Newswise — ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2019 — Clinical Research Pathways has appointed two new members to its board of directors: Attorney Keith Barnett, a partner in the national law firm Troutman Sanders, and Rev. Dr. Jason E. Owen, chief apostle and international presiding bishop of Biblical Deliverance Ministries.

They will join others on the board to provide leadership and expertise as the nonprofit organization advances the causes of diversity in research and expanded access to experimental drugs.

"As we continue to grow and expand our efforts, Keith and Jason bring valuable perspectives and vision to our board," said Marjorie A. Speers, executive director of Clinical Research Pathways. "We look forward to their contributions at a time when issues like the gap in diversity in clinical research are more important than ever."

At Troutman Sanders, Barnett specializes in litigation, internal and regulatory investigations, and enforcement. He has more than 15 years of experience representing clients in the financial services and professional liability industries in their dealings with federal, state, and industry regulators.

Barnett is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s Project Success program and the class of 2018 of Leadership Atlanta. He also is a past fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, he earned a Juris Doctor from Duke University.

Owen has championed health equity and diversity throughout his career. A community activist and spiritual leader, he has worked tirelessly to improve access to healthcare and quality of life for Georgia’s underserved.

Owen founded Biblical Deliverance Ministries in Snellville, Georgia, in 1998. He is the spiritual care and bereavement care coordinator of Dynamic Hospice in Decatur, Georgia; a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Clinical Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta; and on the health committee of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta.

In addition, Owen serves as dean of the Gathering of the Eagles College of Apostles and Bishops Congress International and co-presider of Broken Vessel Alliance International Fellowship of Ministries and Churches, both in Powder Springs, Georgia. A native of Guyana, Owen holds master’s degrees in religious education and theology, and a Sacred Theological Doctorate, all from United Christian College in Queens, New York.

About Clinical Research Pathways:

Clinical Research Pathways works to improve health and well-being for all by creating pathways to new medicines. The 501(c)(3) organization develops programs that increase diversity in research and expand access to experimental drugs. By opening access and advancing treatments, Clinical Research Pathways helps make new, effective medicines available to the public. For more information, go to To sign up to receive news, click here.

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