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

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Meet Makayla Gunn

Makayla was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in April of 2015 at the age of two.   At about 18 months, we noticed she had started some repetitive hand motions, and her pediatrician was a little concerned that she did not have many words.  She had learned some sign language, and was saying ‘mama’ and ‘dada’, but that was it.  Then she suddenly stopped all of that.  At her 2 year old check-up, the pediatrician referred us to BabyNet, ...

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