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)

Lily Anderson

Development Associate

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County

Selena Anderson

Director, Human Resources

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

Chris Barrett

Executive Director

Huguenot Society of SC

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Barbara Black


Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Ellen Blake

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Becca Bosch

Program Sustainability AmeriCorps VISTA

NAMI Greenville

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Jill Bramblett

Executive Director

McLeod Health Foundation

Cleo Brown

Founder, Speaker, Author

History Matters Institute

Ernest Brown


North Central Family Medicine

Mary Butz

Administration & Office Coordinator

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

Anita Case

Executive Director

Affinity Health Center

Jessie Chapman

Director of Development

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

M Craig


Pee Dee News Network

Oakley Dickson


Youth Corps

Sarah Eliasoph

Executive Director

NAMI Lowcountry

Winn Fitzgerald

Executive Vice President

Lions Vision Services

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Betty Gardiner

Director of Grantmaking and Development

South Carolina First Steps

Sherry Gilliam

Executive Director

Charleston County First Steps

Vivian Glover

Director of Community Arts and Development

Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center

Cynthia Haddad

Director of Outreach and Community Affairs

SC Commission for Minority Affairs

Andy Hall


AID Upstate

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Charmian Hedrick

Director of Operations

Child Abuse Prevention Association

Dodi Hodges

Executive Director

Palmetto Literacy Council

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Wayne Jackson

Executive Director

Mercy Medicine Free Clinic

Tabitha James

Strategic Developer

Rural Area Leadership Initiative-Dillon County

Erika Kirby

Executive Director

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation

Jaclyn Kohlhepp

CEO, JTK Consulting LLC

JTK Consulting LLC

Lenora Lefew

Volunteer and Development Coordinator

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Renee Linyard-Gary

Director of Health

Trident United Way

Andrea Loney

Executive Director

SC Legal Services

Terri Lottchea

Operations Manger

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Kati McArdle

Grants Manager

Coastal Conservation League

Cecilia Meggs

Executive Director

Lighthouse Ministries

Dennis Muhammad

Family and Community Engagement Officer

Charleston County School District

Donna Ortega

Founder and Owner


Emily Parrish

Executive Director

Children's Attention Home

Norvell Pettus

Sr. Philanthropy Coordinator

Dominion Energy

Glen Plumley

Dir. of Clinical and Ed. Services

Compass of Carolina

Jeremy Price

Director of Financial Stability

United Way of Pickens County

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Barbara Rackes


SC Women in Leadership

Filippo Ravalico

Director of Operations

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Megan Reilly

Development Director

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Jennifer Robinson

Executive Director

Empowered to Heal

Madie A. Robinson

Executive Director

Pee Dee Healthy Start Inc

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Kevin Russell

Interim President

United Way of Florence County

Geales Sands

Executive Director

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Spencer Scott

Executive Director

Florence County First Steps

Sally Sherrin

Executive Director

Lancaster County Council on Aging

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Dayle Stewart

Community Engagement Director

Rebuild Upstate

Pam Toney

Executive Direcotor

Bluffton Jasper Volunteers in Medicine

Lora Tucker


Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

JoAnn Turnquist

Retired April 2024

Central Carolina Community Foundation

Ann Warner

Interim CEO, International Center for Research on Women

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN)

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Belle Zeigler

Executive Director

Eastern Carolina Community Foundation

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