Suzan D. Boyd

Involvement with the SC Campaign

Dr. Suzan Boyd led the SC Campaign as Executive Director through a time of significant growth from December 2001 to December 2006.  Dr. Boyd's prior experience ranged from management and primary care activities at the Brookside Park Family Life Center in Boston to Vice President of Ambulatory Services at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, to Director of the MHA Program at University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health. Under her leadership, the organization grew significantly in scope and reach - including a budget and staff that both increased by more than 500% in her five-year tenure. The programmatic sophistication of the organization grew considerably and was stimulated by the organization’s first federal funding through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Boyd has recently rejoined the organization in a leadership role, this time as an emeritus member of the board of directors. 
 
“It is impossible to imagine the SC Campaign without Suzan Boyd's influence.  She took the SC Campaign to a new level as an organization.  That progress was driven by her openness to learning, willingness to grow, and understanding that growth needs to be thoughtful and strategic. Underlying it all is her passionate desire to improve the lives of SC children and thus shape our future for us all.” - Don Flowers, Pastor Providence Baptist Church
 
Biography
Suzan has spent nearly 30 years in public health leadership roles including positions in management and primary care activities at Brookside Park Family Life Center in Boston, as Vice President of Ambulatory Services at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, and as Director of the MHA Program at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health.  In 2009, Suzan was honored with the South Carolina Great Friend to Kids Award from EdVenture Children's Museum.