JAMES K. BENNETT, MD

A Georgia native, Dr. Bennett’s enthusiasm for medicine began as undergraduate at Clark College in Atlanta and has never waned throughout his illustrious career. After receiving his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Bennett completed an internship in surgery and a residency in urology at Emory University. He established Midtown Urology & Midtown Surgery Center, one of the cutting edge urological service centers in the southeast.  A diplomat of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgery, Dr. Bennet also holds professorships at Emory University School of Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine and Clark Atlanta University, and is a member of numerous medical associations including but not limited to: American Cancer Society, American College of Surgeons, American Spinal Injury Association, American Urological Association, Georgia State Medical Association, National Medical Association and the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology.

Dr. Bennet holds several academic honors and ranks, most notably the Assistant Medial Director at Emory University Hospital Midtown and former Commissioner for the State of Georgia’s Commission on Men’s Health, an appointment made by Governor Roy Barnes.

Having witnessing so many men without access to quality health care, and preventive health information, Dr. Bennett founded CHAMPS over 20 years ago and remains dedicated and committed to improving men’s health throughout Georgia and the southeast.

JEAN BONHOMME, MD, MPH

Dr. Jean Bonhomme has a long-standing commitment to improving men’s health.  He co-founded, the National Black Men’s Health Network in 1987, which is a community-based, non-profit organization providing preventive health education in minority communities. Such services include: HIV prevention and anti-tobacco education; violence prevention; group counseling to veterans, African American men’s crisis intervention and nonviolent conflict resolution, prostate cancer awareness, substance abuse awareness and entrepreneurship for minority youth.

Board certified in preventive medicine and addiction medicine, Dr. Bonhomme received his MD from State University of New York School of Medicine and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Emory University.   In 1999 Dr. Bonhomme obtained a Master’s in public health at the Grace Crum Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.

A tireless advocate for eliminating health disparities, Dr. Bonhomme is an Assistant Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is one of the staff physicians with the Toxicology Associates of North Georgia (TANG). He has been affiliated with CHAMPS since 2003.

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IVAN THORTON

Mr. Thorton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fiduciary Management Group, LLC (FMG), a financial advisory and business consulting firm. Prior to launching the firm in 2005, Mr. Thornton spent ten years at Credit Suisse where he was a Vice President and a member of the prestigious Chairman’s Council. Mr. Thornton’s 30-year professional career includes more than seven years at Morgan Stanley as a Vice President, and Financial Advisor (member of the President’s Council), and three years as a Financial Consultant at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Thornton is often called upon to provide fiduciary oversight and investment counsel to wealthy families, foundations and institutions of higher learning. Mr. Thornton is frequently invited to speak at universities, seminars and symposiums regarding economic and investment matters. Mr. Thornton is recognized for his emphasis on fiscal responsibility. Mr. Thornton has a thorough understanding and familiarity with the impact and importance of HBCUs given that he is: President Emeritus of the Howard University Alumni Association (recognized as one of the Top 50 Contributors to the school), has managed a number of HBCUs’ endowments, and has helped guide capital campaigns for these institutions. Mr. Thornton received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from The Stern School of Business at New York University, and his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance from Howard University. Mr. Thornton is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

UZMA KHAN

A graduate of Kennesaw State University with a BA in Science in Exercise and Health Science, and a Master’s in Public Health from Mercer University, Ms. Khan is a dedicated public health professional who has worked in various public-private sectors of health care. Resourceful, highly organized professional with a wealth of experience in public health, research, non-profit and community service. Highly commended for building relationships with diverse individuals from patients and community members to government officials and key stakeholders. A tenacious leader with an enduring enthusiasm for learning and the proven ability to implement knowledge to continuously improve quality of programs and patient care Outstanding communication skills; multi-lingual in English, Urdu and Hindi. Ms. Khan also finds time to tirelessly volunteer for causes she believes in. From breast and prostate cancer to food insecurity, homelessness and geriatric care, Ms. Khan has been an affective grant writer, motivational speaker and event planner. She has been an Executive Director of CHAMPS for a year and a half and had led the organization diligently. She mentors youth in several academic institutes such as: Kennesaw State University, Mercer University, and Morehouse school of Medicine. She is a dedicated leader with a vision to serve community in the arena of men’s health.

MARISSA MALDONADO

Marissa Maldonado joined Proda Technology in 2010 as a consultant specializing in IT business analyst and network implementations. Now the managing partner, Marissa focuses on identifying key resources for clients’ various technology needs including: cyber security postures, 3rd party vendor migrations and implementations, office moves and startups, WAN implementations, desktop and network hardware upgrades, and designing their internal IT support.

Marissa also manages cyber security requirements to uphold HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliancy. She designs and implements programs tailored to the client’s business practice and culture. This customized implementation allows her to across various industries while maintaining an ongoing high staff satisfaction and engagement.

Maldonado received her B.A.A. in International Business and Economics at Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia in 2010. She also has her associates at Berry College in Rome, GA where she specialized in Communication and Theatre.

RALPH BOSTON

A graduate of Tennessee State with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Mr. Boston knows what it’s like to be a champion on the world stage.   Ranked number one in the world for the long jump from 1960-1967, Mr. Boston has medaled three times at the Olympics:  1960 in Rome:  the gold medal; Tokyo in 1964 earning the silver medal and winning the bronze medal in Mexico City 1968.   This world-class athlete returned to his alma mater, Tennessee State to coach track and field.   His passion for sports took him down several career paths, including sports casting, Olympic team consulting, student counseling and instruction.

Outside of the sports arena, Mr. Boston has had a diverse, successful corporate career as director of corporate relations at Ericsson Inc., a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company; account executive with South Central Bell telephone; general partner at WKKT-TV, the CBS affiliate station in Knoxville.

CYRUS JACKSON

After graduating Savannah State with a Bachelor of Science, Mr. Jackson began his professional career in the pharmaceutical business as the Southeast Regional Manager for Whitehall Laboratories, where he introduced Advil to the market.  His success landed him as one of the top ten territory managers in the country.  He took his marketing and sales ability to the World of Curls, where he cultivated an eye for product innovation and development.  A true entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Jackson launched his own firm, Professional Products Unlimited, Inc. in 1987 and began to carve out a pioneering path in ethnic hair care.  Professional Products Unlimited hair care products are sold worldwide, making Cyrus Jackson one the leaders in an elite group of hair care innovators.

HAROLD LEWIS

As a proven leader in multiple financial sectors including banking, management of mortgage holdings, financial regulatory compliance and risk management, Mr. Lewis has led some of the nation’s leading finance institutions to greater profitability and growth, while managing regulatory risk and compliance.  As president of NationsCredit for Bank of America/Barnet Bank, he grew the company from $8B to $40B. Under his direction as COO of Resource Bancshares Mortgage Group, Mr. Lewis helped build a successful organization from a turnaround which took the stock from $3 a share to $18 a share.  He continued to have successful careers at Fannie Mae, Unites States Treasury Administration, Citi Bank and now Nationstar.

As president and Chief Operating Officer at Nationstar Mortgage holding Inc. Mr. Lewis has been responsible for rapid growth while successfully managing risk and profitability.  He has grown the Servicing platform from $30B to $400B and the Origination portfolio from $1.88B to $25B in less than two years, enhancing loan performance and helping customers to live in their homes.

Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Memphis State University, and attended Vanderbilt University on a football scholarship.

With numerous honorary citations and awards, Mr. Boston is most proud of having been inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, Olympic Hall of Fame and the All-time, All-Star Indoor Track and Field Team.

JAMES HARRIS

Mr. James Harris is the Chairperson of the Barbering Department at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) and also State Instructional Faculty Consortium Committee (IFCC) Vice- Chairman.  Under his leadership, Barbershop Digest named the Barbering Department at Atlanta Technical College the Best Barber School. He has served in the barbering and cosmetology industry for more than 35 years. His experience includes artistic hair design for men and women and he was a part of Revlon’s artistic hair design team for more than 15 years.

Mr. Harris received an associate’s degree in Business Administration and Cosmetology from DeKalb Community College (currently Georgia Perimeter College) and served in the armed forces for six years.  He has trained under well-known leaders in the barbering and cosmetology industry to include: Berry Fletcher, John Atkinson, Olive Benson, Floyd Kenyatta, and Jim Williams.  Mr. Harris has also completed educational training in business, barbering and cosmetology from the following: Southern   Institute of Management Consultants, Profile Institute of Hair Care, Paul Mitchell School of Hair Designs, Capital Barber College, and Pivot Point International School of Designs.