Tidelands Health Foundation welcomes three new board members

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Published on January 21, 2019

Tidelands Health Foundation welcomes three new board members

The Tidelands Health Foundation is welcoming three new members to its board.

Anita Williams, Tom Marchant and Blayne Perry are the newest members of the 16-member board. Composed of community leaders, the volunteer board provides guidance and leadership to the foundation, which works in concert with Tidelands Health to provide new technologies, modern, convenient facilities and increased access to health care services within the Tidelands region.

“Our board is a driving force behind our organization, which for nearly three decades has played an integral role in the health system’s efforts to meet our region’s health care needs,” said Jessica Sasser, executive director of the foundation. “Only recently, through the generosity of our donors and the commitment of our board, we were able to complete a 5-year fundraising campaign that raised $15 million to support building renovations, new construction and make other improvements within the health system to enhance care within our region.”

Williams, a Georgetown resident, serves as director of Arbor Landing at Pawleys and previously served in leadership roles at Morningside of Georgetown and Prince George Healthcare Center in Georgetown. Winner of a 2016 Argentum Hero Award for her dedication to offering a superior quality senior living experience, she holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work from Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Marchant, who splits his residence between Greenville and Pawleys Island, is president and CEO of Marchant Solutions, a civil mediation firm that offers services throughout South Carolina. He previously worked as manager of a contract furnishings firm, as director of special projects for a large manufacturer, as an executive assistant at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as broker in charge of a real estate firm.

Marchant is a U.S. Marine veteran who spent 14 years as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and 11 years as a commissioner at the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Perry, a Myrtle Beach resident, is a co-owner of Lakewood Camping Resort, where he has served as a board member since 2010 and as vice president of marketing, branding, public relations and new projects since 2014. Perry has held positions at a number of major companies, including Apple and Banana Republic, but the bulk of his professional career has focused on acting, writing and directing.

Among the many roles he has played, Perry was inmate Samuel Gougeon in the HBO series “Oz,” Book in the off-Broadway play “Ax Of Love” and played the title role of Huckleberry Finn in the first company tour of the hit Broadway musical “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.”

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Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 50 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners are working side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.