A board of advisors for the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the N.C. Research Campus includes a wide variety of executives, from a former governor to an assistant basketball coach.

The advisors:

  • Dr. James Martin, former N.C. governor
  • Dr. Roger Billingsley, vice president for research and food safety, Dole Vegetables
  • Fred Brown, board member, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health Foundation
  • Byron L. Bullard, former CEO, Presbyterian Hospital
  • Dr. Linda Combs, former controller, Office of Management and Budget
  • Phil Ford, assistant coach, Charlotte Bobcats
  • Arthur Gallagher, president, Charlotte campus of Johnson & Wales University
  • Dr. Hector Henry, Concord City Council
  • Laurence Hinsdale, executive vice president, Carolinas Health System
  • Betsy LaForge, director of member health partnerships, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • James K. Polk, community activist
  • Ellen Ruff, president, Duke Energy Carolinas
  • Tom Smith, former CEO, Food Lion
  • Dr. James Woodward, chancellor emeritus, University of North Carolina at Charlotte