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Cornelia Danforth Gibbons Edgar (Nela) Cornelia Danforth Gibbons Edgar

Nela is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and received both her Undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and her Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. Her professional career has spanned many areas of Health and Human Services. Ms. Edgar both served as former Governor David Beasley’s Chief Advisor for Health and as Director of the Division of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Governor, Deputy Director of Beneficiary Services and Aging Services for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Director of the South Carolina Office on Aging under the Lieutenant Governor. She was presented the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Beasley, presented the Alumni Award in 1999-2000 by the USC College of Social Work, and received the 2006 Hope World Wide Cameo Award for Service.



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