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Palmetto Health Elects 2013 Board Officers
01/23/2013
The Palmetto Health board of directors elected the following officers: William L. “Freedie” Freeman III, vice president of sales at VOA Canada, chairman; James E. “Rick” Wheeler, vice president of Loxcreen MetalSource a Division of M–D Building Products Company, vice chairman; Jerome “Jerry” D. Odom, Ph.D., retired executive director of University Foundations at The University of South Carolina, treasurer; and Traci Young Cooper, Ed.D., director of Extended Day Programs & Partnerships at Richland School District One, secretary.

The Richland Memorial Hospital board of trustees officers include: Calvin H. Elam, financial business manager at Elam Financial Group, chairman; James E. “Rick” Wheeler, vice president, of Loxcreen MetalSource a Division of M–D Building Products Company, vice chairman; Ann Pringle Washington, president and chief operating officer of Kolor Pro Promotions, Inc., secretary; and George S. King Jr., senior vice president of investment services at SCBT, treasurer.

The Baptist Healthcare System board of trustees officers include Lester P. Branham Jr., retired minister and member of the S.C. House of Representatives, chairman; William L. Cogdill, Jr., president and owner of Cogdill Carpets, vice president and secretary; James A. Bennett, director of Public Affairs for First Citizens, treasurer.

Palmetto Health’s new board members are Sara B. Fisher, senior vice president and chief financial officer of The National Bank of South Carolina; Beverly D. Chrisman, retired government executive and political consultant; and Joel E. Johnson, D.M.D., general, cosmetic and sports dentist with Joel Johnson D.M.D., P.A.

Richland’s new board members are C. Guy Castles III, M.D., pediatrician with Pediatric Associates; F. W. “Rick” Dreyer, M.D., physician with Pitts Radiology and vice chief of staff for Palmetto Health Richland; Randy R. Lowell, lawyer with Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.; and Sandra P. Sims, owner of SAP, Inc.

Baptist’s new board member is Donen Davis, J.D., M.D., plastic surgeon with Donen Davis Plastic Surgery and chief of staff for Palmetto Health Baptist.