Who we are
A lifetime resident of Georgia, Dan Harper received his B.S. Degree in Zoology Pre-Med from the University of Georgia. After graduation he decided to pursue the business side of healthcare and began a long career working with Pharmaceutical and Consumer Product companies. He spent several years working with Merck and Co, Inc., as well as Bayer Pharmaceuticals, in a variety of sales, training and leadership positions. In 2005, Dan decided to pursue the world of startups. He worked nearly 12 years helping build the North American business of Biocodex, Inc. as Sr. Director of Commercial Operations. In 2017, he felt led to follow his passion of helping advise other businesses on how to build for success. In 2020, he was asked to lead PiperMed as CEO.
Tony received a B.S. in Physical Education from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and a B.S. in Biology from Columbus State University. After graduating from The Citadel, Tony was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. As an Infantry Officer, he has been deployed seven times to Iraq and Afghanistan. Tony is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve. Since 2012, he has been the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a healthcare facility providing primary care to the underserved in Columbus, Georgia. Over the last 8 years, he has grown the practice to an organization with seven providers and forty support staff in two locations. In April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, he executed Columbus' first mass drive-thru testing event. Over four days, with over 200 staff, he tested over 1,500 people discovering a 20% positive rate. To date, his organization has tested over 5,000 people. In addition, he provided mass testing for a university athletic department to allow them to return to competition safely. His practice also provided a fast-track COVID-19 testing system for students and staff in the city’s educational system. He is married to Linda Nguyen, who is an attorney at Page Scrantom Sprouse Tucker and Ford PC. Together, they have three kids, Tyler, Allie, and Jessica.
Dr. Grant Scarborough,
A native of Columbus, Dr. Grant Scarborough graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology. Immediately following graduation, he spent two years on staff with Young Life in metro-Atlanta. It was during this time that Grant became involved in an outreach effort to the homeless of downtown Atlanta, and soon felt called to actively work with and for the underserved. Dr. Scarborough earned his medical degree from Mercer Medical School, completed his internal medicine and pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee – Memphis, and finished his Med/Peds residency at the University of Tennessee. Since 2007, Dr. Scarborough returned to Georgia and founded medical clinics to treat the underserved in the area. Over time, he has grown his clinic to include dentistry, physical therapy, individual and group counseling, and an urban farm to encourage healthy food choices. Since the pandemic started, Dr Scarborough's clinic has led the charge in testing & treating those with COVID-19.
Head of Entertainment
Meredith Riley Stewart is an LA-based film & web producer. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama. After her production was delayed in early 2020 due to coronavirus, Meredith was determined to develop a plan to safely see the production through to completion. As a pioneer of pandemic-era filmmaking, she led a crew of 40+ through weeks of production, strict safety protocols and hundreds of diagnostic tests (all negative!). As a result, her feature film The Inheritance successfully completed principal photography in Summer 2020 in Georgia. Pre-COVID, Meredith produced Women In Film’s first-ever digital series, Flip The Script, a comedy about gender parity (as seen on The CW). Her fan film, Orphan is the New Orange, has over 3 million YouTube channel views and toured the globe as part of ComicCon. Her digital series AutocorrectFU was featured on Funny or Die and Whohaha, and has been curated onto Amazon Prime Video. Her VR project, a feminist experience entitled See Me, spent the past two years on the festival circuit. As a member of Women In Film, Meredith served on the board of the PSA program where she produced the Telly Award winning spot for River LA. She currently serves as a WIF Peer Mentor. Above all, Meredith is passionate about utilizing media as a platform for social change.