SC Health Company Executive Cabinet
The content below reflects the executive cabinet as of April 2018. This team is led by Co-CEOs Chuck Beaman and Mike Riordan.
Charles D. “Chuck” Beaman Jr.
Occupation: SC Health Company Co-CEO
Education: Bachelor’s with a major in political science, University of South Carolina; master’s in hospital and health administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham; honorary doctor of public administration, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Service: Beaman served as founding president of Palmetto Health at its inception in 1998 and was appointed chief executive by its board in January 2007. He began his career in health care with the Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina Inc., (formerly South Carolina Baptist Hospitals Inc.) in 1973. Before the creation of Palmetto Health, Beaman served as president and CEO of Baptist Healthcare System of South Carolina Inc. from 1987 to 1998. He has served as a member and chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association board of trustees, the southeast regional health care representative to the American Hospital Association Regional Policy board, and past president of the National Baptist Healthcare Association. He currently serves as a member of the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative board of managers, Palmetto Health board of directors, Palmetto Health Foundation board of directors, Tuomey Foundation board of directors and the Initiant board of managers.
In his role as a community leader, Beaman serves as a member of the Columbia Community Advisory board for HomeWorks of America Inc., South State Bank Advisory board and Midlands Business Leaders board. He has served as a member of the City Center Partnership board, Benedict College board of trustees, S.C. Chamber of Commerce board, chair of the Midlands Technical College Foundation board, chair of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce board, the Midlands Housing Alliance, the Transitions board, the Psaras Foundation board and adviser to the Fisherman Fund board. He has received numerous honors for his community and healthcare service.
Michael C. Riordan
Occupation: SC Health Company Co-CEO
Education: Bachelor’s with a major in liberal arts/English and a master’s in education/psychology from Columbia University; master’s in health systems from Georgia Institute of Technology
Service: Riordan joined Greenville Health System in 2006. Previously, he served as president and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System and as senior associate hospital administrator for Emory University Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served three years in the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant.
Riordan currently serves on the governing boards of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. He also is chairman of the Furman University Board of Trustees.
Joseph (Joe) J. Blake Jr.
Chief Governance Officer (CGO)
Blake coordinates and manages all boards relating to SC Health Company. He also oversees audit and compliance functions for the health company. Previously, he served as VP and chief legal officer of the GHS Strategic Coordinating Organization (SCO). Blake has been with GHS for 10 years. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the American Healthcare Lawyer’s Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in economics from Washington & Lee University and a JD from Emory University.
Chief of Staff
Hildebrand is responsible for ensuring efficient operations for the health company’s co-CEOs. Previously, he served as chief of staff to the CEO of the GHS SCO. He has been with GHS for four years. He received a bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration and an MBA in international management from Columbia Southern University.
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Isley oversees strategy development for the health company and its affiliates. He also is responsible for strategic planning, business/network development, real estate, facilities, marketing and communications, and public relations. Previously, he served as VP and CSO of the GHS SCO. He has been with GHS for 10 years. Isley received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.
Terri T. Newsom
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Newsom is responsible for all financial functions of the health company and its affiliates, including accounting, treasury, budgeting, revenue cycle and contracting. Previously, she served as VP of Financial Services and CFO for GHS. Newsom has been with GHS for six years. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting from Appalachian State University and is a CPA.
Gregory (Greg) J. Rusnak
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Rusnak is directly accountable to the affiliate presidents to ensure that operations in the Upstate and Midlands are supporting the health company. He also is responsible for information technology/services, human resources and supply chain functions within the health company, as well as overseeing all affiliate COOs, post-acute and support services. Previously, he served as executive VP and COO for GHS. He has been with GHS for 21 years. Rusnak earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in biology from Gannon University and a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University.
John J. Singerling III, FACHE
President, Midlands Affiliate
Singerling is responsible for leading the Midlands Affiliate to ensure efficient operations, engaged team members, physicians and volunteers, and delivering high-quality patient care. The Midlands Affiliate consists of six acute-care hospitals and numerous ambulatory services staffed by more than 15,000 team members, including a 1,100-member medical staff. He also is the president of the Board of Directors for the Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group with nearly 100 practices and over 100 locations. Previously, Singerling served as president of Palmetto Health. He has been with Palmetto Health for 22 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Carolina.
Angelo Sinopoli, MD
Chief Clinical Officer (CCO)
Dr. Sinopoli is responsible for clinical care and the development of clinical integration, quality and population health strategy for the health company and its affiliates. He also is responsible for the Care Coordination Institute (CCI), MyHealth First Network®, Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative, community health and medical informatics. The chief medical officer for GHS will report directly to Dr. Sinopoli, and the CCO for Palmetto Health will have a dual reporting relationship to Dr. Sinopoli and John Singerling. Previously, Dr. Sinopoli served as executive VP and CCO of the GHS SCO. He has been with GHS for 30 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in biology from the University of South Carolina and his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina. He holds a professorship position at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.
Spence M. Taylor, MD
President, Upstate Affiliate
Dr. Taylor is responsible for leading the Upstate Affiliate to ensure efficient operations, engaged employees and physicians, and high-quality patient care. The Upstate Affiliate consists of seven medical campuses, 167 physician practice sites and 15,500 employees, including over 1,050 employed physicians. (In addition, GHS is part owner of Baptist Easley.) Previously, Dr. Taylor served as president of GHS. Spence has been with GHS for 25 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in biochemistry from Clemson University and his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina.
West is responsible for providing and coordinating all legal services for the health company and affiliates. He also is responsible for overseeing the governmental affairs functions throughout the health company. Previously, West served as the chief legal officer for Palmetto Health. He has been with Palmetto Health for nearly 39 years. West earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina. He also earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and his law degree from the University of Virginia.