GGC Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

04.25.22
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Greenwood, SC  – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Trustees.

GGC Foundation trustees serve as mission ambassadors by cultivating, securing, and stewarding philanthropic funds that advance the Center’s mission for the benefit of the patients and families served by GGC. They also manage all fiduciary responsibilities and activities of the Foundation.

The new members are:

  • Mark Askew of Greenwood, Board Chair for Palmetto Surety Corporation and United Holding Group. He serves on the boards of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation and Greater Greenwood Habitat for Humanity.
  • Wells Dunlap of Greenwood, a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at the Countybank. He is a graduate of Leadership Greenwood and South Carolina Banking School.
  • Megha Lal of Greenwood, who is active in leadership roles for numerous Greenwood community organizations including the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, Arts Council, and Greenwood County Community Foundation.
  • Chris Singleton of North Charleston, a former minor league baseball player and nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness, and unity following the loss of his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church tragedy in Charleston, SC.
  • Tara Smith of Greenwood, Office Manager for the Law Offices of Brandon A. Smith and wife of the current Mayor of the City of Greenwood. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Greenwood and is a board member for Keep Greenwood County Beautiful.

“We are pleased to welcome each of these new members to the Board,” said GGC Foundation Board Chair, Bill Stevens. “Each brings unique expertise and a passion to advance our mission to support the amazing work being done at the Greenwood Genetic Center each day for patients and families across South Carolina and around the world.”

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We will remember February 26th for the rest of our lives. On that day, we received the call from the Greenwood Genetic Center that they had discovered our daughter, Ella Marie, has Kleefstra syndrome. Very early on, my wife, Kelly, observed Ella being delayed in some of her milestones. Kelly monitored Ella’s progression and sought out testing in an effort to get Ella some assistance. Along the way, we were sent to GGC and met with LEARN MORE

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