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About Lydia's Legacy

Our mission is to raise awareness of gynecologic cancer through education and to fund gynecologic cancer research through donations.

Managing Director:

Carin Ross Johnson

Members at Large:

Dr. Charles L. Ross, Jr.
Ms. Gail Hornsby
Ms. Cynthia Bearden McAdory
Mr. Donnie Johnson
Ms. Faith Young
Ms. Eshe Glover

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Medical Advisory Board

Jubilee Brown, MD
Levine Cancer Institute

Erin K. Crane, MD, MPH - Gynecologic Oncology
Levine Cancer Institute

Cassandra Caver, WHNP
Novant Huntersville OB/GYN

James B. Hall, MD - Gynecologic Oncology
Levine Cancer Institute

Robert V. Higgins, MD - Gynecologic Oncology
Levine Cancer Institute

Matt McDonald, MD - Gynecologic Oncology
Novant Health

R. Wendel Naumann, MD - Gynecologic Oncology
Levine Cancer Institute

Kellie Schneider, MD - Gynecologic Oncology
Novant Health

David L. Tait, MD - Gynecologic Ocology
Levine Cancer Institute


The vast majority of our work is carried out by our passionate and committed volunteers. We are grateful for their service to Lydia’s Legacy! Interested in volunteering? Click here.

Teal Gents

This distinguished group of gentlemen is recognized for supporting Lydia’s Legacy and helping us advance our mission. They demonstrate a strong commitment to caring for women with gynecologic cancers, raising awareness about these diseases, and attending and supporting events in our community which help raise funds vital for advancing research.

  • Left to Right:
  • Mr. Travis Howard
  • Mr. Hyong Yi
  • Mr. J. Peter Melrose
  • Dr. Wendel Naumann
  • Mr. Charlie Brown
  • Left to Right:
  • Dr. Matt McDonald
  • Mr. Steve Mullis
  • Mr. Kevin Henry
  • Mr. Derrick Hall
  • (Not pictured: Dr. James Hall)

Lydia's Story

Lydia Jon Greene was born September 19, 1947, in Wilmington, NC. She attended grade school in Wilmington where one of her happiest moments was when her biology teacher allowed her to teach the class. Lydia graduated as Valedictorian of Williston High School, and this began her quest for academic excellence regarding healthcare issues.

Lydia attended Howard University in Washington, DC, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. She started her pharmacy career at Miami Baptist Hospital. In 1987, she returned to school and graduated with an MBA from the University of Miami School of Business with a specialty Certificate in Geriatric Health Care.

In 2001, Lydia received her Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy. Personally and professionally, Lydia was a mentor, consultant and preceptor for healthcare interns and young women alike in the Miami-Dade community. She ended her professional career in healthcare as Director of Pharmacy at HealthSouth upon her passing.

Lydia was very active in her community and her church. She was a leader and founder of several civic and community organizations that focused on healthcare and other community issues in the Miami-Dade community including St. Veronica’s Guild , Jack and Jill of America, Inc., The Florida Breast Initiative, The Links, Inc. and nameless others. She participated in community projects such as raising awareness about childhood obesity, providing food, clothing and blankets to the homeless, going door to door for cancer awareness, and most recently she collected medical and school supplies for Haiti. The 2010 Florida Breast Health Initiative was dedicated to Lydia as one of the original door-to-door educators regarding breast health in low income neighborhoods.

Contact Information:

Lydia's Legacy, Inc.
506 Sedgewood Lake Drive, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28211
Phone: 980.429.4653

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