Ashley Barnes,MBA, PhD, Vice Chair

Ashley L. Barnes, PhD is the Chief Executive Officer of Low Country Health Care System, Inc., a federally qualified community health center with medical offices across Allendale and Barnwell Counties.  Dr. Barnes has a baccalaureate degree from North Greenville University in Greenville, SC and a Master in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.  She was conferred with a PhD in Health Policy and Management at the University of South Carolina's Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health.  Dr. Barnes has more than nine years of experience with federal grant programs including Ryan White and 330 FQHC programs.  Dr. Barnes has been employed by Low Country Health Care System, Inc. since 2003. Prior to being named CEO, she served as both the chief information officer and chief financial officer for the organization.

Ms. Barnes is a native of Fairfax, SC and currently resides in Ehrhardt, SC.  Ms. Barnes is married to Joshua O. Barnes and has three children, Rileigh Anne, Joshua Oliver, and William Michael.  

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