Expertise: Advocacy and Public Policy
Rozalynn Goodwin is vice president for community engagement for the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). Passionate about improving the well-being of populations through health and human services, Rozalynn serves as the primary link with many private and public sector stakeholders, including policy-makers, community and advocacy groups, insurers and employers. She oversees her brainchild Working Well, SCHA’s multi-sector, comprehensive worksite wellness initiative impacting the health of more than 100,000 employees statewide. Rozalynn is an active orator, having addressed more than 300 boards, chambers, civic organizations, professional associations and media audiences about the Affordable Care Act since its passage.
Prior to joining SCHA, Rozalynn worked in strategic planning and business development with Palmetto Health and in health and human services policy research in the Office of Governor Jim Hodges.
Rozalynn’s rural South Carolina upbringing fuels her zeal for quality, accessible health care for all. A native of Mt. Carmel, SC, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Lander University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of Leadership Columbia, and serves on the boards of United Way of the Midlands, Life Point and Right Direction Church International. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Rozalynn is a recipient of the James E. Clyburn Community Award for Health Care Leadership from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been recognized as a rising business leader in The State Newspaper’s annual “20 under 40” feature. She is the creator of the blog SpitUpOnMyBlazer.com and invented with her daughter the GaBBY Double-Face Double-Snap girls’ hair barrette.
Rozalynn, her husband, Mike, daughter and son live in Columbia, SC.
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