Angela R. Bryant, JD, is a Senior Consultant and Co-founder of VISIONS, Inc. She is the former Director and one of the developers of The Wright’s Center – VISIONS’ award winning multicultural adult day health care project in Rocky Mount, NC. for elders, disabled adults, their caregivers, and service providers.
Ms. Bryant has 30 years of legal experience and was a NC state administrative law judge for ten years. She earned her BS in Math and JD (Law) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Since then, she has held several appointed governmental positions of significant responsibility, including the UNC-CH Board of Trustees and the UNC Board of Governors. Ms. Bryant was a Charter Member and former President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and the1983 Lawyer of the Year for the NC Association of Black Lawyers for co-founding the Land Loss Prevention Project at NCCU School of Law. Ms. Bryant received the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC-Chapel Hill for Community Service for outstanding contributions to humanity in striving to build a society that seeks to achieve social justice for all. Ms. Bryant actively supports numerous community organizations. She served on the City Council of Rocky Mount, for Ward 4 for three years and briefly served as Mayor Pro Tem before being appointed to the House of Representatives on January 23, 2007. Ms. Bryant serves as a member on the following committees: Vice - Chair of Insurance, UNC Board of Governors Nominating Committees and Democratic Business Caucus and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural & Economic Resources, Dropout Reform, Automobile Insurance Modernization & Utilities and High Speed Internet Joint Oversight Commissions, Education Subcommittee on Universities, Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform, Judiciary I, Juvenile Justice and Public Utilities Committees.
In her work with VISIONS, Ms. Bryant has been consulting to and training individuals and organizations in applying principles of justice to interpersonal problem solving and organizational development for over 20 years. She particularly focuses on the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, community economic development, managing transitions, collaborative problem solving, meeting facilitation, internalized “- isms,” train-the-trainer models, and global inclusion issues.