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Committees

SCAPA COMMITTEES AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 

 

Awards Committee

Jen Marshall, Chair

emilybags@gmail.com

 

This committee comprised of the current SCAPA President as the chair is responsible for soliciting for nominees for the PA of the Year Award and selecting the recipient of the award. This committee is also charged with recognizing other organizations and individuals in South Carolina working to improve the PA profession and healthcare in our state.

 

ASPIRE Committee

Diana Axiotis, Chair 

axiotis@musc.edu


This committee will organize the efforts of our ASPIRE program, a program designed to offer opportunities for students desiring to enter the PA profession to learn more about PAs, our profession, and about PA school. This is a separate membership category, so this committee will be responsible for the membership benefits offered to this group of members as well as organizing any events for students at universities and colleges in South Carolina wanting to know more about the PA profession.

CME Planning Committee

Temisha H. Budden, Co-Chair - misha28_95@hotmail.com

Megan Walters, Co-Chair - tayloml@musc.edu

 

This committee works closely with our executive director to coordinate all of the planning associated with our annual CME conference which is currently held in October of each year. 

 

Communications Committee

Rita Dixon, Chair - rita.dixon@uscmed.sc.edu

 

This committee is responsible for coordinating all of the communication efforts of SCAPA to our members, non-members and other members of the health care society. This includes but is not limited to the management of our website, social media, newsletter, email blasts and all other communications. 

 

Diversity Committee

 

This committee is responsible working in the community to increase minority awareness within PA communities and our patient base. The committee works with other organizations and philanthropies to promote awareness and improve healthcare in minority and underserved communities in South Carolina. The committee also works to recognize PAs serving in underserved areas. 

  

Nominating and Elections Committee

Chad Robinson, Chair - chadrobinsonpa@gmail.com

 

This committee is chaired by the Vice President and is comprised of the Past President, Current President and President-Elect. This committee is responsible for soliciting nominations for board positions and identifying leaders within the PA community to serve as board members, committee chairs and committee members.

 

Finance Committee

Elizabeth Spitz, Chair - elspitz@hotmail.com

 

This committee is chaired by the treasurer and is comprised of the President and President-Elect. The committee develops and maintains our annual budget and coordinates our annual financial audit. 

 

Legislative Affairs Committee

Kevin Harmon, Co-Chairkevinharmonpa@gmail.com

Megan Fulton, Co-Chairbales@musc.edu

 

This committee serves as a liaison between state and federal legislature and the State Board of Medicine. They mentor membership concerning legislative issues and craft new PA legislation in concert with the Board of Directors and work with our lobbyist and legal counsel to monitor legislation in progress or plan for changes to our practice act.


Membership Committee

Liz Scarborough, Chair - Liz.s.scarborough@gmail.com

 

This committee works to recruit and retain new members for our organization. They develop and implement plans to increase SCAPA membership while working specifically with our area representatives to develop membership in each region of our state.

 

Philanthropy Committee

Misty Chastain, Chair - misty.chastain00@gmail.com

 

This committee has philanthropic relationship with SCaledown. The committee plans annual events around the state to support this philanthropy.

 

Public Affairs Committee

Asha Burgess, Chair - scapapublicaffairs@gmail.com 

 

This committee develops programs to advance the PA profession in our state. They act as a liaison between the Board of Directors and the media. They send out public service announcements when appropriate. They coordinate and supervise PA Day activities within the constituency.

 

Reimbursement Committee

Caroline Coates, Chair - caroline.snow@gmail.com

 

This committee works to stay aware of current reimbursement legislation and policy concerning Medicare, Medicaid and third party payers. The committee works to ensure that PAs in South Carolina are represented well with respect to reimbursement policies in our state.

 

Student Affairs Committee

Jessica Snyder (MUSC) - CoChair - snyderj@musc.edu 

Pooja Sitapara (CSU), CoChair - pooja.sitapara@gmail.com

Jordan Garvey (NGU), Auction Chair - jordangarvey@gmail.com

Carlye Evans (USC), Challenge Bowl Chair - carlye.evans@uscmed.sc.edu

 

The Student Affairs Committee (SAC) consists of two student representatives (one from each class) at every PA school in South Carolina. The SAC strives to keep students educated and active in South Carolina's legislative efforts. The SAC also hosts the annual Student Challenge Bowl and online auction at the SCAPA Fall CME conference. 

 

House of Delegates

Ali Whitten, Chief Delegate (07/2018-06/2021) - awhitten2@ghs.org

C. Chad Robinson (07/2012 - 06/2019) - chadrobinsonpa@gmail.com

Amy Allen (07/2017 - 06/2020) - amyallenpa@hotmail.com

 

This committee represents SCAPA to the House of Delegates at the annual AAPA conference and is responsible for communicating any resolutions or actions back to the Board and to our constituents.

 

 

 

 



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