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ABOUT SC ACHE

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SC ACHE is divided into three Local Programming Chapters: (LPCs) Upstate, Midlands, and Lowcountry, as can be seen on the map to the right. Each LPC has its own Chair​ who serves as the primary contact for that region. Click the button below to contact your regional LPC chair and learn how to get involved!

Meet the Board!

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Christopher Rees, MBA, MHSA, FACHE
President, SC ACHE

About Me: I am currently the vice president of transformation for Tidelands Health. In this role, I provide support and leadership in the areas of quality, patient safety, performance improvement, service and physician engagement. I am a Six Sigma master black belt and a certified Just Culture champion. Prior to joining Tidelands Health, I have held numerous leadership roles, including director of quality, at the Medical University of South Carolina. I earned my bachelor’s degree at the University of Kentucky and master’s degrees in business administration and health services administration at Xavier University in Ohio.

Fun Fact: I live in Mount Pleasant, SC with my wife Kelly, my son Sam (14) and daughter Sophie (17) who will be attending Duke University next year. (So Proud!)

 

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Donald M. Peace, Ph.D, FACHE
Regent and HEN Representative for Anderson University

About Me: I am the Dean for the College of Health Professions and Chair, School of Allied Health at Anderson University. I completed my Ph.D. in Human Services with a concentration in Health Care Administration at Capella University, a Masters in Science in Administration with a concentration in Health Care Services at Central Michigan University. I hold undergraduate degrees from Columbus State University, Columbus, GA and Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ in Respiratory Therapy.  My research interest lie in the area of nosocomial infection, healthcare ethics, and healthcare payer systems.  I have served for over 35 years in hospitals, public health, and academic institutions. I am currently serving a three year term as Regent for the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Fun Fact: I am married to Marie and have four children and six grandchildren.

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Divya Reddy, MPH, CPHQ, FACHE
President Elect

About Me: I am currently an Executive Director of Medical Management at BCBSSC.  I have been a healthcare leader for 12 years and have spent the majority of my career in Hospital Administration.  I attended NC State University for my Undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing and then USC for my Masters in Public Health. 

Fun Fact: I have been a Fellow for 8 years now and feel honored to be a part of ACHE.  I currently reside in Columbia, enjoy spending time by the water, and volunteering.  

Shefali Chudgar
Treasurer

Bio coming soon...

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Adam Allen
Immediate Past Regent

Fun Fact: Formal attire is a kilt

Kapri Kreps Rhodes
Low Country LPC Chair

Bio coming soon...

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Karen G. Schwartz, FACHE,
Immediate Past President

About Me: Energetic, innovative professional with a strong track record of success in leading teams to meet or exceed goals. Effective in developing strategic initiatives to meet the changing climate in healthcare. Talent for catalyzing the exchange of ideas between leadership and professionals from varied disciplines to develop progressive, creative solutions for critical issues. Successful in managing multiple large strategic and construction projects and exceeding project goals. Demonstrated ability to influence successful outcomes across organizational boundaries as evidenced by the work with Ecological Stewardship Initiative and Stewardship Initiatives. Seasoned healthcare leader with 35 years experience; 20 of those in an executive leadership role. Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives- FACHE and Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma.

FUN FACT:  Being a Grandma is my coolest role so far on my life’s journey – I have three grandchildren – one grandson – Henry and two granddaughters – Hagan and Chandler.

Walter Bennett
Upstate LPC Chair

Bio coming soon...

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Kolby T. Redd, PhD, MHA
Programs Chair
Midlands LPC Chair

About Me: I have been a member of SC ACHE since 2008 serving in various capacities. I currently work as an Assistant Professor in academia where I teach healthcare management courses, both undergraduate and graduate level, and also conduct research in the neurosciences arena. I hold a bachelor's degree in Biology, a master's degree in Health Administration, and most recently earned my PhD from the University of South Carolina in Health Services Policy and Management with an emphasis in Health Promotion Education and Behavior.

Fun Fact: I live in Lexington, SC with my husband and we are excitedly awaiting our first child that is due in November of 2020. 

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Sshune Rhodes, MHA, FACHE
Advancement Chair

About Me: I work for the Center for Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), with over 25 years of healthcare management experience in various disciplines. I am directly responsible for managing, leading, developing, and implementing the growth and coordination of telehealth initiatives.

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. My passion for healthcare led me to start a career as a Microbiologist for the Government of the District of Columbia. Thereafter, I received a Master of Health Administration degree from MUSC. I serve as an active community servant leader and board member holding several positions and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Fun Fact: I live in Charleston, SC with my husband Dr. Harold Maurice Rhodes, DDS. We have two “adult” children - Maurice, IV (BA, Homeland Security/Emergency Management) and Houston Marie, (MBID & Columbia University DDS candidate!). In my spare time, I have FUN and escape through travel, theater, and art. I believe in this world, we have more in common than we have differences, and I love learning about other cultures.

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Scott Burleson, FACHE
Audit Chair
Sponsorship/Development Chair

About Me: I retired in March 2018 from active hospital administration after 37 years in Maryland.  I worked in 3 different locations and survived 3 mergers of community hospitals into larger hospitals or systems.  I also worked for one private, for profit hospital.

Fun Fact: I have 2 great grandchildren that are 12 and 2.

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Jasroop Multani, MBA, MHA
Communications Chair

About Me: I oversee the Healthcare and Organizational Change Services for Clearsulting, a management consulting company. In my role, I work with clients on mergers and acquisitions, clinical process improvement initiatives, revenue cycle optimization efforts, and organizational change management for major transformations. Prior to Clearsulting, I worked at EY and Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA. I earned my bachelor’s degree at University of Charleston, WV and both master’s degrees from St. Louis University. I am a native Clevelander and moved to Charleston from Atlanta in May 2018. 

Fun Fact: I live in West Ashley, SC with my husband and in my free time I enjoy spending time with family & friends, working out, immersing in my Punjabi culture, traveling the world, and trying out new restaurants!

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Ashton Roberts, MHA
Early Careerist Chair

About Me: I am currently the Manager of Medical Staff Relations for Tidelands Health. I earned my bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina and my master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!)

Fun Fact: I live in Georgetown, South Carolina and on the weekends you can find me sitting out by the river with my English Bulldog, King Tut.

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Jami Jones, PhD.
HEN Representative for MUSC

About Me: I work for the MUSC Health Education Network.

Fun Fact: I have 2 dogs and 2 cats!

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Carl Kennedy, FACHE
Membership Chair

About Me: In my role with General Electric, I oversee the Delivery of our Digital Medical Devices across multiple programs. I am also on Faculty in the College of Nursing at MUSC. I’ve practiced clinically and held multiple leadership roles in several hospitals/systems as well consulting organizations.

Fun Fact: I live on James Island in Charleston with my wife Becky, son Jet (5), son Pierce (4) and daughter Kate (8 months).

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Bankole Olatosi
HEN Representative for USC Columbia

Bio coming soon...

Lara Hewitt
AHA Liason to SC SCHE

Bio coming soon...

Erin Watson
AHA Liason to SC SCHE

Bio coming soon...

Committee Overview

The Advancement Committee has the primary responsibility: Advance new Fellow designates and recertify existing Fellows at a percentage rate higher than the current year standard set by ACHE.

The Audit Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by performing an annual review of the Chapter’s financial activities and making recommendations for improving the stewardship of the Chapter’s financial resources.

The Communications Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by supporting Trusted Partner, Catalyst, and Connector strategies via online publications, chapter newsletters, and website maintenance.

The Membership Committee has primary responsibility for the Chapter objective: Achieve a percentage increase in total chapter membership greater than the current year standard set by ACHE.

The Nominations Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by ensuring that strong and effective leaders are added to the board that will support the achievement of ACHE.

The Programs Committee has primary responsibility for the chapter objective: Provide total indexed networking and education attendee hours in excess of the current year standard set by ACHE.

The Sponsorships Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by securing additional financial resources to support the goals of the chapter.

The Early Careerist Committee supports the Chapter’s objectives by bridging the gap of young professionals in healthcare field and serve as a transitional liaison for students becoming professionals after graduation.

The executive council supports the chapter’s objectives by monitoring and supporting the measurable indicators stated in the chapter’s work-streams.

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