Our Board of Directors

The Greenwood Genetic Center is fortunate to benefit from the vast knowledge and experience of an accomplished board of directors. The twelve-member voting body includes six members appointed by the Greenwood Genetic Center and six members appointed by Mainsail, a subsidiary of the Medical University of South Carolina. A representative from the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs also sits on the board as a non-voting member. This group brings their diverse areas of expertise to bear on the governing of the Center.

The Greenwood Genetic Center Holdings Board is responsible for appointing the six GGC members to the Board of Directors and exercising other defined powers under the GGC/MUSC Membership Agreement. The eleven-member Holdings Board is comprised of the six GGC appointees of the Board of Directors along with five additional members.

We are grateful for their unwavering support of our mission.



Charles Schulze, Chair

Accountant | Charles W. Schulze, CPA | Greenwood, SC | MUSC appointee

Reid Conrad, Vice Chair

Entrepreneur | Enterprise Software and Technology Industry | Ninety Six, SC | MUSC appointee

Terri Barnes, Secretary

VP and Co-founder | Applied Data Technologies | Rock Hill, SC | MUSC appointee

John A. Miller, Jr., Treasurer

President Emeritus | The AnMed Health System | Anderson, SC | GGC appointee

Dell Baker

Accountant | Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC | Greenville, SC | GGC appointee

Henry “Fritz” Butehorn, MD

Physician | Spartanburg and Greer Ear, Nose & Throat and Allergy | Spartanburg, SC | MUSC appointee

Richard Christian, MD

Physician | Orthopaedic Associates of the Lakelands | Greenwood, SC | MUSC appointee

Howell Clyborne

Retired VP | Greenville Health System | Greenville, SC | GGC appointee

Julian J. Nexsen, Jr.

Retired Attorney and President | Greenwood Communities & Resorts | Greenwood, SC | GGC appointee

Chris Przirembel, PhD

VP, Emeritus | Clemson University | Greenville, SC | GGC appointee

William “Bill” Stevens

Retired | Banking Industry | Greenwood, SC | MUSC appointee

Holisa Wharton, PhD, MS, RN, CNE, CNL

Dean, William Preston Turner School of Nursing | Lander University | Greenwood, SC | GGC appointee

Robin Blackwood

Commissioner | Department of Disabilities and Special Needs | Greenville, SC | DDSN representative

Dan Cooper

Chief of Staff | TriCounty Technical College | Pendleton, SC | GGC Holdings Board

Matt Logan, MD

President and CEO | Self Regional Healthcare | Greenwood, SC | GGC Holdings Board

Bubba Self

President and CEO | Greenwood Communities & Resorts | Greenwood, SC | GGC Holdings Board

Mother and son

A Rare Beauty

The lobby of the JC Self Research Institute at GGC was transformed into a garden – of sorts. The art exhibit titled ‘Rare Roses’ consisted of 12 paintings that depict real roses with genetic variations. The series was created by Nicole Shannon, an artist from Greenville. Nicole was inspired by her son, who has a rare genetic disorder, and other individuals with genetic differences. Quinn, now 4, was born with a myriad of health issues and ...

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