ESMMSC Elects New Board Chairman and Two New Board Members

Eat Smart Move More South Carolina is pleased to announce the election of the new board of directors’ chairman and two new members.

New Board Chairman Anna Lewin succeeds Jen Wright, whose term as chairman ended in 2019 but continues to serve as a board member. Joining the board are two Camden residents: Representative Laurie Funderburk and Lori Phillips, MPH, of South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).

“We are thrilled to have Anna serve as Board Chairman and to welcome our new board members, whose wealth of experience and expertise will help position ESMMSC for further growth and success,” said ESMMSC Executive Director Meg Stanley. “All of our board members are highly respected in their fields and have great influence on healthy eating and active living in their communities, as well as at the state level.”

Anna Lewis is the chief executive officer of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund (SCCLF), headquartered in Charleston. The SCCLF focuses on advancing equitable access to capital to build assets and benefit communities and people most in need of economic opportunity. Anna currently serves on the boards of South Carolina Coalition for the Homeless, SC Food Policy Council, SC Community Capital Alliance, and Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board.

Laurie Funderburk is a member of the SC House of Representatives since 2004 representing Kershaw County. Laurie is a businesswoman and attorney in Camden. She is co-owner of Books on Broad and is an insurance agent with Funderburk Health + Life. She has been and continues to be involved with several local and statewide organizations including SC Department of Agriculture Food Policy Council, Women in Government, Camden Zoning and Planning Commission, Kershaw County Community Medical Clinic, and United Way of Kershaw County. A founder of the Kershaw County Farmers Market, Laurie is currently the Team Leader for LiveWell Kershaw’s Community Health Improvement Plan’s Healthy Eating Active Living Action Team. She is also Chair of her church’s Health and Wellness Committee. Laurie is passionate about healthy lifestyles and the mission of Eat Smart Move More SC.

Lori Phillips, MPH, is the Director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention at the SCDHEC. In this role, she and her team focus on convening key stakeholders, communicating data and best practices, and consulting with partners to improve systems that create environments that promote healthy eating and active living. She has over 20 years of

experience in community-based chronic disease prevention and education at local and state levels.

The slate of board members for 2020 is listed on the Board page.