Advisory Committee

The SC CRPH’s Advisory committee consists of key stakeholders in rural health and communities.  The Advisory Committee includes leaders in healthcare, business, government and of course rural communities to provide diverse perspectives and promote collaboration.  The Committee provides consultation on the Center’s core objectives and enhance its progress through sharing collective knowledge, experience, perspective, and collaboration.


2020-2021 Advisory Committee
Name Organization
Graham Adams, PhD SC Office of Rural Health
Ann Lefebvre, MSW SC Area Health Education Consortium
Mark Jordan SC DHEC
Saria Saccocio, MD Prisma Health - Upstate
Karen Reynolds, RHIA, CHDA SC Hospital Association
Richard Boyles, MD Rural Physician Representative
Matthew Bartels, MD Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
Lari Gooding, MBA Allendale County Hospital
Patricia Witherspoon, MD SC Medicaid
Jacob Evans, MHA Prisma Health - Midlands
Elizabeth Crouch, PhD Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Vicki Young, PhD SC Primary Healthcare Association
Chuck Carter, MD Prisma Health - UofSC School of Medicine
Jimmy McElligott, MD Medical University of South Carolina - SC Telehealth Alliance
Gerard Jebaily, MD McLeod Health System