Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

Keynote Speakers

Nick Macchione, Director, Health and Human Services Agency
County of San Diego, California
Throughout his entire public service career, Macchione has served as a community strategist, convener, and leader of large scale population-based improvements. Most notably, during the past 9 years in his role as Agency Director, he has helped develop, implement and grow a bold and ambitious countywide “social movement” known as Live Well San Diego. This groundbreaking data-driven strategy is a high level, collective impact for population health and social wellbeing improvement. Live Well San Diego is being implemented countywide with over 290 public private partnerships representing over 2.2 million residents across all industry sectors.


Katrina Spigner, Found & CEO, Re-Source Solutions, LLC
Columbia, South Carolina
A Certified Personal & Executive Coach, consultant, national speaker, author, and adjunct professor with over 15 years experience as a senior leader in the nonprofit, philanthropic, and higher education sectors, Dr. K’s passion is unmatched and her dedication is in a class by itself, as she is deeply committed to helping people thrive. Dr. K earned a bachelor from Columbia College, Master of Social Work from University of South Carolina, and Doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University. Dr. K’s heart’s desire is to “speak life” each time she is given an opportunity or a platform. Whether one-on-one, in the classroom, through radio, television, or in whatever space, her goal remains the same – to touch the lives of others in a positively impactful way.


We’ve changed the name!

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina’s leadership changed the name of the SC Obesity Summit to the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities to better reflect the role of local leadership on all levels in creating a vision, engaging a community and creating change. The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities will be held October 23-24 at the Marriott Downtown in Columbia, which is located less than a block from the newly revitalized Main Street. Also, the Leadership Summit will be held over two days, allowing participants more time to network and for learning.

The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities is the only statewide conference that focuses on healthy eating and active living. Over the past 14 years, the Summit has grown in attendance as content specialists in obesity prevention, healthy eating, and active living strategies meet with community partners who are working on local solutions. Participants who attend represent various sectors including health, education, faith, local government, and nonprofits.


Who Attends?

Hundreds of healthy eating and active living specialists and policy leaders from across South Carolina gather in Columbia to improve the lives and health of all residents. Anyone who plays a part in creating lasting healthy change is invited to attend the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities.


Our Sponsors