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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

Dr. Paula Borden serves as the Co-Director for the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office. As the Co-Director, in collaboration with the Senior Director, she provides oversight for the day-to-day office operations and programs. For over a decade, Dr. Borden has supported scholars as they navigate admission into higher education, the Ph.D. pathway, and the health professions pathway. She is passionate about supporting first generation, lower socioeconomic, rural and/or underrepresented minority students navigating the peaks and valleys of the educational spectrum.

In addition to her role as Co-Director, Dr. Borden serves as Principal Investigator for CHEOP’s TRiO Programs, Director for the Science Enrichment Preparation (S.E.P.) Program and Advisor for the NC-HCAP Health Careers Club.

Dr. Borden serves on several Boards and Committees which include, but are not limited to, the Wingate University Board of Trustees, UNC Adams School of Dentistry Admissions Committee, Hill Learning Center Board of Directors, UNC Chancellors Science Scholars Admissions Committee and serves as Member of the North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity.

Dr. Borden earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wingate University, Master of Arts Degree from North Carolina Central University and Ph.D. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.


Nakia Hill, MA

Nakia Hill serves as the NC-HCAP Outreach Coordinator for the Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP) Office. As the NC-HCAP Outreach Coordinator, she is responsible for program planning and implementation across Pre-college and College initiatives. Examples of Pre-College programming include, but are not limited to, Health Careers Day on the Hill, Health Careers Information and Enrichment Workshops, and NC-HCAP’s Health Sciences and Leadership Academy. Examples of College programming include, but are not limited to, serving as Program Coordinator for the Science Enrichment Preparation (S.E.P.) Program, Advisor to the NC-HCAP Health Careers Club and Advisor to the Health Careers and Research Pipeline Program for Males. Mrs. Hill also provides academic and career counseling to both Pre-college and College students.

Mrs. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from East Carolina University and a Master of Arts Degree from Appalachian State University.