Johnston Health Foundation Taps New Director

Sol-Halliburton-FISol Halliburton has been named director of the Johnston Health Foundation.

In this role, she will oversee the campaigns and programs of the foundation, which supports the mission of Johnston Health. Her first day was Sept. 8.

Halliburton was born in Hong Kong and moved with her family to the Philippines when she was five. After earning a bachelor’s degree in commerce, she owned and operated a travel agency that offered tours throughout Asia and the U.S. She also opened a marketing and events consulting firm, and worked with modeling, entertainment and talent agencies.

For the first 20 years of her career, Halliburton held management positions in sales and marketing for a variety of companies, including IBM in Hong Kong, Hilton Hotels in New Jersey and Allen Sportswear in Florida. Five years ago, she decided to switch careers and pursue a life-long passion for helping others in need.

Halliburton says she’s always been inspired by the stories of people who have the will to overcome and rise above their challenges. “Having a job that helps people in their journeys and toward healing is fulfilling,” she says. “It’s something that money can’t buy.”

Prior to joining Johnston Health, Halliburton was director of development for the Sandhills Region of the American Heart Association for three years. While there, she implemented three awareness and fundraising campaigns in 10 counties, including Johnston.

Earlier, Halliburton was senior community manager for two years with the American Cancer Society. Among other things, she managed a team that supervised 16 Relay for Life events in the Triangle and surrounding counties.

David Mills, chair of the foundation, says Halliburton brings a wealth of business and marketing experience to the role and, most importantly, a passion for engaging the community in the foundation’s mission.  “We look forward to doing great things under her leadership,” he says.

Halliburton looks forward to being part of the foundation. “I’m excited about working with an organization that bridges the gap between health care services and immediate patient needs,” she says.

She and her husband, Andy, live in Raleigh.