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Mayor Omar Neal

Mayor Omar NealHon. Mayor Omar Neal, President

Dr. Bill Winston

Dr Bill Winston

Dr. Bill Winston, Spiritual Advisor and Religious Affairs

Dr. William (Bill) S. Winston is a visionary leader. He is founder and Pastor of Living Word Christian Center, a multi-cultural, non-denominational church with more than 20,000 members located in Forest Park, Illinois. The church has a broad range of ministries and related entities including Tuskegee Christian Center, a Bible Training Center, a School of Ministry and Missions, Living Word Christian Academy (a grade school from K-8th Grades), and Faith Ministries Alliance (FMA), an alliance of more than 350 churches and ministries across the U.S. and overseas under Dr. Winston's leadership.

Dr. Winston is also the founder of the Joseph Business School (JBS) and the Joseph Center for Business Development for entrepreneurs and business leaders. The JBS main campus is located in Forest Park, Illinois with twelve other affiliate campuses across the U.S. and internationally, including schools in London, England; Johannesburg, South Africa; Brazil; India; Belgium; and Dubai. The Joseph Business School also has an online E-Learning program.

Dr. Winston is also the founder of Bill Winston Ministries (BWM), a partnership-based outreach ministry that spreads the gospel through television, radio, Internet, and crusades. Through BWM, he hosts the Believer's Walk of Faith television and radio broadcast which reaches more than 760 million households nationwide and overseas. He is also the author of several books, including The Law of Confession, Transform Your Thinking, and Training For Reigning.

Dr. Winston’s ministry owns and operates two shopping malls, the 33-acre Forest Park Plaza in Forest Park, Illinois, and Washington Plaza in Tuskegee, Alabama (over 100,000 square foot), and Golden Eagle Aviation, a fixed base operation located at historic Moton Field in Tuskegee, where the famous Tuskegee Airmen trained.   He also is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Covenant Bancshares Inc., a bank-holding company for Covenant Bank.

Dr. Arikana Chihombori

Dr. Arikana Chihombori, M.D.

Dr. Arikana Chihombori is the International Chair for African Union Diaspora Africa Forum, the first and only AU approved Mission in the world. She also Chairs the African Union African Diaspora Health Initiative. In this capacity, Dr. Chihombori is tasked with the responsibility of mobilizing African Diaspora Healthcare workers to assist in addressing the healthcare crisis in Africa.

Dr. Chihombori is a medical doctor and is Founder/CEO of Bell Family Medical Centers. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Julius Garvey

Dr Julius Garvey

Dr. Julius Garvey, International Health Initiatives

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economic, Finance Initiatives

Attorney Charles Ogletree

Attorney Charles Ogletree, Professor Harvard Law School, Policy, Legal Initiatives

Ms. Gina Paige

Ms. Gina M. Paige, African Heritage Initiatives

Ms. Gina Paige is the founder and President of GPG Strategic Resources, a New York consulting firm specializing in strategy development, new product development and project management. She has worked with, managed and improve the profitability of some of America’s most well-known consumer brands. The list of firms to which she has contributed her considerable talents includes Fortune 200 companies such as Sara Lee (from which she received two corporate distinctions) and Colgate-Palmolive.