Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees

For Immediate Release

February 11, 2021

Greenville Health Authority is pleased to announce the following evolution of leadership in the organization.

The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to elect Vice -Chairman Reverend Stacey Mills as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees effective February 10, 2021.  Mills is the current Assistant Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement and the Executive Director at the Greenville Campus of USC Upstate.  He is also the senior minister for Mountain View Baptist Church, and serves as the Chairman of the Greenville Urban League Board.

Trustee Mike Smith was elected as Vice Chair of the Board. Smith is the President of Smith Development Company, a real estate company which manages light industrial buildings.  He has been a leader in a wide array of civic and philanthropic endeavors in Greenville for many years, including serving as trustee for Wofford College. Smith has served with distinction on the Greenville Health Authority’s Grants Committee since inception.

Trustee Mike Ellison will continue to serve as Board Secretary, and assume responsibility for the expanded role of Secretary/Treasurer.  Ellison is the long time Chair of the Grants Committee and has been responsible for the oversight and implementation of the six million dollars that is distributed to the community each year.  He is the Vice- President of TD Bank in Laurens, S.C., and former Chairman of the Board of the Laurens County Hospital.

Former educator Phillip Liston has been commissioned to serve as the new President of the Greenville Health Authority. Liston has served the Board of trustees in a variety of roles, including the Grants Committee, Vice Chair, and for the past year and a half Board of Trustees Chairman.

The Greenville Health Authority is pleased to announce these steps that will help us continue to best serve the citizens of Greenville County and the surrounding area.

Stacey Mills, Chair states “as the delivery of quality healthcare evolves in the Upstate so does our understanding of what it means to be a “healthy” community in respect to a broader definition of health. The Greenville Health Authority is poised to participate as the vehicle by which citizens are able to engage on the journey to sustainable community health in multiple ways. Principle among those are the programs and services providing direct connections through organizations and agencies receiving Healthy Greenville and Healthy Greenville Too grants. There’s always a win for us when community members have access to quality options.”

The Greenville Health Authority (GHA) Board of Trustees is a volunteer board responsible for overseeing the lease agreement between the Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees and Prisma Health–Upstate Board of Directors, assessing community need, and administering the Healthy Greenville and Healthy Greenville, Too! grant initiatives to improve the health of the Upstate community.