About the Board of Managers
MyHealth First Network is led by a 12-member Board of Managers who provides leadership and oversight for the network. The board is comprised of nine physicians, one Medicare beneficiary and two administrative professionals.
The network is also governed by a number of committees whose focus is on improving and standardizing care, network development, distribution of shared savings, and information technology adoption and efficiency.
J. Drew Goldsmith, MD
Vincent Green, MD
George Haddad, MD
Greg Mappin, MD
S. T. Peden
James Pfeiffer (Vice Chair)
Greg Rusnak (Secretary)
Conrad Shuler, MD
Angelo Sinopoli, MD (Chair)
Joanne Skaggs, MD
Patrick Springhart, MD
Donald Wiper, III, MD
Dr. J. Drew Goldsmith is a Pediatric and Internal Medicine physician with GHS Heritage Pediatrics & Internal Medicine-Wren.
Dr. Goldsmith completed his bachelor of science degree in biology, exercise science, and pharmacology in 2003 from the University of Georgia. He completed his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2008 and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. He completed his residency in the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at Greenville Health System, where he served as chief resident. He is board certified in both Pediatrics and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Vincent Green is a family medicine physician with Laurens Family Medicine and medical director of Laurens County Medical Campus. Prior to this role, Dr. Green served as chief of the department of medicine and medical director of case management at Laurens County Memorial Hospital.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Green received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the West Jersey Family Practice Residency Program at Virtua Health and later served as a faculty member of the program. Dr. Green has been in practice for 16 years. His special interests include geriatrics, preventive health, sports medicine and pediatrics.
Dr. George Haddad serves as vice chairman of pediatric clinical services at Greenville Health System. Prior to this role, Dr. Haddad was in private practice as a general pediatrician in Spartanburg.
Dr. Haddad completed his medical degree, internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he served as co-chief resident from 1996 to 1997. He recently completed a course, “Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers,” at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Greg Mappin is vice president and chief medical officer of Self Regional Healthcare. He is also a general thoracic surgeon.
Dr. Mappin received both his undergraduate and medical degree from Duke University and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1985 through 1992 and received his fellowship training in general thoracic surgery at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. In 1993, Dr. Mappin left Wright Patterson Air Force Base Regional Hospital and moved to Greenwood where he entered private practice in general and thoracic surgery. In 2005, he completed a MBA program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
In private practice, Dr. Mappin has served as managing partner of a multi-specialty surgical practice, medical staff president, and as a member of Self Regional Healthcare’s Board of Trustees. In 2006, he became vice president of medical affairs for Self Regional Healthcare and continues a limited practice in thoracic surgery. He is a member of the Greenwood Rotary Club and the Hospice Care of the Piedmont Board of Directors. He is also a national examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
S.T. Peden is president of the Minority Economic Development Institute, Inc. (MEDII), a non-profit organization founded in 2007. He retired in 2003 from GE after dedicating more than 34 years of service to the company. Over the years, he worked in hourly relations, professional relations and, after 1999, in supplier diversity for the Power Systems Division, in charge of developing a program to recruit minority and women-owned businesses to work directly with GE. Peden is a fierce champion for the underdog and an activist for people who have been “left out” of opportunities. He was born and raised in Greenville and attended South Carolina State University where he earned a degree in business administration.
From Peden’s experience in the military, at GE and in contracting companies for minority and diversity issues, he learned what he had to do, which was to find a way to bring small, minority and women-owned businesses in contact with one another to help them implement a sound infrastructure and find and secure real business opportunities in the Greenville community. To date, MEDII’s focus has revolved mostly around the construction industry, and they have helped many minorities secure lucrative contracts with some of the area’s largest development projects.
James Pfeiffer is president and chief executive officer of Self Regional Healthcare. Prior to that, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer with Morton Plant Mease Healthcare in Tampa, Florida, from 2005 to 2008, and as president and chief executive officer from 2000 to 2005. Under his leadership, Morton Plant Mease Healthcare received numerous awards, including the prestigious Top 100 Hospitals Overall, and became the first hospital in Florida to earn Magnet status for nursing.
Pfeiffer holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in business administration from Florida State University. He began his career in health care as a registered medical technologist. Pfeiffer also worked in the field of healthcare finance with Ernst and Young prior to entering hospital administration.
Greg Rusnak is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Greenville Health System. Rusnak is responsible for the operation of the health system’s seven medical campuses, which include a 746-bed academic medical center, five satellite acute care hospitals, a long-term acute care hospital, psychiatric hospital and comprehensive rehabilitation hospital. He is also responsible for a 773-member employed multi-specialty physician group, nursing and patient care services, as well as several corporate support departments including human resources, campus and facility development, and information services.
Prior to joining GHS in 1996, Rusnak held senior level positions with Sutter Health in Northern California and served as a hospital administrator at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Rusnak is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the South Carolina Hospital Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Conrad Shuler is chief medical officer of Oconee Medical Center. Dr. Shuler has practiced family medicine in Seneca for 28 years as a partner with Seneca Medical Associates. He also serves as a faculty member for Seneca Lakes Family Practice Residency. Prior to becoming chief medical officer, Dr. Shuler served in various leadership positions with Oconee Medical Center, including department chair of family medicine and chief of staff.
Dr. Shuler received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his family medicine residency at Greenville Health System. Dr. Shuler is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice.
Dr. Angelo Sinopoli serves as vice president of clinical integration and chief medical officer of Greenville Health System. Prior to this role, Dr. Sinopoli served as chair of GHS’ medicine department from 2002 to 2013, overseeing approximately 221 physicians in various practices, including medicine faculty and specialists system-wide, 40 hospitalists and the medicine residency program.
In his current role, Dr. Sinopoli is responsible for leading the development and implementation of healthcare delivery initiatives involving clinical integration, with particular emphasis on outcomes to include quality, access, efficiency and related physician alignment necessary for GHS to function as a highly integrated delivery system. His clinical integration role also includes leadership of all GHS services across the care continuum from the patient home to post-acute services, including a strong focus on care coordination/management and development of programs that enable population health. As the CMO, Dr. Sinopoli leads all clinical and physician operations throughout the system overseeing 735 providers at GHS.
Dr. Sinopoli is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies, has authored numerous abstracts and journal articles, and presented at multiple conferences. He holds a professorship position at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and has earned several teaching awards.
Dr. Joanne Skaggs is an Internal Medicine physician with GHS Pediatrics & Internal Medicine. She also serves as clerkship director of internal medicine with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and as faculty for Greenville Health System’s internal medicine residency program.
Dr. Skaggs received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Greenville Health System. While a resident, she received the Intern of the Year Award in 2007, Resident of the Year Award in 2010, and served as chief resident during the 2009-2010 academic year.
Dr. Patrick Springhart is an urologist with Regional Urology and chair of Greenville Health System’s division of urology. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.
Dr. Springhart received his medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. While in medical school, he represented WSU at the state and national level in the American Medical Association. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency training, during which time Dr. Springhart was nominated for and received the John D. Silber Award for clinical acumen and bedside manner amongst his peers in a nine-state area. Thereafter, he spent two years at Duke University Medical Center for a robotic/laparoscopic and endourologic fellowship, wherein he helped to develop the robotic surgery program.
Dr. Springhart has published extensively in the urologic literature. He has authored and co-authored more than a dozen publications and has been involved with the writing, publication, and presentation of more than 50 abstracts at local, national and international conventions. He has been an invited speaker on the national and international level regarding robotic prostatectomy. Additionally, he has written several book chapters and created videos on advanced surgical techniques for his peers.
Dr. Donald Wiper, III, is Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenville Health System and Medical Director of the GHS Women’s Hospital. In this role, Dr. Wiper is responsible for all academic, medical staff and physician clinical affairs for inpatient and outpatient obstetrics and gynecology.
Prior to this role, Dr. Wiper worked at Maine Medical Center, where he functioned as OBGYN Residency Program Director, Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Medical Director of the obstetrics and gynecology practice. While there, he served on the Women and Infant’s Hospital Planning Committee as well as several committees devoted to surgical services and medical education strategic planning. He has garnered many awards for academic achievement and teaching.
Dr. Wiper received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed his residency at the University Hospital of Cleveland. He then completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Wiper is board certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. He is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.