Our Partners

Title Sponsor

Atrium Health – Cabarrus is the title sponsor of the Health Equity Innovation Challenge and cares deeply about Health Equity and eliminating disparities in healthcare outcomes. The challenge statement is in alignment with Atrium Health’s Impact 2025 Strategic Priorities.

Executive Committee Members

Manwell Bynum

Head of Business Acceleration

Todd Dunn

VP of Innovation

Peggy Harris

Regional Chief Diversity Officer

Roy Hawkins, Jr.

SVP, Market President
North Area

Dr. Andrew Nance

Physician Lead, Cabarrus
County Population Health

Asha Rodriguez

Vice President,
Facility Executive

Matt Roden

Director of Community Engagement
and Corporate Responsibility
North & Central Market

Challenge Administration

The Flywheel Foundation is pleased to partner with Atrium Health – Cabarrus and the collaborating organizations by administering the Challenge application process, screening, and selection of proposals, and the acceleration and incubation of selected companies.

Jill Atherton

Executive Director

Peter Marsh

Founding Director, Managing
Member Flywheel New Ventures

Malobi Achike

HEIC Accelerator Director

Collaborating Organizations

The following institutions and organizations are key advisory partners contributing research, community engagement, subject matter expertise, mentors, and developmental support.

Page Castrodale

Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, Executive Director

Erin Shoe

Cabarrus Health Alliance,
Public Health Director

Dr. Cam Cruickshank

Cabarrus College of Health
Sciences, President

Jeanne Dixon

Kannapolis City Councilwoman

Rev. Dr. Claude Forehand II

First Baptist Church of Kannapolis, Pastor

Timbs Fulghum

Atrium Health, Community Engagement
and Corporate Responsibility
North Market

Patrick Graham

WeBuild Concord,
Executive Director

Ed Hosack

Cooperative Christian Ministry,
Executive Director

Elizabeth Hutchins

Big Brothers BIg Sisters of Central Carolinas,
Area Director – Cabarrus County

Donald Jonas

Atrium Health,
AVP Social Strategy and Impact

Barbi Jones

The Chamber, Leading Business in Cabarrus, Executive Director

Jennifer Snow

Atrium Health,
AVP Community Health Strategy

Dr. Carol Spalding

Rowan-Cabarrus Community
College, President

Mark Spitzer

Castle & Cooke North Carolina, President

Amii Steele

Atrium Health, Chief Psychologist

Tri Tang

Atrium Health,
VP Administration

Benjamin Tingey

Atrium Health,
Innovation and Design Strategist

Sandra Torres

Cabarrus Health Alliance,
El Puente Hispano President

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