January 22, 2014

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina elects 2014 officers and adds new officers to its board of trustees

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina board of trustees has elected its 2014 officers and added two new officers to its board. The officers include:

Craig Waites (Chair) joined the foundation board in 2008. He is a vice president at Colliers International of South Carolina where he specializes in the sale of retail properties. He is also a graduate of Leadership Columbia.

Rick Mendoza (Vice-Chair) joined the foundation board in 2010. Mr. Mendoza is a member of Nexsen Pruet, LLC and practices in the areas of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy law. He is a certified Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialist in the State of South Carolina, and currently serves as chair of the Bankruptcy and Debtor-Creditor Law Specialization Advisory Board for the State of South Carolina.

Barbara Gourdine Clark (Secretary) joined the foundation board in 2011. A retired educator, her interests have always been helping children and families develop a quality of life that leads to education, work ethics, and service and contributions to ones' community.

Thomas Otis (Treasurer) joined the foundation board in 2007 and currently serves as executive vice president of finance for JDA Frontline in Charleston, S.C.

Joining the board of trustees are:

John Anderson (Andy) Folsom is an assistant general counsel at BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina in Columbia. Prior to joining BlueCross, he worked as a corporate attorney for Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta.

Karen S. Smith is the Midlands and Piedmont regional vice president for TD Bank. She is responsible for the successful operational management of commercial banking while providing leadership and guidance for the region’s overall strategic and market performance.

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

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