Susan Luberoff, M.D.

Medical Consultant

Susan Luberoff, M.D., (West Columbia) is a long-time pediatrician who has served as a medical director of the Metropolitan Children’s Advocacy Center, a primary care physician with Palmetto Health’s Medically Fragile Children’s Program, and a co-director of the Abuse Recovery Center in her career. She currently works as a medical consultant to the S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation-Disability Determination Services, Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina Medical Group, and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program. A clinical associate professor of pediatrics with the USC School of Medicine, she holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from USC and a medical degree from the USC School of Medicine.

Her at-large position on the board of directors is pending.

Susan Luberoff, M.D.

Medical Consultant

Heather Woolwine

Media Relations Director at Medical University of South Carolina

Heather Woolwine (Charleston) is the director of media relations at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was also actively involved in the South Carolina All-terrain Vehicle Collaborative awareness campaign. Heather has a M.A. in Communications from the College of Charleston – The Graduate School.

Heather represents the 1st Congressional District.

Heather Woolwine

Media Relations Director at Medical University of South Carolina

Tiffany Santagati

Senior Vice President, PULSE Center Executive at Southern First Bank

Tiffany Santagati (Taylors) works as a senior vice president at PULSE Center Executive at Southern First Bank. She has spent the majority of her career in the banking industry while also volunteering to serve as an active board member for both statewide and Upstate organizations. She is a graduate of USC Upstate with a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

Tiffany represents the 4th Congressional District on our board.

Tiffany Santagati

Senior Vice President, PULSE Center Executive at Southern First Bank

Christina Putnam

Manager of Financial Planning and Budgeting at SCANA Corporation

Christina Putnam (Columbia) serves as a manager of financial planning and budgeting at SCANA Corporation. She has analytical experience across multiple industry sectors and has worked in the areas of accounting, finance, and corporate strategy. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in business administration and management, Christina also is a Certified Public Accountant. Christina fills a spot as an at-large member on the board.

Christina Putnam

Manager of Financial Planning and Budgeting at SCANA Corporation

Jane Pulling, Ed.D.

President at Learning Resource Associates

Dr. Jane Pulling (Pinopolis) is president of Learning Resource Associates and a retired educator who has done much volunteer work in advancing education initiatives, most recently a successful school bond referendum for Berkeley County. Jane also serves on the state board for the League of Women Voters. Jane has an Ed. D from the University of Georgia.

Jane serves as an at-large board member.

Jane Pulling, Ed.D.

President at Learning Resource Associates

Kenneth W. Phelps, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine

Kenneth Phelps, PhD, (Columbia) is a licensed relational therapist with a specialization in the treatment of individuals, couples and families navigating chronic illness. Dr. Phelps is an assistant professor in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine, where he also serves as the outpatient clinic director. Phelps is an active clinician, teacher and researcher. He has written numerous articles focused on childhood health and has been involved as a volunteer and committee member with several nonprofits.

Kenny is an at-large board member and serves as the chair of the Program Advisory Committee.

Kenneth W. Phelps, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine

Erin Pate

Consultant and Lead Partner at EHP & Associates

Erin Pate (Georgetown) is a consultant and lead partner with EHP & Associates. She specializes in advising professional and trade associations as well as nonprofit and advocacy organizations on enhancing performance, long-term impact and financial sustainability. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, she previously served as the CEO of SC Association of CPAs and prior to that was the founding executive director of the S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Erin represents the 7th Congressional District on the Board of Directors.

Erin Pate

Consultant and Lead Partner at EHP & Associates

Steven Moon

Attorney at Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Steven Moon (Columbia) is an attorney and shareholder at Rogers Townsend & Thomas working as counsel for a number of health care entities. Holder of a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law, he has represented many health care institutions, including hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and assisted living facilities.

Steven represents the 6th Congressional District on the board.

Steven Moon

Attorney at Rogers Townsend & Thomas

Elizabeth Gressette, Ph.D.

Education Specialist at Stevens and Wilkinson

After working as a teacher for a number of years, Elizabeth Gressette (Cayce) received her PhD in education and became executive director of the Palmetto State Teachers Association. A member of various civic organizations, including Women in Philanthropy and Rotary Club of Cayce-West Columbia, Elizabeth has received numerous honors and awards throughout her career. She was awarded the Order of the Palmetto in 2005.

Elizabeth serves as an at-large member.

Elizabeth Gressette, Ph.D.

Education Specialist at Stevens and Wilkinson

Abbie Freeman

Community Volunteer

Abbie (Easley) has served as a member of the South Carolina Medical Association Alliance for 11 years, including as its immediate past president. She championed the Pinwheels for Prevention during her tenure as president of the SCMAA. Abbie also was involved for 11 years with the Pickens County Medical Association, which included one term as president. A board member for eight years with Prevent Child Abuse Pickens County, she has a strong interest and experience in fund development as well as some experience and interest in public policy/advocacy.

Abbie represents the 3rd Congressional District on the Board of Directors.

Abbie Freeman

Community Volunteer

Rick Hewitt, Secretary/Treasurer

Principal at Dixon Hughes Goodman

Rick Hewitt (Columbia) is with Transaction Advisory Services at Dixon Hughes Goodman. His focus is on transaction advisory services, including merger and acquisition due diligence, as well as financial and accounting management advisory service. Rick is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master of International Business Studies degree and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina.

Rick serves as the secretary/treasurer of the board of directors and fills an at-large seat.

Rick Hewitt, Secretary/Treasurer

Principal at Dixon Hughes Goodman

Stephen Leicht, Chair

Founder and Managing Director of UberResearch Inc.

Stephen (Lexington) is a founder and managing director of UberResearch, which has a mission of helping organizations, nonprofits, and governmental institutions make more informed decisions about science funding. He is an investor, board member, and advisor for software companies and industry groups after a career with IBM and multiple entrepreneurial companies in software and communications. The father of two children with his wife Mandy, he has a long-standing passion for children’s issues and safety.

Stephen is serving as chair of the board of directors and represents the 2nd Congressional District.

Stephen Leicht, Chair

Founder and Managing Director of UberResearch Inc.

Brian Craven, J.D.

Community Volunteer

Brian (Columbia) is serving as an at-large member of the board of directors, pending approval by the governor. Most recently the assistant vice president and senior counsel for Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company, he has worked with a number of other nonprofits in South Carolina focusing on children and family issues. With nearly 20 years of experience in the life and health insurance industry, Brian has provided counsel for operations, compliance, marketing, litigation, training and administration/management in his professional capacity. He also volunteers as a major with the S.C. Military Department and serves as an adjunct professor for Webster University.

Brian Craven, J.D.

Community Volunteer