The Management Academy has selected faculty members from private business and the healthcare industry. Each of these individuals is responsible for driving results in their organizations. Their instruction is based on real world experience. Personal successes ­— and failures — will be used to teach and inspire!

jeffrey black

As a former television anchor, talk show host and reporter in Birmingham and Los Angeles, Jeffrey Black, principal Black Sheep Reputations, delivers a unique perspective to training leaders and company spokespeople. His extensive client list includes, General Electric, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, six NASCAR racing drivers and teams, Kodak, The Home Depot, M&M/Mars Candy, Masterfoods USA, Mattel Toys, UPS, Northern Arizona University, Progress Energy, BMW and numerous educational, non-profit and financial institutions. While in Los Angeles, he worked on the prime-time television drama, “Dynasty.” Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s degree in Administration and Human Resources Management from Troy State University.

karin hill

Karin has extensive experience in the areas of human resources and organizational development acquired while working with large healthcare systems, Fortune 500 companies and consulting firms in the not-for-profit and for profit arenas. Her expertise includes working with management staff to position human resources as a strategic business partner; assessing, developing and facilitating customized training programs; and managing human resource departments. Her experience was gained while working for Monsanto, a multi-national chemical company; Contel — a telecommunications firm; an outplacement/career development/team building consulting business, Maritz — a multi-national performance improvement company and two major Midwest health systems – Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of Charity Leavenworth. She earned her BA in journalism and government from Southern Illinois University and her MBA from St. Louis University. Hill is currently on the adjunct faculty staff for Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina, and serves as human resources and organizational development consultant for various businesses throughout the United States. She is a certified Myers-Briggs facilitator, a DDI Master Trainer, and holds other national certifications including the SHRM-SCP and SPHR.

juan johnson

Juan Johnson is President of Juan Johnson Consulting and Facilitation, LLC. Juan has been in this role since July 2006, after concluding an 21-year career with The Coca-Cola Company. Juan’s original background is accounting and finance. He achieved certifications as both a CPA and CMA and worked for Arthur Andersen & Company before joining Coca-Cola in 1984. In 1993, at 35 years of age, Juan was elected a full Corporate Vice President by Coke’s Board of Directors, making him one of the youngest board-elected Vice Presidents in the Company’s history. At the time, Juan was responsible for the Company’s Investor Relations function, representing Coke before the professional investment community on Wall Street. During his tenure, Institutional Investor Magazine name Coke the most improved Investor Relations function and noted the Company for having among the best annual investor meetings. During his career at Coke, Juan held a number of key management positions, including: Vice President and Director, Investor Relations; Vice President, Corporate Communications; Vice President and Director, Learning & Knowledge Management; Vice President & Executive Assistant, Chief Marketing Officer; Vice President and Director, Diversity Strategies; and President, Diversity Leadership Academy.

Sherry Kolb

Ms. Kolb has been a RN in South Carolina for over 30 years. Prior to her role at SCHA she worked in SC hospitals for nearly 20 years, beginning as a nurse technician, then held many roles from staff nurse to nursing director, and finally as a healthcare recruiter. She has been with SCHA since 2002 and her current responsibilities are three programs – SCHA Solutions Staffing Services, Recruitment Services ( and TheManagementAcademy. She is also an active in the SCHA Workforce Advisory Committee. These programs were developed to help hospitals meet their workforce needs to recruit, orient, staff and train their most precious resource – the caregivers; today and in the future. She is a member of NAHCR, SCNA, SCONL, SCHHRA and SCHRN.