Health and Wellness Commission

The purpose of the Health & Wellness Commission is to serve as an advisory body to county council and as a coordinating and educational body for the people of Lancaster County in matters concerned with the health and well-being of the community. They try to identify health issues in the county, to coordinate existing services and/or establishment of additional services or programs to meet those needs.

Authority: Ordinance adopted by the Lancaster County Council on 7/25/94 (#244).

Governing Body: The Lancaster County Health & Wellness Commission is composed of seventeen (17) members appointed by Lancaster County Council.

Seven (7) members represent the 7 County Council Districts. Residency in the council member’s district is not required. 

Four (4) members are appointed by the Lancaster County Council to at-large seats. County Council will consider representation from business and industry, the clergy, city and town governments, and interested citizens.

Six (6) members shall consist of one (1) representative from each of the following institutions:

Lancaster County School District – Student Health Services

Lancaster County School District – Comprehensive Health Education Curriculum

Springs Memorial Hospital

Lancaster County Council on Aging

University of South Carolina at Lancaster

Department of Social Services 

Term of Office: 4-year. Members may serve 2 consecutive terms.

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday every other month at 11:45 a.m. or, for special meetings, at the call of the chair.  Meetings are held at the Lancaster County Administration Building on the Second Floor in Administration Conference Room located at 101 North Main Street Lancaster, SC 29720.

Ellen Belk Council on Aging Representative 6/30/2025
Emily Pierce At-Large 6/30/2025
Cheryl Plyler At Large 6/30/2023
Irini Guda At-Large 6/30/2025
Katrina Grier  At-Large 6/30/2023 
Notasha Smalls District 1 6/30/2025
Katey Powell District 2 6/30/2023
Melissa Belk District 3 6/30/2023
Debbie Jaillette District 4 6/30/2023
S. Chris Shannon District 5 6/30/2025
Khaleek Chapman District 6 6/30/2023
Kylie Craig  District 7 6/30/2025
Robin Dawson Health Education Representative 6/30/2023
Lisa Roddey Hospital Representative 6/30/2025
  University of South Carolina at Lancaster 6/30/2021
Leigh B. Pate School Health Representative 6/30/2023
Christian Garcia Social Services Representative 6/30/2025

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