Citizens Advisory Council

The mission of the Citizens Advisory Council is to advocate statewide on behalf of the Hollings Cancer Center in the areas of cancer prevention, patient care and research, and to raise financial support.

J. Preston Covington, III, Chair
Senior Vice President, Investments
Managing Director
Covington Financial Group, Raymond James & Associates
Columbia, SC

Stephanie Bates
AVP, Branch Manager, South State Bank, Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC

Mary C. Bedingfield
Direct Sales Leader, The Tanner Companies Doncaster Clothing Line
Barnwell, SC

Aubrey J. Bell
President, CEO, Charleston Winnelson Company
Charleston, SC

Henry Berlin
Former owner, Berlin’s Men’s Store
Charleston, SC

Jennifer C. Blumenthal
Managing Stakeholder, McNair Law Firm, Charleston Unit
Charleston, SC

Alexis Bomar
Community Volunteer
Beaufort, SC

H. Michael Bowers
Co-Partner, Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Charleston Office
Charleston, SC

Julia P. Causey
Community Volunteer
Bluffton, SC

Robert O. Collins, Jr.
Underwriter and broker, PURE Insurance
Charleston, SC

Dr. Dana Durlach
Dentist
Sullivan’s Island, SC

Anne B. Ervin
Former teacher, Ashley Hall
Florence, SC

Cynthia L. Eskra
Community Volunteer
Murrell's Inlet, SC

Armand B. Glassman
Professor Emeritus, MUSC
Kiawah Island, SC

Clay M. Grayson, Esq.
Attorney, Grayson Thomas, LLC
Charleston, SC

Barry D. Gumb, CPA/ABV
Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Charleston, SC

George S. Hartley
Former Assistant Treasurer, Sonoco Products Company
Charleston, SC

R. Scott Hellman
Principal/Owner Hellman Financials, LLC
Charleston, SC

Josephine H. Hewitt
Former teacher, Ashley Hall
Mount Pleasant, SC

Penny Hoey
Community Volunteer
Mount Pleasant, SC

Marilyn G. Hoffman
Owner, Nice Ice Jewelry
Charleston, SC

Sybil D. Kalinsky
Executive, Bob Ellis Shoe Store
Charleston, SC

Daniel Kassis
Vice President of Customer Service, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company Charleston, SC

Scott Koenig
Project Manager, Koenig Construction, Inc.
John’s Island, SC

Sue P. Little
Community Volunteer
Isle of Palms, SC

Mary P. Mauldin, EdD
Associate Professor and Director,
Educational Technology Laboratory, MUSC
Charleston, SC

Carol W. McCann
Community Volunteer
Georgetown, SC

Tyrone McCray
Former Social Worker, South Orange Family Counseling, Inc.
Murrells Inlet, SC

Cassandra B. McLeod
Community Volunteer
Dewees Island, SC

Mary M. McLernon
Chairman, Stealth Concealment Solutions
Charleston, SC

David L. Morrow
Chief Executive Officer, CresCom Bank
Charleston and Myrtle Beach, SC

Heidi S. Mortimer
Writer
Mount Pleasant, SC

Ellen L. Murray
Owner and Broker-in-Charge, Charleston Premier Properties
Charleston, SC

Robert Nigro
Community Volunteer
Kiawah Island, SC

Norman Nirenblatt
Partner, Nirenblatt, Nirenblatt and Hoffman
Charleston, SC

Jon Olsen
General Counsel, Blackbaud
Daniel Island, SC

Donna M. Orner
Community Volunteer
Mount Pleasant, SC

Linda M. Plunkett, Ph.D.
Financial Consultant, Writer
Isle of Palms, SC

Donna K. Rosa
Community Volunteer
Charleston, SC

John D. Russ
President, CEO Carolina Financial Corporation
Mount Pleasant, SC

Richard D. Ryan
Dealer Principal, Carolina International Trucks and Carolina Idealease
Columbia, SC

Phyllis F. Shaffer
Community Volunteer
Mount Pleasant, SC

Regina K. Shapiro
Community Volunteer
Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC

Sandra Smith
Community Volunteer
Mount Pleasant, SC

Jane S. Watts
Community Volunteer
Charleston, SC

Eleanor Weatherford
Former Project Manager, Delta Airlines
Landrum, SC

Connie H. Wyrick
Former book publisher and author
Charleston, SC

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