Virginia Berry White serves as the Program Director for Low Country Healthy Start. Since 1998, Virginia has been responsible for the management and leadership of all strategies and objectives related to the federally funded Healthy Start grant. She has over fifteen years of experience in the maternal and child health arena.
Virginia Berry White has served on boards for the SC Perinatal Regional Association, the SC Perinatal Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the Orangeburg Health Improvement Council, and the March of Dimes Program Service Committee.
Under Virginia’s leadership, the Low Country Healthy Start received the Outstanding Community Health Project Award from the SC Rural Health Association. Virginia has been instrumental in forming numerous collaborations and is dedicated to improving the infant mortality and birth outcomes in very rural communities.
Prior to joining the SC Office of Rural Health, Virginia served as a Maternal Child Health Coordinator for the Resource Mothers Program with the Department of Health and Environmental Control. She managed a team of indigenous community workers and provided psychosocial assessments to pregnant teens. During this time, Virginia received the District Social Worker of the Year Award.
Virginia Berry White received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from South Carolina State University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She is also licensed by the state of South Carolina to practice social work.
Virginia is married and has three children and three grandchildren.