SC Department of Mental Health News Release

July 1,, 2003
For Immediate Release
Contact: John Hutto, Director of Communications
      (w) 803-898-8584
      (p) 803-929-8668


SC Mental Health Commission Elects Officers

Columbia, SC:  Anna Dozier-Kelly, a resident of Georgetown, was elected chairperson of the S.C. Mental Health Commission at the commissionís meeting July 1. Dozier-Kelly was appointed by the governor to serve on the commission in March 2000.

Dozier-Kelly received her bachelorís degree from Allen University and her masterís degree from SC State College. Prior to her appointment on the commission, she served as chairperson of the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Board.

George C. Wilson, D.Min., a resident of Abbeville, was elected vice-chair of the commission. He was appointed by the governor to serve on the commission in May 2000.

Wilson, a native of Charlotte, received his bachelorís degree from the University of Hawaii and his Doctor of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary. Prior to his appointment, Wilson served on the Board of  Directors of Beckman Center for Mental Health Services and was board chair from 1993 to 1995.

The SC Mental Health Commission is the governing body of the SC Department of Mental Health and has jurisdiction over the stateís 17 mental health centers, five hospitals, and two nursing care centers. Its seven members are appointed for five-year terms by the governor with advice and consent of the Senate.

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