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Advisory Board

Academy of Health Sciences Advisory Board


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NAF advisory boards provide an essential bridge between schools and the workplace. Industry and community leaders volunteer on local advisory boards to play an active role in developing their future workforce by shaping talent in high school. Advisory board members collaborate with educators to inform curricula and help organize work-based learning activities. Students also have the opportunity to build relationships with mentors early and learn from successful adults.


The Academy of Health Sciences Advisory Board consists of the following members:

Marcus Pryor     Asst. Dean of Students and Career Placement- Stanly Community College 

Dr. Andrew Nance    Chief Resident- Cabarrus Family Medicine (Atrium Health) Residency Program

Kevin Laws  Advisory Board Treasurer    Dir. of Planned Giving- Atrium Health Northeast

Dr. Martha Bramlett      Advisory Board Secretary     Asst. Professor of Nursing- Pfeiffer University 


Dr. Wendy Barnhardt      Advisory Board Chair Dean of Health & Educational Programs- Rowan Cabarrus Community College


Zinat Hassanpour      Professor of Biology- Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Dr. TinChung Leung      Asst. Professor of Biology- NC Central University 

Dr. Meg Patchett        Interim President- Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Peter Schupp      Nurse Anesthetist- Atrium Health

Kim Ragan       Community Relations Director- Cabarrus Health Alliance

Kelly New    Nurse--Atrium Health

Russell Parker   Career and Technical Education Director for CCS 

 **If you have an interest in serving on our Advisory board, please contact Ellen Machado or Jackie Ferreira for details.