Removing Our Blinders: A White CEO's Personal Journey After George Floyd

Thursday, November 5, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

Join Carl Humphries, CEO of HopeHealth and a member of the Together SC Board of Directors, to discuss his personal journey as a white CEO in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man.

Immediately following this horrific incident, Carl reached out to his colleagues of color for insight. Many employees responded.

Here are three resources recommended by his team to help Carl better understand racial inequality:

Carl will share how these resources have increased his understanding of the inequities. Please watch and read before hand if you can. 

In addition, HopeHealth team members Alan Barrett, Tamala Dixon, and Fred Williams, will join Carl to discuss their perspectives on these resources and why they recommended them.

The session will conclude by considering HopeHealth’s approach for moving the organization forward.

You will leave this conversation with answers to the following:

  • What did I struggle with most when considering today’s topic? Why?
  • How can I apply today’s topic to me, my organization and my community?
  • What will I do differently as a result of today’s topic?
  • How did today’s topic help me better understand racism and white privilege?

Sponsored by:

Duke Energy - Wikipedia 

Greenville, SC - Official Website

Attendees (137)

Andrea Loney

Executive Director

SC Legal Services

Andy Hall


AID Upstate

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Ann Warner


Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)

Barbara Black


Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

Becca Bosch

Program Sustainability AmeriCorps VISTA

NAMI Greenville

Belle Zeigler

Executive Director

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Catherine Schumacher

President / CEO

Public Education Partners

Cecilia Meggs

Executive Director

Lighthouse Ministries

Charmian Hedrick

Director of Operations

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Chris Barrett

Executive Director

Huguenot Society of SC

Cleo Brown

Founder, Speaker, Author

History Matters Institute

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

Cynthia Haddad

Community Based Program Services

SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Dayle Stewart

Community Engagement Director

Rebuild Upstate

Dennis Muhammad

Family and Community Engagement Officer

Charleston County School District

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Donna Ortega

Founder and Owner


Ellen Blake

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

Lowcountry Land Trust

Emily Parrish

Executive Director

Children's Attention Home

Erika Kirby

Executive Director

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Ernest Brown


North Central Family Medicine

Filippo Ravalico

Director of Operations

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Geales Sands

Executive Director

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Glen Plumley

Interim CEO / Dir. of Clinical and Ed. Services

Compass of Carolina

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

CEO, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Jennifer Robinson

Executive Director

Empowered to Heal

Jeremy Price

Director of Financial Stability

United Way of Pickens County

Jessie Chapman

Director of Development

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Jill Bramblett

Executive Director

McLeod Health Foundation

JoAnn Turnquist


Central Carolina Community Foundation

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Kevin Russell

Interim President

United Way of Florence County

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Lenora Lefew

Volunteer and Development Coordinator

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Lily Anderson

Development Associate

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Lora Tucker


Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

M Craig


Pee Dee News Network

Madie A. Robinson

Executive Director

Pee Dee Healthy Start Inc

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Mary Butz

Administration & Office Coordinator

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Megan Reilly

Development Director

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Norvell Pettus

Community Relations Specialist

Dominion Energy

Oakley Dickson

Executive Director

Youth Corps

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Pam Toney

Executive Direcotor

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

Quinn Hayes

Director of Women in Philanthropy

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Renee Linyard-Gary

Director of Health

Trident United Way

Sally Sherrin

Executive Director

Lancaster County Council on Aging

Sarah Eliasoph

Executive Director

NAMI Lowcountry

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps

Spencer Scott

Executive Director

Florence County First Steps

Tabitha James

Strategic Developer

Rural Area Leadership Initiative-Dillon County

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Vivian Glover

Director of Community Arts and Development

Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center

Wayne Jackson

Executive Director

Mercy Medicine Free Clinic

Winn Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President

Lions Vision Services

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

63 Other Registered Attendees

Presented by:

Family Doctors, Primary Care Providers, Pediatricians - HopeHealth

Carl Humphries,

CEO, HopeHealth

Together SC Board Member

Frederick Williams, MSW

Population Health Manager


Alan Barrett, MSPAS

Physician Assistant


Tamala Dixon, BS

Practice Administrator


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