DSC Board of Directors

The Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina Board of Directors:

  • Annually assesses the effects of diabetes mellitus in South Carolina, and the status of education, clinical research and translation of new diabetes treatment methods in South Carolina
  • Oversees all operations of the Diabetes Center of Excellence Advisory Committees, Outreach Council and Surveillance Council
  • Makes annual budget requests to the General Assembly to support the activities of the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina Board

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Upcoming DSC Board Meetings

March 6, 2020
Location: MUSC, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Room 910, Charleston, SC

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Outreach Council
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Surveillance Council
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Executive/Finance Committee
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Directors

June 5, 2020
Location: USC 3209 Colonial Drive, 2nd floor conference room, Columbia, SC

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Outreach Council
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Surveillance Council
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Executive/Finance Committee
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Directors

September 4, 2020
Location: MUSC, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Outreach Council
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Surveillance Council
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Executive/Finance Committee
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Directors

December 4, 2020
Location: USC 3209 Colonial Drive, 2nd floor conference room, Columbia, SC

  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Outreach Council
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Surveillance Council
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Executive/Finance Committee
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Directors

 

Diabetes Initiative of SC Board of Directors:

Usah Lilavivat, M.D.
Board Chair, Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina
Internal Medicine, Carolina Diabetes & Kidney Center
Sumter Medical Specialists
usah.lilavivat@cdkc.net

Pamela C. Arnold, MSN, APRN, BC-ADM, CDE
Chair, Diabetes Center of Excellence Council
Clinical Director, MUSC Diabetes Center
arnoldpc@musc.edu          

Brent Egan, M.D.
Hypertension Initiative of SC
Medical University of South Carolina
eganbm@musc.edu         

Kobra Eghtedary, PhD
Bureau of Health Improvement & Equity
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
eghtedk@dhec.sc.gov

Elizabeth Todd Heckel, MSW, CDE
Chair, Outreach Council
University of South Carolina, College of Medicine
elizabeth.todd-heckel@uscmed.sc.edu       

Kathie L. Hermayer, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology
Medical University of South Carolina
hermayer@musc.edu

Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, APRN, RD, CDE, FAAN
MUSC College of Nursing
American Association of Diabetes Educators
jenkinsc@musc.edu 

Katherine Lewis, M.D.
Division of Endocrinology, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Medical University of South Carolina
lewiska@musc.edu

Timothy J. Lyons, M.D.
Director, Division of Endocrinology
Medical University of South Carolina
lyonstj@musc.edu

Leonard S. Lichtenstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
MUSC Internal Medicine
lichtels@musc.edu

Michael Psikogios, MD
Bureau Deputy Director, Health Programs
SC Department of Health and Human Services
michael.psikogios@scdhhs.gov

Karen Reeves, BSN, MHHA, FACHE
Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety
SC Hospital Association
kreeves@scha.org  

 

Diabetes Initiative of SC Advisory Members

Yaw Boateng, MS, MPH, RD, LD, CDE
Registered/Licensed Dietitian
boateny@dhec.sc.gov 

Stephen P. Williams
Attorney at Law
swilliams@hsblawfirm.com


Diabetes Initiative of SC Ex-Officio Members

Edwin Bransome, M.D.
Internal Medicine/ Endocrinology
bransomejr@bellsouth.net

David J. Cole, M.D.
President, Medical University of South Carolina
coledj@musc.edu

John A. Colwell, M.D., Ph.D.           
Past Board Chair, Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina
Professor Emeritus
colwelja@musc.edu  

Stephen H. Smith
Past Board Chair
American Diabetes Association
shsmith@csisc.com

Lisa K. Saladin, PT, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost
Medical University of South Carolina
saladinl@musc.edu