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Leadership

Palmetto Health is composed of more than 10,000 team members, physicians and volunteers working together to fulfill Palmetto Health’s vision: to be remembered by each patient as providing the care and compassion we want for our families and ourselves.

Management Team

Charles Beaman

Charles D. Beaman, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer

John Singerling

John J. Singerling III
President

Judy Baskins

Judy Baskins
Physician Practices and Ambulatory Care Executive

Marty Bridges 

Marty Bridges
Chief, System Performance

Eric Brown MD

Eric A. Brown, MD
Physician Executive, Palmetto Health Richland

Rob Brinkerhoff

Robert Brinkerhoff
System Vice President of Human Resources

Ron Carroll

Ronald L. Carroll, Ph.D.
System Vice President, Support Services

Ben Cunningham

Benjamin M. Cunningham, Jr.
System Vice President of Finance

Karen Coker

Karen Coker
Nurse Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist

Paul Duane

Paul Duane
Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Edwards

Michelle Edwards
Chief Information Officer

Vince Ford

Vince Ford
Chief Community Health Services Officer

Gregory Gattman

Gregory Gattman
Acute Care Executive, Palmetto Health
Baptist

Julian Gibbons

Julian Gibbons
Chief Government Affairs and Community Relations Officer

Jay Hamm

Jay Hamm
Acute Care Executive, Palmetto Health Richland

Pamela Hardy

Pamela Hardy
Corporate Learning Officer

Dr. Greta Harper

Greta Harper, MD
Physician Executive, Palmetto Health Physician Practices and Ambulatory Care

William Tripp Jennings MD

William "Tripp" Jennings, MD
System Vice President, Medical Informatics Officer

Sarah Richter Kirby

Sarah Richter Kirby
Acute Care Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge

James Lathren

James Lathren
Chief Operating Officer, Acute Care Services

Mark Loos

Mark Loos
Chief Strategic Planning & Business Development Officer

Mark Mayson, MD

Mark Mayson, MD
Physician Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist

Todd Miller

Todd Miller
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

James I. Raymond MD

James I. Raymond, MD
Chief Medical and Academic Officer

Jennifer Risinger

Jennifer Risinger, MD
Physician Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist
Parkridge

Caroline Seigler

Caroline Seigler
System Vice President, Clinical Informatics Officer

Carole Siegfried

Carole Siegfried
Nurse Executive, Palmetto Health Richland

Kathy Stephens

Katherine G. Stephens, Ph.D.
System Vice President, Medical Education and Research

Carolyn Swinton

Carolyn Swinton
Chief Nursing Officer

Deborah Tapley

Deborah J. Tapley
System Vice President, Clinical Operations

Howard West

Howard West
Chief Legal Officer

Lynn Wythe

Lynn Wythe
Nurse Executive, Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge

 

Board of Directors
Palmetto Health’s board is composed of 16 voting members. Six members (including one physician and the Richland Memorial Hospital board chair) are appointed by the Richland Memorial Hospital board of trustees and six members (including one physician and the Baptist Healthcare System board chair) are appointed by Baptist Healthcare System of SC, Inc. board of trustees. These 12 members then elect three more directors from the community at large. Members serve three-year terms except for the CEO and the Richland and Baptist chairs who serve commensurate with their terms of office.
 

J. E. "Rick" Wheeler – Chair Rep. Lester P. Branham, Jr. – Vice Chair
Jean E. Duke – Treasurer Beverly D. Chrisman – Secretary
Charles D. Beaman, Jr. – CEO James A. Bennett
Paul V. Fant, Sr. Sara B. Fisher
John W. Foster, Jr. Rosalyn W. Frierson
William C. Gerard, M.D. James H. Herlong, M.D.
Joel E. Johnson, D.M.D. George S. King, Jr.

Jerome D. Odom, Ph.D.

Candy Y. Waites