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As Palmetto Associate, John Young Shik Concklin focuses on the many South Carolina initiatives ICS has underway, including supporting the Hello Family Initiatives, our ongoing Childhood Homelessness research work with Prisma Health, as well as policy and advocacy initiatives.
Before accepting this position, John was our part-time contract Innovation Fellow. Prior to joining ICS, he held a variety of positions at United Way of Greenville County, most recently serving as the Director of Impact Innovation. While at United Way, John focused on data integration and analysis to map potential pathways out of poverty.
In addition to his social sector career, John is also an accomplished musician and conductor. Recently, he served as Associate Professor of Conducting at Vanderbilt University, and has been a conductor with the Atlanta Music Project, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Furman University Symphony Orchestra.
John graduated with a Masters from Yale University and received his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt.