Community Leaders

Michael Meissner

Pacolet Mayor Michael Meissner has made it his mission to increase access to healthy choices in his community. He discovered at a young age that eating healthy and being physically active really does work, and he’s made it a “huge” part of his life.

Walter Campbell

Getting kids to eat nutritious meals can be hard, but it is exactly what Walter Campbell is doing in schools throughout Charleston County School District.

Pam Rush

As Director of Prevention Services at Axis I Center of Barnwell (Barnwell County’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse) and Chair of Eat Smart Move More (ESMM) Barnwell County, Pam Rush knows the important link between health disparities and substance abuse. That’s why prevention efforts in Barnwell County are aimed at creating positive changes by promoting health and wellness.

Cassandra Williams-Rush

Growing up on her family farm, Cassandra Williams-Rush was taught at an early age to eat fresh foods and to be active, and she has excelled in communicating this to Williamsburg County residents.

Laura Stille

As a registered dietician, Laura Stille knows the importance of healthy eating and an active lifestyle for every person. Now with her public service on Spartanburg City Council, she’s working to increase funding for recreation.

Donna Avant

In a rural town such as Ehrhardt, access to medical health and wellness education can be very limited. Donna Avant, a local pharmacist, saw the need in her community, and opened Ehrhardt Pharmacy, becoming the only health professional in the immediate area.

Christina Cody

When Christina Cody learned about the obesity rate throughout South Carolina three years ago, as an anatomy and physiology teacher at Gaffney High School, she wanted to share it with her students. Little did she know it would spark a movement throughout her school district.

Jack Johnson

Johnson is the Food Service Director for Barnwell School Districts 45 and 19, where he is committed to providing students with nutritious meals to fuel their learning.