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Sisters of Charity Foundation appoints director of culture and values

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The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina has selected Ericka Wooten to serve in a new role as the foundation’s director of culture and values.


Wooten has been with the foundation for five years, most recently serving as the foundation’s director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. The new position will be an expansion of her existing role, according to a news release.

In the expanded position, she will make sure that the foundation’s internal systems and culture as well as its external work strengthen and support the organization’s mission, core values and Catholic identity, the release said. She will also play an active role in the grantmaking process.

Wooten will work with Meredith Mathews, senior director of grantmaking and strategy.

“For the past three years, the Foundation has done and continues to do a phenomenal job of intentionally uplifting and integrating the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging into all aspects of its work,” Wooten said in the release. “I am excited and humbled to be a part of this growth opportunity.”

Wooten holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a master of business administration from the University of Phoenix. She has more than a decade of nonprofit experience and previously served Providence Hospital and Providence Health in marketing and fund development. 

“Ericka’s new role signifies our commitment to continue to learn, share, and robustly embrace our values and vision of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, as we work toward a South Carolina where all people have the resources needed to thrive,” said Rick Mendoza, chair of the mission and values committee of the Foundation’s board of trustees.



Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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