Integrating Health Promotion into a Community’s Core Values: From Idea to Action

Panel Discussion

Sheila Strand Integrating Health Promotion Panel

Moderator: Sheila Strand

Executive Director, Memory Matters

Jeremy Clark, MBA

Market CEO, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare

John McCann

Mayor, Town of Hilton Head Island

Bill Miles

President & CEO, Hilton Head Isand-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

Alan Wolff

COO, SERG Restaurant Group


How do you take an idea…making Hilton Head Island a globally-recognized “healthy community”…and make it a reality? First, you engage all of the stakeholders: the Town, the Chamber, local Healthcare providers, the grocery and restaurant establish, and the entire Island community, to understand the vision; buy-in to the vision; and take action to make the vision a reality. This session will outline how Hilton Head built a reputation for health, wellness, and fitness, and is now acting to build a “Healthy Hilton Head” brand by focusing on a five year plan, with the first year focused on Nutrition. By bringing together all stakeholders, this interactive panel discussion will share how the idea germinated, how all stakeholders were energized, and the action that is being taken in a united front to make Healthy Hilton Head a reality.


Presenter Bio(s):

Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark is Market CEO for Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is the former CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Memphis, Tennessee, and served as Vice President Chief of Staff at Tenet Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Jeremy is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Palmetto Heart Walk benefiting the American Heart Association. Clark received a bachelor’s degree in biology and history and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.


Mayor John McCann
John J. McCann a native of Brooklyn, New York, graduate from Thomas A. Edison State University, and
former Chairman/CEO from Bridge Trading. Prior to his election as Mayor of the Town of Hilton Head, the Mayor served on the Hilton Head Town Council member and was Chairman of the Finance and
Administrative Committee. He is the past President of Port Royal Plantation and Chairman of the
Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation.


Bill Miles
Bill Miles has served the Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years. In addition to being the President and CEO, he is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Heritage Classic Foundation; Past Tournament Chair, RBC Heritage Golf Tournament; Past Chairman & Trustee of the Hilton Head Hospital Board of Governors; and Past Member, Board of Directors, S.C. Chamber of Commerce.


Jeremy Clark
Jeremy Clark is Market CEO for Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, is the former CEO of Saint Francis
Hospital-Bartlett in Memphis, Tennessee, and served as Vice President Chief of Staff at Tenet
Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Jeremy is a member of the Board of Directors for the Hilton Head
Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Palmetto Heart Walk
benefiting the American Heart Association. Clark received a bachelor’s degree in biology and history and
a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University


Sheila Strand
Sheila Strand most recently served as Executive Director of the 22-year-old non-profit Memory Matters on Hilton Head Island. She also was an executive at community-service organizations in Kansas City, Houston, and Washington, DC. Sheila’s national, regional, and local non-profit management experience includes strategic planning, organizational growth strategy, business development, branding, and marketing. Strand holds a master’s degree in communication from The Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Drake University.