AnMed has named three new members to its board of trustees: Dr. Tara Drew, Luis Martinez and Alison Youngblood. Their service on the board became effective Jan. 1.
“I’m honored to welcome these exceptional leaders to our board,” said AnMed CEO William Kenley. “They’re going to be tremendous assets. Each brings unique perspective and experience that will propel us forward in meeting the evolving health care needs of our community. At the same time, I’m deeply grateful for the more than four decades of collective service dedicated by our retiring board members, Dr. Chris Przirembel and Mr. J.T. Boseman. Their contributions to our health system and our community made a difference in people’s lives.”
Boseman served on AnMed’s board for 26 years. Dr. Przirembel served on AnMed’s board for 16 years.
Dr. Tara Drew has served as the emergency department medical director at AnMed since 2022. She’s also vice chief of staff. She’s worked as a board-certified emergency medicine physician at AnMed since 2014. She graduated from Mercer University in 2004 with a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in chemistry. She graduated medical school at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008, and she completed her emergency medicine residency at Michigan State University in 2012.
She lives in Anderson with her husband, Tim, and their four children, ages 6 to 13.
Luis Martinez is vice president, commercial relationship manager for South State Bank. He has also worked at TD Bank as vice president, commercial relationship manager, and at Wells Fargo as a personal banker. He graduated from Anderson University in 2010. He is also currently the campaign chair for United Way of Anderson County. Both he and his wife, Hollins, served as the Camellia Ball campaign co-chairs in 2023. He was elected to Anderson City Council in 2022.
He’s received several recognitions as a rising young professional.
Alison Youngblood is vice president of community impact for United Way of Anderson County. She is also director of AmeriCorps Healthy Futures at United Way of Anderson County and is the founding board chair of First Flight Alliance/Operation Active Kids. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2001 and received a master’s of public administration from Clemson University in 2020.
She is an avid runner and an 11-time marathon finisher.
They join George Acker, chair, Clark Anderson, vice chair, Dr. Leander Cannick, Dr. Galen DeHay, Emily DeRoberts, Dr. Melody Franks, Dr. Syed Malik, Terence Roberts, Dr. Evans Whitaker, Dr. Peter Zervos and Maril Yeske, ex-officio, on the AnMed board of trustees.