When it comes to healthcare, Amy's experience is broad and deep. With 24 years of nursing experience and 19 years of progressive leadership positions I have a unique lens on the business and practice of healthcare.


In particular, Amy is passionate about advancing the role and visibility of nurses in business, advocating for healthcare quality, and empowering organizations to achieve outstanding results through technology and best practices.

Amy is a member of the John Maxwell Team, and has served as a mentor with the AONL and currently mentor with the ANA. She also serves as a Magnet Appraiser with the ANCC. This glimpse into current best practices and innovations lend credence to the drive behind my everyday practice. 

Over the course of her career, she has developed a love for coaching and a determination to build high-performance organizations that make a difference in both patients' and communities' well being.


When not working in nursing, I enjoy empowering women through entrepreneurship, proudly watching my two active girls in their various activities, or video chatting with my eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, who are stationed overseas. 

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Amy Funderburk, DNP, RN, NE-BC


Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Executive Leadership 

| University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences

Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Health System Management | Drexel University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing | University of South Carolina

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Charity Garris, MBA

Masters of Science in Business Administration | Webster University

Bachelor of Science in Accounting | University of South Carolina

Charity Garris has more than 20 years of progressive leadership in culture transformation, consumer experience and engagement. Her passion and focus is to create best-in-class experiences and continually champion transformative efforts to elevate the human experience and drive organizational excellence.


She was most recently employed with Prisma Health (formerly Palmetto Health, Columbia SC) as the system director of patient experience and now focuses on consulting with high-performing organizations to achieve outstanding results.


Charity was recognized as a recipient of the Columbia Business Journal’s 20 under 40 in 2009. She is a certified leadership coach and has successfully completed Leadership Novant, Leadership Columbia, and Palmetto Health’s Executive Development Institute.


Charity worked directly with Quint Studer during the implementation of the Studer Group© work at Palmetto Health and continues to volunteer with his philanthropic organization as the host the 2021 Gratitude Symposium!