Junior Harewood is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Georgia and Alabama for employer and individual health plans. In this role, Junior is charged with leading the commercial health plans in Georgia and Alabama to successfully deliver affordable, quality health care programs to employers and plan sponsors, which improve the overall health and wellbeing of their members. He is responsible for the day-to-day internal operations and external contact with a variety of constituents including customers, prospects, brokers, healthcare providers and community/civic leaders. He has legislative and regulatory oversight and is responsible for the overall growth and profit and loss performance of the health plan. Junior has been with UnitedHealthcare for more than 25 years, serving in various roles in sales and account management, care coordination and quality assurance. Junior is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics, and is currently completing an Executive MBA program at the University of Georgia. He regularly volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, is an alumnus of the United Way Volunteer Involvement Program and is a member of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Leadership Trust Committee.
Maria Henriquez is a Marketing Manager with Amerigroup Community Care, one of the four CMOs for those with Medicaid, PeachCare for kids and Planning for Healthy Babies. She is responsible for Outreach and Community Relations, Membership data analysis, Advertising and Member Retention Initiatives. She has been with Amerigroup since 2011. Maria is very passionate about serving the community and working with organizations serving that same mission. She is very active in the Latino community in Georgia and leads the Multicultural Marketing Initiative at Amerigroup GA.
Maria is originally from Venezuela and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Education from Universidad de Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela.
She lives in Cobb County with her family.
Katie is a senior manager in the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche, LLP with over 10 years of experience serving private and public clients in the consumer products and technology industries. Katie is passionate about the need for prenatal care to be more widely available in Georgia as well as improving the current standards of postnatal care in this country. She is excited to contribute her time and resources to this organization. She lives on a small farm in Suwanee, GA, with her husband, two young children, their dog, and some chickens (so far). She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and enjoys running, pilates, and taking as many peloton classes as she can each week.
Alex Kim is a Design Director for Fjord, a Design and Innovation firm within Accenture. He is also the Service and Product Design Lead for Accenture Interactive in the South. Alex’s career in design has covered a broad range of industries and Fortune 500 companies, leading agency teams and client organizations towards innovative, creative, and human-centric solutions for their challenges. At Accenture he’s also a regional lead for design in healthcare, helping payers and providers in the South create more humanistic experiences and services. Through his exposure to the industry and impacts around the social determinants of health, he’s been inspired to use his capabilities to make healthcare more equitable and accessible. Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Industrial Design and Interaction Design. He lives in Candler Park in Atlanta with his wife and two kids.
Hunter Lainhart is Development Associate for Selig Enterprises, one of Atlanta’s preeminent property owners and developers. Prior to working at Selig Enterprises, Hunter was a small business owner/operator and held finance positions with KPMG and Intercontinental Exchange. A 10-year resident of midtown Atlanta, Hunter is actively involved in Atlanta-area giving, having chaired significant annual fundraisers for Trinity Community Ministries’ Trinity House of downtown Atlanta since 2015. Hunter also spends time coaching adult swim classes at Georgia Tech’s Campus Recreation Center. Hunter is a six-year local business co-owner of CrossFit 404 and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Buckhead Business Association. Hunter graduated from the University of Georgia in 2010 where he was a double major in Finance and Economics as well as team captain of the Men’s Swimming & Diving program. He went on to receive his MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018.
Irene currently serves as Assistant Professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Her primary population of research is maternal newborn populations, with a particular emphasis on the connection between oral health, pregnancy outcomes, and systemic health. Her clinical experience includes over a decade of bedside experience caring for postpartum women and their newborns. Irene earned her BS in Nursing at Rutgers University, and both her Masters in Nursing Education, and her PhD in Nursing Research at the University of Louisville. After receiving her doctorate, she moved to Atlanta, GA to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University and feels privileged to have begun her academic research career at Emory. Irene and her husband are proud Korean-Canadians, and they have 3 daughters. Irene enjoys curling up on the sofa with her family, some good food, a glass of wine, and a great Netflix series or Korean drama.
Jennifer Fease serves as the Senior Vice President and Group Counsel for Litigation at Equifax Inc., a global data, analytics, and technology company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, Jen is responsible for all litigation filed against Equifax and its subsidiaries. Prior to her current role, she practiced Business Litigation for 8 years at King & Spalding LLP, an international, Global 50 law firm. Jen graduated magna cum laude from Lee University in 2002 and received her Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2005. She lives in Sandy Springs with her husband and three children.
Johnecia Mason, DBA
Dr. Johnecia L. Mason is a Business Professor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. She is a 2004 cum laude graduate of Spelman College and furthered her educational studies by obtaining a MBA in Management/Leadership in 2006 and a Doctorate in Business Administration, with a concentration in International Business in 2010. She is a 2008 Power 30 under 30 Finalist for the City of Atlanta and was one of six 2007 Upcoming Superwomen under the age of 25 by the Atlanta Tribune Magazine. High scholastic standards and service have always been a major factor and influence in her life. She brings a plethora of skills to any organization, including marketing, volunteer management, and fundraising. She has volunteered with several organizations, including The American Cancer Society-Relay for Life and March of Dimes-March for Babies. She serves because she loves helping others. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Berean Christian Church. She resides in Covington, GA with her husband, Rev. Dr. Rodney Alex Mason, Jr. and they have two sons.
Jonathan Smith is the Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager of the JM Huber Corporation. In this role, Jonathan is responsible for leading strategic direction of global raw material acquisitions that support multiple business units of the corporation. As part of his strategic sourcing role, he develops category strategies that create partnerships with large global conglomerates of key commodities essential to the success of the corporation. Another major part of his role at JM Huber is the launch and development of their Supplier Diversity program. He has over 10 years of global strategic sourcing experience supporting industries such as Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, and B2B Distribution. Jonathan is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Recently, he completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Georgia. Jonathan spends most of his free time with his young children and friends that he has developed in the Atlanta area over the last 20+ years.