NC-HCAP has nearly 40 years of experience in providing career and educational resources for North Carolina pre-college and college students, teachers, parents and community leaders. With a highly talented and dedicated staff, NC-HCAP is committed to guiding and supporting our students in making informed decisions about their educational and career paths.

Dr. Rosalyn Beecham-Green, Senior Director

Dr. Rosalyn Beecham-Green has been appointed the director of NC-HCAP. In this role, she provides leadership on strategic planning, policy development, fundraising, financial management, administrative and programmatic planning.

She plans to build on existing programs by developing ways to sustain relationships with program participants throughout the academic year. In time, she hopes to create a continuous pipeline of programs for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in North Carolina from kindergarten through college interested in health professions careers.

Previously, Beecham-Green was associate dean of student affairs at Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies. Additionally, she has held leadership positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Iowa and Howard University College of Medicine.

She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from The University of Iowa.

Dr. Paula Borden, Co-Director

Paula joined the NC-HCAP team in February of 2007. As the associate director/college outreach coordinator, she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the office as well as planning, developing and implementing college outreach initiatives. She serves as the advisor for the NC-HCAP Health Careers Club.

Prior to assuming her current role, Paula was employed with the Morehead-Cain Foundation, an undergraduate scholarship program at UNC, and served as an AmeriCorp VISTA volunteer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Paula received a Bachelor of Science degree in communications studies from Wingate University and earned a Master of Arts degree in counselor education from North Carolina Central University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the North Carolina Counseling Association, and the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc.

 

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La’Quasha Good, Assistant Director

La’Quasha joined the CHEOP team in October of 2016. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Throughout her college career she developed a strong passion for creating access and opportunity to college for underrepresented minority groups. She served as a Pre-College mentor for UNC Upward Bound, and founded a mentoring program in Charlotte, NC at a local high school (Minority Advancements).

Upon graduating from college, La’Quasha spent the summer in Europe launching her personal Social Inequality Project to examine that various entities of social inequalities as it relates to unequal distribution of wealth. It was here that she discovered many health disparities, and lack of access to college for various forms of underrepresented students, in the same capacity that is faced here in the United States. This solidified her urge to establish a career that serves to make sure that the opportunity to go to college, obtain advanced degrees, and have equal access to health care is in reach for every underrepresented student. As a first-generation college student, La’Quasha is eager to help make a difference in the lives of students, one step at a time.

In her spare time when she’s not trying to save the world, La’Quasha likes to do yoga and try new foods.

 

Andrew Huggins, M.S., Pre-College Outreach Coordinator

Andrew joined the CHEOP/NC-HCAP team in January 2019 as the NC Health Careers Access Program’s Pre-College (NC-HCAP) Outreach Coordinator. In this role, he is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing all pre-college outreach initiatives through working with K-12 students, administrators, teachers, and community agencies to recruit and retain students in NC-HCAP enrichment activities and health professions training programs.

Prior to joining CHEOP, Andrew served as the Assistant Director of Admissions at the NC School of Science and Mathematics and in a similar capacity at Lees-McRae College before that.

Andrew is passionate about educational access and connecting students with opportunities that will help them advance on their academic path. His passion for promoting educational access developed when he worked with Upward Bound as an undergraduate student at Appalachian State University (where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration), and as a graduate student at the University of Louisville (where he earned a Master of Science in Sport Administration).