Our Board of Directors

The Greenwood Genetic Center is fortunate to benefit from the vast knowledge and experience of an accomplished board of directors. With eleven voting members and a representative from the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, this group brings their diverse areas of expertise to bear on the governing of the Center. Past directors with exemplary service to our organization are eligible to be named Director Emeritus.

We are grateful for their unwavering support of our mission.


Dell Baker, Chairman

Bradshaw, Gordon & Clinkscales, LLC | Greenville, SC

John R. Hunt, MD, Vice Chairman/Secretary

Anderson Surgical Associates | Anderson, SC

John A. Miller, Jr., Treasurer

President Emeritus | The AnMed Health System | Anderson, SC

Michael Beckish, MD

Greenville Health System | Greenville, SC

Dan Dennis, PE, PLS

President | Dennis Corporation | Columbia, SC

David Fleming, PhD

Associate Dean | Clemson University | Clemson, SC

Joseph E. Heyward, EdD

Retired | Francis Marion University | Florence, SC

Edward Massey

President | Patriot Healthcare | Greenville, SC

Julian J. Nexsen, Jr.

Retired | Greenwood Communities & Resorts | Greenwood, SC

Chris Przirembel, PhD

VP, Emeritus | Clemson University | Greenville, SC

Eva Ravenel, DDSN Representative

DDSN Commissioner | Charleston, SC

Robert E. Stillwell, DD

Retired | United Methodist Pastor | Seneca, SC

John W. McAlhany, PhD

Emeritus, Retired | Greenwood Capital Associates | Greenwood, SC

James McDonald

Emeritus | McDonald Patrick Poston Hemphill & Roper, LLC | Greenwood, SC

Meet Reggie Roper

Meet Reggie Roper

Reggie has been part of the GGC family for over 18 years. He has short stature, webbing of his hands, pulmonary stenosis, seizures and hydrocephalus along with developmental delay. He carried an initial diagnosis of cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome; however, as genetic testing advanced, GGC made the diagnosis of Noonan-like syndrome with loose anagen hair by identifying a mutation in the SHOC2 gene. He is also an active participant in the Greenwood Community Theatre's Penguin Project. "GGC is...

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