DSC Outreach Council

The Mission of the DSC Outreach Council is to oversee and direct efforts in patient education and primary care to include:

  • Promoting adherence to national standards of education and care.
  • Ongoing assessment of patient care, costs, and reimbursement issues for persons with diabetes in South Carolina.
  • Preparing an annual report and budget proposal for submission to the Diabetes Initiative of South Carolina Board.

DSC Outreach Council Members:

Michelle Nichols, PhD, RN (Chair, Outreach Council)
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, MUSC

Pamela Arnold MSN, APRN, BC-ADM, CDCES
Nurse Administrator, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolic Diseases, MUSC

Yaw Boateng, MS, MPH, RD, LD, CDCES
Fresenius Medical Center

Cyglinda Boykin, LPN, BS
Diabetes Health Specialist, Blue Choice Health Plan

Statewide Infrastructure Coordinator, Diabetes Action Council of SC, SC DHEC

Michelle Harris

Rhonda Hill, Ph.D., MCHES
SC DHEC Division of Diabetes and Heart Disease Management

John Hopkins
Transformation Consultant; Division of Diabetes & Heart Disease Management and Prevention, SC DHEC

Kelly Hunt, PhD
Dept of Biostatistics & Epidemiology, MUSC

Michelle James
SC DHEC, Division of Diabetes & Heart Disease Management

Carolyn Jenkins, DrPH, RN, RD, CDCES, FAAN
College of Nursing; Professor Emeritus MUSC

Nichole King, MPH
Community Engagement Coordinator; Division of Diabetes & Heart Disease Management and Prevention, SC DHEC

Stacy Lawrence, Med, LPC, NCC
Psychotherapy for the Lowcountry, LLC

Angela Liese, PhD
Biostatistics & Epidemiology, USC

Usah Lilavivat, MD
Carolina Diabetes & Kidney Center, Sumter

Timothy J. Lyons, MD
Medical Executive Director, Diabetes Free SC, Blue Cross Blue Sheild South Carolina (BCBSSC)
John A. Colwell Endowed Chair, MUSC

Misti Leyva, PhD, RD, LD
Project Manager, Diabetes Free SC

Gayenell Magwood, PhD, RN, FAAN
MUSC, College of Nursing Professor

Diane Mathews, MS, MT (ASCP) SH
Lowcountry AHEC

Andrea Cantey Miller
Program Coordinator for Diabetes, SC DHHS 

Makala Smith, MS, RD, LD, CDCES
Carolina Diabetes & Kidney Center, Sumter

Karen Southard, MHA, RN, CPHQ
State Program Director, The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

Wendy Taylor, RN, CDCES
Palmetto Community Health Network

Felicia Tyus
ADA, Development Manager of SC

Eileen D. Ward, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES, TTS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Presbyterian College of Pharmacy