George Newby, DrPH, Secretary

Mr. Newby is a health care administrator with more than 30 years of experience in several of the nation's leading health systems and community health centers. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Master's in Public Health (health administration) from Yale University.  He holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from the Arnold School of Public Health of the University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Mr. Newby has been civically active wherever he has lived, (Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago and Milwaukee), and has a sincere belief in community development initiatives, particularly as it pertains to health and human services. He is an alumnus of Leadership Spartanburg, a Richard Riley Fellow of the Diversity Leadership Academy of Furman University, a Trustee Board member of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Spartanburg and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter in Greenville, SC.

He is married to the former Ms. Bonita Carol Perkins of Greensboro, North Carolina and they have two sons, Jonathan Alan of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Joshua Michael of Spartanburg. Mr. Newby is a self-admitted, epicure, and oenophile, and loves all sports.

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