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HopeHealth Leadership

From our senior leaders, to board members, to leadership advisory council members, the HopeHealth leadership team collaborates to develop organizational goals that positively impact our communities.


Achieving health care successes individually and as a team.


Improving systems and services by incorporating documented best practices.


Developing our staff to better take care of you.

Strength in Numbers

HopeHealth continues to grow and expand its services and its service areas. The company was founded in 1991 as a grassroots HIV/AIDS support organization with just six employees, and was designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center in 2007 to expand its services to include primary and pediatric care. HopeHealth now operates 12 locations in five South Carolina Counties with more than 350 employees. In 2016, more than 37,000 patients made HopeHealth their primary care home.


Senior Leadership

The HopeHealth senior leadership strives to build a comprehensive primary care system that has our patients at the core and fosters a positive, inviting work environment. Through collaborative efforts in local communities and at the state and national levels, the team stays informed of community and individuals’ needs and proactively seeks to address them with compassion, integrity, accountability, innovation, and excellence.

Carl M. Humphries, MSW

Chief Executive Officer

Deena Hilton, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer

Mark Vinson, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Edward Behling, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Sallie Bachman, LMSW

Chief of Staff

Ken Burgess, BA

Chief Operating Officer

Rufus Jackson

Chief Information Officer

Christi Epps

Chief of Pharmacy

Paving the path to better health.

Our leadership develops partnerships with organizations such as the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association to advocate for Federally Qualified Health Centers across the nation. Such centers serve medically underserved areas and populations to ensure patient access to care.

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Board of Directors

Directors are selected for their expertise in community affairs, local government, business development, social work and other philanthropic interests. In keeping with the FQHC requirement that a majority of directors are served by the center, ten of the thirteen members of HopeHealth’s board of directors utilize HopeHealth as their principal source of primary health care services.


Jennifer Saab, EdD, Chair

Retired Administrator

A'Netra Hardy, Vice Chair


Martina Love, Secretary


Buzz Rogers, Treasurer


Ednaliz Rodriguez-Medina


Barbara Brooks

Retired Nurse

Andre Dorsey

Chief of Public Services

Teresa Myers Ervin

Mayor of Florence

Mark Buyck III


Kathleen Gibson

Nonprofit Executive

Liz Augustus

Retired from Department of Defense

Tim Waters

Owner of Sav A Lot

Jay Hinesley

CEO of MUSC Health

HopeHealth provides a health care home to more than 50,000 patients

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Get to know us.

HopeHealth educates their patients on the importance of having a health care home. As a patient-centered medical home, HopeHealth’s medical team works to prevent and detect illness and the early onset of disease, provide routine physical examinations and promote overall healthy lifestyles. Our health care providers offer access to basic health care services and integrate a range of health resources to provide the very best in patient care, prevention and support services.

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