Board of Directors


Sister Dorothy Brogan, CBS, President

Sister Dorothy is a Bon Secours Sister, retired nurse, and presently serves as Chaplain at St Francis Cancer Center.





Michael E. Munafo, Chair

Mike is a retired CPA who serves on the St. Francis Foundation board because it allows him to participate in the healing ministry of Christ.





Joseph F. Sullivan, Hospital Board Liason

Joe is employed as an Insurance Advisor at KeenanSuggs Insurance. He believes in competition, including healthcare, because it makes us all better. His four grandchildren were born at Bon Secours St. Francis.




Todd W. Baldree

Todd is a successful entrepreneur in the multifamily real estate industry and sits on several boards within that industry in addition to the St. Francis Foundation Board. He is passionate about helping all types of organizations to grow and maximize potential and has a special affinity toward the mission that Bon Secours St. Francis is delivering in the Upstate.


Dr. Tom Baumgarten

Dr. Tom Baumgarten is an orthopedic surgeon with Piedmont Orthopaedics Associates.  He is the Team Physician for Furman University, Director of St. Francis Sports Medicine, Physician Dyad Leader for the Bon Secours Medical Group and President of Piedmont Orthopaedic Associates.




David L. Beard






J. Barry Bishop, MD

Dr. Bishop joined the Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Staff in 1979 and has served as past president of the medical staff and has a practice in plastic and reconstructive surgery for the past 37 years. The Foundation is a way for him to pay back to a hospital that has been so supportive to him over many years. Watching it grow and providing care for so many has been very satisfying for him, making him grateful to be a part of such an organization.


Gary L. Daniels, Jr.

Gary is a native Greenvillian and 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina. He and his wife Catherine have three boys. Gary loves serving his community through various organizations including Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, The South Carolina Children’s Theatre and The Upcountry History Museum. The opportunity to support the Mission of Bon Secours Health System to “Bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need®, especially those who are poor and dying” inspires me.


Pamela Evette

Pamela Evette is the President and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, Inc. (QBS) headquartered in Travelers Rest, SC. Pamela is honored to join the St. Francis organization as they faithfully minister and serve those in our community.



Dr. Alex Garvey, Ph.D.

Dr. Garvey joined Bon Secours St. Francis in March of 2016 as Senior Vice President of Mission. He received his Ph.D. in Healthcare Ethics. His motto, “We are God’s people, Helping God’s work” is lived daily within the halls of St. Francis and the community. Alex was born in Cork, Ireland (one of our sister Bon Secours hospitals) and still speaks Gaelic as a second language.


Fred Gilmer III

Fred Gilmer has served as an Executive Vice President and the senior lending officer of Southern First Bank since 1999. He has over 28 years of banking experience. Fred is a 1986 graduate of Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in management and continues to be actively involved with Clemson University as a current officer with the All In Foundation. He currently serves on the Bon Secours St. Francis Foundation, is the current chair of the finance committee at Buncombe Street Methodist Church, and serves with the American Heart Association.



Kathy B. Higgins

Kathy is involved in her family's real estate business and also works with many Greenville area non-profits. As a board member of the St. Francis Foundation, she has seen how compassionate, excellent health care impacts our community. In her words, "Bon Secours St. Francis helps make Greenville a great place to live."



Paula Kavolus

Paula is co-owner of 9 Sons Rising Distributing, Inc. She finds it a privilege to be a part of the St. Francis Foundation Board. The dedication and commitment to the community is inspiring and she is honored to be part of such a motivated group.



Barry J. Lynch



R. Craig McCoy

Craig is the Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. "I believe very strongly in the mission of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and support the Foundation because it is a way I can directly impact the mission in a personal financial manner and not just time and labor."




Michael D. McNicholas

Mike is President of Carolina Holdings, Inc., a commercial real estate development, brokerage, and consulting firm. He is involved with Bon Secours St. Francis due to the mission of serving the needs of others in the context of Christ's love for others.



Sidney Mitchell, Jr.

Sidney is an attorney with Mitchell Ramseur, LLC. As a native of Greenville, he has observed the people of Bon Secours St. Francis truly carry out the mission of serving the needs of our community. He is married to Katie and they have (3) active daughters. He is honored to participate and support the Foundation.




Robert Nachman

Bob is a long time resident of Greenville. He is a Managing Director of Nachman Norwood & Parrott, local wealth management consultants for high net worth families. He is married to his wife Christie and has two daughters. Bob is a strong believer in supporting our community and feels that Bon Secours St. Francis is a valuable institution providing great benefits to the Greenville area.



Steve M. Newman, MD

Dr. Newman is a practicing family physician with Poinsett Family Practice. In addition, he serves as a Dyad Physician Lead, as well as the Department Chairman for Family Medicine at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. Dr. Newman supports the St. Francis Foundation as a means to tangibly support the values and mission of the Bon Secours Health System to care for the poor, dying, and less fortunate in our community.



Elizabeth Nuckolls

Beth is a housewife and mother of three children. She is a community volunteer and enjoys supporting the St. Francis Foundation because the health system is inspired by Christian philosophy and values. It is also a caring institution that provides top quality healthcare for everyone it serves.



Sally Russell

Sally has found it a privilege to have been associated with the St. Francis Foundation for the past ten years, observing the many accomplishments through the work of the foundation. Bon Secours St. Francis ministers both physically and spiritually to its patients, as well as reaching out to the community at large to form partnerships that result in the improvement of circumstances for so many.



Caroline K. Schmitt

Caroline is a community volunteer and supports Bon Secours St. Francis because her family has had a relationship with the hospital since the 1960's. Bon Secours St. Francis has helped many people that she loves and knows, and she is deeply grateful for the physical and spiritual care given to them.




Russell H. Stall

Russell is recently retired from and was the founder of Greenville Forward, the organization charged with shepherding and facilitating Vision 2025, Greenville's bold vision for the future. Russell is also organizer for TEDxGreenville and facilitator of Leadership Greenville. He continues to be an active leader and volunteer in the community.



Kirk L. Stone

Kirk is President of Minority Sales Corporation, a sales agency representing a group of minority and women owned businesses. He supports Bon Secours St. Francis because he has seen firsthand its great contribution to healthcare in Greenville.




John B. Wood, Jr.

John has been a banker in Greenville for the past 32 years and is presently Senior Vice President of GrandSouth Bank. In his job, he has developed solid, long term friendships and relationships with clients and associates. His team marches in lockstep, much like Bon Secours St. Francis, to deliver the highest customer care available.