Coalition Team

Wholespire Richland County is a collaboration of partners working to make Richland County a healthier place to live, work, learn, pray and play. We are a network of individuals and organizations representing public health, health care, education, government, social work, and many other professionals who have a passion for making our community more equitable and ensuring all community members have access to healthy choices.

Monthly Meetings
First Thursdays of Each Month
10:00 a.m.

Leadership Team

The role of the Leadership Team (Chair/ Co-chair) is to act on behalf of Wholespire Richland County and actively pursue its purposes. This team will review and oversee the progress of the Community Action Plan and make revisions as needed.

Coalition Chair/ Co-Chair:  Coalition chairperson(s) is responsible for assisting in the oversight and management of coalition operations, including: coalition meetings and communication; community engagement; fiscal decision-making; strategic plan development, implementation and evaluation.

Robin N. Cooper, MPH

Robin N. Cooper, MPH

Chapter Chair

Health Educator
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control

Active Chapter Members

Rhonda Marshall, Richland County Library

TQ Davis, Prisma Health- Accountable Communities

Wanda Austin, City of Columbia 

Punam Patel, MUSC Health

Kimberly Humphrey, Richland County Government

Ashley Page Bookhart, University of South Carolina

Mary Wilson, University of South Carolina

Seth Shelby, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Crystal Kirkland, American Heart Association

Alfonso Franco, American Heart Association

Lisa Curtis, Richland County School District 1

Christanny Bryant, Prisma Health

Regina Brown, Prisma Health

Addie Bors, First Choice by Select Health of SC

Lee Patterson, Richland County Library

Leigh DeForth, City of Columbia 

Ben Sease, US Department of Education

Kelly & Dave Strum, Koinonia of Columbia

Kimberly South, Prisma Health

Carla Nowick, Prisma Health

Sydney Phillips, Prisma Health

Bonita Clemmons, Diane’s Call

Michael Frank, Clear Dot Charter School Columbia

Barton Walrath, BPAC Walk Bike Columbia

Diane Betz, City of Columbia

Charlton Burns, Richland County GCS


Interested in joining our chapter?

We’re always welcoming new members who are passionate about health equity and increasing access to healthy choices to improve health outcomes. Email us today!