AHEC Council

Name Title Phone Email
Stoney A. Abercrombie, MD Director of Medical Education; USC Professor Family Medicine; MUSC AHEC Professor (Anderson/Family Medicine) (864) 512-1473 stoney.abercrombie@anmedhealth.org
William D. Anderson, MD, FAAFP, DAB, FM USC Dean's Representative, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer (803) 545-5005 william.anderson@uscmed.sc.edu
Edward W. Bray, III, MD Associate Dean GME and CME; Greenville Health System Designated Institutional Official (DIO) (864) 455-7841 ebray@ghs.org
Gerard C. Jebaily, MD Director, McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program; Associate Director for Clinical Affairs; MUSC AHEC Associate Professor (Florence/Family Medicine) (843) 777-2809 gjebaily@mcleodhealth.org
Donna H. Kern, MD MUSC Dean's Representative Assistant Professor, Family Medicine; Associate Dean for Curriculum Integration & Implementation and Assistant Dean for Patient Safety & Simulation, College of Medicine (843) 792-9890 kerndh@musc.edu
Timothy J. Kowalski, MS Dean, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Carolinas Campus (864) 327-9807 tkowalski@carolinas.vcom.edu
Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC; Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Associate Dean, Community Medicine, MUSC (843) 792-4431 lefebvre@musc.edu
Diane M. Mathews, MS Center Director, Lowcountry AHEC; Adjunct Faculty College of Health Professions, MUSC (843) 782-5052 ext. 103 mathewsd@lcahec.com
Tann J. Platt, MD Chair, Rural Physician Board; Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine, USC; Medical Director, SCDHHS (803) 434-6113 tan.platt@uscmed.sc.edu
Cheri Plyler, MBA Center Director, Mid-Carolina AHEC (803) 286-4121 cplyler@comporium.net
Deneatrice “Nita” Donald, BS, MEd, GCDF, CET Center Director, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1160 ndonald@upstateahec.org
Katherine G. Stephens, PhD, MBA, FACHE Vice President of Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official for GME (803) 434-6861 Katherine.Stephens@palmettohealth.org
Steven Svoboda, MBA Designated Institutional Official, Grand Strand Medical Center (843) 692-1427 steven.svoboda@hcahealthcare.com
Robert J. Tiller, MD Director of Medical Education and Residency Program Director, Self Regional Healthcare; MUSC AHEC Associate Professor (Greenwood/Family Medicine) (864) 725-4869 rtiller@selfregional.org
Jerry R. Youkey, MD Dean, USC School of Medicine Greenville (864) 455-7992 jyoukey@ghs.org
Angie, Ayers, MDA, C- TAGME Designated Institutional Official, Director of Medical Education, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (864) 560-6846 aayers@srhs.com
Non-Voting Members
Gail B. Weaver, MA Center Director, Pee Dee AHEC; Adjunct Faculty, College of Health Professions, MUSC (843) 777-5353 gweaver@mcleodhealth.org

Center Directors Council

Name Title Phone Email
Deneatrice “Nita” Donald, BS, MEd, GCDF, CET Center Director, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1160 ndonald@upstateahec.org
Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC; Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Associate Dean, Community Medicine, MUSC (843) 792-4431 lefebvre@musc.edu
Diane M. Mathews, MS Center Director, Lowcountry AHEC; Adjunct Faculty College of Health Professions, MUSC (843) 782-5052 ext. 103 mathewsd@lcahec.com
Cheri Plyler, MBA Center Director, Mid-Carolina AHEC (803) 286-4121 cplyler@comporium.net
Gail B. Weaver, MA Center Director, Pee Dee AHEC; Adjunct Faculty, College of Health Professions, MUSC (843) 777-5353 gweaver@mcleodhealth.org
Non-Voting Members
Jennifer Bailey, MEd Associate Program Director for Education and Evaluation 843-792-8230 baileyje@musc.edu
Donald Tyner, MBA Associate Program Director for Business and Finance 843-792-4427 tynerd@musc.edu
Program Office Support
Shaquana Randall Executive Administrative Assistant (843) 792-4429 randals@musc.edu

Family Medicine Directors Council

Name Title Phone Email
J. Burton Banks, MD Program Director, Grand Strand Family Medicine Residency Program (843) 692-3497 jerry.banks@hcahealthcare.com
Paul Bornemann, MD, RMSK, RPVI Program Director, Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency Program; and Director of Primary Care Ultrasound, Ultrasound Institute; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine (803) 434-6113 paul.bornemann@uscmed.sc.edu
Patricia Bouknight, MD Program Director; Spartanburg Family Medicine Residency Program (864) 560-1558 pbouknight@srhs.com
Matthew K. Cline, MD Family Medicine Residency Program Director, Medical Director, AnMed Family Medicine; MUSC AHEC Professor (Anderson/Family Medicine) (864) 512-1473 matthew.cline@anmedhealth.org
Alec DeCastro, MD Program Director, MUSC/Trident Family Medicine Residency Program; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine/Sports Medicine (843) 876-7080 decastroa@musc.edu
T. Edwin Evans, MD Program Director, Seneca Lakes Family Medicine Residency Program; MUSC AHEC Associate Professor (Seneca/Family Medicine) (864) 482-0027 tevans4@ghs.org
Vincent Green, MD Director, Family Practice Residency Program, Greenville Health System (864) 455-7800 vgreen@ghs.org
Gerard C. Jebaily, MD Director, McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program; Associate Director for Clinical Affairs; MUSC AHEC Associate Professor (Florence/Family Medicine) (843) 777-2809 gjebaily@mcleodhealth.org
Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC; Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Associate Dean, Community Medicine, MUSC (843) 792-4431 lefebvre@musc.edu
Robert Tiller, MD Director of Medical Education and Residency Program Director, Self Regional Healthcare; MUSC AHEC Associate Professor (Greenwood/Family Medicine) (864) 725-4869 rtiller@selfregional.org
Brintha Vasagar, MD, MPH Associate Program Director, Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, MUSC Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (843) 652-1293 brvasagar@tidelandshealth.org
Program Office Support
Kristin Cochran, MHA Director of Recruitment and Student Programs, South Carolina AHEC Program Office (843) 792-6977 cochrak@musc.edu

Continuing Professional Development Council

Name Title Phone Email
Julie Antley Program Assistant, SC AHEC Program Office (843) 792-6222 antleyj@musc.edu
Diana Caron, RN, BHS, MEd Continuing Education Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC (843) 782-5052 ext. 109 carond@lcahec.com
Jasmine Douglas, BS, CHES Continuing Education Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC (843) 782-5052 douglasj@lcahec.com
Rebecca Jackson, RN Continuing Education Coordinator, Mid-Carolina AHEC (803) 286-4121 rljackson@comporium.net
Beejay Parnell Continuing Education Coordinator, Pee Dee AHEC (843) 777-5347 beejay.parnell@mcleodhealth.org
Cheri Plyler, MBA Center Director, Mid-Carolina AHEC (803) 434-6113 cplyler@comporium.net
Marti Sturdevant, BA Program Coordinator, SC AHEC Program Office (843) 792-6606 sturdev@musc.edu
Lauren Taylor, MBA Director of Continuing Professional Development for Live Programming, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1178 ltaylor@upstateahec.org
Jennifer Walker, MSN, BSN, RN Director of Distance Learning, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1164 jwalker@upstateahec.org

Health Careers Program Council

Name Title Phone Email
Angelica E. Christie, MEd Director of Health Careers Program South Carolina AHEC Program Office (843) 532-0306 christae@musc.edu
Deneatrice “Nita” Donald, BS, MEd, GCDF, CET Center Director, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1176 ndonald@upstateahec.org
Jalacy Green, BS Health Careers Program Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC (843) 782-5052 greenj@lcahec.com
Paula M. Jones, BHS, MBA Health Careers Program Coordinator, South Carolina AHEC Program Office (843) 792-4443 jonespa@musc.edu
Diane M. Mathews, MS Center Director, Lowcountry AHEC; Adjunct Faculty College of Health Professions, MUSC (843) 782-5052 ext. 103 mathewsd@lcahec.com
Jennifer Nelson Health Careers Program Coordinator, Pee Dee AHEC (843) 777-5598 jnelson@mcleodhealth.org
Matthew Peak Health Careers Program Coordinator, Pee Dee AHEC (843) 777-5351 matthew.peake@mcleodhealth.org
Whitney Rojas Health Careers Program Coordinator, Mid-Carolina AHEC (803) 286-4121 whitneyrojas@comporium.net
Tiara Scott Health Careers Program Coordinator, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1175 tscott@upstateahec.org

Health Professions Student Council

Name Title Phone Email
Jennifer Bailey, MEd Associate Program Director for Education and Evaluation, SC AHEC Program Office (843) 792-8230 baileyje@musc.edu
Lance Butler Health Professions Student Coordinator, Pee Dee AHEC (843) 777-5341 lance.butler@mcleodhealth.org
Stephanie Flowers Health Professions Student Coordinator, Pee Dee AHEC (843) 777-5345 sflowers@mcleodhealth.org
Tina Fulton, BS Health Professions Student Coordinator, Upstate AHEC (864) 349-1168 tfulton@upstateahec.org
Julie Ghent Health Professions Student Coordinator, Mid- Carolina AHC (803) 286-4121 jughent@comporium.net
Kimbley (Kim) Stephens, MSEd Health Professions Student Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC (843) 782-5052 stephensk@lcahec.com
Marti Sturdevant, BA Program Coordinator, SC AHEC Program Office (843) 792-6606 sturdev@musc.edu
Emily Warren, LMSW Health Professions Student Coordinator, Lowcountry AHEC (843) 782-5052 ext. 105 warrene@lcahec.com
Gail B. Weaver, MA Center Director, Pee Dee AHEC; Adjunct Faculty, College of Health Professions, MUSC (843) 777-5353 gweaver@mcleodhealth.org
SC AHEC

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium educates, recruits and retains healthcare providers for the state.

South Carolina AHEC is a state agency that was originally established in 1972.

Contact

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