Our next Dinner Meeting will be Thursday November 19th at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary, NC from 6-8pm.
November’s featured Speaker will be Dr. LeJon Poole of Campbell University, speaking on the topic of Startup Funding. Dr. Poole will be discussing funding for Non-Profits, For-Profits and how to protect your ideas. He will also be discussing recent startup funding in North Carolina.
Dr. LeJon Poole completed his Ph.D. in Health Administration- Strategic Management at
The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He worked as a Fellow in Elon University’s
Love School of Business from 2006-2007. He was an assistant professor of Management at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina from 2008-2011. He became the Director of Healthcare Management and Associate Professor of Management at Campbell University in 2011. Dr. Poole serves on the Board of Directors for St. Joseph's of the Pines Continuing Care Retirement Community and Trinity Health.
Dr. Poole’s research interests center on the intersection between Strategy & Healthcare. Specifically, Dr. Poole’s current work is examining how strategic innovations targeting high cost, high risk, and chronic healthcare recipients can positively augment clinical and fiscal performance metrics. Dr. Poole, in partnership with Dr. Brenda Jamerson of Duke University & First Choice Community Health Centers in Harnett County, North Carolina was awarded a $399,000 grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust of Winston-Salem, N.C., for a collaborative project that implemented a diabetes navigator service program to high-risk patients with Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Poole’s consulting firm, Poole & Associates Consulting (PAC), is also working with industry leaders to refine a replicable Rural Healthcare Delivery model for Healthcare Organizations.