Medical University of South Carolina Foundation Board of Directors

The MUSC Foundation's Board of Directors governs the work of the foundation. Our board shapes the foundation's direction through its mission, strategy, budget and key policies; ensures that the leadership, resources and finances in place match the foundation's vision; and monitors and improves the performance of the organization.

Elected Directors 2023-2024

Director Biographies

Richard Almeida

Richard Almedia | Charleston, SC

Mr. Almeida is retired Chairman and CEO of Heller Financial, Inc., a Chicago-based commercial finance company acquired by General Electric Credit Corporation in 2001. Prior to joining Heller, Mr. Almeida was with Citicorp/Citibank in a variety of capacities, and is director emeritus of UAL Corp. Currently he is chair of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, president of Save Venice, treasurer of the Charleston Library Society, and is a member of the board of Spoleto Festival USA and the Investment Advisory Committee of Historic Charleston Foundation. Formerly, he was Lead Director of Ingredion, Inc., a member of the Audit Committee of The Marmon Group and chair of the Audit Committee of E Funds Corp and CARE, USA. He has also served as Trustee and Treasurer of The Latin School of Chicago, was Chairman of High Jump and was on the boards of the Executive Club of Chicago, The Chicago Public Education Fund, The Illinois Council on Economic Education, The Old Master’s Society of The Art Institute of Chicago and Urban Gateways. Mr. Almeida was past President of the Casino (Chicago) and is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Economics Club of Chicago, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Jim Allhusen

Jim Allhusen | Hilton Head, SC

Mr. Allhusen is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. He has retired from Visa Inc where he held a variety of executive management positions in Asia Pacific and Canada. He has had a variety of start-up and international business experiences throughout his career, having spent over twenty years living and doing business in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Toronto. Allhusen is a graduate of Colgate University and continued his professional studies in Banking at Rutgers and Colorado University. He is a resident of Hilton Head Island, SC.

Lane Ballard

Lane Ballard 

Lane Ballard was named vice president and general manager of the 787 program and Boeing South Carolina site leader in June 2020. In this role, he leads the team that designs, builds and delivers the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes. He oversees the execution of program priorities and the shaping of the long-term strategy for the 787 production system. He also has overall leadership responsibility for Boeing’s South Carolina (BSC) facilities in North Charleston.

Ballard previously served as vice president of Delivery and Paint for Boeing South Carolina, with responsibility for taking 787 Dreamliners after their rollout from BSC Final Assembly and preparing them for delivery to airline customers. He also served as the vice president of Production Transformation for the BCA program office. In that role he was leading a team that was helping to define the future production system.

Other roles that Ballard has held include vice president of Materials & Manufacturing Technology for Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T), where he oversaw a team of scientists, technologists, technicians and engineers who lead company research and development in metals and ceramics, chemical technology, nondestructive evaluation, composite fabrication processes, composite materials, assembly and automation, mechanical parts, and production services in ergonomics. He also managed the BR&T-South Carolina research center. Since starting his career at Boeing in 1996 as an engineer in composites and advanced assembly technologies Ballard has served in a number of leadership roles of increasing responsibility and breadth, including: serving as director of the 787 Lean+ Global Production System, where he was responsible for linking the 787 global production systems and helping it achieve world-class levels of efficiency with a focus on quality, stability and flow; leading start-up and sustaining production of the Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina and serving as the center’s director; various leadership positions in the BCA Lean Enterprise Office, the Next-Generation 737 Program, Tooling and Shipside support organizations; and factory supervisor in the Boeing Fabrication organization for both composite and metal fabrication centers. Ballard earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech University. He went on to earn a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Melvin Brown

Melvin Brown

Dr. Brown, a native Charlestonian, was elected to the MUSC Board of Trustees in 2018 as the medical profession representative from the Sixth Congressional District. Dr. Brown is a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and after years of service and two sea tours in the Navy, he returned to Charleston to teach Naval Science at The Citadel. While at The Citadel, he earned a master's degree in education and biology and then went on to graduate from the MUSC College of Medicine in 2002. After graduating from MUSC, he returned to full active duty in the U.S. Navy as a physician. During his twenty years of service, Dr. Brown received the Navy Commendation Medal six times, the Navy Achievement Medal two times, and a Presidential Citation. Dr. Brown is in private practice at Charleston Medicine and Behavioral Health and still devotes time to treating veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity. He sits on the executive boards of Porter-Gaud School and First Capital Bank. Dr. Brown and his wife, Deborah, have two children, Gabriel and Lillian.

Brinda Modi Chokshi

Dr. Brinda Chokshi | Florence, SC

Dr. Chokshi specializes in internal medicine and earned her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She works at Hope Health in Florence, SC. Dr. Chokshi is a former board member of the School Foundation, a nonprofit promoting excellence in Florence, South Carolina, School District 1. She is a member of the American Medical Association and South Carolina Medical Association.

Deborah Jones Davis

Dr. Deborah Jones Davis | Columbia, SC

Dr. Davis specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently practices at Waverly Women’s Health Center. Dr. Davis received her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University before attending and graduating from MUSC’s College of Medicine. She is a member of the MUSC College of Medicine Alumni Board.

Rick Dhillon

Rick Dhillon | Greenville, SC

Rick Dhillon is a practicing dentist in Greenville, SC.  He has lived in Greenville since he was two months old and attended school in Greenville through high school.  He graduated The Citadel in 1993 and was the Regimental Athletic Officer his senior year.  After The Citadel, he attended MUSC School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 1997.  He met his wife, Pamela Dhillon, in dental school and they married after graduation in May of 1997.  They set up practice in Greenville and have practiced together since 1999.

Rick has been an active member of the American Dental Association, Piedmont Dental Society, Greenville Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.  He has a passion for helping patients and enjoys mentoring young dentists who are about to graduate and ones who have already graduated.  

Rick enjoys spending time with his daughters, Brooke (16) and Alexis (14).  His girls keep him busy in sports and extracurricular activities.  

In his spare time, Rick enjoys playing golf, working out, and spending time building relationships at work and outside of work.  Because of practicing dentistry for the past 23 years in the same town, he has been able to meet and influence people in all aspects of his life.

Tina Doscher

Tina has spent most of her life in the Charleston area and has an active history with the MUSC College of Health Professions (CHP). Professionally, Tina maintained a banking career as Director of Business Development for Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union. After being diagnosed and operated on with a rare spinal arteriovenous malformation in 2010, Tina had to retire on disability. With the loving and caring support of her husband Ricky, Tina went from being unable to move to walking with a cane in one year. In 2013, Tina began her role as a research participant with a spinal cord injury in multiple studies conducted by CHP. Tina credits these new, innovative, and resourceful techniques for her continuing progress today.

Tina and her husband became members of MUSC’s Legacy Society and established The Doscher Family Neurological Rehabilitation Program within The Barbara S. Christie Evoked Potential Operant Conditioning Laboratory. She served as both a member and council chair of CHP’s Advancement Council from 2018 to 2022. She also served as a member of MUSC’s Board of Visitors from 2018 to 2022.

John Downing

John Downing | Green Pond, SC

Mr. Downing is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Brown Advisory Inc., an investment advisory firm. Previously he was founder and CIO of CDK Group, an advisor to ultra-high net worth families with special emphasis on alternative investments. He spent 19 years with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in London and New York where he was a General Partner from 1992 to 2000. He has or is currently serving on various for profit and not for profit boards and investment committees including Vanderbilt University, The Hotchkiss School, Morristown Memorial Hospital, The Nature Conservancy of NJ and High Mowing Seeds.  Mr. Downing received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1978 and an MBA with honors from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in 1982. He and his wife, Francie, reside in Green Pond, SC. 

Bryan Dunn

Bryan Dunn

Bryan R. Dunn was President and CEO of Kinship Trust Company, LLC, Chicago, Illinois; a broad-based fiduciary and financial services company, which manages the varied business and philanthropic interests of the Searle family. Mr. Dunn was also President of Kinship Foundation.

Mr. Dunn is a Trustee of the Searle Charitable Trusts, presently serves on the Board of Adelsheim Vineyard, LLC and is a Life Trustee, Illinois Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the Investment Committee (former chair) and former Chair of the Board of Overseers of the College of Psychology. He previously served on the Boards of Laird Norton Wealth Management, Inc., and Laird Norton Tyee Trust Company. He was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises and counsel to Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, Special Olympics, and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial.

Mr. Dunn is a graduate of Lehigh University and the University of Detroit School of Law. He is a non-active member of the State Bar of Michigan and the State of Michigan Board of Accounting (CPA Board). Bryan and his wife, M. Ellen Mitchell, reside on Kiawah. They enjoy travel, multiple outdoor activities, and visits with their five children and two grandchildren.

Thomas Flanagan

Thomas K. Flanagan | Kiawah Island, SC

Tom is a retired partner of Stone Harbor Investment Partners, LP, a credit-oriented fixed income investment manager.  He was one of the founding partners of Stone Harbor and worked there and at predecessor firms including Citigroup Asset Management and Salomon Brothers Asset Management for over 27 years. Prior to joining Salomon Brothers he worked in investment research at Merrill Lynch, Reliance Insurance and JP Morgan. Mr. Flanagan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Holy Cross College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Tom has been an Investment Committee Member of the Charleston Animal Society since 2019, a three-time fund raiser and rider of the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the former head of Parish Council at St. Thomas More in Darien, CT. Flanagan is a resident of Kiawah Island, S.C.

George W. Gephart, Jr.

George W. Gephart, Jr. | Charleston, SC

Mr. Gephart spent 20 years with 1838 Investment Advisors of Philadelphia as senior managing director overseeing the equity investment process and managing the portfolios of major non-profit organizations and other clients. Mr. Gephart served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Main Line Health, Inc., a Director at Natural Lands Trust, Inc., and a Trustee of The Curtis Institute of Music. Outside of his professional career, Mr. Gephart is an avid naturalist, birder, and outdoors person with a keen interest in the environment and the natural sciences.

Felicia Goins

Felicia Goins

Dr. Felicia L. Goins was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Dr. Goins is a graduate of George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Goins completed her advanced training in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center and received her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from Georgetown University School of Dentistry. In Washington, D.C., she received the Award for Chief Resident, Pediatric Dental Residency at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center. Dr. Goins is Board Eligible and has hospital appointments at Prisma Health Tuomey (Sumter, South Carolina), Prisma Health Richland (Columbia, SC), Palmetto Surgery Center (Columbia, SC) and Children’s Hospital National Medical Center (Washington, DC).

Dr. Goins is dedicated to the community and is Co-Founder of the Links Inc. Dental Sealants Program at W.A. Perry Middle School. In 1992, she founded the Health Reach Program which is now affiliated with Prisma Health Tuomey Regional Medical Center as Care Reach. Dr. Goins has served on the board of many other community organizations such as the YWCA of the Upper Lowlands, Sumter Museum of Art, Tuomey Hospital Foundation, Kershaw County Historical Society, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School and The Columbia Chapter of Links. She was also a Board member of the University of South Carolina Commission on Higher Learning and continues to be a member at Wake Forest University College Board of Visitors. In 2006, Governor Mark Sanford appointed Dr. Goins to the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry where she served until 2015. Since 2004 she has been a member of the State Dental Board Disciplinary Panel. For the past 16 years, Dr. Goins administers the Pediatric Dental Specialty Examination for the South Carolina State Dental Board. She also serves on the Executive Board of the South Carolina Ac of Pediatric Dentists and has been a member of the South Carolina Dental Association Medicaid Ad Hoc Committee since 1999.

Dr. Goins is active in many professional organizations including: The American Association of University Women, American Dental Association, National Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, South Carolina Dental Association, Central District Dental Society and the South Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Palmetto Medical Dental Pharmaceutical Association, Society of American Indian Dentists. In 2013, Dr. Goins was inducted into The American College of Dentists, which promotes professionalism, excellence, ethics, and leadership. Dr. Goins was also inducted in the International College of Dentists where she is the Regent Representative for South Carolina.

Mike Heath

Colonel Mike Heath, U.S. Army (Ret.) | Lexington, KY

Col. Heath  is President and CEO of Heath Healthcare Consulting and a retired Army Colonel having served at the Chief Pharmacist for the US. Army and Pharmacy Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.  He received his BS in Premed from Clemson University; BS in Pharmacy from MUSC, and completed a post graduate pharmacy residency in Hospital Pharmacy at the Pharmacy in the Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center.   Col. Heath is a member of the American Pharmacists Association; the American Society of Health System Pharmacists; Lexington, KY  (Beaumont) YMCA Board of Directors,  a member of the University of Cincinnati (James Winkle) College of Pharmacy Leadership Advisory Board, and a sustaining member of the Association of Military Surgeons of the US.  He is also currently a member of the of the Building Leadership Committee and the Dean's Advisory Council for the MUSC College of Pharmacy.

Michael Joukowsky

Misha Joukowsky | Charleston, SC

Mr. Joukowsky is the CEO of a private investment firm specializing in domestic and international value oriented investments. He is also a Chief Investment Officer of the Joukowsky Family Foundation. He is a graduate of Brown University and received his MBA from Babson College.

Bob Keane

Bob Keane | Lexington, SC

Mr. Keane has more than 36 years of leadership experience in the communications industry, beginning his career in AT&T’s management development program in 1981. In 1999, he founded Comcast Business Communications and became President and CEO. Later, Mr. Keane served as President and COO of Cavalier Telephone and, since 2010, has served as the President and CEO of Spirit Communications and CEO of PalmettoNet. He serves on the Board of Spirit Communications, Stem Premier and Arena Racing USA, and also serves on Clemson University’s Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Board of Advocates. Mr. Keane is a graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology with a BSEE and Masters of Science in Management.

Carrie Lanning | Mount Pleasant, SC

Carrie Lanning, CPA graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics in 1999 and a Masters of Accountancy in 2000. Her experiences range from the then “Big 5” accounting firm to a corporate tax position with a Fortune 300 company to local public accounting practices. She is the owner of The Lanning Group LLC Tax Advisors located in Mt Pleasant, SC. She specializes in taxation of high-wealth individuals, estate and trust planning, small businesses, and the service sector, with a strong focus on healthcare.

Carrie has a passion for teaching and is a CFP instructor at the Lowcountry Graduate Center and gives lectures at MUSC to the medical residents. She was an inaugural board member for The First Tee of Greater Charleston, served on the board for the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center and Charleston Ballet Theatre, and tutored math through Communities in Schools. She is currently serving on the Board for Teach for America SC.

James Lemon

Dr. James Lemon | Columbia, SC

Dr. Lemon practices oral and maxillofacial surgery since finishing his residency at Emory University. Prior to Emory, he graduated from Clemson University, MUSC College of Dental Medicine, and completed an internship at MUSC. Dr. Lemon is past president of the Greater Columbia Dental Society, Central District Dental Society, and the South Carolina Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. In 2014, he was elected to the MUSC Board of Trustees and serves as the medical professions representative from the Second Congressional District.

James S. Macleod

Jim Macleod | Hilton Head Island, SC

Mr. MacLeod is the Non Executive Chairman of the Board for Sykes Enterprises. He is a Director of Coastal South Bank shares and Director of Coastal States Bank. Mr. MacLeod is also a Director and Treasurer of the Art Center of Coastal Carolina and Director of Mortgage Banks Association of American. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Tampa, MCP from Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in real estate also from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jan Childress McCrary

Jan Childress McCrary | Easley, SC

Ms. McCrary is Vice President of HMR Veterans Services in Greenville, SC. She serves on the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Advisory Board; on the Clemson University IPTAY Athletic Foundation Board and is a member of the Executive Committee for Clemson University Will to Lead $1 billion capital campaign. Ms. Childress has also served on the Furman University Advisory Council. Philanthropic efforts are of high significance for Jan and her family, having served on South Carolina Make-A-Wish Board and the Cancer Society of Greenville County. Jan is married to Bill and has one daughter and two grandchildren.

Lisa Montgomery

Lisa P. Montgomery | Charleston, SC

Ms. Montgomery is the former Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations at MUSC. In this role, she was directly responsible to the President of the University for providing the leadership and vision necessary to assure effective oversight of all fiscal and general operations of the University. Ms. Montgomery has served on the President’s Cabinet and senior leadership team, providing counsel to the University’s administrative, academic, and healthcare leadership teams, as well as MUSC’s Board of Trustees.

Prior to this position, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the MUSC Medical Center. Ms. Montgomery has worked in a variety of academic and non-academic healthcare roles, spanning a 35-year career. She served on the Board of Directors for MUSC Physicians and the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic. Ms. Montgomery is past president of the South Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association and served on the Board of Directors for five years. She also previously served on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Hospital Association, the South Carolina Education Authority, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Trident United Way. She received the YQCA Women of Influence Award in 2004 and the TUW Role Model of the Year Award in 2018.

Ms. Montgomery holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Presbyterian College and a Master in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She also maintains professional memberships in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Jim Newsome | Charleston, SC

Jim Newsome became President & CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) on September 1, 2009 and is only the fifth leader in the history of the organization. He was previously President of Hapag-Lloyd (America), Inc, which is part of the world’s fifth-largest ocean shipping company. Prior to joining Hapag-Lloyd in 1997, Mr. Newsome was with Nedlloyd Lines from 1987 to 1997. He was Executive Vice President of the Americas for Nedlloyd Lines and President of Nedlloyd Lines (USA) Corporation based in Atlanta. In this capacity, he was the first non-Dutch member of the Executive Committee of Nedlloyd Lines and was responsible for North and Latin America and the Transatlantic trade. He held other senior management positions within that company. Before that, Jim spent 10 years with Strachan Shipping Company, where he was President of their Hoegh Lines Agencies subsidiary in Jersey City, NJ.

He is currently involved in numerous organizations:

  • University of Tennessee, College of Business Administration, Deans Advisory Council
  • University of Tennessee, Global Supply Chain Institute, Executive Advisory Board
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Children’s Hospital Fund Advisory Board
  • US Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
  • Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT), Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association, Southeast Region Board

Jim received a BS in Transportation and Logistics in 1976 and an MBA in Transportation and Logistics in 1977 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

Thomas Parrington

Thomas Parrington | Kiawah Island, SC

Mr. Parrington served as Chief Executive Officer of Lodgian, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Hotels until his retirement. Since retiring Mr. Parrington has focused on real estate investments (primarily hotels) and consultancy. He was also Co-Chairman and Independent Director of Key Hospitality Acquisition Corporation since 2005. Mr. Parrington has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

Omar Ramberan

Omar Ramberan | Charleston, SC

Mr. Ramberan is a Senior Vice President at Truist Bank and was previously a banker at SunTrust Bank and Wells Fargo. Currently he serves as a commercial banking relationship manager. With a focus on growth and exit strategies, Omar has experience in traditional bank financing, treasury management, New Market Tax Credit solutions and other corporate bank needs.

Mr. Ramberan is actively involved in the community. He has served and participated in numerous organizations including: Trident United Way – Y.P.S. Past Board Member, Maritime Association of South Carolina, Charleston and Berkeley Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Club of North Charleston Breakfast - past board member, and currently serves as board member for Trinity Montessori and the Propeller Club of Charleston.

Omar grew up in North Charleston and is a graduate of RB Stall High School and The Citadel. He is married to Sarah Raley Ramberan, who is an alumna of the MUSC College of Nursing. She works at the VA Medical Center as a nurse practitioner. They have two children.

Charles W. Schulze

Charles Schulze | Greenwood, SC

Mr. Schulze is a retired shareholder in the regional accounting and consulting firm of Elliot Davis, LLC , and currently practices as a Financial Forensics Investigator and expert witness in financial crimes. He is a past Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Georgia, a former President of the SC Association of CPAs as well as a former member and chairman of the SC Board of Accountancy. Mr. Schulze is the current Chairman of the MUSC Board of Trustees. He received a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Georgia and his masters from USC.  Mr. Schulze is a Veteran of the Vietnam War and spent four years in the US Air Force where he received numerous decorations.

Miguel Thames | Philadelphia, PA

Miguel Thames is the founder and managing partner of T.I.G. Advisory. He is a successful executive with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held senior management positions in global business development, with responsibility for sales, consultant relations, and client service for an $800bln asset management company. These positions covered personnel and relationships in the US, Japan, Europe and the UK. He also has an extensive background in portfolio management and transactions, including public fixed income portfolios, private placements, and financial restructurings. Miguel has established strong direct relationships with large institutional investors and asset allocators in countries in Latin America, Africa and the US. Each region and country operates within a distinct cultural and regulatory framework. Miguel has effectively built a global network of relationships that now provides a platform for value added collaboration with asset owners and managers in these regions.

Miguel has experience as a portfolio manager of publicly traded fixed income for institutional clients, and a manager of loan portfolios of financially troubled/restructured companies. He worked for five years in underwriting of private debt and equity transactions, five years in private loan workouts, and six years as a fixed income portfolio manager. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and his BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a CFA charter holder.

Charles Wendell

Charles Wendell | Charleston, SC

Charlie has been a CPA since 1972, but for the last 45+ years, he has focused on real estate and business development. He has held principal positions in the coal, construction, hotel, and real estate fields, and he has developed over $600,000,000 in hotels, commercial buildings and residential properties projects in the middle Atlantic and southern part of the U.S. He is the CEO of VIM, Inc. which has served as the manager of every hotel developed. Charlie is also responsible for essential financing of each development project the group undertakes. Additionally, he manages the day-to-day financial controls of the various development projects once completed.

Charlie has served in a variety of government and philanthropic roles including the following:

  • The General Chair of a West Virginia Gubernatorial Inauguration
  • The sole coordinator of Porter Gaud's campus construction of the science building, gymnasium, athletic fields, and campus improvement
  • Porter Gaud's Board Chair from 2000 - 2005
  • The Gibbes Museum's Board, Finance, and Executive Committees
  • Member and Chair of the Mary Babb Randolph Canter Center Advisory Board in Morgantown, WV
  • The Marshall University Foundation Board
  • Youth baseball coach and league coordinator for over 20 years

Charlie graduated with Honors from Marshall University in 1970 with a degree in accounting and was inducted into The Marshall University Business Hall of Fame. He currently resides in Charleston, SC and Fayetteville, WV.

Audrey J. Whetsell | Charleston, SC

Audrey Whetsell serves as President and CEO of Resource Partners, LLC, a certified state and national woman-owned business. Audrey co-founded Resource Partners, LLC in 2005, where she works on designing and transforming healthcare organizations through technology. In this role, she functions as a key participant with the executive team in the design, implementation and coordination of company-wide operations that include medical staffing.

In 2017 as a response to the National Opioid Crisis Audrey designed and implemented a multi-agency Strategic Targeted Response in the District of Columbia funded by SAMHSA. During the grant period Audrey worked with the SAMHSA Single State Agency to collect information in order to evaluate and disseminate information on evidence-based practices, including culturally and linguistically appropriate services, as appropriate, and service delivery models necessary to continue to encourage innovation and disseminate evidence-based programs and practices.

She spends her free time advocating for all consumers of healthcare as Founder and CEO of The Medi Inc., a 501(c3) nonprofit. Audrey currently serves on the Board of Directors for Charleston County First Steps, Greg Mathis Charter School, Target Real World Data Solutions Company, and a HOA Board member for Plantation Isle community.

Audrey holds a Masters and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina. She has two adult children and enjoys spending her free time traveling with family and friends.

Ann Wrobleski

Ann Wrobleski | Charleston, SC

Ms. Wrobleski recently retired as a corporate officer of International Paper where she managed relationships and teams in the US, Europe, Brazil, China and India as Vice President for Global Government Relations. She also served as a Director of IP/APPM, Ltd, headquartered in India. Her public sector experience includes positions at the State Department where she was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve as an Assistant Secretary for International Narcotic Matters and as lead US negotiator (ambassadorial rank) for a United Nations Convention. She was also appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and the US Trade Representative to chair the International Advisory Committee on Forest Products and appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and the US Trade Representative to the Agricultural Policy Committee for Trade. Ms. Wrobleski is considered the architect of First Lady Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign and also worked as a press secretary and speechwriter in the US House and Senate and on political campaigns In Florida. She is a graduate of Stephens College and chaired the Board of Trustees. In addition to her service at the MUSC Foundation, she also works with the Friends of the National Arboretum and Vision Cashiers.

Stuart Ames

Stuart Ames | Charleston, SC

Stuart is the Chief Executive Officer of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked as an outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) for King Pine Investments and Commonfund. As an OCIO, Stuart served non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada, which included universities, colleges, hospital and healthcare foundations, community foundations, and other religious and cultural institutions. Earlier in his career, Stuart was the Chief Investment Officer for a group providing customized portfolios of hedge funds to Citi’s Private Bank clients. Stuart also worked at SEI Investments and Morgan Stanley. He has a BA in Economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robyn Frampton

Robyn Frampton | Charleston, SC

Mrs. Frampton, a CPA with over 30 years of experience, has served as the CFO of the MUSC Foundation for 15 years. Mrs. Frampton has also served as the COO of the Foundation for the past two years. Prior to taking this position, she held roles as Director of Fiscal Affairs and Internal Audits Manager for MUSC. Robyn began her career in public accounting with Coopers and Lybrand and Ernst and Young. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a BS in Accounting. Mrs. Frampton is an active member in several civic and professional organizations.