FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (May 24, 2019): East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) announces the election of eight new members to its Board of Directors. The newly elected board members are Dawn Baker, Jennie Banks, Andrew Davis, Lisa M. Gavin, J. Heath Jordan, Dr. John Maize, Jr., Dr. Fran Tunney, and Dan Winters.
ECCO Executive Director, Stephanie Kelley, announced, “ECCO is thrilled to welcome eight new members to its Board of Directors. We look forward to seeing how the unique skill sets and life experiences of these men and women will bring new perspectives and ideas to ECCO's governing body. The Nominating Committee was quite intentional about identifying community leaders with experience in the medical field and health education to join the Board this year. Many of the new Board members have served on other nonprofit boards and all bring with them a great deal of energy and enthusiasm for promoting ECCO's mission. There is no doubt ECCO will continue to be in good hands for many years to come”.
Dawn Baker is a Registered Nurse, Director of Clinical Management and the CEO of Interim Healthcare franchises in Charleston, Columbia and Hilton Head. From 1995 to 2004, Dawn served with the Charleston Police Department, ultimately holding the position of Corporal of Police. After serving the community for 9 years, Dawn left to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a nurse – earning her associate’s degree from Trident Technical College. In 2006, Dawn achieved her second dream of becoming an entrepreneur and owning her own healthcare business. Dawn along with her husband, Rob, and one other partner own Interim Health Care with over 280 employees.
Jennie Banks is an advocate for the special needs community of Charleston and volunteering in the exploding Health and Wellness industry, empowering others to seek and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A 1986 graduate of Clemson University, Jennie earned a Bachelor of Science in Administrative Management. Jennie also has a health coaching certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She’s used this certification in volunteer capacities such as teaching nutrition and cooking classes to ClemsonLIFE students, educating families how to cook healthy foods on a budget, teaching health and wellness programs to adults in supported living environments, and teaching healthy nutrition to families at the MUSC Down Syndrome Clinic. Jennie also serves on the ClemsonLIFE Advisory Board.
Andrew Davis is the CFO and an owner of Stavis Enterprises, Inc., which owns and operates several subsidiaries in the durable medical equipment, medical insurance claims management, and real estate investment arenas. Andrew serves as the Chief Financial Officer, where he oversees all of the financial and IT activities of the corporation. Andrew holds a Masters in Accountancy from the College of Charleston, and a BA in Business-Economics from Wofford College, a CPA and CGMA.
Lisa M. Glavin is a Clinical Therapist, LPCS at Mt. Pleasant Psychiatry and My Sisters House, as well as the Executive Director of Sunrise Children’s School on Sullivan’s Island. As a Licensed Professional Counseling Supervisor, she supervises interns and carries a caseload which primarily includes client assessments and ongoing therapy sessions for adult domestic violence victims. Lisa holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Webster University and a BA in Criminal Justices/Pre-Law from Kent State University. She is also a member of the Autism of Charleston and Ladders boards of directors.
Heath Jordan is the CFO of East Cooper Medical Center. He has over 12 years of experience in healthcare finance and previously served in different finance roles at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center as well as HealthSouth in Birmingham, AL. Prior to his career in healthcare, Heath worked in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Heath earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.
Dr. John Maize, Jr. is the Laboratory Director, Dermatopathologist, and Dermatologist at Trident Dermatology, as well as an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina Honors College before attending medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Maize is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology. He is a member of multiple local, state, and national medical organizations, including the Charleston Dermatological Society, South Carolina Dermatological Association, American Academy of Dermatology, and American Society of Dermatopathology.
Dr. Fran Tunney is an emergency medicine physician at Doctors Care Ivy Hall in Mount Pleasant. He also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Fran has served as a volunteer physician at the Serabu Mission Hospital in Sierra Leone, West Africa on multiple rotations and free clinics in Chesapeake, Virginia. He is a member of multiple local, state, and national organizations such as the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Fran earned his MD from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science from Roanoke College.
Dan Winters is a Managing Partner and co-founder at Hill Tide Partners, LLC. Dan acts as the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for overseeing partnerships in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Dan has over 16 years of multifamily acquisitions experience. Previously, Dan was responsible for originations and acquisitions for two nationally recognized investors – Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc. and Alliant Asset Management. Dan received a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida. Dan has served on the board of directors for the Tampa chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The 2019 East Cooper Community Outreach Board of Directors is:
• Neil Johnson - President; Vice President, Director of Human Resources at AstenJohnson
• Danny Rowland – Vice President; Owner of CMMC Navy Yard
• Andrew “Drew” Davis – Treasurer; CFO & an owner of Stavis Enterprises, Inc.
• Steve Polston – Secretary; Senior Vice President, CFO at AstenJohnson
• Giff Daughtridge – Immediate Past President; VP and GM of Nucor Steel Berkeley
• Rev. Monsignor James A. Carter – Chief Operating Officer; PA Pastor of Christ Our King Catholic Church
• Rex Atkinson; Owner of Atkinson Pools and Spas
• Dawn Baker, RN; Director of Clinical Management and the CEO of Interim Healthcare franchises
• Jennie Banks; advocate for the special needs community of Charleston
• Michael D. Burson, CLU, ChFC; MD Burson Consulting LLC
• M. Dawes Cooke; Attorney at Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson & Helms
• Michael Drohan; Charleston President of FineMark National Bank & Trust
• Bev Genez, MD, PhD; Retired
• Lisa M. Glavin; Clinical Therapist, LPCS at Mt. Pleasant Psychiatry and My Sisters House
• Timothy A. Grow, CPA; Office Managing Shareholder at Elliott Davis Decosimo
• Alex Jenkins; The Hobcaw Group
• Heath Jordan; CFO of East Cooper Medical Center
• Dr. John Maize, Jr.; Laboratory Director, Dermatopathologist, and Dermatologist at Trident Dermatology, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at MUSC
• Elmire Raven, BS, BSW, MA; Nonprofit Consultant at Get It Right with Raven LLC
• G. Richard “Dick” Query; Retired, Krispy Kreme, Inc.
• Furman K. “Neal” Stanley; Managing Member of Palmetto Management Advisors LLC
• Catherine Stuhr; Vice President at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc.
• Dr. Fran Tunney; emergency medicine physician at Doctors Care Ivy Hall
• Dan Winters; Managing Partner, Co-founder at Hill Tide Partners, LLC.
Founded in 1989 as an emergency relief effort after the devastation from Hurricane Hugo, East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) strives to eliminate poverty in the East Cooper region by offering programs in three main areas: Basic Needs, Health Services, and Empowerment. More than 4,500 families a year receive emergency assistance for food, clothing, household furnishings and financial aid, and have access to dental care, medical care, prescription assistance, and educational opportunities like financial literacy classes, computer skills training, job readiness workshops, and counseling. These services are all enhanced through personal interaction with staff who provide individualized support for each client, ongoing case management, and emphasize accountability and achievement.
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