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.