The Greenville County legislative delegation has appointed three people to the Greenville Health System board of trustees: representing House Districts 27, 28, the Rev. Sean Dogan; representing House Districts 23, 25, Leah Garrett (seat previously held by Dogan), and representing House Districts 16, 21, 25, Peter Waldschmidt.

The delegation chose to carry over the vote on the At-Large nominees: Scot Baddley, Mike Ellison and Mike Smith. Those seats will remain vacant for now. The next meeting of the delegation is Nov. 21.

Dogan is senior pastor at Long Branch Baptist Church, where he has served for nearly 40 years.

Dogan has initiated many community programs, including a partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank to provide service to 75 families in the Sullivan community; a monthly farmer’s market that has developed into a mobile food market; scholarship programs and business grant opportunities; and a job readiness program for the church and community.

Also, Dogan serves on a number of boards, including the United Way, S.H.A.R.E., Greenville Forward and Senior Action.

Leah Garrett is a seasoned community volunteer, who is treasurer of the Greenville Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Garrett also is a life-long member of the NAACP and a sustaining member of the Junior League. Additionally, Garrett is an active member in Greenville Women Giving, the United Way of Greenville County’s Palmetto Society and the Greenville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Peter Waldschmidt is CEO of Gnoso Inc., a software product design and development company, and co-founder of Exponent Labs LLC, a company focused on providing individuals and businesses with the ability to make informed, real-time decisions using data.

Waldschmidt has served on the boards of NEXT High School, Greenville Local Development Corporation, Bob Jones University Science & Engineering Endowment, Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Upstate Angel Network.

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