|Anna Hamilton Lewin, MSW, Chairman
SC Community Loan Fund
Anna Lewin is the Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund (CLF). She oversees the management of the organization, leads strategic planning, prepares annual goals and actions, and monitors the budget and performance of the organization. Anna is involved in many advocacy and food policy groups and serves on other organization boards. Anna graduated from the College of Charleston and received her master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina.
|Megan A. Weis, DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Vice Chairman
SC Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare
University of South Caroline School of Medicine
Dr. Megan Weis is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist with over 20 years of experience in public health education and promotion, research, and policy. Her career thus far spans governmental, academic and non-profit sectors. In all her roles, she has successfully worked to unite non-traditional partners from various disciplines and organizations to jointly address public health challenges at both the community and state levels. As the Director of Community Engagement at the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Healthcare, Dr. Weis works with rural community partners in the state and leads the Center in collaborative learning and aligning multidisciplinary action among the Center and its partners. Her meaningful community engagement informs the Center’s strategic direction and outreach efforts. Dr. Weis is graduate of both Furman University and the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
|Deena Hilton, MBA, Secretary
As Chief Operating Officer at HopeHealth, Deena Hilton she has a wide range of responsibilities from facilities construction, renovation, and maintenance to community relations, advocacy, and grant writing. She received Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Management from Francis Marion University. Deena has been with HopeHealth for 21 years and is credited with leading the funding, planning and implementation phases of building projects in Florence, Greeleyville, and Kingstree. She has 22 years of experience in non-profit and program management and 10 years in community health management. Deena is married and has a six-year-old son. Her hobbies include reading, boating, playing basketball and tennis, and running.
|Randi Branham, CPA, Treasurer
With more than five years of public accounting experience with Elliott Davis, Randi provides comprehensive assurance and advisory services to a diverse client base which includes South Carolina public charter schools, not-for-profit entities, employee benefit plans and manufacturing businesses. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Coastal Carolina University her Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina.
|Matt McGrievy, MLIS, Member-at-Large
Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina
Matt McGrievy is the Director of the Web Development & Communications (WDC) Core in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. The WDC provides a wide range of technical services, including web design, database development, and data capture solutions, to public health entities both internal and external to the university. Matt earned his BA in English from Miami University and his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Texas. He has previously worked managing IT systems at the University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Alabama.
Dudley Brown is public relations manager for Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. He’s 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.
Ross & Cristaldi, LLC
Phil Cristaldi is a partner at Ross & Cristaldi, LLC where he concentrates his practice on insurance defense, construction defect, products liability, premises liability, personal injury and general civil litigation. Outside of the litigation realm, Phil offers non-litigation support for his clients providing advice related to industry issues and payment disputes, as well analyzing and drafting contracts in an effort to prevent disputes and provide protection in the future. He a magna cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington and a summa cum laude graduate of the Charleston School of Law where he graduated at the top of his class. Outside of the office, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys running, cycling, surfing, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and dog, Shaka.
|Reverend Sean Dogan
Long Branch Baptist Church
Rev. Sean Dogan has served as Senior Pastor of the Long Branch Baptist Church, since 1997. Under his visionary leadership, the church has grown to over 1,000 weekly attendees. He has led them in a multimillion-dollar building project and an environmental improvement project which included stream restoration, rock sitting area, and the planting of over 60 trees. Pastor Dogan has initiated many programs that have positively affected the local community, including a monthly feeding program, farmers market, mobile market, scholarships, and business grant opportunities. In addition to his good work in the church and community, Pastor Dogan serves on numerous boards. He is a 1998 graduate of Clemson University, attended Shaw School of Divinity, in Raleigh, NC, and he’s a graduate of The Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative (Spring 2011 Class). Pastor Dogan currently serves as Interim CEO / President of the Urban League of the Upstate. He is married to the former Satreva Young and to this union they have a beautiful daughter, Ramiah Dogan.
Funderburk Health + Life, LLC
Laurie Funderburk is a former member of the SC House of Representatives. Laurie is a businesswoman and attorney in Camden. She is co-owner of Books on Broad and is an insurance agent with Funderburk Health + Life. She has been and continues to be involved with several local and statewide organizations including SC Department of Agriculture Food Policy Council, Women in Government, Camden Zoning and Planning Commission, Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic, and United Way of Kershaw County. A founder of the Kershaw County Farmers Market, Laurie is currently the Team Leader for LiveWell Kershaw’s Community Health Improvement Plan’s Healthy Eating Active Living Action Team. She is also Chair of her church’s Health and Wellness Committee. Laurie is passionate about healthy lifestyles and the mission of Eat Smart Move More SC.
|Lori Phillips, MPH
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
Lori Phillips is the Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention at the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control. In this role, she and her team focus on convening key stakeholders, communicating data and best practices, and consulting with partners to improve systems that create environments that promote healthy eating and active living. She has over 20 years of experience in community-based chronic disease prevention and education at local and state levels.
|Peter Schriver, MD
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.
The Smart Box
A native of St. Helena Island, SC, Phyllis Smart is the CEO/Founder of a 501c3 non-profit organization called The Smart Box where her mission is to enhance the quality of life for all individuals. The Smart Box, an Emergency Food pantry in Allendale County, serves over 400 families weekly. Phyllis has been an educator for over 13 years with a Master’s in Education. Phyllis is a licensed evangelist and author of a New York Times nominated book The Journey of a Helpmeet that has ministered to women all over the world. Her new book Rejection: The Silent Killer has taken the industry by storm. Sharing her battles with rejection is unlocking many different types of cages. Her motto is “With Soul Empowerment Comes Self Improvement.” She teaches individuals to love themselves without labels. Phyllis is a wife, mother, and Nana.