Brenda Williams, Vice President of Strategy and Compliance at the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties, is a recent graduate of Class VI of the Lowcountry South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative of the Riley Institute, Furman University in Greenville.
Chosen by nomination and application, participants in the South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative are leaders from all demographic groups and sectors: corporate, non-profit, faith-based, education and public officials, who build leadership skills while also examining and pursuing solutions to challenges and opportunities most pressing to our communities.
Graduates of Class VI of the Lowcountry South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative include: Jack Bass, College of Charleston * Chris Bickley, Lowcountry Council of Governments * Deb Campeau, HCA/Trident Health System * Kevin Carpentier, Advanced Technologies International * Robert Carr, * Matthew Clancy, City of Beaufort * Tom Clifford, The Post and Courier * Hal Frampton, K&L Gates LLP * Chris Fraser, Grubb & Ellis/WRS * Roland Gardner, Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. * Anita M. Garrett, The Weathers Group * Wanda Gonsalves, Medical University of South Carolina * Andy Gowder, Pratt-Thomas Walker, P.A. * Edward Graham, Graham Law Firm, P.A. * Polly Graham, Advanced Technologies International * Cedric Green, South Carolina Electric and Gas Company * Leigh Jones Handal, Pet Helpers, Inc. * Christine Johnson, South Carolina Equality * Kevin Johnson, South Carolina House of Representatives * Mikee Johnson, Cox Industries * Patricia Williams-Lessane, College of Charleston * David James Mack, South Carolina House of Representatives * Michelle A. Mapp, Lowcountry Housing Trust * Susan Marlowe, Patriots Point Development Authority * Julia Nelson, Sumter County First Steps Partnership * Raye Nilius, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Carolina Lowcountry Wildlife Refuges * Dolly Pelto, Advanced Technologies International * Gail Richardson, Francis Marion University * Terry Richardson, Jr., Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC * Matt Severance, Roper Hospital * Marlena Smalls, Entrepreneur * Duffie Stone, State of South Carolina * Thomas S. Tisdale, Nexsen Pruet, LLC * Rick Toomey, Beaufort Memorial Hospital * Valerie Truesdale, Beaufort County School District * Brenda Turner, Orangeburg Consolidated School District Four * C. Douglas Warner, Alliance for Full Acceptance * Brad Warthen, ADCO * Brian Wells, United States Army Corps of Engineeers * Brenda Williams, the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties * Pamela Williams, Santee Cooper.
With the graduation of the Lowcountry class, the South Carolina Diversity Leaders Initiative now has more than 240 graduates in the Lowcountry and 920 graduates across the state of South Carolina.
The Riley Institute Diversity Leaders Initiative is made possible through the generous support of The Wells Fargo Foundation, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Michelin, N.A., the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center and Spartanburg Regional; and is offered in cooperation with AnMed Health, BMW Manufacturing Co., Palmetto Health, SCBIZ, and South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA).