Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas Board of Directors Appoints Three New Board Members

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Feb. 2, 2021) – Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Carolinas is pleased to announce the appointment of Jodi Cooper, Deanna Palmer and Anand Patel to the Board of Directors. Jodi Cooper is a Customer and Partner Communications Manager for ABB, Deanna Palmer is a retired executive/professor from Greenville Technical College, Anand Patel is an Intellectual Property Attorney with Dority & Manning and a past president of the House’s young professional group, the Red Shoe Society.

“As we continue to serve families through this unpredictable time in our nation’s history, we are fortunate to have a Board who provides such valued expertise and guidance,” said Marti Spencer, CEO/Executive Director of RMHC of the Carolinas. “Jodi, Deanna and Anand have all been supporters of our House and mission for years, each in their own special way. We are privileged to have them on our Board of Directors and look forward to their significant contributions.”

Josh Morris, President at HLTH.IT, will lead the helm of the Board of Directors as he begins his new role as Chairman. Ashleigh Sutter, Director at Elliott Davis, LLC, will serve as Treasurer and Chairwoman Elect.

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, business, academic and volunteer communities of the Upstate. It is the Board’s responsibility to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of the Ronald McDonald House as well as it is to raise awareness of the House’s services to the surrounding communities.

About RMHC of the Carolinas:

RMHC of the Carolinas’ mission is to keep families with critically ill or injured children close to each other and the care and resources they need in our community; while providing a home filled with hope, encouragement and comfort. We find and support programs that directly improve the health and wellbeing of children. Since 1989, the Chapter has provided support to more than 12,000 families through the Ronald McDonald House program. More than a room, the House serves as a quiet place for families to be alone or as a place of companionship, sharing and emotional support with other families who are also caring for a sick child being treated at nearby medical facilities. To learn more about RMHC of the Carolinas, visit

Kate V. Sanders Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas
(843) 602-1106
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