Barbara was appointed Executive Director in October 2022. She originally served as our Finance & Operations Director beginning in May 2019 after retiring from 36 years in SC state government. Barbara is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Business Administration in Accounting. Barbara leads our Point-of-Sale project, and having teenage daughters who are surrounded by vaping daily, she is particularly passionate about the issue and glad to be able to help affect change.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Terra joined our team in April 2022 following five years as the Program Coordinator for the Citizen Scholars Institute in Spartanburg, SC. Terra received a Bachelor's degree in English from Wofford College and a Master's degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson. Having several close family members who suffered from smoking-related illnesses, Terra is especially passionate about the importance of promoting cessation options and local tobacco-free policies in communities throughout the state.
SC CAN Quit Coordinator
After a distinguished career with the American Cancer Society, including being a founding member of the SC Tobacco-Free Collaborative (now Smokefree SC) and the South Carolina Cancer Alliance, Nancy continues to work part-time on cancer prevention initiatives. As the SC CAN Quit Coordinator, she has engaged cancer centers around the state to participate in promoting smoking cessation to cancer patients to help improve treatment outcomes.
Health Communications Intern
Shaye joined our team in October of 2023. She is a junior at the University of South Carolina studying Information Science and Law with plans to pursue an Accelerated Masters in Business Analytics. Growing up in the American school system, Shaye has witnessed her peers suffer from tobacco addiction and the prevalent marketing of e-cigarettes to youth in our community. She is particularly passionate about aiding young people in their journey to combating addiction.
Board of Directors
Lamar Suber, MA, President
Addie Gill, Treasurer
Elevance Health, Inc.
Sharon Biggers, MPH, CHES (non-voting)
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Ranya Chakra, MD
Joey Current, MPH
Trident United Way
Taquina "TQ" Davis, PhD, Vice President
Health E Strategies
Tammy Timms, RN, BSN, CDCES, TTS, Secretary
The Balm in Gilead
Irene Pericot-Valverde, PhD
Building Healthy Military Communities