South carolina

southeast diabetes Faith Initiative

SDFI South Carolina

The Balm In Gilead serves seven counties throughout South Carolina: Greenwood, Laurens, Pickens, Greenville, Rock Hill, Sumpter and Aiken Counties.

South Carolina Team

State Manager
Deborah Dunbar
Phone:(803) 722-8894

Program Coordinator
Denise Raymond
Phone: (803) 543-7929

Lifestyle Coaches

  • Ernestine Logan (Greenwood/Laurens)
  • Allyson Prease (Pickens/Greenville)
  • Stacy McKnight (Rock Hill)
  • Evelyn Perry (Aiken)      

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Weekly Class Locations


Evelyn Perry, LSC
Cumberland AME Church
Rev. Dr. Alvin Larke, Pastor
111 Kershaw St.
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 648-5406

Rural Health Services
Clyburn Center
1000 Clyburn Place
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 380-7000


Ernestine Logan, LSC
St. Johns Baptist Church
Rev. Donnie Kennedy, Pastor
4040 Harris Spring Rd.
Crosshill, SC 29332
(864) 269-0344


Ernestine Logan, LSC
Good Hope Baptist Church
Rev. Sammie Stroud
6516 US-25 Hodges
Greenwood, SC 29653
(864) 374-3047



Allyson Prease, LSC
Good Hope Baptist Church
Rev. Sammie Stroud
6516 US-25 Hodges
Greenwood, SC 29653
(864) 374-3047


Allyson Prease, LSC
Mountain View Baptist
Rev. Stacey D. Mills, Pastor
111 Cagle St.
Greenville, SC 29665
(864) 233-1923


Deborah Dunbar, LSC
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Rev. Marvis Stewart, Pastor
401 Main St.
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 773-6197


Stacy McKnight, LSC
Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center
Rev. Dr. George McKain
745 Saluda St.
Rockhill, SC 29730
(803) 980-2462

Community Partners

United Ministries of Clinton (Laurens)

Harvest Hope Food Bank (Darlington)
Melvin Bailey
(864) 938-9070
Carl Goodson
(843) 661-0826

DAC-Diabetes Advisory Council (State)
(803) 898-1619

DAC-Diabetes Associate Coalition (State)
Low Country
(843) 207-4684

Vocational Rehab (Rockhill)
D. Tanya Wilks
(803) 327-7106

York Co. Free Clinic (Rockhill)
Kathy Grier
(803) 366-6337

Journey of Joy & Movement (Aiken)
Michelle Meriwether
(803) 439-0333

Clyburn Health Center (Aiken)
Gial Bush-Diggs
(803) 644-8848

Project HOPE, INC. (Rockhill)
Gordon Bell
(803) 372-7268

Tandem Health (Sumter)
Mary Byrd
(803) 774-6470

SC Department of Health (State)
QuinTasha Knox
(803) 898-1630

North Central Medical Center (Rockhill)
BettyJean Landeen
(803) 325-7744

SC Kidney Association (State)
Ava Dean
(803) 414-3087

American Heart Association (State)
Kayla Kranenberg
(803) 341-9799

Hope Health (Aiken)
Kristen Frederick
(803) 643-1977

Faith & Health Coalition (Rockhill)
David Keely
(803) 417-2770

Self Regional (Greenwood)
Mara Schwartz
(864) 725-5007

Healthy Blue (State)
Donna Williams
(803) 260-6085

Sumter United Ministries (Sumter)
Jackie Butler
(803) 775-0757

Central Carolina Tech (Sumter)
Brent Jackson
(803) 778-7857

Divine Health (Pickens)
Laurie Bailey-Thomas
(347) 600-8561

Prevention Team (Sumter)
Latrelle Billie
(803) 774-5511

Pee Dee Health (Darlington)
Annette Williams
(843) 393-7452

Carolina Diabetes (Sumter)
Usah Lilavivat
(803) 469-7950

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