Our Brown Girls Code (BGC) Board provides leadership for carrying out BGC’s mission to help close the gender and diversity gap in technology. It is also the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in direction and operation of Brown Girls Code as well as raise awareness of BGC’s programs in communities throughout the nation.
Brown Girls Code’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board is comprised of individuals from the medical, business technology, academic and volunteer communities within the Cyber District of Augusta, Georgia. Each member brings a wealth of experience in their respective fields and serve as tremendous assets to Brown Girls Code.
Michelle B. Jones, Treasurer
Michelle B. Jones has been employed with ADP for eight (8) years currently as a Special Operations Resource. Michelle was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a native of Augusta, GA. Previously, she worked in the nonprofit community as an Office Manager for five (5) years at Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia. Michelle attended Voorhees College with a major in Organizational Management.
In her spare time, Michelle has volunteered with the Richmond County School System serving on the PTA Board as Treasurer for several terms. Through her current employment, she has also participated in various community initiatives like Stuff the Bus, Junior Achievement and Arts in the Heart. These experiences have given her a deep appreciation for community and how giving to others helps improve their quality of life.
Dr. Alicia B. Elam, Secretary
Alicia B. Elam, PharmD earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy in 1995 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1990.
Professionally, she has over 24 years of practice experience in various pharmacy settings to include Ambulatory Care, Nursing Home Consulting, Clinical Hospital, and Community Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Dr. Elam also served for 4 years as a Naval Pharmacy Officer (Lieutenant) in Hampton Roads, Virginia from 1996 - 2000 and worked as a civilian pharmacy contractor for the U.S. Navy for 7 years after leaving active duty.
In addition to her pharmacy practice experience, Dr. Elam is an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant program at Augusta University, where she serves as the Course Director for the pharmacology curriculum as well as the Research and Teaching practicum. She also serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for the Physician Assistant program and is honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve others by teaching and assisting students in reaching their educational goals.
Lenora P. Brooks, Advisory Board
Lenora P. Brooks is employed by Conduent (formerly Xerox) Transport Solutions as a Program Manager. Prior to joining Conduent, she was a Senior Systems Consultant with LTK Engineering Services where she worked as a Project Manager in the Revenue Systems Group.
She is a native of Augusta, GA where she graduated from Glenn Hills High School in 1982. She received her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University and her MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
Lenora has a passion for STEM and is dedicated to the empowerment of girls and women of color. She is committed to community service and her professional, civic and community affiliations have been many. She has served as an IBM e-mentor in partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. She is a member of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), National Society of Black Engineers and a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association. She has also served as Chair of the Marketing Council for DECA at her high school alma mater.