NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Dr Donna Y Ford Donna Y. Ford, PhD, is Professor of Education and Human Development and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University. She is the former Betts Chair of Education & Human Development, and currently holds a joint appointment in the Department of Special Education and Department of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Ford has been a Professor of Special Education at the Ohio State University, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Virginia, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. Professor Ford earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Education (educational psychology) (1991), Masters of Education degree (counseling) (1988), [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Chef Sterling Wright

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Chef Sterling Wright As a Nashville native, Sterling Wright is the real-deal – our very own home town inspiration and a missionary of hope and possibility to everyone who he meets. But life for Sterling hasn’t always been so easy. Born and raised in the rough area of J.C Napier homes of Nashville, But God was just starting to work his plan for Sterling. After his recovery, Sterling began turning his life around, working in restaurants and anywhere that he could to both support himself and help those around him learn about his life lessons and God’s love for them. He shared his story to [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading Women 2018: Crystal Churchwell

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Women Crystal Churchwell Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Crystal Churchwell graduated from University School of Nashville and earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management where she concentrated in Strategy and Marketing. She was an executive board member of the Women’s Business Association and the Owen Black Student Association. Crystal Churchwell is the Associate Director of Development at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts where she oversees both earned and contributed revenue from individual giving, upper-level memberships, corporate sponsorships, grants (foundation and government), and venue rental. Prior to joining the Frist [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Judge Rachel Bell

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Judge Rachel Bell Judge Rachel L. Bell is a third generation Native Nashvillian and proud graduate of Hillsboro Comprehensive High School, where she was a stellar basketball player. Judge Bell received a NCCA, Division I-Women’s Basketball scholarship to Auburn University and finished her collegiate career at The University of Memphis earning her Bachelor of Science in Education and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. In 2012, Judge Bell, was elected, General Sessions Court Judge, Division VIII (8) and unanimously re-elected in 2014 to another term. In August, 2014, Judge Bell was elected by her peers to be the Presiding Judge [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Alicia A. Hall

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Alicia A Hall Dr. Alicia A. Hall is a Board Certified Family Physician and a medical entrepreneur. She serves as President and CEO of her own medical corporation, Alicia A. Hall, MD, Incorporated, encompassing the medical practices of Advanced Care Centers which serve the Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana regions. With a strong emphasis on prevention and wellness, she provides primary health care for the total family and pioneers non-invasive, office-based proctology treatment. As an accomplished physician, Dr. Hall has been featured several times in America's Top Family Doctor magazine. Dr. Hall believes in giving back to the community with her time and resources. Her [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: LaTonya Martin

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans LaTonya Martin LaTonya Martin has nearly become a household name in Middle Tennessee. Her drive and persistence over the years has placed her into a position as one of the area’s well recognized names in insurance and real estate. Her company Grande Style Homes has nearly the visibility of one of the larger, franchised real estate companies in the local area, yet she leads a boutique brokerage of personable professionals from a quaint, ornate location in a well- known district. LaTonya had years of success as an insurance professional. She worked for State Farm and Nationwide and owned her own Shelter Insurance and Allstate Insurance [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Kelby House Garner

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Kelby House Garner Dr. Kelby House Garner is a native of Brownsville, TN, and resident of Nashville, TN since 1998. Dr. Garner currently serves as the Dean of Instruction for MNPS Virtual School. Dr.Garner is an instructional leader for high school End-of-Course subjects, middle school subjects, as well as Exceptional Education services at Virtual School. More, Kelby supervises all Virtual School partnerships with over 30 MNPS schools that offer virtual courses on a part-time basis. Dr. Garner also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Tennessee State University and Trevecca Nazarene University. Upon graduating from John Overton High School, Dr. Garner enrolled at Tennessee State [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Joseph Webb

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Joseph Webb Joseph Webb, D.Sc., MHA, FACHE is Chief Executive Officer of Nashville General Hospital (NGH) at Meharry, a publicly supported, community-based hospital which serves as the primary teaching hospital of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Webb joined NGH in January 2015, bringing 25+ years of proven expertise in for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for Common Table Health Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. Branded as a Visionary and Transformational leader, Dr. Webb has demonstrated success as both a fiscal and operational change agent. Dr. Webb began his career with Healthcare Services of America at Coastal Carolina Hospital [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Dr. Joseph Webb

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Dr Joseph Webb Joseph Webb, D.Sc., MHA, FACHE is Chief Executive Officer of Nashville General Hospital (NGH) at Meharry, a publicly supported, community-based hospital which serves as the primary teaching hospital of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Webb joined NGH in January 2015, bringing 25+ years of proven expertise in for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer for Common Table Health Alliance in Memphis, Tennessee. Branded as a Visionary and Transformational leader, Dr. Webb has demonstrated success as both a fiscal and operational change agent. Dr. Webb began his career with Healthcare Services of America at Coastal Carolina Hospital [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net 100 Leading African Americans 2018 Recipient: Page Turner

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading African Americans Page Turner Page Turner is an Entrepreneur Extraordinaire, Principal Broker & Owner of multiple real estate firms, Business Development Coach and Vision Strategist. Licensed as a fulltime Realtor® in 2003, Page Turner is the passionate and Powerhouse Principal Broker and Owner of EGAP Real Estate, Inc. EGAP (a childhood nickname and “Page” spelled backwards) is a full-service company that projects great passion in the many facets of the real estate industry. With over thirteen years of impacting and making positive differences in the lives of others through real estate education, marketing, and fulfilling the dream of home ownership, hundreds of satisfied homebuyers and sellers have [...]