COLUMBIA, SC – Welvista announces that William “Bo” McMillan has been appointed as Welvista’s new Chairman to lead its 15-person Board of Directors. McMillan succeeds Brian Blackwelder, who will continue to serve on the board after retiring as the acting Chairman for the past two years.
Bo McMillan is the President and CEO of Kar Kleen Wash Systems and brings a wealth of management and business development experience to the role. As Mayor of the City of Mullins for 8 years, McMillan excelled in community development and improved local business capacity through the expansion of the city’s public services and the renovation of its public spaces.
“Bo’s long history of leadership, combined with his dedication to public service, makes him an excellent person for this role. I look forward to working with Bo to advance the mission of Welvista and to address the healthcare gaps facing our state’s most vulnerable residents.” said Juanita Wright, Welvista CEO. “His commitment to our vision will strengthen Welvista as we work together so that no person has to choose between food or their medicine, and no child goes without essential dental care.”
“I am deeply honored to have been appointed as Welvista’s new Chairman of the Board,” said McMillan. “Welvista is uniquely qualified to help thousands of underserved people in our state live, longer healthier lives. I look forward to working closely with Juanita and our dedicated Board to leverage a network of partners who – along with our team – share a deep desire to bring hope and wellness to the uninsured in South Carolina.”
McMillian is a life-long resident of Mullins, SC. He attended Liberty University for Business and received a Real Estate Certification from Horry Georgetown Technical College. McMillan has chaired or served on multiple boards, including the Municipal Association of South Carolina, the South Carolina Association of Mayors, the Pee Dee Regional Airport Authority, American Red Cross Pee Dee Chapter, National Advisory Board - USC Department of Retailing, Welvista among others. He is the past president of the Marion-Mullins Rotary club and honorably served in the South Carolina National Guard.
Welvista is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advances the health and wellness of uninsured and underserved residents in South Carolina. Founded in 1991, Welvista provides free life-saving medications to uninsured residents living with chronic illness and essential dental services to underserved children in the state’s most rural areas. To learn more about Welvista or to donate, call 803-933-9183 or visit www.welvista.org. Follow Welvista on Facebook at www.facebook.com/welvista or on Instagram at @welvistasc.
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