a Down-to-Earth, Accessible, Think Tank

Brian J. Dixon, M.D., CEO
Founder & Chairman

Director of Health Policy

A son of East Texas, Dr. Dixon's multi-state medical education illustrates the benefits of making deep and meaningful socioeconomic relationships.  Dr. Dixon believes that we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us; that we have an obligation to share our wealth of knowledge and expertise to any willing to ask. 


Nikki Calton, MBA

Nikki Calton, VP-Project Development
Director of Southside Renaissance

Nikki leads a committed group of members on a weekly basis to serve as a resource for citizens, businesses, developers, builders, on how to implement the inevitable growth of the area in a culturally mindful approach.

Sharby Hunt-Hart, MSW

Sharblia "Sharby" Hunt-Hart, MSW
Director of Be North Lufkin

Affectionately known as "Sharby", Ms. Hunt-Hart's educational path ranges from therapist to premier educator.  Sharby strives to create a firm foundation for her students and build upon that comprehensive base.  As Director of this bold "hands-on" initiative, she looks forward to ushering in an educational renaissance in Deep East Texas.

Board Of Directors

Ricky Lange. LSSP                            

Matthew Ryavec

Ibironke Adelaja-Scott, MD                
Ed Childs, MD