About the Alliance

The South Carolina Medical Association Alliance was formed to educate, advocate and provide charitable support for the family of medicine and to partner with the SCMA to improve the health and quality of life for citizens of South Carolina. The Alliance endeavors to support the family of medicine, promote health education and encourage participation in health related projects, promotes legislative awareness, provides resources to county alliances, as well as communicates the mission and goals of both the SCMA and SCMAA to its members

Get Involved!

We invite any spouse of a South Carolina physician to get involved with the SCMA Alliance. To get involved today, contact Cathy Boland at


Lib Orr – President

Phyllis Valainis – President-Elect

Suzanne Manning – Vice-President

Laurie McCotter – Secretary

Beth Haswell, MD – Treasurer

Sherry Anne Gettys – Immediate Past President

Sherry Anne Gettys – Upstate Representative: (Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, York)

Kelley Mintz – Midlands Representative: (Aiken, Florence, Lexington, Columbia/Richland, Sumter-Clarendon-Lee)

Lauren Sutton – Lowcountry Representative: (Beaufort, Charleston, Coastal, Colleton, Edisto-Orangeburg, Georgetown) 

Upcoming Events and Important Dates

September 2017 (TBD)
Nominating Committee Meeting
SCMA Building, Columbia

September 12, 2017
Planning & Development Meeting
SCMA Building, Columbia

October 3, 2017
SCMAA Fall Conference
SCMA Building, Columbia

October 13, 2017
SAVE Day (Stop America’s Violence Everywhere)

November 2-4, 2017
Southern Medical Association Meeting
Vinoy Renaissance Hotel | St. Petersburg, FL

Jan/Feb 2018 (TBD)
Southern Regional Meeting                                        

February 2018 (TBD)
Planning & Development Committee Meeting
SCMA Building, Columbia

March 2018 (TBD)
Finance Committee Meeting
SCMA Building, Columbia

March 1, 2018
Deadline for State Dues

March 31, 2018
Deadline for Submission for Health Promotion Awards (HAP) and Doctors’ Day Projects

April 1, 2018
Deadline for Annual Reports for Annual Session Packets

April 26-29, 2018
SCMA Annual Meeting
Greenville Hyatt, Greenville

April 27, 2018
SCMAA Annual Meeting
Greenville Hyatt, Greenville

June 2018 (TBD)
AMAA Annual Session & Leadership Conference
Hyatt Magnificent Mile, Chicago