Thomas E. Brown, Jr. DrPH, MBA

President and CEO
Lutheran Homes of South Carolina

300 Ministry Dr.
Irmo, SC 29063

Phone: 803-749-5110
: 803-749-5111



Leadership profile:  Dr. Brown has been the President and CEO of Lutheran Homes of South Carolina since July 2005. Prior to his employment with Lutheran Homes, he served as Chairman of the Lutheran Homes’ Board of Trustees. Tom has over 35 years health care management and leadership experience and has previously held leadership positions with Palmetto Health, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, serving as the Interim Commissioner in 1992-93, and with the SC Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Brown received his DrPH degree in health administration from the University of South Carolina in 1996 and has a faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management of the Arnold School of Public Health. Tom is an advocate for new and innovative programming to enhance Lutheran Homes’ quality of care and services and developing collaborative relationships with community care providers.

Tom and his wife Ellen live in NE Columbia and have four children and four grand children. Tom enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, walking, golf and cycling.

 Tom’s inspiration: “Leading our team to successfully achieve our mission of promoting the well-being of older adults is very rewarding.”