My wife Colleen and I are retired physicians, practicing first in Indianapolis, Indiana, and later in Greenville, South Carolina. We were introduced to Kiawah through a former part-time resident. After our third or fourth visit, we were thoroughly enchanted and bought our first home here in September 2004. After my retirement, we became full-time residents in 2013 and built our current home in 2014.
In my professional life, besides the practice of medicine, I had management and operational responsibilities. While in Indiana, I was the managing partner for my seven-person practice and led the merger of three other private practice groups into a 21-person practice. In 1997 our practice was acquired by a publicly traded professional practice management company. In 1999 Colleen and I moved to Greenville, SC, where I became the laboratory medical director for Palmetto Health Baptist Easley Hospital. Later the hospital was jointly owned by what is now Prisma Health. During my time, I progressed to Hospital Medical Director for Clinical Quality and Safety and the last five years served as Chief Medical Officer.
Since retirement, I have been active and involved with my new community. I was a volunteer tutor in mathematics at both Frierson Elementary on Wadmalaw and Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island. I was involved with the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic fundraising efforts, leading their main fundraising event for four years raising in excess of one million dollars. I have served both on the Public Safety Committee and am currently on the Board of Zoning Appeals. I am an avid golfer and duplicate bridge player and am the current President of the Charleston Bridge Center.
I believe that the Town, among all the stakeholders on Kiawah, is best positioned to lead the efforts to ensure that Kiawah not only retains its standing as one of the premier resort communities but also enhances and expands the “Kiawah Brand” improving its visibility and prestige. Thank you for your consideration.