Nashville native Carter Paine joined the LEAD Board of Directors in August of 2016 and is the current Board chairman. Carter is COO of naviHealth, a post-acute care management company partnering with health plans and health systems. Prior to naviHealth, Carter worked in healthcare investing and finance in San Francisco and New York. Carter and his wife, Kristin, who is the Chief Advancement Officer at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, have two children. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
A Nashville native, Dwayne brings a wealth of business and human resource expertise to LEAD’s board and currently serves the network as the network CEO in addition to his Board seat. Dwayne also sits on the board of Tennessee State University, his Alma Mater. Dwayne and his wife Carmen have two college-age children.
Kim is a Certified Public Accountant with a broad range of financial and operational expertise. She is the co-founder of AllParts Medical, LLC which she led during its start-up and successful capitalization efforts. Kim earned her Bachelor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). She is a founding board member of the Executive Women’s Golf League – Middle TN.
Judge Dinkins currently presides on the Tennessee Court of Appeals (Middle Section). Prior to serving on the TN Court of Appeals Judge Dinkins was a Chancellor in Nashville’s Chancery Court – Part IV. He was elected to the judiciary after a distinguished career in legal practice in Nashville, TN. A graduate of Denison University and Vanderbilt University School of Law Dinkins is a life-member of the NAACP.
Dr. Earl Robert Lattimore, III is a passionate, family-oriented educator with a strong background in family advocacy, support and engagement, community-based services and crisis management. He serves as the LEAD Board parent representative and is the father of LEAD Academy alumnus Tyree Williams ’14 and current student Justice Williams ’20. He holds his Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, a Master of Science degree in Public Service Management from Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN, and a graduate certification in Non-Profit Management from Tennessee State University. Dr. Lattimore currentluy works as a non-traditional educational program consultant for the State of Tennessee, Department of Education. His passion remains supporting the needs of underprivileged and at-risk youth which is a common theme throughout his professional career.
Dr. Annette Little is an Associate Professor and the Director of Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis at Lipscomb University. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Annette taught special education classes in residential treatment centers, public schools, and alternative schools for 8 years before moving into higher education. Annette has conducted research in the areas of PBIS, reading and writing strategies for students at risk for EBD, and prevention of behavior problems. Annette is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2007. She is currently serving as the President of the TABA, President-Elect for TAILACTE, Chair of the Applied Behavior Analyst Licensing Committee, Ex Officio Member of the Board of Examiners of Psychology, and member of the St. Patrick’s SchoolBoard in McEwen, TN. Annette received her PhD from Vanderbilt University in 2007.
Jerome Oglesby is currently the Global Chief Technology Officer at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and has 27 years of experience in the information technology field, including experience in military intelligence technology and satellite communications technology. He joined Deloitte & Touche USA in 2004 as Director of Infrastructure. He was appointed U.S. Firm Director in 2005, and serves as a member of Deloitte’s Chief Information Officers’ Leadership Team. He was appointed Chief Technology Officer for Deloitte Services LP in October of 2007. Jerome earned a Bachelor of Science in information systems from The University of Texas – Arlington, and a Master in Business Administration at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He also completed formal education in communications electronics technology at the United States Marine Corps Communications Electronics Institute.
Jimmy is the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller for Rogers Group Inc. Jimmy joined Rogers Group Inc. in 1995 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Belmont University and having worked for five years in public accounting and earning a CPA designation. He received an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University in 2000 and served as Vice President-Finance and Treasurer prior to moving to his current position as CFO.
Don is an Operating Partner with Pacific Lake Partners. Don is focusing on replicable, sustainable sales growth across the PLP network. He is an active investor and LP in several PE/VC funds. He is an experienced senior executive who successfully helps build companies both domestically and internationally in a broad range of software and business services. Prior to joining Pacific Lake, Don was and Operating Partner with Primus Capital in Atlanta six years.
Don Williamson is a current managing director of Compass Executives, LLC, an organization of C-level executives who provide management consulting, interim management and leadership development. He is a former president and CEO of Rogers Group, Inc., a crushed stone and asphalt construction company with locations across the Southeastern United States. Mr. Williamson is a member of the Board of Directors for Nashville Public Radio. He is a former chairman of the PENCIL Foundation and Samaritans, Inc. and the E.A.R. Foundation. He has additionally been a vice-chairman of the United Way of Middle Tennessee and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Board member for the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. Mr. Williamson holds his BA and MBA from the University of Washington in Seattle.
Carlos Alexander “Alex” Ryerson is a Partner at Luxor Capital, a $3bn investment firm, where he has worked since 2008. Prior to Luxor, Alex worked at the investment firm Courage Capital in Nashville, TN. Alex was born and raised in Houston, TX, where he attended St. John’s School from K-12th grade. After graduating from St. John’s, he attended Vanderbilt University where he majored in Economics, Mathematics, and Engineering Science. After working in investment banking at Wasserstein Perella and Miller Buckfire, Alex attended Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he graduated with an MBA in 2007. Alex is married to Polly Dempsey Ryerson, who he met in 1999 and married in 2004. Polly is a native of Mobile, AL. They have three children, Gazzie, Guy, and Knowles.
Mike Honious was appointed to the LEAD Board in February 2019. Mr. Honious joined GEODIS in November of 2005. He oversees the Contract Logistics and Warehouse business in the Americas which includes 140+ facilities and 40+ million square feet of warehousing space. Mike’s previous responsibilities at GEODIS included executive oversight of engineering, operational excellence, project management, IT implementation, and the Nashville based forklift company Material Handling Resources. Prior to joining GEODIS, he spent thirteen years with Gap Inc. serving in various management capacities. He was Senior Director of Campus Operations, responsible for 2.2 million sq. ft. of warehousing operations. He also served as Director of Global Engineering Services for the specialty retailer. Honious is an active member of WERC and has coached youth baseball, basketball and hockey. Mike earned a BS degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton and has attended supply chain and executive leadership courses at Tennessee, Penn State, and Vanderbilt Universities. He currently resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife and two sons.
Jimmie Strong was appointed to the LEAD Board of Directors in August 2019. Jimmie is an associate at Baker Donelson, where he represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, complex reorganizations, and venture capital transactions. He holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Morehouse College, where he was valedictorian of his class.