Meet Our Leaders

Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.

We invite you to learn more about us below:

Meet Our Leaders

Kristin Manske, Chief Executive Officer
Kristin Manske has been the Director of Therapy at Spartanburg Rehabilitation Institute since opening in August 2013. Since opening she has been the Stroke Program Coordinator, Amputee Program Director, Center Coordinator of Clinical Education and opened a successful outpatient therapy program in March 2014. Kristin has also been the Interim Director of Therapy at Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital since March 2015.

Kristin received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo NY in 2004 and received her Certified Wound Specialist status through The American Academy of Wound Management in 2005.

 

Art Kirkland, Director of Marketing and Business Development
Art joined the Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital team in 2007 as a clinical liaison and became Director of Marketing and Business Development in 2011. His passion is for helping individuals who are in need of acute inpatient rehabilitation

 

Dr. Clifford A. Monda, Medical Director
Dr. Monda’s passion is creating a welcoming environment for patients and their families while they receive care.

Dr. Monda received his medical degree at West Virginia School of osteopathic medicine and residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Spain Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Monda specializes in acute rehabilitation for stroke, neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and bone and joint diseases. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and has extensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

He and his family reside in Greenwood, S.C.

 

Rich Hujus, Director of Facilities Management
Rich has been in the facilities operations field for more than 26 years. He’s committed to making sure our patients are safe and comfortable.

Rich is a FEMA Incident Command ICS-300 trained safety officer, and he leads our team’s Hospital Incident Command System for emergency response. Before joining our team, he served as director of facilities operations & safety for a long-term skilled nursing facility and as director of plant operations for a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Upstate New York.

Rich is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association and American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

 

Michelle Watkins, Human Resources Director
Michelle brings more than nine years of experience to the hospital as an HR and Payroll professional, having served in various Human Resource roles including Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources Specialist, Payroll Manager, and Director of Payroll and Benefits.

Michelle earned an Associate’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Piedmont Technical College. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science Degree in Organizational Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Charleston Southern University.

Michelle is married with a son and enjoys spending time with her family.

 

Elizabeth Bencebi, Director of Compliance
Elizabeth has over 9 years of nursing experience in varied settings. She brings passion and commitment to her work every day. She oversees quality and regulatory compliance at GRRH, working to ensure that we provide the very best care to each person in our hospital.

Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Erskine College in Due West, SC before going on to earn a nursing degree from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood SC. Elizabeth lives with her husband Brian and their two children Layla and Jackson in Greenwood.

 

Jessica Lawson, Director of Nursing Operations
Jessica graduated from Lander University with her bachelors of science in nursing. Jessica began her nursing career on a Medical/ Surgical floor. She quickly realized she enjoyed teaching. She spent a lot of her time precepting new grads and later took a position as a clinical instructor for both Lander University and Piedmont Technical College nursing students.

Jessica began her career at Greenwood Regional Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 as a house supervisor. She was then promoted to Nurse Manger before being promoted to her current role as Director of Nursing Operations.

Jessica is a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and a member of S.C. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses. She is passionate about staff education and patient outcomes.