Public Information and Community Outreach Faculty
Public Information and Community Outreach - About Us
David E. Rivers, DHL
Professor and Director
David E. Rivers, DHL, serves as Professor and Director of the Public Information and Community Outreach at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has served the University in a number of capacities since January 1995.
During the past forty years, he has held senior-level positions in the City of Atlanta government, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia State University, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Energy and the District of Columbia Government.
Dr. Rivers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Affairs from Georgia State University and his Master of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Georgia State University, where he has completed course work for the Ph.D. in Political Science. He is also a graduate of the National Urban Fellows Program in Public Administration from Yale University. He is a graduate of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program at Furman University and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Allen University. In addition, Dr. Rivers served three years in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Rivers serves as Board Chairman of the National Urban Fellows in New York, NY. He also serves as Chairman of the James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation. He is also President of the Jonathan Green Foundation. Dr. Rivers is Vice Chairman of the Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation. He is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, and the 100 Black Men of Charleston, SC. Dr. Rivers is a Board Member of the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston, SC; My Brothers Keeper, Charleston, SC; National Council of La Raza ~ California State University Center for Latino Community Health in Monterey Bay, California; Allen University Board of Trustees in Columbia, SC; the Congressional Black Caucus Institute’s 21st Century Council Executive Committee; Advisory Board Member of Charleston First Reliance Bank; and the Trident Urban League. He has also served as a Board Member of the Community Foundation and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance. In addition, he was elected citywide to serve as a Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Charleston in 2003 and was re-elected in September of 2009 and 2015 unopposed, where he serves as Vice Chairman.
Glenn Fleming, Ed.D
Glenn Fleming, Ed.D, is a Professor in the Department of Library Science and Informatics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently assigned to the Public Information and Community Outreach section, Dr. Fleming has been involved in educational support services and outreach activities for over 25 years.
Latecia M. Abraham-Hilaire, DHA, MHA
Latecia M. Abraham-Hilaire, DHA, MHA, serves as Associate Professor for the Public Information and Community Outreach program at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Abraham-Hilaire received her Bachelor of Science with an option in Health Administration degree from Winthrop University. In addition, she earned a Master in Health Administration degree and a Doctor of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. She completed Leadership South Carolina in 2001.
Dr. Abraham-Hilaire is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, American Public Health Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has received the following accolades:
Outstanding Facilitator of Interprofessional Courses Fall 2019 Award from MUSC’s Office of Interprofessional
Initiatives, 2018 Bronze Telly Award, 2017 Allen University’s Twelfth Annual Richard Allen Award, SCPAAE Award, National Association of Health Services Executives' Ellis J. Bonner Award, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's Silver Award, Black History Recognition Award, Mount Pleasant District's Christian Education Department Recognition Award, and the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity's George K. Robinson Recognition Award.
Richard Jablonski is a Research Associate in the Department of Library Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he has worked in various capacities for 17 years. He currently serves the Public Information and Community Outreach section as author/editor of publications and Producer of made-for-television programs on minority health, energy security and emergency preparedness issues. He previously worked for daily newspapers in Upstate New York and Charleston, SC. Mr. Jablonski is a 1979 graduate of McGill University.