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Upstate Leadership

A relentless force for longer, healthier lives in our community.

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Upstate Board Members

Chair

Charles Dalton
President/CEO Emeritus
Blue Ridge Electric Inc.

President

Dr. Brent M. Egan
Vice-President, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
American Medical Association

Leadership Development Chair

Minor Shaw
President
Micco LLC

Chair Elect

Matt Puckett
Area President – South Carolina
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

President Elect

Eli Hestermann, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology Executive Director–Institute for the Advancement of Community Health
Furman University

Members

Trey Chandler, M.D.
Chief of Division of Cardiology
Prisma Health – Upstate

Reverend Sean Dogan
Pastor
Long Branch Baptist Church

Meliah Jefferson
Attorney
Wyche, PA

Anne Marie Maertens
Director of Development
Hispanic Alliance

Julie Smart
Community Volunteer

Charles Villa
CEO
Jadex

2020-2021 Event Chairs

Heart Ball Co-Chairs

Flavia and Lynn Harton
Community Volunteer/President, CEO, Chairman of the Board
United Community Bank

Heart Walk Chair

Rick Pennell
President and CEO
Metromont

Go Red For Women Chair

Anne Marie Maertens
Director of Development
Hispanic Alliance

CycleNation Chair

Leslie Haas
Owner
Leslie Haas Social