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Our People – QNotes

Our People: Erin Barbee

Elder Advocate, Community Leader

Aldersgate Director of Mission Advancement Erin Barbee, whose commitment to education and equality, helped propel Aldersgate towards a prestigious national certification in services for LGBTQ elders.

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Our People: Robert Dogens

Retired Banker, Community Activist

Retired banker Robert Frank Dogens is well-known in Charlotte’s prominent finance sector as a former senior vice president at Wells Fargo, but he’s made as much of an impact, if not more, as a community activist.

Our People: Elizabeth Pruett

Elder Healthcare Advocate

Pruett has had a front-row seat to the difficulties of aging in the context of that system.

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Our People: Billy Maddalon

Business Owner, Community Leader, Husband, Father

Billy Maddalon, a prominent Charlotte business owner, community leader and, most importantly, husband and father, has devoted decades to his role as proprietor of the VanLandingham Estate and the Morehead Inn.

Our People: Nikolai Mather

Student, Activist

Nikolai Mather has earned more than a few impressive distinctions. With a combination of persistence, talent and audacity, he’s become a college student, a leader, an activist, a pioneer — and most recently, a journalist.

Our People: Bernard Davis

Health Administrator

In recognition of World AIDS Day and to accompany its annual Life, Positively special issue, qnotes takes the opportunity to speak with Health Administrator Bernard Davis about the provider’s mission, the services it offers, and Davis’ own observations of the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Our People: Linda Lawyer

Writer, Activist, Community Supporter

Linda Lawyer has, as she reports in a fit of modesty which may or may not be characteristic, “a lot of stories.”

Our People: Calla Hales

Healthcare Administrator

Calla Hales, administrator of Charlotte abortion provider A Preferred Women’s Health Center (APWHC), is uniquely placed to bear witness not only to what may be some of the most critical moments in individual lives, but to the collision of personal and political on a larger scale.

Our People: Rep. Cecil Brockman

North Carolina State Legislator

Incumbent Democrat and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) graduate Cecil Brockman, 34, traveled from his native High Point in 2014 to take up his newly-won post in the North Carolina General Assembly.