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ESMMSC Elects New Board Chairman and Three New Board Members

Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina announced the election of the new board of directors chairman and three new members. New Board Chairman Jen Wright succeeds Erika Kirby, whose term as chairman ended in 2017 but continues to serve as a board member.

Also elected to the ESMMSC board was Dudley Brown, public relations coordinator at Greenville Hospital System; Denna Hilton, chief operation officer at HopeHealth in Florence; and Dr. Peter Schriver, a surgeon at AnMed Health Cannon in Pickens. The three new members replace Dr. Janice Key, Angela Lorenz, and Dr. Laura Long, whose terms ended in 2017.

“We are thrilled to have Jen Wright serve as Board Chairman and to welcome our new board members, whose wealth of experience and expertise will help position ESMMSC for further growth and success,” said ESMMSC Executive Director Beth Franco. “All of our board members are highly respected in their fields and have great influence on healthy eating and active living in their communities, as well as at the state level. Our dynamic board will continue to ensure ESMMSC remains an influential and impactful organization in the health of South Carolina.”

Jen Wright is the Working Well ditector at the SC Hospital Association. She assists hospitals, businesses, and their wellness teams in creating a healthy work environment by implementing healthy changes supportive of tobacco-free living while providing healthy food and physical activity opportunities during the workday. She has a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University and a masters degree in public health.

Dudley Brown has worked in marketing and public relations with two of the Upstate’s largest health systems. Brown is also a former newspaper reporter, who wrote about health care and nonprofits. Besides serving on the Eat Smart Move More South Carolina board, he serves on the board for Girls on the Run Spartanburg. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Winthrop University.

Deena Hilton is chief operating officer at HopeHealth in Florence and brings expertise in the areas of non-profit management, program management, and community health management. Deena is married and has a six-year-old son.  Her hobbies include reading, boating, playing basketball and tennis, and running.

Dr. Peter Schriver is a practicing general surgeon in Pickens, and has played an active role in the development and promotions of the Doodle Trail. He received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Schriver enjoys running and spending time with family and friends. 

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