Tannesha Clements, a native from Connecticut, learned the meaning of ‘working hard’ at an early age. She provided over 20 years of service, from a cashier at a local fast-food restaurant to an Administrative Medical Assistant for a Life Care Living facility. It was in 2002, when she resigned from her administrative position and moved to Darlington, SC to take care of her grandmother. It wasn’t easy, finding a job was quite challenging, but she persevered. Within her 20 years of living in South Carolina, Tannesha became a wife, mother of two sons.
She worked two temporary jobs and obtained certification as a nursing assistant. Worked 5 years for a local hospital as a medical/surgical technician. In 2019, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business, while working for 7 years as the Outreach Specialist at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center. She also served as 1st Board of Director & Vice President with the Johnsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, became a working member of the Marion County Coordinating Council, and participated in the “Blue Prints” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership program. She obtained her certification as a Community Health Worker, and became Co-Owner/Partnership to a resource center in Johnsonville, SC. In 2021, after excepting the temporary Interim Executive Director position for a Free Medical Clinic, she obtained certification in Executive Management, and recently became certified as a phlebotomist.