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February 2022 eNews

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Inside this Issue

  • Introducing ICS's New Board Officers, Executive Committee Members, and Member Emerita
  • April 8 Webinar on ROI on Help Me Grow model
  • What We've Been Up To: Featured on Podcast, and Presented at USC Upstate Diversity Summit

New Board Officers, Executive Committee Members, and Member Honored

ICS announces the election of a new set of Board Officers and Executive Committee Members for 2022-2023. They are as follows:

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Gary Glickman, Board Chair

Gary Glickman is an entrepreneurial, global senior executive with thirty years of experience providing leadership in both the public and private sectors, including in the fields of social finance, human services, cyber security, electronic banking and government efficiency. He served for four years at the White House Office of Management & Budget and the U.S. Department of Treasury where he focused on work to develop new practices for financing public programs, including social impact bonds and “Pay for Success” initiatives. He is the Managing Director of G2 Advisory Services.

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Calvin Calhoun, III, Board Vice Chair

Calvin Calhoun is Senior Vice President, SBA Sales Leader for Truist Bank. An active community leader, he was most recently Chairman of the Board at United Way of Greenville County, where he also served as 2019 Campaign Cabinet Chair. He has been recognized as a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow, participated in Greenville Leadership Class 42, and has received numerous recognitions for his community and professional service.

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Tami McKnew, Board Treasurer

Tami McKnew is a Partner with Fox Rothschild law firm where she concentrates her practice in the areas of franchising, dealerships, antitrust and intellectual property. She also serves as Treasurer for United Way of Greenville County and has been an active leader with the Nature Conservancy for decades.

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Marion Broome, Board Secretary

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Ruby F. Wilson Professor of Nursing and former Dean for Duke University School of Nursing, 2014-2021. She served as Vice Chancellor for Nursing Affairs at Duke University and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing at Duke University Health System during that same period. Prior to joining Duke in August 2014, Dr. Broome was Dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing and Associate Vice-President for Nursing at Indiana University Health for 10 years, where she was awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor.

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  • JoKeitha Seabrook, Board Executive Committee Member at Large

JoKeitha Seabrook is the owner of 3FG Consulting and serves as Interim Director of the Nicholtown Child and Family Collaborative. Previously, she served as Associate Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Greenville County where she played a leading role in fund allocation, strategy development, and collaboration. 

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  • Neil Grayson, Board Executive Committee Member at Large

Neil Grayson is a Partner at Nelson Mullins where he heads the firm's financial institutions' corporate and regulatory practice group, representing primarily financial institutions, fintech companies, and alternative financial services companies. Neil handles securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and regulatory matters. He is particularly involved in the development of innovative financial products, including income share agreements and Pay for Success programs.

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  • Desmond Kelly, Immediate Past President

Dr. Desmond Kelly is Chief Medical Research Officer at Prisma Health-Upstate and Associate Dean for Research at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly is Associate Program Director for the DeLoache Fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics and Outreach Director for the South Carolina LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Program; and is a Past-President of the Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

  • Susan Shi, Chair Emerita

Susan Shi worked for 12 years as an educator and administrator, mostly in the North Carolina public schools. She returned to Greenville in 1993 and then spent 16 years (1994-2010) serving as Furman University's First Lady in partnership with President David Shi. While there, she received the Gordon L. Blackwell Alumni Service Award and an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Furman in 2010. She is the founding board chair of the Institute for Child Success, and has chaired the boards of Greenville's Public Education Partners, the Community Foundation, United Way and Success by 6–an early childhood initiative. Additionally, she led the United Way's development of its Community Impact Agenda in 2003 and Greenville County Schools' Strategic Plan in 1999. 

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The Board has also appointed Sylvia Echols Board Member Emerita, in honor of her dedicated service to the success of all children. In addition to serving on our board, she is a founding board member of the Early Learning Partnership of SC.

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinar on April 8

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Join the Institute for Child Success, the South Carolina Infant Mental Health Association, and the Help Me Grow National Center (HMG) for a webinar highlighting new research on the return on investment of the innovative Help Me Grow model and implications for the field of early childhood. The discussion will center on new research from South Carolina’s Help Me Grow implementation, but also discuss the underlying principles of cross-sector benefits that can be used in any sector. This webinar is for providers and researchers in all areas serving families with young children. The webinar is Friday, April 8 at 1 PM ET.

For more information on HMG as a model, we recommend this Help Me Grow 101 video from HMG founding director and ICS Board Member Paul Dworkin, MD.

What We've Been Up To

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Addressing the Adultification of Black Girls

ICS VP of Equity and Innovation Mary C. Garvey was a guest on the podcast, The Perkins Platform, on February 16. Brian K. Perkins, EdD hosts it. Dr. Perkins is the Director of Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University. Their conversation dove into the adultification of Black girls in schools and society.

Listen to the archived podcast now.

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Discussing the Mental Health of Students

ICS Senior Fellow Dee Stegelin, PhD presented at the University of SC Upstate Diversity Summit on February 12. She addressed Adverse Childhood Experiences in her presentation, "Trauma-Informed Education in Public Schools: Responding to Students At Risk for Mental Health Issues."

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