Published Oct. 8, 2012
Self Regional Healthcare welcomed three new members to its board of trustees during its September meeting.
Dr. Walter Ennis James
John B. Thompson
James, a board-certified cardiologist at Piedmont Cardiology Associates, is a returning board member, serving from 2000 to 2006. He volunteers with United Ministries’ Good Shepherd free medical clinic in Laurens to treat uninsured patients who need medical care. He is also a past president of the S.C. chapter of the American Heart Association.
Thompson is the plant manager for Eaton Corp. in Greenwood, which manufactures hydraulics pumps. He is active on the boards of the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville counties, Piedmont Technical College and United Center for Community Care. Thompson is also on Lander University’s board of visitors.
Witt is the assistant superintendent for administration for Greenwood School District 50, which is made of 16 different schools serving more than 9,000 students annually. He is a board member for the Greenwood YMCA, Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of deacons for Mount Moriah Baptist Church.
The board elected John W. Pillman as its new chairman. Pillman is the president at Velux Greenwood Inc., which manufactures skylights for residential and commercial applications.
Pillman succeeds past Chairman Ron Millender, who, along with Joe Chandler and Dr. David Isenhower, is rotating off the board.
The board elected three additional officers: David L. Bell as vice-chairman, Leonard J. Bornemann as treasurer and Dr. Carlos M. Manalich as secretary.
“Our board warmly welcomed its new members and our leadership for the coming year and is looking forward to the opportunities we face to continue improving the health of our communities while sustaining the strength of our organization and the quality of services we provide,” Self Regional President and CEO Jim Pfeiffer said in a news release.
The Self Regional Board of Trustees is a group charged with setting the strategic direction of the health system and improving the region’s overall health.