Family Support Team – Board of Directors

Dr. Youlanda C. Gibbs – Founder & Executive Director

Dr. Youlanda C. Gibbs is the Founder and Executive Director of The Palmetto Palace, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. She is dedicated to building relationships- relationships with families, local community, and beyond. The inspiration was sparked after Dr. Gibbs witnessed the great need to provide services in her previous position as a Family Care Manager at a local hospital. However; any hospitalization expectant or non-expectant can be detrimental to a family. She saw a number of families in need – families with low or fixed incomes who could not afford to commute or reserve hotel rooms and those where the primary person was hospitalized, leaving loved ones with little or no access to funds.

The Palmetto Palace is a special organization that was created to fulfill specific needs and give families comfort in times of concern and bereavement.

She began her higher education at the College of Charleston earning a bachelor in Elementary Education, Lesley University earning a Master’s in Education, and finishing with a doctorate in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She has been working in the human services area for more than 10 years, and forged many relationships along the way.

A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Author Basil


Priscilla A. Johnson – Lead Admin/CIA
1951 Algonquin Road,
Charleston SC 29405
843-720-8571 Ex.223

Priscilla is employed at Pepsi Bottling Group in Charleston SC, a private company which is listed under soft drinks. Priscilla has stated, The Pepsi Beverage Company is a perfect fit for our community efforts.


ChristineChristine Greenleaf – Hotel Liaison

Christine grew up in Ohio and moved to Summerville, SC while in high school.  After graduation, she attended college at the University of South Carolina and got her degree in Hotel Restaurant Tourism Administration.  Christine has worked in various hotels in the Charleston area for 14 years and has been at the Courtyard Charleston Waterfront for about 8 1/2 years.  She loves to cook and resides in Summerville with her husband, Bill, and her daughter, Rachel.



Joel Green – IT & Internet Consultant

President of Platoon Media, LLC
Technology & Internet Marketing Consultant

Associates in Computer Technology
Army National Guard Veteran
19 years experience in IT, Web development, Social Media, & Mobile apps