Bethel Writers and Media Contributors

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  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area grant for Francis Mill’s National Register of Historic Places application (Grant Writer)
  • Blue Ridge National Heritage Area application for BRCO’s BRNHA Heritage Trail marker (Application Writer)
  • BRCO Website (Writer)
  • BRCO Publicity (Writer for BRCO publicity for local news outlets)
  • Catch the Spirit of Appalachian, for Western Carolina University Archives (Documentarian Recording)
  • Cold Mountain Heritage Driving Tour CD (Producer/Writer) (3)
  • From New College to Springdale DVD (Producer) (4)
  • Gertrude S. Carraway Award from Preservation NC for Francis Mill (Nomination Writer)
  • Land of Promise DVD - Speaker
  • Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Books 1-6 (Author/Editor) (2005-2011) (1)
  • Mountain Heritage Award from Western Carolina University (Application Writer)
  • Possum on a Whale CD (Producer) (5)
  • Sunburst and Other Logging Operations in the Bethel & Cold Mountain Region DVD (Producer) (6)
  • Walking in the Footsteps of Those Who Came Before Us DVD (Producer) (2)
  • WNC Communities Award for BRCO (Nomination Writer)
  • North Carolina Society of Historians (Barringer Award of Excellence for Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Books 1 – 6)
  • North Carolina Society of Historians (Paul Green Multi-Media Award for Walking in the Footsteps of Those Who Came Before Us)
  • North Carolina Society of Historians (Multi-Media Award for From New College to Springdale)
  • North Carolina Society of Historians (Multi-Media Award for Sunburst and Other Logging Operations in the Bethel & Cold Mountain Region)
  • North Carolina Society of Historians Multi-Media Award of Excellence for supervision of the collection of 24 historic art prints by the Historic Preservation Committee

Evelyn McNeil Coltman

Dr. Kinneil Coltman

  • Co-founder, with Nina East, of publishing and consulting company, Diversity Expert, Inc. Asheville, NC, devoted to practical educational solutions in diversity management
  • American Hospital Association Leadership Summit, July 25, 2019–“Equity of Care: Essential to Improved Quality and Lower Costs”
  • North Carolina Medical Society LEAD Health Care Conference, October 19, 2018–Closing keynote address: “Beyond Good Intentions: The Quest for Health Equity in a World of Unconscious Bias”
  • North Carolina Population Health Collaborative, March 15, 2018–Morning keynote address: “Unconscious Bias: The Impact on Populations”
  • South Carolina Hospital Association 10th Annual Transforming Health Symposium, April 12, 2017–Keynote address: “Moving from Equal Treatment to Equal Outcomes”
  • Women’s Intercultural Exchange – Women Worth More Luncheon, February 14, 2017–Keynote address: “Building Healthier Communities: Putting Women’s Health Disparities on the Map”
  • Georgia Hospital Association/South Carolina Hospital Association Joint Conference of Organization of Nursing Leaders, June 9, 2016–“Culture of Diversity: Unconscious Bias”
  • American Hospital Association & Massachusetts Hospital Association Forum on Improving Performance Excellence and Population Health by Addressing Disparities, May 16, 2016–“Fulfilling the Promise for Every Single Patient: Understanding the Diversity of Your Patients’ Needs”
  • Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina: Call to Action for Health Equity Series Webinar, April 12, 2016–“Increasing Diversity in Management and Executive Leadership”
  • ACE Leadership Symposium, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, April 23, 2015 – “Are Good Intentions Enough? Avoiding Unconscious Bias and Cultivating Inclusion-Minded Leaders”
  • American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management Webinar, July, 2014 – “Making the Case for Language Access in the Context of Health Reform”
  • American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management National Conference, June, 2014, Chicago, IL – Opening Day Closing Keynote Speaker
  • Press Ganey’s Peer to Peer Conference, May, 2013, Chicago, IL – “The Myth of Equal Treatment”
  • American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) National Conference, September, 2011, Phoenix, AZ – “Using the Power of Diversity to Skyrocket Employee Engagement”
  • Carolinas Healthcare System 9th Annual Diversity Symposium, June, 2011, Charlotte, NC – “Using the Power of Diversity to Skyrocket Employee Engagement”
  • American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management National Conference, June, 2010, Chicago, IL – “Engaging Communities”
  • Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum, August, 2009, Durham, NC – “Embracing Diversity: Benefits, Challenges, & the Tools to Succeed”
  • Spartanburg Human Resources Association, April, 2008, Spartanburg, SC – “Designing a Diversity Initiative from the Ground Up”
  • Tri-County Human Resources Management Association 3rd Annual Diversity Conference, August 2008, Charleston, SC - "Establishing a Diversity Training Program that Works"

Publications and Research

  • Planting seeds of change: A case study. Diversity Business Review, 1, 81-83. (2019)
  • The impact of electronic cues and provider education on colorectal cancer screening referral and patients’ screening decision stage. The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association, 112 (1), 169-171. (Coltman and others)
  • Cutting corners: Provider perceptions of interpretation services and factors related to use of an ad hoc interpreter. Hispanic Health Care International, 14(2), 73-80. (Coltman and others)
  • How Focusing on Diversity Can Help Health Care Organizations Achieve the Triple Aim. American Hospital Association: Equity of Care Policy Brief, March 16, 2015. (Coltman and others)
  • The Impact of Minority and Women Leaders on Healthcare Employee Satisfaction. Doctoral Dissertation, Medical University of South Carolina. [Recipient of 2012 Doctoral Project of the Year Award by MUSC’s College of Health Professions]
  • Ninety-Nine Tips for Managing Diversity to Drive Business Success (co-authored with Nina East)

Beth Cook

  • BRCO's website (Designer/Writer)

Reverend Riley Covin

  • Legends, Tales & History of Cold Mountain, Book 5 (Contributor) (History of the Bethel Presbyterian Church)
  • Minister at Bethel Presbyterian Church during the remodeling phase that included relocating the direction of the church and adding a kitchen, dining hall, bathrooms, three Sunday school rooms, and a pastor’s study – today the facility is BRCO’s community center.

Cora Lee Hargrove Devlin

  • The Canton Enterpriser (Columnist)

Alice Cook

  • Haywood County, North Carolina Families

Dr. Larry Cogburn

  • B.S., Poultry Science, North Carolina State University
  • M.S. Physiology, North Carolina State University
  • Ph.D., Environmental Physiology/Endocrinology, University of Illinois
  • Post-doctoral research fellow in Immunobiology at Mississippi State University
  • Sabbatical research fellow in Molecular Endocrinology at Station de Recherches Avicoles, Institut National de La Recherche Agronomique, Nouzilly, France, of two divergently selected broiler chickens
  • Professor Emeritus of Functional Genomics and Systems Biology at the University of Delaware
  • Skilled in Systems Biology, Avian Biology, Bioinformatics, Animal Sciences, Functional Genomics, and Genetics
  • Experienced Professor of Functional Genomics and Molecular Endocrinology with a Demonstrated
  • History of Working in Higher Education, Skilled in Systems Biology, Avian Biology, Bioinformatics, Animal Sciences, Functional Genomics, and Genetics.

Click here for a full listing of Dr. Cogburn's research, research projects, publications, and patents.

Kevin Duffus

Click here for a full listing of books, articles, speeches, and other works by Kevin Duffus