BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Harold D Jackson, M.D. F.C.C.P., Executive Vice-President and Director. Dr. Jackson graduated from Wofford College with a B.S. in 1983 and from the Medical University of South Carolina with an M.D. in 1987. Dr. Jackson is a pulmonary and critical care physician. He is a partner with Southeastern Lung Care P. C. in Decatur and Conyers, Georgia, where he treats patients suffering from asthma, emphysema and other respiratory ailments. He has hospital affiliations with Dekalb Medical Center, Rockdale Hospital, Decatur Hospital, Newton General Hospital and Emory Northlake Regional Medical Center. He has published various articles and presented various lectures on pulmonary-related issues. He is an independent speaker for Glaxo and various other pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Jackson received board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Internal Medicine in 1991 and from the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Pulmonary Medicine in 1994. He completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 1990. He completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship from the Medical College of Georgia in 1993. In addition to his accomplishments in the medical field, Dr. Jackson was the first winner of the Arabesque Man Cover Model Contest. He was featured on the cover of an Arabesque romance novel and appeared as a guest on BET's network show, "Oh Drama". Jezebel Magazine also chose him as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in Atlanta". Dr. Jackson is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and is the founder of the Omicron Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, based at Wofford College.
M. Dewey D. Bain, Esquire, Director, Corporate Counsel. Mr. Bain graduated from David Lipscomb College with a B.A. in 1971 and he earned his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1975. In 1999, he formed Independent Trust Administrators, where he provides financial, investment, legal, estate and tax planning. He currently manages thirty million dollars in client assets. He began his career with nine years of work as a trial attorney for the Texas Department Of Public Welfare and the City of San Antonio, Texas. He then transitioned to trust administration and started the trust departments at Bank One of San Antonio, the Compass Bank of San Antonio and the National Bank of Fort Sam Houston. He served as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (J.A.G.) of the United States Army Reserves for ten years. He was admitted to the Texas Bar, the United States District Court for Texas, the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Appeals in 1974. He received a Series 1 Insurance License in 1996 and Series 6 and Series 63 Securities Licenses in 1993. He is an inactive reservist in the JAG Corps. He is chairman of the financial counseling committee of Northside Church Of Christ. He holds membership positions in the finance committee of Northside Church Of Christ, the Georgia Chapter of AFLA and the Senior Care Neighborhood Niche In Atlanta.
Melvin Williams, Director, Ph.D., Director. Dr. Williams graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University in 1975; a M.S.W. from Atlanta University School of Social Work in 1979; and a Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1987. Dr. Williams currently serves as the practice administrator and CFO for Greater Atlanta Women's Healthcare Associates, a private OB/GYN group practice in Atlanta. Prior to joining Greater Atlanta Women's Healthcare Associates, Dr. Williams served as practice consultant to several private medical practices. He is a faculty member at Clark Atlanta University. He has published several professional articles and holds the rank of associate professor at Morehouse School of Business. He is the director of the Undergraduate Program in Social Work at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Williams has and is currently serving on several professional and community advisory boards and is a member of numerous professional organizations.
Darrell T. Carver Esquire, Director. Mr. Carver graduated with a B.B.A. from Tennessee State University in 1985 and a J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1990. He is currently a trial attorney with Thomas, Means, Gillis Seay. His areas of concentration are medical malpractice; catastrophic personal injury; nursing home negligence and abuse; class action and mass tort litigation; and general civil litigation. In 1998, he formed Darrell T. Carver, P.C., Stone Mountain, Georgia. His focus areas were civil and criminal litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, and negligence. He was previously employed as a trial attorney for Sharon W. Ware Associates. He has served as an Assistant District Attorney for Fulton County, Georgia and an associate attorney with Alston Bird, LLP. Mr. Carver was admitted to the Georgia Bar, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, and the Georgia Court of Appeals in 1991. He is currently a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the DeKalb Bar Association and the DeKalb Lawyers Association.
Jonathan Rosser, Director. Mr. Rosser has been a Georgia realtor for over eighteen years and he has been an independent entrepreneur for more than thirty years. He assists numerous private clients with real estate ventures and investments. He services the residential and commercial sectors. His background and experiences have primarily been in retail sales and services, where he has served in numerous capacities. Early in his career, he was appointed by Governor Busbee to serve on the Georgia Board of Barbers. He currently serves as a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Georgia Association of Mortgage Brokers. Mr. Rosser attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. He served in numerous consulting capacities as a businessman and consultant. He is often sought after for his exceptional knowledge of real estate and finance.
Ed Phelps, Director. Mr. Phelps graduated with a B.S. in Accounting and Marketing from Southern University A M and a B.A. in Illustration and Design from the School of Visual Arts. Presently, he is the President and CEO of Studio VIS, Inc., a web site development and hosting services firm. He is also the CEO and co-founder of BlackPolitics.com. Mr. Phelps has 14 years of awarding-winning experience in communications design, advertising and creative services. Specifically, he has worked for the Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in advertising, graphic design, and production graphics design. In 1993, after leaving TBS, Mr. Phelps began consulting. His most notable clients are The Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Turner Broadcasting System, Turner Home Satellite, CNN, The City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs, The Department of Aviation, Progressive Insurance, and the Atlanta Department of Planning, Development and Neighborhood Conservation.