical application of standardized developmental tools.  Also,

she has presented nationally and statewide on the effects of methamphetamine’s effects on children, childhood obesity, autism, and impact of infant mortality.

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Dr. David Allen Hancock received his BSA in Management Information Systems from the University of Michigan in 1981. In 1991, Dr. Hancock received a Masters in Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University culminating years later in his Doctorate in Management and Organizational Leadership. Dr. Hancock brings a wealth of experience in multiple industries and organizations to provide progressive solutions to today’s organizational issues. Dr. Hancock spent 22 years, the majority at Ford Motor Company, learning various aspects of the automotive industry… from Information Technology to Purchasing/Procurement models as well as the science of Logistics and Distribution in Supply Chain Operations Management. In the Health Care industry, Dr. Hancock has worked with some of the largest healthcare organizations in the United States, notably Blue Cross Blue Shield and Wellpoint, in the development of new strategies for membership enrollment, claims processing, business analysis, and project management.

 
Dr. Hancock spent his formative years in the Detroit area, but subsequently business interests have lead to experiences living in widely divergent areas of the U.S. A primary consulting assignment with Texas Instruments in Attelboro, Massachusetts, provided an opportunity to live in the New England area where he met his beautiful, soon-to-be wife, Princess Fumi Stephanie Ogunleye, RN., PhD. They later married and relocated, with their two boys, to Orange County in beautiful Southern California. In 2006, a fortuitous relocation opportunity presented itself to begin a new home in the Nashville area of Tennessee, much closer to his two daughters who still live in Michigan, where he devotes his time to consulting and speaking engagements, management research, and writing. 

 

AREAS OF SPECIALTY:

MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Expert on issues relating to trust within organizations affecting productivity and profitability. Keen observer and good listener to diagnose and solve problems of organizations. Able to meet obstacles and challenges and overcome them. Have worked as a consultant to major corporations and also managed teams in a corporate environment. Responsible for numerous projects that were managed to a successful conclusion.

 

LOGISTICS AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Insightful and knowledgeable with regard to issues in transportation and logistics. Managed in-land transportation and distribution of goods by marine, rail, and truck modalities. Involved with import and export operations and the challenges inherent with these operations. Able to manage overall distribution network and personnel to maintain and grow organizational profitability.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Experienced in bringing innovation solutions to data management challenges. Able to manage teams of developers and guide them to achieve project and organizational objectives. Industry experience includes automotive, health care, insurance, and software development. Brings unique perspective and inter-disciplinary skill set to provide answers to questions that may challenge others limited by a single, uni-dimensional viewpoint. Software utilized include: JCL, COBOL, DB2, IMS, PL/1, FORTRAN, and FOCUS. Query languages included: SQL, Showcase, and Advanced Microsoft Access. Platforms operated upon: IBM/MVS, Honeywell, Burroughs, MS/DOS, and AS400.

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Ms. Yolanda Shields, Vice President
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See Bio)

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Mr. Pinnock has spent his entire professional career in business---primarily in small business development.  It began in 1977 in financial services, first as a commercial underwriter with Aetna Life and Casualty, then as a Registered Representative, Prudential Financial Services.  At Prudential, he was responsible for developing a client base for the company’s insurance and investment products, selling qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, setting up insurance-funded buy-sell agreements and advising on charitable giving options.      

Afterwards he co-founded and served as President of Alexander, Pinnock & Company from 1989-1994. The firm sold business insurance and employee benefits to small businesses and government entities, and reinsurance to managed care companies.        

Mr. Pinnock’s entrepreneurial interests carried him to Huffman Bedford Bounds Consulting, Inc from 1994-2003.  Huffman Bedford provided risk management, business development and general business consulting for an array of clients that included healthcare and educational institutions, community-based organizations and small businesses. 

In 2003 a client of the consulting business recruited him to assist in starting InShuttle Transportation, Inc. where he serves as President.  InShuttle provides charter and shuttle bus services to corporations and organizations throughout the Middle Tennessee area.  His primary responsibilities are strategic planning and business development.     

Over the course of his career Mr. Pinnock has received an Associate in Risk Management certificate from the Insurance Institute of America, completed courses in financial planning, and taxation and was licensed to sell mutual funds, limited partnerships and various types of insurance. 

Mr. Pinnock coordinates the Deacon’s ministry at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville.  And for five years he oversaw the church’s after-school tutoring program, which now partners with Second Harvest Food Bank, Vanderbuddies and the Nashville Public Library.  

Mr. Pinnock graduated from Fisk University in 1977.  From 1998- 2003 he served as Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the University’s General Alumni Association (National Alumni Association).

He is currently a member of the Firm Foundation Board, Brentwood Coolsprings Chamber of Commerce and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.