Teams and Staff

Teams

Policy and Advocacy

The purpose of the Alliance Policy and Advocacy Team is to:

  • Identify opportunities to leverage the collective voice of the Alliance to achieve Alliance goals; inclusive of type and level of advocacy needed.
  • Determine the most effective ways to reduce barriers for the achievement of Alliance goals through advocacy.
  • Guide collective advocacy efforts approved by the Alliance

Policy and Advocacy Team Members:

  • Teresa Arnold, AARP
  • Versie Bellamy, Department of Mental Health
  • Mark Binkley, JD, Department of Mental Health
  • Megan Branham, Children’s Trust of South Carolina
  • Michael Cunningham, AnMed Health
  • Kathy Dunleavy, Mary Black Foundation
  • Amy Edmunds, Coastal Carolina University
  • David Garr, MD, SC AHEC
  • Rozalynn Goodwin, SC Hospital Association
  • Marisette Hasan, The Carolinas Center
  • Rhonda Hill, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Bryan Kost, Department of Health and Human Service
  • Naomi Lett, United Way Association of SC
  • Breana Lipscomb, March of Dimes
  • Melinda Merrell, SC Office of Rural Health
  • Maya Pack, Institute of Medicine and Public Health
  • Renee Romberger, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Kathy G. Schwarting, Palmetto Care Connections
  • Julie Smithwick, PASOs
  • Bruce Snyder, MD, SC Medical Association
  • Shawn Stinson, MD, BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Bob Toomey, Former Director of DAODAS
  • Christine Turley, MD, Health Sciences SC
  • Melissa Watson, SC Thrive
  • Lisa Wear-Ellington, SC Business Coalition on Health
Health Equity

The purpose of the Health Equity Team is to:

  • Serve as a resource for Alliance members who are willing to include disparity reduction as a core component of its day to day work in the individual impact and collective impact of their work
  • Evaluate health disparities and our state’s efforts to decrease them
  • Serve as a steering committee for the South Carolina Call to Action for Health Equity 

Health Equity Team Members:

  • Jaqlyn Atkins, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Mark Binkley, Department of Mental Health
  • Johnese Bostic, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Debbie Chatman-Bryant, MUSC
  • Wallace Cunningham, AARP
  • Kathy Dunleavy, Mary Black Foundation
  • Amy Edmunds, Coastal Carolina University
  • Crystal Evans, SC Primary Health Care Association
  • Richard Foster, SC Hospital Association
  • David Garr, SC AHEC
  • Saundra Glover, University of South Carolina
  • Sara Goldsby, SC DAODAS
  • Christopher Goodman, University of South Carolina
  • Sara Griffin, Clemson University
  • Anton Gunn, MUSC
  • Marisette Hasan, The Carolinas Center
  • Holly Hayes, University of South Carolina
  • Erika Kirby, BlueCross BlueShield of SC
  • Naomi Lett, United Way Association of SC
  • Melanie Matney, AccessHealth SC
  • Rachel Mayo, Clemson University
  • Ally Money, Health Sciences SC
  • Aunyika Moonan, SC Hospital Association
  • Mary Piepenbring, The Duke Endowment
  • Tricia Richardson, SC Thrive
  • Jessica Sharp, Greenville Health System
  • Juana Slade, AnMed Health
  • Sabra Slaughter, MUSC
  • Shawn Stinson, BlueCross BlueShield SC
  • Thais Thomas, Tidelands Health
  • Myriam Torres, University of South carolina
  • Christine Turley, Health Sciences SC
  • Cynthia Walters, Palmetto Health
  • Lisa Wear-Ellington, SC Business Coalition on Health
  • Amanda Williams, SC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lathran Woodard, SC Primary Health Care Association
Communications

The Purpose of the Communications Team is to:

The purpose of the Communications Team is to guide the development and implementation of the communication strategy of the Alliance. This team supports the development of messages to communicate the Alliance vision for South Carolina, and how each organization can connect with that vision.

 

Communications Team Members:

  • Teresa Arnold, AARP, Former Chair
  • Schipp Ames, SC Hospital Association, Chair
  • Brooke Bailey, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Alvin Caughman, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • Patrick Cobb, AARP
  • Sherri Cox, SC Office of Rural Health
  • Mary-Kathryn Craft, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Sharon Jackson, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Ali McMenami, SC AHEC
  • Jimmy Mount, Public Information Officer
  • Bett Farrell Williams, Children’s Trust of SC
Alignment Team

The purpose of the Alignment Team is to:

Guide and promote the tactical alignment of efforts of Alliance member organizations, Alliance Teams, and Coalitions to ensure progress towards the Alliance 2020 Goals. This includes but is not limited to the following activities:

  • Maximize follow-up on key ideas that come up from Alliance Meetings or Alliance Team meetings.
  • Enable synergistic collaboration between the Alliance and other strong state and community coalitions.
  • Identify and inform individual Alliance members and/or Coalitions about opportunities for tactical alignment in support of the Alliance 2020 Goals.
  • Promote coalition collaboration to accelerate progress towards Alliance 2020 Goals.
  • Identify and inform the Leadership Team of opportunities for strategic Alignment of Alliance Members.
  • Develop a plan to meaningfully include grassroots community input into Alliance decision making.

Alignment Team Members:

  • Mark Binkley, Department of Mental Health
  • Joe Kyle, Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Melinda Merrell, SC Office of Rural Health
  • Maggie Cash Michael, SC Children’s Hospital Collaborative
  • Christine Turley, Health Sciences SC
  • Mandy Williams, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Vicki Young, SC Primary Health Care Association
Leadership Team

Leadership Team Members:

  • Teresa Arnold, AARP, Vice Chair
  • Graham Adams, SC Office of Rural Health, Past Chair
  • Barry Cross, Michelin North America
  • Rick Foster, MD, SC Hospital Association
  • Kester Freeman, SC Institute of Medicine and Public Health
  • Thornton Kirby, SC Hospital Association
  • John Magill, Department of Mental Health
  • Renee Romberger, Spartanburg Regional Health Care System
  • Bruce Snyder, SC Medical Association, Chair
  • Shawn Stinson, BlueCross BlueShield SC
  • Lisa Wear-Ellington, SC Business Coalition on Health
  • Lathran Woodard, SC Primary Health Car Association

Staff

Richard Foster, MD. Email Dr. Foster