John J. Garrison Joins Healthy Learners Board Of Trustees

COLUMBIA –Healthy Learners – Healthy Learners announces the addition of John J. Garrison to the Healthy Learners Board of Trustees.

Healthy Learners is a faith-based non-profit that connects children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school. The organization addresses poverty at its root, so that future generations can lift themselves, and their communities, to a better life.

As Healthy Learners sharpens their focus on more efficient ways to provide access to health care for children who are in need and without resources in the state of South Carolina, they welcome the addition of an outstanding new board member. “The Healthy Learners Board members provide tremendous benefits to the board and organization as a whole. We are truly grateful to them for their willingness to help us strengthen our ability to further the mission and vision of Healthy Learners, while increasing our impact in health-related services to children,” said Jo Pauling-Jones, executive director of Healthy Learners.  “John’s experience in the SC State Senate, SC Judicial Department and Compliance background will be invaluable to Healthy Learners. We are very pleased to have John join our board and look forward to his contributions.”

John Garrison was named Chief Compliance Officer for Unum Group in May 2015. Prior to that he was Colonial Life’s General Counsel and a part of Colonial Life’s Sr. Management team.  Prior to joining Colonial Life in 1992, he served the S.C. State Senate as director of research and attorney to the Banking and Insurance Committee and as staff counsel in the Office of Senate Research. He also worked in private practice and served as a circuit court law clerk.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Francis Marion University and his Juris Doctorate from the University Of South Carolina School Of Law. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina (1987), the United States District Court for South Carolina, the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has also served as adjunct professor of insurance for the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.

About Healthy Learners

Healthy Learners was founded in 1992 based on the belief that children learn better when they are healthy.  A ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Health System, Healthy Learners has five programs that serve 149 schools across eleven South Carolina school districts.  The counties served are Allendale, Dillon, Georgetown, Greenwood, Lexington and Richland.  For more information, see

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