Thursday, April 25th

7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Raleigh Convention Center

At the 2019 Healthy Start breakfast, 300+ people will come together to learn about Alliance Medical's mission and community impact. We will:

  • Hear a keynote presentation from Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services;

  • Learn about current healthcare issues, particularly those faced by an uninsured population;

  • Hear stories from patients about the importance of having access to healthcare when uninsured; 

  • Hear about social determinants of health and our role in addressing those areas; and

  • Raise over $100,000 to support Alliance Medical Ministry.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mandy Cohen, Secretary of N.C. Department of Health & Human Services

Dr. Mandy Cohen is an internal medicine physician with extensive experience leading complex health organizations. Before joining DHHS, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). A graduate of Cornell University, she received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, a Master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Breakfast Co-Chairs

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J.R. Shearin

Managing Director, Deloitte


Dale Jenkins

CEO, Medical Mutual


Event Sponsors


Host Committee

Kathleen Hofstadter

Kathryn and Will Holding

Ramona Holdstock

Investors Management Corporation

Dale Jenkins

Sheryl and Walton Joyner

Kane Realty

Jim Kay

Tacker LeCarpentier

Josh McConaghay

Louise and Steve McCoy

Elizabeth and Mark McCullough

Neil Morris


Paragon Bank

Virginia Parker

Stephanie Poole

Lonnie and Carol Poole Family Foundation

Megg Rader

George Ramsay

Katie Reeves

Kristin Replogle

Leanne and Wade Ritter

Robert Shaw

J.R. Shearin

Jeffrey Simms

Robert Singletary

Blair Smallman

Mike Spiritos

Pickel and Pete Tannenbaum

Billy Warden

Julian Williamson

Harriet and David Wilson

Jenny Winston

Womble Bond Dickinson

Rosemary and Smedes York

Becky Andrews

Associates in Women's Healthcare

Amy Baker            

Jeff Barber

Alice Stubbs and Tex Barrow

Marlene and Ronnie Batchelor

Laura and Scott Bayzle

The Bell Family Foundation

Bob Bilbro

Carrie McMillan and David Boaz

Toby Bonar

Martin Boney

Howard Brooks

Kelly and David Burkhardt

Caroline Campbell

Alison and Ellis Cayton

Mary and Jack Clayton

Sara Cobb

John Connell

Paige Donnald

Angie and Rick Dowd

Shari Ellis

Lekita Essa

David and Lucy Fountain

Sheldon and Debbie Fox

Dean Gooden

Kathleen Gormley

Cameron Graham

Sallie Grubb

Debbie and Matt Haile

Katherine Anne Hamlin

Karen Burke-Haynes

Emmett and Hubie Haywood

Laura Helton Kalorin

Nancy and Todd Hemphill

Sherri and David Henderson