Board of Directors

Officers (Front Row): Navondria Huggins, CEO; Nate Huggins, COO; Dr. Joel Bruce,  Vice President;  Douglas Willie,  President;  Vivian Huggins,  Treasurer; Sally Bailey, Secretary
Board Members (Back Row): Dr. Eugene Sangmuah, Bridget Brush, Tim Ledford, Donald Taylor, Phillip Gaddy, Gary Aljets, Greg Bartos, Matthew Galimi

doug Douglas D. Willie, President

  • Native of Terrell, Texas
  • Owner, D&M Enterprises
  • Retired U.S. Army Field Grade Officer
  • Professor of Military Science, Myers Park High School
  • Senior Elder, Nations Ford Road Community Church
  • Married, 3 children, 1 grandchild
joel Dr. Joel E. Bruce, Vice President

  • Native of Brodnax, Virginia
  • Former U.S. Air Force Officer
  • Medical Doctor (Nephrologist), Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Charlotte, NC
  • Undergraduate, University of Virginia
  • Graduate, University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, DaVita Charlotte Dialysis Center, DaVita North Charlotte Dialysis Center and DaVita Charlotte at Home Dialysis Center
  • 2007 – 2009 President, Charlotte Medical Society
  • Member, American Society of Nephrologists
  • Certified National Board of Medical Examiners
vivian Vivian Huggins, Treasurer

  • Native of South Carolina
  • Co- Founder of Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care
  • Former owner, Huggins’ Home Child Care
  • Columbia Commercial College, Columbia, SC
  • Married, 2 Children, several grandchildren
sally Sally Bailey, Secretary

  • Native of Monroe, NC
  • Over 30 years of Medical Management Experience
  • Formerly, Senior Director of Support Services, Novant Medical Group
  • Graduate, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Advisor, Medical Assistant Program, Central Piedmont Community College
  • Formerly, Advisor, Novant Matthews Community Health Care Alliance Board
  • Married, 1 child, 2 grandchildren
Demorio Huggins

  • United States Air Forces Veteran
  • Radiology Technician
  • American Register Radiologic Technologist
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technician
  • MRI Technologist, Reston Hospital, Reston Virginia
  • MRI Technologist, Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC
  • MRI Technologist, Novant Hospital, Mint Hill
  • Chief Operating Officer, Blessed Assurance Adult Day and Health Care
Delores House

  • Mother and Caregiver
  • Church Administrator
  • Clerical Specialist
  • Mortgage Processor
  • Assistant Retail Manager
  • Elementary School Teacher’s Aid
  • Senior Advocate
Van Hooper II

  • Master of Social Work, University of South Carolina
  • Recruiter, Master of Social Work Program University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Social Work, North Carolina A&T University
  • Medical Social Worker, Providence Hospital
  • Medical Social Worker, Cleveland County
  • Medical Social Worker, Mecklenburg County
gary Gary Aljets

  • Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, 26 years active and reserve service
  • 32 years with The Hartford Insurance Group
  • 19 years ASA Softball Umpire
  • Member of American Legion Post #235
  • Member of South Park Christian Church
  • Married 40+ years to wife Carol, have 3 children and several grandchildren
greg Greg Bartos

  • Owner, Pineapple Ink Web Marketing
  • Web Director for Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care
  • Marketing and Business Graduate of Johnson & Wales University
  • Married with 5 children
matt Matthew Galimi

  • A native of Queens, New York
  • Started career at age 17 with New York Board of Education
  • Created/established Best Tek Support Computer Company in 2008
  • Serves over 687 clients nation wide
  • Married 10 years to Nancy, have 1 child
  • Technology advisor for Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care
donald Donald Taylor

  • Native of Winter Garden, Florida
  • General Manager, Sam’s Club Matthews, NC
  • Previously served with Walmart Corps: FL, GA, TN, CA, NC, and Canada
  • Previous Board of Director: Concord, California Chamber of Commerce
  • Previous Board of Director: Employment Opportunity Council for Contra Costa County, California
  • Graduate, Hiwassee College, Madisonville, TN
  • Married, have 4 children
phil Phillip Gaddy, II

  • Native of Concord, NC
  • Formerly, General Manager of Lowe’s Home Improvement Store based Mooresville, NC
  • University of NC at Charlotte, Civil Engineer
  • Over 19 years Retail Management and community support/relations experience
  • 2006 Chairman’s Top Performer Lowe’s Companies
  • Member First Baptist Church of Enochville
  • Married to wife Bryce, 2 children (Jaxon and Landen)
bridget Bridget L. Brush

  • Executive, Sendoutcards 9 years
  • Real Estate Broker, 25 years Brush Realty Network
  • Health Care Advocate, 2 years
  • Member Charlotte Regional Realtors Association
  • Member Matthews Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Latin America Chamber of Commerce
  • Member South Park Referral Partners
  • Married & works with Barry, Retired US Airways Pilot, 4 children
  • 30 year resident in Charlotte, formerly KS, AZ, VA
eugene Dr. Eugene B. Sangmuah

  • Native of Ghana, West Africa
  • Co-Owner, Matthews Internal Medicine in Matthews, NC
  • Undergraduate, University of Ghana Medical School
  • Graduate, University of Ghana Medical School
  • Residency: Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Member American College of Physicians
  • Member, North Carolina Medical Society
  • Married with 2 children
Nate Huggins, COO

  • Native of South Carolina
  • Co-Founder of Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care
  • Former U.S. Army Field Grade Officer
  • Undergraduate, South Carolina State University
  • Graduate, Master Business Administration (MBA), Pfieffer University
  • Graduate, Carolinas College of Health Science (Registered Nurse)
  • Co-Founder, Mecklenburg County Adult Day Care Association
  • Member, North Carolina Adult Day Care Association
  • Member, American Legion Post #235, Matthews, NC
  • Member, Novant Hospital Medical Center Matthews Community Health Care Alliance
  • Member Mint Hill and Matthews Chamber Board of Directors
navondria Navondria T. Huggins, CEO

  • Native of South Carolina
  • Education – Excelsior College, NY and University of North Carolina at Winston-Salem
  • Wake AHEC Adult Day Services Training Program Certification
  • NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health & Nutrition Services (CACFP) Administrator for Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care
  • NCDHHS and NC Veteran’s Administration’s Civil Rights Instructor for Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care
  • NC Division of Health Service Regulation Geriatric and Mental Health certification
  • Former Clinical Work Experience: Bayada Nursing Svcs, RHA Howell Center, Maxim Health Care, Group Homes of Forsyth County, Plantation Estates Home Health, Easter Seals, Inc., Moses Cone Hospital, Greensboro, NC