Maya H. Pack, MS, MPA
Associate Director, Research & Strategic Initiatives
Ms. Maya Pack has been working to support improved health and health care in South Carolina since 1998. She has distinguished herself through work across the state and at the local level. Ms. Pack earned her bachelor’s degree from Furman University, a master of science in applied social science research from Clemson University and a master’s degree in public administration through a joint program of Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.
Ms. Pack began her career with the United Way of Greenville County performing community needs assessments. In the early 2000s, she worked in planning and market research for the Greenville Health System and then worked for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System as Director of Planning. She has also consulted for a number of non-profit and health care organizations in the Upstate of South Carolina in the areas of strategic and business planning, market research, outcome measurement, needs assessment, program development, feasibility analysis and grant writing. Between 2006 and 2008, Ms. Pack served as manager of the South Carolina Business Coalition on Health, where she developed and implemented programs and policies related to improving the quality of health care while controlling its cost for the business community.
Ms. Pack participates with LiveWell Greenville and Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina. She also serves on the AccessHealth SC Advisory Board, the Spartanburg Behavioral Health Taskforce, the University of South Carolina’s College of Nursing Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Advisory Board and the South Carolina Overdose Prevention Project Advisory Council. Previously she served on the Executive Committee of the Board of the Greenville Humane Society and as a Board member at A Child’s Haven, a therapeutic day treatment center for children with developmental delays. Ms. Pack is a graduate of Leadership Greenville (2006) and Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate (2009).
As Associate Director of Research & Strategic Initiatives, Ms. Pack directs the Institute’s research, oversees data analysis and translation efforts, develops issue-based education on various health policy matters, manages multi-stakeholder workgroups and committees focused on a variety of health-related issues and interventions and works to identify and implement new initiatives and collaborations that support the mission of IMPH. Current responsibilities include supporting the development of the Health Policy Fellows Program, developing a strategy to bridge the medical and public health spheres to define the future health care workforce and leading the Behavioral Health Implementation Leadership Council to facilitate progress in implementing the recommendations of the Behavioral Health Taskforce’s report “Hope for Tomorrow: The Collective Approach for Transforming South Carolina’s Behavioral Health Systems.”