Alliance

Strengthening the physician family

Overview

Misson

To educate, advocate and support the physician family of South Carolina.

Vision

Advancing health and well-being in South Carolina.

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

Organized in 1923, the South Carolina Medical Association Alliance (SCMAA) is a 501(c)(3) charitable volunteer organization dedicated to educate, advocate, support the physician family of South Carolina. Membership is open to spouses of physicians, physicians in training and medical students.

GET INVOLVED!

To join the Alliance and get involved today, please register here or contact Joannie Nickel at jnickel@scmedical.org.

Join the Alliance

We invite any spouse of a South Carolina physician, physician in training and medical student to get involved with SCMAA.

To join the Alliance now, please click here.

 

Please email Joannie Nickel, jnickel@scmedical.org, to request more information.

Dues

Annual dues for regular members is $35 for the State Alliance. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your state Alliance dues are tax-deductible. Annual dues for a spouse of a medical student or physician-in-training is $1.

County Alliances

County alliance dues vary by county. Not every county has an active alliance. If not, you may be a Member-at-Large.

 

Join Now!

 

For more information, email Joannie Nickel, jnickel@scmedical.org.

President's Scholarship Fund

The SCMAA accepts tax-deductible donations which help fund yearly scholarships for each of the medical schools in the state.  

To donate, please click here.

Leadership

2019-2020 Officers

Suzanne Manning: President

Paul Doerner: President-Elect

Lisa Weir, DMD: Vice President

Jennifer Britanisky: Secretary

Sheree Welsh: Treasurer

Immediate Past President: Phyllis Valainis


Area Representatives:

Upstate (Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, York)
Shanna Walker

Midlands (Aiken, Florence, Lexington, Columbia/Richland, Sumter-Clarendon-Lee)
Babita “Bobbie” Chowdhary

Lowcountry (Beaufort, Charleston, Coastal, Colleton, Conway, Edisto-Orangeburg)
Michelle Demarco

 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

2019

February 19, 2019
Planning & Development Committee Meeting              
SCMA Building, Columbia

March 2019 (TBD)                                   
Finance Committee Meeting                                                 
SCMA Building, Columbia

March 1, 2019                                          
Deadline for State Dues

March 1, 2019                                          
SCMAA Connect - Annual Meeting Reminders Deadline
(include proposed bylaws changes)

March 15, 2019                                       
SCMAA Connect - Annual Meeting Edition Published

March 31, 2019                                       
Deadline for Submission for Health Promotion
Awards (HAP) and Doctors’ Day Projects

April 1, 2019                                              
Deadline for Annual Reports for Annual Session Packets

April 25-28, 2019                                                                         
SCMA Annual Meeting                                                              
Charleston Marriott on Lockwood
                                                                                                                        April 26, 2019                                                                              
SCMAA Annual Meeting                                                           
Charleston Marriott on Lockwood

June 10-12, 2018                                    
AMAA Annual Session & Leadership Conference           
Hyatt Magnificent Mile, Chicago

 

2020

April 30-May 3, 2020                                               
SCMA Annual Meeting                                                             
Hyatt Regency Greenville

May 1, 2020                                                                                   
SCMAA Annual Meeting                                                           
Hyatt Regency Greenville

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Committees for 2018-2019

Bylaws
Abbie Freeman, PhD, Chair
Gail Delaney
Shirley Meiere
Deb Peabody

Doctors’/Physicians’ Day
Elsbeth Chaney

SCMAA Connect Editor
Keri Dille

Fall Conference/Annual Meeting
Keri Dille
Lori Butehorn

Finance
Sheree Welsh, Chair
Phyllis Valainis
Suzanne Manning
Lib Orr
Sherry Anne Gettys

Health Promotion
Kelley Mintz

Historian
Gail Delaney

Legislation
Paul Doerner, Chair & SCMEDPAC Rep.
Kiki Sanford

Membership

Laurie McCotter, Chair

Suzanne Manning

Sheree Welsh

Babita “Bobbie” Chowdhary

Shanna Walker

Michelle Demarco

Molly Cashman, RP/MSS

 

Nominating

Lib Orr, Chair

Angela Lorenz

Debbie Hyler

Kirk Kilgore

Beth Haswell, MD

Lisa Weir, DMD, Alternate

Suzanne Mossburg, Alternate

Parliamentarian
Janelle Othersen

Membership
Laurie McCotter, Chair
Suzanne Manning
Sheree Welsh
Babita “Bobbie” Chowdhary
Shanna Walker
Michelle Demarco
Molly Cashman, RP/MSS

Nominating
Lib Orr, Chair
Angela Lorenz
Debbie Hyler
Kirk Kilgore
Beth Haswell, MD
Lisa Weir, DMD, Alternate
Suzanne Mossburg, Alternate

Parliamentarian
Janelle Othersen

Physician Support
Jane Bottsford

Planning & Development
DeAnn Walpole, Chair
Sherry Anne Gettys
Lib Orr
Donna Abercrombie
Janelle Othersen
Kiki Sanford
Abbie Freeman, Bylaws

Publicity/Public Relations
Gina Pelino

Reading Committee
Debbie Goulding, Chair
Phyllis Valainis
Suzanne Manning
Laurie McCotter
Janelle Othersen

Resident Physician/Medical Student Spouses
Molly Cashman

Scholarship Committee
Suzanne Mossburg, Chair
Erica Kelly
Priti Patel

Ex-Officio Committee Members
(except Nominating Committee)
Phyllis Valainis
Suzanne Manning

Annual Meeting

Join us for the 2020 SCMAA’s Annual Meeting held in Greenville, SC on Friday, May 1, 2020.

More information coming soon.