Meet Dr. Claire Stam

Dr. Claire Stam is a Greenville native and graduate of Furman University with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish. She obtained her Master’s in Business Administration, Master’s in Public Administration, and PhD in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. Dr. Stam is Director of the Prisma Health Addiction Medicine Center where she oversees the development and execution of research and programmatic activity as it relates to addiction treatment, prevention, and recovery. Her previous professional experience includes serving as a Grants Administrator for Clemson University and Prisma Health, where she submitted over $350 million in funding requests to support clinical research, community projects, and other sponsored programs. She also gained valuable non-profit experience as the Special Events Manager and Development Associate for The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, one of the largest children’s museums in the world and the first children’s museum to be recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate. 

She served as the 2023-2024 President of the Junior League of Greenville and led the 1,100-member organization’s initiatives that help women in the Greenville, SC community overcome barriers, focusing on human trafficking and economic mobility. She was recognized by Greenville Business Magazine as one of the 2017 Best and Brightest 35 and Under and received GSA Business Report’s Forty Under 40 award in 2024.  She has served as an Advisory Board Member for the Diaper Bank of the Carolinas, Steering Committee Member for the SC Harm Reduction and Syringe Service Programs Symposium, and Executive Leadership Team Member for the 2024 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She serves as a Board Member for the Piedmont Health Foundation, which aims to improve health in Greenville County, SC by identifying critical issues, catalyzing community action, and supporting organization’s health related programs. 

She is an alumna and 2024-2025 President of the Carolina Youth Symphony, which provides the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to K-12 musicians and makes participation possible through financial aid and work programs. She is a Certified Therapeutic Harp Practitioner through the International Harp Therapy Program and provides therapeutic music for hospice and critically ill patients across upstate SC. She also performs professionally for private events and orchestras through her business, Upstate Harp, LLC.  Dr. Stam resides in Greenville, SC with her husband, Kyle, and children, Mia and Brody.