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Cooperative Health Board of Directors

  • Michael Hawkins, Chair
  • Ashley Myers Jackson, Vice Chair
  • Gregory Torrales, Treasurer
  • Bernice Roberts Kennedy, Secretary
  • Craig Currey
  • Deborah DePaoli
  • Generett Dingle
  • Julia Cook Easterlin
  • Elaine Eskew
  • Hasan Ross-El
  • Dean Slade
  • Julie Smithwick
  • Glenn Stalions


Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center Recognizes Outgoing Board Chair Paulette Kindler

Columbia, SC- Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center recognized veteran Board of Directors member and outgoing Chair, Paulette Kindler on her many years of service to the organization.

Ms. Kindler has been a longtime supporter of Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center (ECCHC) as staff member, patient, and board member.  During Ms. Kindler’s tenure on the Board of Directors, the health center has grown to serve over 58,000 patients.

“Ms. Kindler has generously given so much of her time to our health center,” said Delgado Cantave, ECCHC President and CEO. “Through her leadership, she has passionately advocated on behalf of our patients and contributed to the success of Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers.  On behalf of the patients, staff, and board members of ECCHC, we express our heartfelt gratitude to Ms. Kindler for her tireless and passionate dedication to our mission.”

Founded in 1981, ECCHC is a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive, high quality, community-based, primary healthcare services to over 58,000 patients throughout the Midlands of South Carolina. ECCHC is located throughout medically underserved areas in Richland, Lexington, Fairfield, and Newberry counties.  As a Patient Centered Medical Home, ECCHC offers comprehensive services including: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral medicine, dental, pharmacy, and podiatry. ECCHC is the largest community health center in the state. Employing more than 400 people, including over 50 Medical Providers, ECCHC is a solid economic engine in the communities it serves with a total economic impact of over $49 million annually. For more information, visit

Eau Claire Cooperative Health Center’s mission is to provide accessible high quality compassionate health care in the spirit of The Good Samaritan.