As Executive Director of the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health, Ms. Pack works with the Board of Directors to provide vision and strategic direction to the Institute and oversees daily operations. Ms. Pack joined the IMPH team in 2009 and has a diverse background that includes working in strategic planning in the hospital setting, consulting for various nonprofit and health care organizations and developing programs and informing policies to improve the quality of health care provided in South Carolina.
Ms. 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 is also a 2019 Riley Fellow through the Diversity Leaders Initiative with The Riley Institute at Furman.
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 nonprofit and health care organizations in the Upstate of South Carolina in the areas of strategic and business planning, needs assessment, outcome measurement 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 to improve the quality of health care while controlling its cost for the business community. Ms. Pack joined the IMPH team in 2009 as Associate Director, was named Co-director in 2017, Associate Executive Director in 2018 and Executive Director in 2020.
Ms. Pack currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Greenville County, the AccessHealth SC Advisory Council, the South Carolina Overdose Prevention Project Advisory Council, the Leadership Team of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina, the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Behavioral Health Coalition and the Healthy Palmetto Leadership 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 resulting from abuse or neglect. Ms. Pack is a graduate of Leadership Greenville (2006), Furman University’s Women Leadership Program (2009) and is a member of the Blue Ridge Institute for Nonprofit Leaders.
In her role as Executive Director, Ms. Pack leads the organization’s operations, business and financial management, fund development, programs and contracts, serves as the organization’s spokesperson and works with the Board of Directors in setting the strategic vision for the organization.