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OTHA R. DILLIHAY, SR.

Mr. Dillihay has extensive experience in managing health care operations and facilities. He has served as hospital administrator, chief operations officer and board member for more than twenty-five years. Since 2008 he has been a principal presenter for the AHA minority trustee education program. He has served as primary consultant for Washington D.C. government during the consolidation of two major health agencies, and he is the former Associate Commissioner for the Alabama Department of Mental Health, Deputy Director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Director of U.S Housing and Urban Development’s Hospital Mortgage Insurance programs. From 2007 - 2014 he served as the Chief Human Resource Officer for Richland County School District in Columbia, South Carolina. He is currently a consultant specializing in board training and human resource management.

EDUCATION: Mr. Dillihay holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He received his Bachelors degree in Business Administration from South Carolina University and Economics at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. He received his training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution through the South Carolina Bar Association; and has completed fellowships with the National Association for Black Public Administrators, Leadership South Carolina and the South Carolina Executive Institute.

SERVICE: Medical University of South Carolina Board of Visitors, Cooperative Health Centers Board of Directors Palmetto Health Alliance Board of Directors, Richland Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Hospital Services Industries, Board of Directors. South Carolina Cancer Center, The Mental Illness Recovery Center, Board of Directors, South Carolina Executive Institute Alumni, Board of Directors; South Carolina Sickle Cell Foundation; President’s Cancer Panel, National Institute of Health.

Speaker Topics

  • Diversity and Equity of Care
  • Governance
  • Workforce Issues

Speaker Type

  • Keynote Presenter