Richard Hand and Jerry Collins- Treadwell
Richard Hand, Founder of Treadwell Corporation, is a well known Physical Therapist in the Wilmington, NC area. Richard discovered the health and wellness benefits of treadling in 2004. Subsequently he developed the Treadwell Wellness Device. It is now being sold to long-term-care facilities and the company intends to expand into the corporate wellness and athletic markets in the future. Richard is a graduate of the Bouve College of Northeastern University where he was a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Student and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Richard resides in Wilmington with his wife and two children.
Jerry Collins, CEO, joined Treadwell in 2009 when the company commenced test marketing the Treadwell Wellness Device. Jerry’s was previously a CEO and a CFO of RHC and FQHC primary healthcare businesses. Jerry is a graduate of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration. Jerry resides in Burgaw.
Richard and Jerry would like to recognize the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship’s administration and staff for their support of Treadwell in its entrepreneurial pursuits. They would also like to recognize the support of family, friends and mentors who have shared the experience.
Mitzi Kincaid- Kincaid and Associates
Ms. Kincaid has over a decade of experience in corporate accounting and finance. Prior to receiving her law degree, she worked with BellSouth’s cellular phone company (Cingular, now AT&T). She served as Corporate Counsel for VisionAIR, a software development company in Wilmington, NC. She has also worked for the North Carolina State Treasurer as an auditor and with Bell+Howell, an international company specializing in mail sorting machines, where she worked in financial management. She started her own law firm, Kincaid and Associates, PLLC in 2007 and has locations in Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington.
Ms. Kincaid is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, the New Hanover County Bar Association and the American Bar Association where she is a member of the business law section, intellectual property section, the wills and probate section, and the GP/Solo section.
Ms. Kincaid volunteers with the Special Olympics and the American Heart Association. Ms. Kincaid is also a member of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Cameron Executive Network. Ms. Kincaid currently serves as the Chairperson for the Board of Directors for the disability Resource Center and was recently appointed by Governor Pat McCroy as a voting member of the Statewide Independent Living Council.
Ms. Kincaid is licensed to practice in the States of North Carolina and South Carolina and before the United States Tax Court. Ms. Kincaid earned a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte.
In her spare time, Ms. Kincaid enjoys mountain biking, trail running, cooking and spending time with friends.