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Leadership

Palmetto Health is composed of more than 10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s vision: to be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.

Management Team

Charles D. Beaman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

 

John J. Singerling III
President

Judy Baskins

Judy Baskins
Physician Practices/Ambulatory Care Executive

Rob Brinkerhoff

Robert Brinkerhoff
System Vice President of Human Resource 

Benjamin M. Cunningham, Jr.

Benjamin M. Cunningham, Jr.
System Vice President of Finance

Karen Coker

Karen Coker
Nurse Executive, Patient Care Administration

Paul Duane

Paul Duane
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards
Chief Information Officer

Vince Ford

Vince Ford
Chief Community Health Services Officer

Gregory Gattman

Gregory Gattman
Acute Care Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist

Julian Gibbons

Julian Gibbons
Chief Government Affairs and Community Relations Officer

Jay Hamm

Jay Hamm
Acute Care Executive, Palmetto Health Richland

William Tripp Jennings MD

William "Tripp" Jennings, MD
System Vice President, Medical Informatics Officer

Sarah Richter Kirby

Sarah Richter Kirby
Acute Care Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge

James Lathren

James Lathren
Chief Operating Officer, Acute Care Services

Mark Loos

Mark Loos
Chief Strategic Planning & Business Development Officer

 Todd Miller

Todd Miller
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

James I. Raymond MD

James I. Raymond, MD
Chief Medical & Academic Officer, Palmetto Health

Caroline Seigler

Caroline Seigler
System Vice President, Clinical Informatics Officer

Shawn Stinson MD

Michael Shawn Stinson, MD
Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

Carole Siegfried

Carole Siegfried
Nurse Executive, Palmetto Health Richland

Carolyn Swinton

Carolyn Swinton
Chief Nursing Officer

Howard West

Howard West
Chief Legal Officer

 

 

Board of Directors
Palmetto Health’s board is composed of 16 voting members. Six members (including one physician and the Richland Memorial Hospital board chair) are appointed by the Richland Memorial Hospital board of trustees and six members (including one physician and the Baptist Healthcare System board chair) are appointed by Baptist Healthcare System of SC, Inc. board of trustees. These 12 members then elect three more directors from the community at large. Members serve three-year terms except for the CEO and the Richland and Baptist chairs who serve commensurate with their terms of office.
 

J. E. "Rick" Wheeler – Chair    William L. "Freedie" Freeman, III – Vice Chair  
Jerome D. Odom, Ph.D.  – Treasurer Jean E. Duke – Secretary
   Rep. Lester P. Branham, Jr. – Chairman Emeritus   Charles D. Beaman, Jr. – CEO
Beverly D. Chrisman Paul V. Fant, Sr.
Sara B. Fisher John W. Foster, Jr.
Rosalyn W. Frierson William C. Gerard, M.D.
James H. Herlong, M.D. Joel E. Johnson, D.M.D.
George S. King, Jr. Candy Y. Waites