Board of Directors Mission: On behalf of the membership, the Board of Directors assumes direct responsibility for defining and ensuring appropriate organizational performance.

  1. The Board will be the conduit linking the membership’s interests to operational performance.
  2. Needs Assessment: The Board will assess the needs of the membership as they relate to the Association’s activities and scope of influence, and will develop Ends policies identifying and prioritizing intended organizational outcomes to address those needs.  The House of Delegates will be a primary component of this “linkage.”
  3. Advocacy: The Board will inform the membership of the Association’s accomplishments on its behalf, and of expected future results.
    1. The Board will develop and maintain written governing policies that realistically address the broadest levels of all organizational decisions and situations:
    2. ENDS: Organizational products, effects, benefits, outcomes, recipients, and their relative worth (what good for which recipients at what relative worth/cost/priority).
    3. MANAGEMENT LIMITATIONS: Constraints on executive authority that establish the prudence and ethics boundaries within which all executive activity and decisions must take place.
    4. GOVERNANCE PROCESS: Specification of how the Board conceives, carries out and monitors its own task.
    5. BOARD/MANAGEMENT DELEGATION: How authority is delegated and its proper use monitored: the CEO’s role, authority and accountability.
      1. The Board will assure successful CEO performance on Ends and Management Limitations.
      2. The Board will establish the public policy positions/statements of SCPhA. 
      3. The Board will make determinations regarding the dues for membership in SCPhA. 
      4. The Board shall appoint delegates and alternate delegates to the American Pharmacists Association (at February meeting).
      5. The Board will refer to the House of Delegates:
      6. Recommendations and decision-making regarding changes to the Constitution and Bylaws of SCPhA.
      7. All decisions regarding a proposed expulsion from membership in SCPhA, in accordance with procedures set forth in the Bylaws.
        1. The Board will determine the categories and recipients for SCPhA’s annual awards.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

President/Chairman of the Board
Kayce Shealy, PharmD
Dr. Shealy received her Bachelor of Science degree from Newberry College in 2005 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2009. Upon completion of a community practice residency with the University of Georgia in 2010, Dr. Shealy joined the faculty of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor, became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 2010 and a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist in 2012. She is the advisor for the ASP chapter at PCSP, and coordinates several courses in the curriculum. Her practice sites include providing pharmacotherapy services for Advanced HealthCare, providing diabetes self-management education with PCSP’s AADE-accredited program, and other pharmacotherapy services at the school’s Wellness Center. Dr. Shealy has given numerous CE programs and lectures and published several journal articles and reviews.


Immediate Past President  
Ed Vess, RPh
Ed Vess currently works at QS/1, Inc. in Spartanburg, SC. Prior to joining QS/1, Ed worked as general manager of Pharmacy Consultants, and was a consultant pharmacist after working hospital and retail. A 1980 graduate of USC College of Pharmacy where he was involved in Student American Pharmaceutical Association, The Pharmacy Papyrus, and Phi Lambda Sigma. Ed currently serves on the P&T Committee for SC Medicaid, the Technician and Pharmacy Practice Committees of the SC Board of Pharmacy, and the Board of Directors of the Spartanburg Pilots Association. Ed is a preceptor for the SC College of Pharmacy and South University College of Pharmacy. He is also involved in the Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance.



Megan Montgomery, PharmD
Megan Montgomery received her PharmD from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. After graduating in 2009, she began working at Reynold's Drug Store in Andrews, SC where she served as Pee Dee Region Director for SCPhA. In 2012, Megan moved back to her hometown of Chapin and was elected as a delegate for the Midland's region.  She currently serves as Speaker-Elect for the House of Delegates. Megan is employed as a staff pharmacist at Prosperity Drug with past president, John Pugh.




Speaker, House of Delegates 
Betsy Blake, PharmD
Dr. Betsy Blake is a Clinical Associate Professor with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – University of South Carolina Campus. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy then remained there to complete two pharmacy residencies with a focus in Primary Care.  She joined the SCCP faculty in Columbia in 2006 and has enjoyed a variety of teaching opportunities within the college.  She currently practices in a patient-centered medical home affiliated with Palmetto Health, collaborating with physicians, other health professionals, and patients to improve health outcomes.  Betsy also serves as the Co-Director for Interprofessional Education for the Health Sciences for the University of South Carolina and coordinates interprofessional opportunities for pharmacy students on the SCCP-USC campus.  

Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates
Elliot Turner, PharmD
Dr. Elliot Turner is a Vaccine Medical Affairs Lead with Merck. He graduated from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy and completed his post graduate training at Palmetto Health. He has his board certification in pharmacotherapy and advanced diabetes management. His practice areas of interest are diabetes, hypertension, obesity management and immunizations. Elliot served as president of the local SCCP chapter of APhA-ASP and has been an active member of SCPhA, participating on committees and speaking at annual meetings.  




Pamela Whitmire, PharmD
Dr. Pam Whitmire is currently Pharmacist-in-Charge at Southwest Carolina Treatment Center in Anderson. Prior to this, she worked at Fred’s Pharmacy and was President and Co-Owner of Honea Path Family Pharmacy. A graduate of the MUSC College of Pharmacy and the University of Florida, she serves on the SCCP Leadership Advisory Council and as a preceptor for the College. She is part of the Ask-A-Tiger network at Clemson University where she actively works with students interested in the profession of pharmacy and serves as a preceptor. Pamela is a vested member of SCPhA who has served the Association in numerous positions, including Past President. She is also a member of APhA where she served as Speaker of the House of Delegates, ASHP, SCSHP, Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, and life member of the MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.


At-Large Director
Brian Clark, RPh
Dr. Brian Clark graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, and is currently employeed by McHugh Pharmacy Group.  Passionate about teaching and developing others, he currently precepts for all four in-state colleges of pharmacy and serves as the student experiential site coordinator for the six locations of McHugh Pharmacy Group.  In his free time, Brian loves to ride his motorcycle, work in the yard, and spends time on the lake with his wife, Kelly, and their two dogs – Fin and Fargo.




Midlands Region Director
Jennifer Baker, PharmD
Dr. Jennifer Baker is the Director of Experiential Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  She received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and is a licensed pharmacist in the state of South Carolina. Jennifer has been teaching the SC MPJE review for over ten years and serves as the course coordinator and faculty for the SCCP Pharmacy Law and Ethics course. Prior to her arrival at SCCP, Jennifer served as the Director of Professional Affairs for SCPhA from 2003 – 2012, where she taught and planned continuing education for pharmacy professionals and managed the Palmetto Pharmacist Network who provides care for patients with diabetes enrolled in programs modeled after the Asheville Project in Charleston, Greenville and Spartanburg. Before coming to SCPhA in 2003, she acquired more than five years’ experience working in an independently-owned community pharmacy in Columbia. She lives in Irmo with her husband and two children. 

Pee Dee Region Director 
Jarrod Tippins, PharmD
Dr. Jarrod Tippins is a 2009 graduate of the University of South Carolina. While in pharmacy school, Jarrod was involved in APhA-ASP, SCPhA, ASHP-SSHP, and Phi Lamda Sigma. He was president of the USC campus chapter of APhA-ASP and Vice President of his pharmacy class. Jarrod is currently a pharmacist at The Medicine Cabinet in Lake City, SC. In 2010 and 2011, he was the recipient of the Paragon Award given by CVS to honor distinguished pharmacists within each district. Jarrod currently serves as President of the Pee Dee Pharmacy Association and is involved in SCPhA and NCPA.


Upstate Region Director

Ron Guida, RPh
Ron Guida is a graduate of MUSC College of Pharmacy. He began working for Revco until an opportunity arose to practice in clinical side of pharmacy, and joined Palmetto Health Care. He went into partnership with two other pharmacists, and bought out the four pharmacies of Palmetto Health Care and renamed them Foothills Family Pharmacies.  Soon after this purchase, he became involved with home medical equipment, with emphasis on respiratory equipment. He was able to sell that business and purchased the share of the Boiling Springs location which was renamed Ron’s Pharmacy, where he has been for thirty years now.




Low Country Region Director 
David Shirley
Dr. David Shirley is an Assistant Professor with the South Carolina College of Pharmacy – Medical University of South Carolina campus.  He received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2002.  He spent seven years practicing independent community pharmacy, with Prescription Center in Charleston SC where he began compounding prescriptions.  In 2009, he joined Plantation Pharmacy on Wappoo Rd. in Charleston where he was Pharmacist-in-charge and the chief compounding pharmacist.    As he has throughout his career, he continues to be active in providing immunizations, diabetes counseling through Palmetto Pharmacist Network, and serving as a preceptor for introductory and advanced pharmacy students.   In 2015, Dr. Shirley joined the College of Pharmacy to pursue his love for teaching and mentoring students.  Dr. Shirley coordinates Compounding Laboratory, Pharmacy Calculations, and Medical Terminology courses.  He is faculty advisor for NCPA and involved in other organizations including CPFI and Kappa Psi. 
                                                   Dr. Shirley is a long-time member of SCPHA and has served previously                                                            in the House of Delegates. 

Craig Burridge, MS, CAE
Craig Burridge was previously the Executive Director of the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York. He is a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Craig attended the London School of Economics and Political Science on scholarship and has his Master of Science in Public Service from Russell Sage College. Craig has earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in from the American Society of Association Executives. Craig served as President of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations from 2007-08. In addition to serving on many volunteer boards, Mr. Burridge has served for two, two-year terms on the NYS Cancer Consortium Steering Committee and has served as a volunteer Commissioner of the City of Cohoes Housing Authority for 8 years, the Cohoes Music Hall Board of Directors and seven years on the Albany County YouthBureau.