Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice


ESMMSC Welcomes Interim Executive Director

pat_buckleyThe Eat Smart Move More SC Board of Directors recently hired Interim Executive Director Patricia Buckley to assist staff in ensuring continuity of support to state and local partners and to maintain the positive momentum toward creating a healthier South Carolina. Pat has served a number of non-profit organizations well as interim director, offering extensive management and transitional leadership experience. Pat’s previous non-profit leadership posts include three years with the Sustainability Institute in North Charleston, SC and 18 years with CARE-International in Asia and Africa.

“Pat comes to ESMMSC during an exciting time of tremendous growth,” said Beth Barry, Board of Directors chairman. “Much work has been done to create a solid foundation to move South Carolina forward and we are excited about the work ahead.”

During her stay at ESMMSC, Pat will conduct strategic discussions with organizational partners and stakeholders to help:
• Assess ESMMSC’s current role in the healthy eating active living movement;
• Determine how we can most effectively position the organization for the future; and
• Assist in identifying and selecting the most appropriate candidate to lead ESMMSC as our next Executive Director.

Pat brings knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, project management financial reporting and process improvement as well as leadership mentoring that will serve the organization well during this time of transition. Her interests include history, reading, traveling and gardening. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a docent at the Edmonston-Alston House in Charleston.