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


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


Phyllis Valainis – President

Suzanne Manning – President-Elect

Laurie McCotter – Vice-President

Debbie Goulding – Secretary

Sheree Welsh – Treasurer

Lib Orr – Immediate Past President

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

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

Michelle Demarco – Lowcountry Representative: (Beaufort, Charleston, Coastal, Colleton, Edisto-Orangeburg, Georgetown) 

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events and Important Dates


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

June 30                        SCMAA Connect Article Submission Deadline

July 15                        SCMAA Connect Published

August 24-26              Southern Regional Meeting                                        Chattanooga, TN                                                            

September (TBD)       Nominating Committee Meeting                                SCMA Building, Columbia

September 20              Planning & Development Meeting                             SCMA Building, Columbia

October 10                  SAVE Day (Stop America’s Violence Everywhere)

October 15                  Deadline for Fall Reports for Fall Conference Packets

October 23                  SCMAA Fall Conference                                           SCMA Building, Columbia

October 31-Nov. 1      Southern Medical Association Meeting                     Charleston Marriott on Lockwood            


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

March (TBD)              Finance Committee Meeting                                      SCMA Building, Columbia

March 1                       Deadline for State Dues

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

March 15                     SCMAA Connect - Annual Meeting Edition Published

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

April 1                         Deadline for Annual Reports for Annual Session Packets

April 25-28                 SCMA Annual Meeting                                              Charleston Marriott on Lockwood

April 26                       SCMAA Annual Meeting                                           Charleston Marriott on Lockwood

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


April 30-May 3           SCMA Annual Meeting                                              Hyatt Regency Greenville

May 1                          SCMAA Annual Meeting                                           Hyatt Regency Greenville