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Board of Commissioners

The AHA Board of Commissioners meet on the 3rd Monday Monthly - 5 PM - Main Office - 508 Haigler Street, Abbeville, SC 29620.

Margaret S. Harrison
Board Chairman (Re-Elected 10/24/2022)
Term Start Date: 08/13/2013 
Term End Date: 03/08/2026
Occupation: Restaurant Entrepreneur (Retired)

Community Involvement: Member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - Prepares meals for the communities' sick, shut-in, bereaved, and homeless.

Sylvia Killingsworth Rice
Vice Chairman (Elected 10/24/2022)
Term Start Date: 11/12/2019
Term End Date: 11/12/2024
Occupation: Special Education Instructional Assistant (High School)

Community Involvement: Member, Youth Choir Director, and Musician of Saint James AME Church, Tax Preparer/Advisor, Piano Instructor, Academic Tutor, Notary Public, and Community Food Bank Volunteer in the Delivery of Holiday Meals.

Ethelene Belcher
Term Start Date: 01/10/2022
Term End Date: 01/10/2027
Occupation: Sage Automotive (Retired)

Community Involvement: Involved in helping with projects for the community of the Housing Authority

Janie S. Aiken
Term Start Date: 10/13/2021
Term End Date: 11/13/2023
Occupation: TMD Assistant GWD50

Community Involvement: Former member of the Abbeville County Planning Commission, Mission Work on several auxiliaries and boards for Saint James AME Church, Officer for the Episcopal Missionary Society.

Malissa Lee
Term Start Date: 08/10/2022
Term End Date: 03/08/2026
Occupation: Greenwood County Library Circulation Department Supervisor

Community Involvement: Member of McAllister Chapel Holiness Church; Serve on the Pastor Aide Board, Usher Board, and formerly was a Young Adult Sunday School teacher.

Susan Sherard
Term Start Date: 10/13/2021
Term End Date: 11/13/2023
Occupation: Banking

Community Involvement: Abbeville Friends of Freedom Volunteer and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee Volunteer.

Oirraka Jackson
Term Start Date: 03/11/2020
Term End Date: 03/11/2025
Occupation: Has served on numerous boards

Community Involvement: Mother of three children, Graduate of Abbeville High School, has served on numerous boards.