CHARLESTON, SC – January 6, 2012 – The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina announces its 2012 board of trustees’ officers: Mike McCabe, chair; Dee Dee Chewning, vice chair; Craig Waites, secretary and Thomas Otis, treasurer.
Thomas Otis currently serves as senior broker for NAI Avant inCharleston, S.C. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics fromWashington and Lee University and a Master of Business Administrationfrom the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at NorthwesternUniversity. Otis has served as past president of the Palmetto Chapter ofthe W&L Alumni Association, Salvation Army of the MidlandsAdvisory Board member and on the Sisters of Charity Foundation of SouthCarolina Finance Committee. He joined the Foundation’s board in 2007.
Mike McCabe joined the Foundation Board in 2005. Receiving both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, McCabe currently serves as senior vice president- investments for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. He is very active in the community serving on numerous boards and committees for the University of South Carolina, St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Catholic School and Cardinal Newman Catholic School. McCabe has also served on the Alliance for South Carolina’s Children Board of Directors and the South Carolina Arts Foundation Board of Directors, and most recently served as vice chair for the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.
Dee Dee Chewning has a strong history with the Sisters of Charity Health System, serving as the executive director of Healthy Learners, a ministry that serves uninsured and underinsured school age children by providing access to needed health care and transportation to receive this care, from 1992 through 2005. Chewning is very active in the community and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including South Carolina’s first inductee into the South Carolina Association of School Nurses Hall of Fame, Palmetto Gold Recipient for Excellence in Nursing and the Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent.
Craig Waites joined the Foundation Board in 2008. Waites is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. He currently serves as a brokerage associate with Colliers Keenan. He participates in numerous community and civic activities, including serving as a Junior Achievement instructor, United Way of the Midlands volunteer and as a Palmetto League baseball coach.
About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.