Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities

October 29-30, 2018 | Spartanburg Marriott

Hundreds of healthy eating and active living specialists and policy leaders from across South Carolina gather at the Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities to improve the lives and health of all residents. It’s the only statewide conference that unites healthy eating and active living specialists and decision makers from across the state. Through best practices and information exchange, we’re building South Carolina’s leaders in rural and urban areas to improve health outcomes by inspiring action.

The Leadership Summit for Healthy Communities provides networking opportunities with community partners and local decision-makers and promotes successful, evidence-based healthy eating, active living initiatives. We are driven by a desire to create communities where everyone has access to healthy, affordable foods and safe places to be active. This happens through initiatives and policies that create lasting changes where people live, learn, work, play, and pray.

Who attends the Leadership Summit?

  • Public Health Professionals
  • State Agencies
  • Local Government
  • Healthcare Providers & Organizations
  • Faith-based Institutions
  • Education, After School and Childcare Programs

Keynote Speakers

Fran Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd
Frances Dunn Butterfoss, PhD, MSEd is a health educator committed to building, sustaining and evaluating partnerships to promote health and social justice. She is President of Coalitions Work and a professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has founded and directed several coalitions and received research support from many agencies and foundations. She has published widely and her books, Coalitions and Partnerships in Community Health and Ignite! Getting Your Community Coalitions Fired Up for Change are best sellers for academics and practitioners. Fran is a past President and Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Public Health Education. She earned undergraduate and masters’ degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Butterfoss is a nationally recognized expert on coalition building and organizational development, with more than 25 years of experience training and consulting with organizations, coalitions and communities across America.
Christina Cody, MEd, MS
Christina Cody is a science teacher and School Wellness Coordinator at Gaffney High School. She has been teaching science for fifteen years and advises a student-led group called fit2getherCCSD, which has been adopted as the school district’s wellness initiative. She was most recently selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader, a national a leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity. Christina is heavily involved in the Eat Smart Move More Cherokee County chapter.