Leah Brown, Owner and President of A10 Clinical Solutions, Inc., is unwavering in her vision to provide exceptional, compassionate, highly talented clinical-research and clinical-care professionals to areas that traditionally experience healthcare disparities. With over 20 years in the healthcare/regulatory compliance consulting space, she founded A10 years following the loss of her dear uncle to HIV/AIDS and knowing she had to do something critical and innovative to help heal the world.
Leah holds a degree in Information Technology from Virginia Commonwealth University, holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky, and was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1992. She also possesses the distinguished designation of Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC), and most recently, she successfully completed two Executive Management Programs at Dartmouth College and Northwestern University.
She was selected in Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs 2010 and was invited to speak at their Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C. with President Barack Obama, the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, business tycoon Warren Buffett, and many other C-level women executives of the nation’s top companies. She was also named Inc. Magazine’s 2010 No.1 African-American-Run Business and Top 10 Women Entrepreneur, in addition to having A10 named the 2010 No. 92 Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America and No. 5 in the Health Industry. A10 was also named the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council’s Supplier of the Year 2010 and the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year Carolinas. Leah Brown additionally received the 2010 Women Extraordinaire Award from Business Leader Media.
Prior to establishing A10, Leah was responsible for the marketing, architecture and coordination of complex technical solutions for hospitals and academic medical systems. She also served as Area Vice President for CHC Healthcare. Leah Brown is an awareness writer and speaker for workforce issues impacting clinical research. She has authored several articles including “Retention: An important Factor of Minority Subjects in Research” and “Taking Clinical Research Careers to a new ‘Life’.” Leah’s industry leadership roles include: Co-Founder and Vice President of non-profit Diversity Alliance for Science, Inc.; Pharmaceutical/Bio-Tech Industry Chair – Carolinas Minority Development Council; American Heart Association Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team; Member, Association of Clinical Research Professionals; Forum-At-Large Women Business Enterprise National Council; Advisory Board for Enterprising Women Magazine; Deputy Co-Chair for Healthcare for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) in Washington, D.C.; Board of Directors of Greater Women’s Business Council; Board of Directors on the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; and the International Affairs Council member.
Susan brings to A10 a successful sales track record as a result of twenty years experience working for a research-driven, outcomes-based pharmaceutical company. Susan has expertise in building strong business relationships while maintaining customer focus and providing expert customer service. While based in Philadelphia, PA, Susan served as a National Account Executive and had responsibility for both commercial and governmental customers in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Through Susan’s leadership in Account Management and her extensive prior experience in the Public Health arena, Susan brings valuable clinical information and effective contract negotiations to customers. Susan received her BSN from New Jersey City University and is a licensed Registered Professional Nurse in NJ and NC. Susan is also a member of Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP). Email
As a co-founder of A10’s Trans-Health practice, Derek is responsible for business strategy and management, wellness program-development and promotion of A10’s Clinical Care division through industry, community and corporate outreach strategies. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin and earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences.
Derek also co—founded On-Site Occupational Health Care. He leads A10’s Clinical Care practice in Oak Creek, WI, where he lives with his wife and three children. During college, he continued working as a projectionist/assistant manager and on campus in a pharmacology lab as a research assistant. While in Chiropractic School he was married and had 2 children. Upon graduation he moved to the Milwaukee area where he had his third child and co-founded On-Site Occupational Health Care, S.C. He now leads the A10 Clinical Care practice from Oak Creek, WI. Email
A specialist in new business development, Dominique earned her Bachelor of Science in Economics from Spelman College and an MBA from Penn State. With 25 years of expertise in sales, advertising, new business development and retail management, Dominique has provided marketing direction for three national products. As a General Manager, she led the regional merger efforts and ongoing retail expansion of a global telecommunications company.
She is the recipient of numerous awards for retail performance, business growth, and product expansions. Additionally, Dominique is an interview skill coach and a motivational speaker and leads A10’s Clinical Career Coaching Department. She was recently featured in Smart Family Magazine and authored an article in Enterprising Women Magazine. Dominique volunteers with several community organizations, and is active with the PTA. She operates A10’s Charleston, SC, office where she resides with her husband and three very active children. Email
Kelly Garnett heads up A10’s Marketing and Communications as well as its Clinical Care Division. She is just as passionate about exploiting creativity for A10’s branding and messaging as she is about A10’s preventive health efforts. Her background as a Senior Campaign Manager for IBM North America Software Headquarters, and years as a consultant for companies including Tekelec, Dun & Bradstreet, Cisco, NASA and People Business Network, put Kelly in a position to explode A10’s market presence and earn its leadership position in the health industry.
She manages a creative team that amplifies the A10 reputation for excellence. Her efforts have helped A10 gain national recognition and accolades from Ernst & Young, Bloomberg Businessweek, American Express OPEN, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, Inc., Black Enterprise, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, as well as from numerous regional media.
The A10 MarComm team also develops and executes campaign services and onsite wellness programs for other organizations looking for creative new ways to improve health for both their employees and clients. Co-branding and partnership has allowed both A10 and its clients the ability to maximize delivery of healthcare services to those that need them most
Kelly earned a Journalism degree with Advertising emphasis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kelly is active in the American Marketing Association, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Emerging Leaders group and the Working Mothers’ Task Force, North Carolina Business Committee for Education, and Triangle Women in Communications. She regularly promotes onsite primary care clinics and preventive health at business events for Diversity Alliance for Science, WBENC, Onsite Employee Health Clinics, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and regional Minority Supplier Development Councils.
Christine Ward joined A10 as a Senior Talent Acquisition Manager and has advanced to become A10’s Director of Resource Management in the Cary corporate office. She oversees recruitment and placement of superior clinical talent for engagement in critical clinical trials, studies and research for A10’s pharmaceutical, government, and medical academic research clients. Christine has more than 10 years of experience in talent acquisition and human resources management for multiple Clinical Research Organizations and companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and IBM. Her passion for helping clients bring innovative and lifesaving drugs to market as well as her dedication to clinical excellence sets her apart.
Christine enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as traveling to the islands of the Bahamas where her parents reside.Email
Andrea has Service in her blood. She has over 20 years in client services with extensive leadership and training experience including management recognition programs, sales incentive programs, service consulting, employee relations and services newsletters.
At A10, she brings her passion for world-class service to build strong client relationships and manage A10’s HR department. She oversees many of A10’s daily operations, including benefit and payroll systems, policy and process compliance, client contract obligations, and supplier diversity conformance. True to the A10 way, Andrea is dedicated to exceeding expectations at all times.
She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering both at church and with the elderly. Email