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Published on June 08, 2016

Two community leaders named to Tidelands Health Foundation board

June 8, 2016

Two Georgetown County community leaders have joined the Tidelands Health Foundation board.  Linda Ford and Alma White will serve two-year terms.


A resident of the Plantersville community, Linda Ford has devoted her career to education and youth advocacy. She founded and served as director of the Plantersville Afterschool Program from 2007-2015 and was director of Coastal Carolina University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program until retiring in 2006.

Ford also worked as a behavioral interventionist with JusticeWorks Behavior Care until February.


Ford is secretary of the Plantersville Tri-Community Service Projects and is a volunteer with the Georgetown Fire/EMS Department. She also serves on the Sherriff’s Advisory Board, the Georgetown County Library Board and International Literacy Council.

A graduate of Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Ford earned a bachelor’s degree from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina. She is the mother of two sons and a foster parent through the South Carolina Youth Advocacy Program.  

A Georgetown native, White has spent much of her career in public service. She has served as Georgetown County clerk of court since 2001 and is a former member of the Georgetown City Council and a former school teacher.

White is president of the South Carolina Association of Clerks of Court and Register of Deeds and serves on the Board of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments and Tidelands Health Foundation’s Annual Gifts Committee.

Throughout her career, she has volunteered with community organizations, including the Economic Opportunity Council, Habitat for Humanity, Keep Georgetown County Beautiful, Georgetown County Cultural Council, the Mitney Project Board and Character First Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Claflin University and has done post-graduate work at the University of South Carolina, The Citadel and Coastal Carolina University.




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