House of Delegates

2018-2019 Meeting Dates

November 11, 2018

February 10, 2019

June 15, 2019 (At Annual Convention)

Mission and Role

The mission of the House of Delegates: As its “owner-representative”, the Board will devote time and energy to considering the interests of SCPhA’s membership, with the House of Delegates being a pivotal component of this “linkage.” 

1. The House of Delegates will maintain authority over:

  • Amendments to the Association’s Constitution and Bylaws.
  • Decisions regarding expulsion of a member for improper professional conduct or violation of obligations under the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.

2. The House of Delegates will also serve in an advisory role to the Board, providing policy input, particularly in the formulation of SCPhA’s Ends policies and on public position statements of SCPhA.

  • The Board’s annual cycle of reviewing and reconsidering Ends will include a plan for garnering and incorporating House of Delegates’ input into that process.

SCPhA Delegate Code of Ethics

As a representative in the House of Delegates I will:

  • Listen carefully to my teammates, and constituents I serve,
  • Respect the opinion of my fellow representatives,
  • Respect and support the majority decisions of the House,
  • Recognize that all authority is vested in the House of Delegates when it meets in legal session and not with individual House representatives,
  • Keep well-informed of developments that are relevant to issues that may come before the House,
  • Participate actively in House meetings,
  • Call to the attention of the House any issues that I believe will have an adverse effect on our association and our profession,
  • Attempt to interpret the needs of constituents to the House and interpret the action of the House to the constituents,
  • Declare any conflicts of interest between my personal life and my position in the House of Delegates, and avoid voting on issues that appear to be a conflict of interest.

As a representative in the House of Delegates I will not:

  • Be critical, in or outside of the House meetings, of fellow House representatives or their opinions,
  • Use the House or any part of the Association for my personal advantage or the personal advantage of my friends or relatives,
  • Discuss the confidential proceedings of the House outside the House of Delegates meeting.

Fundamentals of the Rules of Order

How to Submit a Resolution Flow Chart


SCPhA House of Delegates Members

There are four (4) regions outlined in the state from which delegates will be elected each year. The number of delegates allotted will be determined based upon the number of active members in that region as of January 1st of each year. Each region will be allowed one (1) delegate per fifty (50) active members, or the greater fraction thereof.
*To be considered an active member, you must be a graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy and be a current member of SCPhA.



2018-2019 SCPhA House of Delegates Members

Speaker, 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. 



Speaker-Elect, House of Delegates
Brian Clark, RPh

Brian Clark is the Clinical Director for McHugh Pharmacy Group. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.  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 seven locations of McHugh Pharmacy Group.  He has previously served multiple terms as a Midlands Delegate and Director at Large. Brian also serves as the Network Facilitator and a luminary for CPESN-SC.


Brian resides in Chapin with his wife, Kelly, and their three dogs – Fin (Boykin), Fergie (Boykin), and Fargo (Long-haired Dachshund).  His hobbies include riding motorcycles, working in the yard, and spending time on the lake.



Member At-Large 
Will Brumfield, PharmD

Dr. Will Brumfield is a 2016 graduate of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy- Columbia Campus and is employed by Palmetto Health Baptist as a Medication Reconciliation Pharmacist. He has a passion for both Hospital and Community Pharmacy and, as part of his work, strives to improve communication between the two sectors. Will has served in many leadership roles, including the Chairman for the New Practitioner Network, which he revived under SCPhA in 2016.  He annually leads groups at Pharmacy Day at the State House and enjoys being a part of the State Pharmacy Convention. Will is currently in the Masters of Health Administration Program offered by MUSC and expects to graduate in May of 2019.  He lives in Cayce with his wife Allison who is extremely supportive and the brightest part of his day.



Midlands Region

Five delegates will represent Aiken, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Richland, and Saluda counties.

Midlands Region Director
Jennifer Baker, PharmD

Dr. Jennifer Baker is the Director of Experiential Education and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of 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. Since 2006, Dr. Baker has been teaching the SC MPJE review for pharmacy graduates and reciprocating pharmacists; her teaching responsibilities include the Pharmacy Law and Ethics course at the USC College of Pharmacy. She served as the Director of Professional Affairs at the South Carolina Pharmacy Association (SCPhA) for nine years as the staff pharmacist serving as a resource for legislative and pharmacy law issues. In addition to teaching and planning continuing education for pharmacy professionals, Dr. Baker coordinated the Palmetto Pharmacist Network who provided care for patients with diabetes enrolled in programs modeled after the Asheville Project in Charleston and Greenville. Before going to SCPhA in 2003, she acquired more than five years’ experience working in an independently owned Columbia, SC pharmacy, being employed through college and then continuing graduation. 

Midlands Delegate
Taylor Evans, PharmD

Dr. Taylor Evans graduated from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Columbia Campus in 2015 and completed her post-graduate training in the community setting with the University of South Carolina and Medicine Mart Pharmacy.  She currently practices as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in collaboration with various physician practices affiliated with Palmetto Health, and works part-time in community pharmacy.  Her interests include direct patient care, population health, and educating pharmacy students through rotations and activities at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.   


Carmen Monts

Alyssa Norwood

Kelly Clark

Pee Dee Region

Three delegates will represent Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.  
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.






Pee Dee Delegate
John Carmichael, PharmD

Dr. John C. Carmichael III owns and operates Dillon Community Pharmacy and Dillon Family Pharmacy.  He received his Pharm.D. from the University of South Carolina in 2007. 

Over a seven-year period, John was a Pharmacy Manager at Wal-Mart.  In 2014, John decided to leave retail chain pharmacy and open Dillon Community Pharmacy to provide better service to the citizens of Dillon County and surrounding areas.  In 2016, he expanded and opened Dillon Family Pharmacy inside Dillon Family Medicine to increase convenience for patients.

John is a member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association, Latta Baptist Church, and the South Carolina Gamecock Club.  Additionally, he is a hospital advisory board member for McLeod Dillon.

In his leisure time, John enjoys golf, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family.  John currently resides in Latta with his wife Allyson, sons Jack and Jesse.

Kelly Jones

Jillian Wilkes 

Upstate Region

Five delegates will represent Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, and York counties.

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 the 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.  In May of 2017, he sold his pharmacy to Rite and continued to work for the chain until August of 2018.  Currently, he is enjoying semi-retirement and doing relief help.



Upstate Delegate 
Maggie Blauert, PharmD

Maggie Blauert graduated from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy - USC Campus in 2015 and is a pharmacist at McLeskey Todd Family Pharmacy in Greer, SC. Having previous experience in both chain and independent settings, she knew that she wanted to be a member of a team in an independent pharmacy so that she could spend time getting to know her patients and help them achieve their healthcare goals. She has been an Upstate Representative in SCPhA's House of Delegates since 2016 and is involved in the New Practitioner Network. She lives in Spartanburg with her husband Justin and their golden retriever Dakota."




Upstate Delegate 
Deborah Bowers, PharmD

Deborah Bowers received her PharmD degree from the University of South Carolina. She practiced retail pharmacy for a few years at a mass merchandiser, before opening an independent pharmacy in York, SC in 2002. She is an active member in SCPhA, NCPA and CPESN. She is also an active member of the church and mission team of Liberty Baptist Church in York, SC and participates in a yearly medical mission to Honduras.  Deborah is married to her childhood sweetheart Steven Bowers and they have two children Jordan (10) and Brooklyn Grace (8). She enjoys walking their dogs, singing, playing the piano, and spending time playing games with their kids. Deborah really wants to see pharmacists have the most options to practice and forge the future with new and exciting opportunities.  

Upstate Delegate 
Tiffaney Threatt, PharmD

Tiffaney Threatt obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. The majority of her career before transitioning into academia was spent in a community pharmacy setting focusing on immunizations, health testing, and medication therapy management services. Dr. Threatt currently serves an associate professor at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) in Clinton, SC and teaches in a variety of laboratory and therapeutics courses, an immunization delivery certificate program, and a diabetes elective.  Dr. Threatt is also a certified diabetes educator and the director of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Wellness Center. Through the Wellness Center she provides health and wellness services to college employees and diabetes self-management education and support to patients of the surrounding community. A large portion of the diabetes population served in her practice is the medically needy and underserved population. She currently serves as the Financial Leader of the South Carolina Coordinating Body for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, an advisor to the school’s student chapter of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, and a board of trustee member for Laurens County Memorial Hospital. In her free time, she particularly enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.  

Low County Region

Three delegates will represent Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper and Orangeburg counties.

Low Country Region Director 
Justin Davis, PharmD
Dr. Justin Davis received his Pharm.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2013. During his time in school he served as a Junior Board member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association since its founding in 2010 until his graduation. He currently is working as a pharmacist for Walgreen's in the Charleston area.

Low Country Region Delegate 
Whitney Simerlein, PharmD 

Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Whitney moved to South Carolina in 2010 to complete her undergraduate training at Clemson University. She then moved to Charleston where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in May 2018. She served as an SCPhA Junior Board Member for the 2017-2018 year and looks forward to continuing her involvement with the association as a Low Country Delegate and member of the New Practitioner Network. Whitney is currently the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she practices in community, ambulatory, and specialty pharmacy settings.



Cynthia Feldman

Donna Avant

Representatives from each of the following groups also have seats on the HOD:
SCCP-MUSC Campus (3 seats; 2 students, 1 dean or appointee)
Dean or appointee: Cathy Worrall
Student Delegate: Lyndsey Milburn
Student Delegate: Erin Risner

SCCP-USC Campus (3 seats; 2 students, 1 dean or appointee)
Dean or appointee: Amy Grant
Student Delegate: Mary Francis Newman
Student Delegate: Aiya Almogaber

South University School of Pharmacy (3 seats; 2 students, 1 dean or appointee)
Dean or appointee: Sarah Braga
Student Delegate: Eura Doraci
Student Delegate: Carrie Lynch

Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (3 seats; 2 students, 1 dean or appointee)  
Dean or appointee: Cliff Fuhrman, Eileen Ward
Student Delegate: Ty Reales
Student Delegate: Haley Cribb

SC American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (1 seat): Erika Tillery

SC Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (1 seat): Jennifer Clemments

Academy of Pharmacy Technicians (1 seat): OPEN

SC Board of Pharmacy (1 seat; Ex-Officio Non-Voting Delegate): Terry Blackmon 

SC DHEC (1 seat; Ex-Officio Non-Voting Delegate): Lisa Thomson


Academy of Independent Pharmacy Owners

Academy of Former Presidents 

Academy of New Practitioners (New Practitioner Network)