HopeHealth introduces new board members
HopeHealth Board of Directors announced the appointment of new officers, two new members, and the approval of a two-year strategic plan at the Annual Meeting. Joining the board are Dr. Jennifer Sabb, a retired school district administrator from Kingstree, and Mark Buyck III, an attorney in Florence.
Board members are selected for their expertise in community affairs, local government, business development, social work, and other philanthropic interests.
2020-2021 HopeHealth Board
Chair: Martina Love, attorney
Vice Chair: Ed Frye, retired hospital administrator
Secretary: Antonio Cooper, school psychologist
Treasurer: Marie Saleeby, hospital administrator & senior vice president, McLeod Regional Medical Center
John Jebaily, broker
Joy Barnes, retired registered nurse
Mauro Diaz, volunteer physician
Ednaliz Rodriquez-Medina, physician/student
Barbara Brooks, retired nurse
Buzz Rogers, CPA, partner Webster Rogers
Andre Dorsey, chief of public services, Williamsburg County Government
Teresa Myers Ervin, councilwoman, Florence
Dr. Jennifer Sabb, retired school district administrator
Mark Buyck III, attorney
The board voted for Marie Saleeby, past Chair, to continue on the board as treasurer. She has served HopeHealth with excellence for the last six years.
“Her knowledge of health care and her understanding of safety net providers have truly been an asset to our company,” said Carl Humphries, HopeHealth CEO. “Under her leadership, we have been challenged to solidify our cash reserve and that has prepared us well for the current challenges in healthcare. We are indebted to Marie and thankful for her leadership.”
During the first meeting of the new fiscal year, the members reviewed and approved HopeHealth’s strategic plan for 2020-2022. Focused on three priority areas – community needs, employee recruitment and retention, and quality processes. The plan builds on the previous two-year strategic place and includes specific goals and objectives designed to help HopeHealth navigate the next two years as a leader in providing affordable, accessible health care in the region.
In keeping with the Federally Qualified Health Center requirement that a majority of directors is served by the center, nine of the 14 board members call HopeHealth their primary health care home.