J. Phillip Liston, President

Phillip Liston, President

Phillip Liston is a native of Greenville and has spent his entire career as an educator, public servant and advocate for the children and families of South Carolina. He retired in 2018 from his career in Education; during which time he held numerous roles in public schools as a teacher, coach, administrator, counselor, and volunteer. He coordinated countless enrichment and support opportunities for the youth of the Upstate community utilizing the services of the YMCA South Carolina Continuum of Care, Greenville Mental Health, 4H Camps of S.C. and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts.

Liston served as a United Way Campaign Coordinator at various sites for over 25 years. In conjunction with the Kiwanis Clubs of South Carolina he provided numerous opportunities for student recognition emphasizing character development. Liston was elected Greenville Health Authority’s Board Chair in September 2019, chaired the Governance Committee, and was elected President in 2021.

Liston is an avid tree farmer and land Conservationist. He is a graduate of Wofford College and holds a master’s degree from Winthrop University.

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