STSM Names Jay Hamm Board Member of the Year

COLUMBIA, SC -- Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) announced the recognition of Jay D. Hamm, Vice President of Operations for Palmetto Health, as Board Member of the Year. Hamm was chosen for his outstanding work serving as the Board's Secretary/Treasurer during the past fiscal year and as a member of the Finance and Executive Committees. In particular, Hamm is credited with strengthening the agency's working relationship with Palmetto Health.

As Vice President of Operations, Hamm oversees Palmetto Health's regional Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) program. He was able to foster closer collaboration between that program and STSM, further ensuring that victims of sexual violence receive comprehensive services at the hospital. Through Hamm's advocacy, Palmetto Health also began providing financial support for STSM's education and outreach programs youth and adults across the Midlands.

Hamm joined STSM's Board of Directors in July 2010 and is serving as Vice President this fiscal year.

"Jay is an extremely enthusiastic Board member and has been instrumental in securing valuable funding, cementing STSM's relationship with Palmetto Health Alliance, and serving as the Board's Secretary/Treasurer. We are deeply appreciative of his leadership and hard work," said current Board President Jason Bradley, Associate General Counsel for BlueCross BlueShield of SC. 

For a photo of Jay Hamm receiving his award, click here.

Board Members serve two terms of three years each. The full list of STSM Board members is available here.

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Hamm credited with strengthening relationship between STSM and Palmetto Health

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM), formerly named Rape Crisis Network, is a private, nonprofit, United Way member agency committed to providing free, direct services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, including 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, personal advocacy, individual and group counseling, and education about sexual trauma issues.