Community Initiatives Inc. announces Brittney Wells as its new Board Chairperson who will succeed Rufus T. ‘Wells’ Dunlap V as the next board chair.

Wells is the Regulatory and Quality Manager for Essential Ingredients, Inc., located in Lawrenceville, GA. Before joining Essential Ingredients, Wells worked in roles including Quality Control, Regulatory and Quality Assurance, at Capsugel®, now a Lonza Company.

Brittney completed her undergraduate degree at Lander University with a major in chemistry and minor in biology. She has also received a master’s degree in management from Lander. She resides in Greenwood and serves on the board of Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity. She is also a steering committee member of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Council. Her hobbies include spending quality time with her family, being an active member of CrossFit Greenwood, and photography.

The board also welcomes Selynto Anderson, Vice President of Community Health & Health Equity at Self Regional Health Care, who brings a wealth of knowledge and years of community service as he joins the governing body of Community Initiatives, Inc.

Also returning to board are attorneys Leslie Fisk, Doug Kauffmann, Chris Thomas, and Jimmell Felder.

“These community leaders have been elected to serve on the board for the next two years because of their commitment to education, wellness and equity in healthcare and I look forward to working with them to fulfill the mission of Community Initiatives, Inc.,” says Teresa Goodman, Executive Director.

Community Initiatives, Inc. is a nonprofit in Greenwood that specializes in health and wellness. Its free medical practice, La Clinica Gratis/The Free Clinic, and Thrive Hub benefit programs serve Greenwood, Abbeville, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick, and Laurens counties. The Safe Haven After School Program serves Greenwood County students.

Submitted by Teresa Goodman