Susan and her husband Jim made their Hilton Head their home base in 1990 but have only lived permanently on the Island for a few years. Susan’s career in sales, marketing and business development ended in the mid-90s when moves between Asian countries and the US happened too frequently for her to continue working full-time. Susan has been on several boards overseas in officer capacities and a board member for The Bridge in Atlanta. She currently serves on the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation. Susan has served as a caregiver for the couple’s parents and siblings and currently serves as a Hospice volunteer. Jim and Susan have five children and ten grandchildren and are hoping for an even dozen.
Ray Andrews and his wife, Melanie, moved from Delaware to Bluffton in 2015. His career as a corporate accounting and finance executive started at the DuPont Co. and concluded at Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a global small-cap public company where he was Chief Accounting Officer and then Chief Financial Officer. Ray is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has been actively involved with not-for-profit hospice and palliative care since he joined the board of Delaware Hospice, Inc. in 1993, where he was past President and Treasurer and continues to serve as chairman of the Strategic Advisory Committee.
Frank and Dottie Bowen moved to the Lowcountry in 1998. Frank is a Pediatrician with a specialty in Newborn Medicine and Dottie is a Pediatric Nurse leader and President of her own recruitment company. Shortly after arriving, Frank became the Medical Director of Volunteers in Medicine on Hilton Head and also became involved in many other local, state and national organizations. He was delighted to bring his expertise on end-of-life care and grief counselling support to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. He is now retired, continuing charitable work and finishing his book entitled, Your Baby’s First Week, A Users’ Guide.
“Lissa” Brown and her husband, Gary, moved to Hilton Head from the Philadelphia area one year ago. Both Lissa and her husband are ophthalmologists and have transitioned their efforts from private practice to consulting work at The Center for Value-Based Medicine where Lissa serves as President and CEO. The focus of the work is quality-of-life assessment in healthcare and healthcare economics. She currently serves as invited advisor to the Director on the Council of Councils at the National Institutes of Health and is Professor of Ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. Lissa and Gary have three married daughters who have gifted them with 6 grandchildren and counting. . . boxer, Gus, completes the family.
Arno and his wife Liz Dimmling moved to Hilton Head Island from Charlotte NC in 2005 upon his retirement as an executive in the ocean transportation industry. Having worked for the leading container shipping company of the world, his career spanned more than 35 years with work in 64 countries around the globe. Arno culminated his career as the Chief Operating Officer of one of the leading global port operating companies and he still consults within the shipping industry. Since settling in the Lowcountry Arno has been active serving the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island and Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. He is also a very active photographer whose work is dedicated to serving non-profits in the community.
Jackie Dout is President of JD Advisors LLC-a firm specializing in business operational and financial planning. Jackie has been an executive in charge of operations, finance and administrative functions for both profit and non-profit companies during her career. In her specialties, she has been involved with foundations, hospitals, long term care facilities, and educational institutions in addition to medium/large for-profit companies.
Rita Hungate, MD, a recently retired partner in a large radiology group, was a pediatric and adult diagnostic radiologist. Before graduating from Case Western Reserve Medical School and completing residency at the Cleveland Clinic, she was a pediatric nurse practitioner in rural Ohio. In her Illinois radiology group, Dr. Hungate focused on patient safety and managed best practices and quality improvement. At a hospital affiliate, she was the radiology medical director and served on the hospital board where she worked closely with the hospital president to research and facilitate affiliation with a larger hospital complex to assure the rural hospital’s viability. She is a board member and active volunteer at Christ Lutheran Church preschool and the Boys and Girls Club. Her passion for well-being and self-empowerment over the entire span of human life fuels her commitment to outstanding hospice care. Rita and her husband Steve Alfred have been visiting Hilton Head since 1974 and have been property owners since 2002.
Dale L. Moore, who is a registered nurse as well as a lawyer, spent more than thirty years teaching courses in health-care law and related subjects at Albany Law School and Albany Medical College in upstate New York. She and her husband, Harold Dubroff, who also taught at Albany Law School, moved to South Carolina after they both retired from teaching. Since 2011, Dale has been serving as a volunteer nurse in the hypertension unit of the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head Island. She joined the Hospice of the Lowcountry Board in 2017.
Janet Porter and her husband, Jim O’Sullivan, moved to Hilton Head from Boston five years ago. Janet has been a hospital administrator, most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Dana-Farber-Cancer Institute where she was responsible for a large hospice, and the Chief Operating Officer of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she started a pediatric hospice. Janet currently is an adjunct professor teaching healthcare strategy and leadership at University of Miami, University of North Carolina, and Ohio State University, where she also serves on the Board of Trustees. She has been active in end-of-life issues, currently lecturing in Harvard’s Palliative Care Leadership Program, and serving on the board of directors of AARP.
Catherine Scarminach Lewallen is a native of Hilton Head Island. Catherine received a Juris Doctor from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University. She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Hilton Head and a member of both the South Carolina and Tennessee State Bar Associations. Catherine currently practices law at Novit & Scarminach, P.A., on Hilton Head Island with a primary focus on estate planning and probate and residential real estate. In addition to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, she has been active serving as a member of the Hilton Head Preparatory School Board of Trustees and the Hilton Head Preparatory School Alumni Board. Catherine and her husband, Jonathan, live in Bluffton with their two children, Bill and Sam.
Stephen J. Sherry
Steve Sherry and his wife, Joy, moved to Hilton Head Island from New Canaan, CT in July, 2010. Steve’s 39 year business career was focused on corporate healthcare as he was employed by Aetna Life & Casualty and CIGNA HealthCare. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Steve has worked in Hartford, Philadelphia, Boston, Providence, New York City and Milford, CT. Steve has volunteered and served on the Hospice Care of the Low Country Board of Directors since 2013.
Michelle Wycoff is Vice President, Hilton Head-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Michelle has more than 20 years of leadership experience. Over her 15 years at IBM and Accenture, she served several executive roles including Global Lead for IBM’s Market Development & Insights practice and Associate Partner, Sales and Marketing Transformation, for Accenture’s Americas region. Michelle Wycoff and her husband, Chris Wycoff, moved to Hilton Head eight years ago and have two children.
Hilary relocated back to the Hilton Head area six years ago to take on the role of primary caregiver to her father who suffered from Alzheimers. Her career over the past 12 years has been dedicated to supporting a diverse number of nonprofits in fundraising, development and marketing. Hilary has worked for local nonprofits including the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, The Children’s Center Inc., Hilton Head Preparatory School, Arrhythmia Alliance as well as the Pennsylvania SPCA and Charleston Trident United Way. During her career she has also provided numerous organizations with strategic planning in fundraising and board development consultation. Hilary holds a B.A. in English with minors in Psychology and International Relations from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.
Janet Gorton first came to Hilton Head in the 70s. She spent most of her adult life in Anchorage, Alaska where she was active in not-for-profits working on literacy and homelessness and cancer research. She moved to Hilton Head permanently in 2002; she enrolled at University of South Carolina Beaufort and completed her degree in 2004. She has been an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Humane Society, Volunteers in Medicine, the Sea Pines Country Club and the Jr Jazz Foundation. Her experience as a caregiver for her sister stimulated her interest in supporting HLC.
The Rev. Manuel Holland
Anna Painter, RN, MS Ed