Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

L-R: Askew, Dunlap, Lal, Singleton, and Smith

L-R: Askew, Dunlap, Lal, Singleton, and Smith

Greenwood, SC (April 25, 2022) – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Trustees.

GGC Foundation trustees serve as mission ambassadors by cultivating, securing, and stewarding philanthropic funds that advance the Center’s mission for the benefit of the patients and families served by GGC. They also manage all fiduciary responsibilities and activities of the Foundation.

The new members are:
• Mark Askew of Greenwood, Board Chair for Palmetto Surety Corporation and United Holding Group. He serves on the boards of the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation and Greater Greenwood Habitat for Humanity.

• Wells Dunlap of Greenwood, a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at the Countybank. He is a graduate of Leadership Greenwood and South Carolina Banking School.

• Megha Lal of Greenwood, who is active in leadership roles for numerous Greenwood community organizations including the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, Arts Council, and Greenwood County Community Foundation.

• Chris Singleton of North Charleston, a former minor league baseball player and nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness, and unity following the loss of his mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church tragedy in Charleston, SC.

• Tara Smith of Greenwood, Office Manager for the Law Offices of Brandon A. Smith and wife of the current Mayor of the City of Greenwood. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Greenwood and is a board member for Keep Greenwood County Beautiful.

“We are pleased to welcome each of these new members to the Board,” said GGC Foundation Board Chair, Bill Stevens. “Each brings unique expertise and a passion to advance our mission to support the amazing work being done at the Greenwood Genetic Center each day for patients and families across South Carolina and around the world.”

To learn more about the GGC Foundation, visit

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), founded in 1974, is a nonprofit organization advancing the field of medical genetics and caring for families impacted by genetic disease and birth defects. At its home campus in Greenwood, South Carolina, a talented team of physicians and scientists provides clinical genetic services, diagnostic laboratory testing, educational programs and resources, and research in the field of medical genetics. GGC’s faculty and staff are committed to the goal of developing preventive and curative therapies for the individuals and families they serve. GGC extends its reach as a resource to all residents of South Carolina with satellite offices in Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. The GGC Foundation provides philanthropic financial support for the mission of the Center. For more information about GGC or the GGC Foundation please visit

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