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State Program Administrators

Director:  Michael A. Elieff
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Telephone: (803) 898-3266
Email: elieffma@dhec.sc.gov

Deputy Director: Jamie Blair
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Telephone: (803) 898-1746
Email: blairjd@dhec.sc.gov

Grants Administrator: Steve Harrington
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Telephone: (803) 898-4446
Email: harrinsm@dhec.sc.gov

Samantha Coomer
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Office of Public Health Preparedness
Telephone: 803-898-0518
Email: coomersk@dhec.sc.gov

Regional Health Care Coalitions

Lowcountry Coalition Contacts:
Raymond E. Barteet CHEP, CHES
Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness Lowcountry Region
Telephone: (843) 953-0062
Email: barteere@dhec.sc.gov

Amanda Ritsema
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Office of Public Health Preparedness Lowcountry Region
Telephone: (843) 953-0400
Email: ritsemaa@dhec.sc.gov

Members of the Lowcountry Coalition include:

  • Regional Medical Centers
  • Rehabilitative and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital
  • Primary Medical Care Health Center
  • State Government Organizations
  • County and Local Government Organizations
  • Federal Government Entities
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Private Business Entities
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety
  • Volunteer Organizations

Midlands Coalition Contacts:
Karen Hutto, BSN, RN, CHSP, MEP, CHEP
Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness Midlands Region
Telephone: (803) 576-2691
Email: huttokg@dhec.sc.gov

Vickie White
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone: (803) 576-2756
Email: whiteve@dhec.sc.gov

Members of the Midlands Health Care Coalition include:

  • Regional Medical Centers
  • Federal VA and Army Hospitals
  • Nursing and Behavioral Health Centers
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • State Government Organizations
  • County and Local Government Organizations
  • Fire/EMS
  • County Coroners
  • Law Enforcement
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Private Business Entities
  • Federally Recognized Tribe

Pee Dee Coalition Contacts:
Mark Hendrix
Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness Pee Dee Region
Telephone: (843) 673-6546
Email: henriml@dhec.sc.gov

Yolanda W. Rodgers
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone: (843) 673-6548
Email: rodgeryw@dhec.sc.gov

Members of the Pee Dee Health Care Coalition include:

  • Regional Medical Centers
  • State Government Organizations
  • County and Local Government Organizations
  • County Coroner
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Fire/EMS
  • State Tribal Groups

Upstate Coalition Contacts:

Warren Edwards
Director
Office of Public Health Preparedness Upstate Region
Telephone: (864) 372-3138
Email: edwardjw@dhec.sc.gov

Melissa Simpson
Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Coordinator
Telephone: (864) 260-4358
Email: simpsonr@dhec.sc.gov

Members of the Upstate Health Care Coalition include:

  • Regional Medical Centers
  • Treatment/Rehabilitation Medical Centers
  • Primary Health Care Services
  • State Government Organizations
  • County and Local Government Organizations
  • County Coroners
  • County EMS
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Retirement/Aging Organizations
  • Private Business Entities