May 6, 2014

Healthy Learners adds three new members to board of trustees

Healthy Learners recently appointed three new members to its board of trustees. They are Jack Godbold, Jenny Sarvis Isgett and Margaret Bennett Stover.

Healthy Learners, which is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is a faith-based nonprofit that connects children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school.  The organization addresses poverty at its roots, so that future generations can lift themselves, and their communities, to a better life. 

“The Healthy Learners board members are responsible for governing and acting in the best interest of the organization,” said Jo Pauling-Jones, executive director of Healthy Learners.  “The board is made up of individuals who have the talents, skills, experiences and passion to carry out the mission and vision of the organization, and we know the service of these new members will provide tremendous benefits to the board and organization as a whole.”

Jack Godbold is an insurance broker at Keenan & Suggs Inc. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Godbold is junior warden at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, and serves on the Richland County Public Library Board of Trustees. He has served as a board member of the Friends of Richland County Public Library, Columbia Sertoma Club, and Crayton Middle School PTSO and is a former president of the AC Flora High School PTSO.

Jenny Sarvis Isgett is an attorney and agency representative at Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. She was recently promoted to assistant vice president. Isgett has also served as an adjunct professor in the paralegal program at Midlands Technical College for the last six years. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and received her law degree from Campbell University. A recipient of The State newspaper’s Top 20 under 40 Award, Isgett holds membership in the Palladium Society of Historic Columbia where she has served on the executive board, the Contemporaries of the Columbia Museum of Art, the Junior League of Columbia, the Rotary Club of Five Points, where she currently serves as chair of the membership committee, and the Urban Land Institute. She is also president-elect and member of the board of directors for the Palmetto Land Title Association, as well as a four-time participant/fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training.

Margaret Bennett Stover is a retired teacher and dedicated community volunteer. She has served on the Trinity Cathedral Vestry and taught Sunday school. In addition, she served on the Ronald McDonald House board during the construction of the house and was a member of the Junior League of Columbia, where she was vice president and served as chairman of several different committees. Stover also served on the American Cancer Society Board, the Richland County First Steps Board, and served as a Providence Hospital volunteer. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

The 2013-2014 Healthy Learners Board of Trustees are: chair, John Heydel; vice chair, Cleo Richardson, EdD; Secretary, Debbie Locklair of McLeod Medical Center Dillon; treasurer, Rich Williams of Colonial Life; Sister Rosemarie Carfagna, OSU of the Sisters of Charity Health System;  Tina Emerson of Rogers Townsend & Thomas; Sister Nancy Hendershot, CSA, representative of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine; Philip Wesley Jackson II of Rogers Lewis Jackson Mann & Quinn, LLC; Edward Menzie of Nexsen Pruet LLC; Matthew Roberts of Nexsen Pruet LLC; Matthew Shaffer of BlueCross BlueShield of SC, Major Group Division; and Teri Stomski of First American Title Insurance Company. 

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