*** Elections are closed for this year. The results will be announced in House of Delegates at the Annual  Convention in Hilton Head on June 17, 2017*****

 

2017 Election Information

Voting will open April 1 and run through April 30.
Click HERE to vote!

 

Please note: you will NOT be able to log in and vote until April 1.

 Bios will also be available on the secure voting site.

2017's Candidates:

President-Elect of the Board of Directors:

Megan Montgomery, PharmD

Megan Montgomery received her PharmD from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. After graduating in 2009, she began working with Julian Reynolds at his family's independent pharmacy in Andrews, SC. While living in Georgetown County, she served as Pee Dee Region Director for SCPhA. Megan later moved back to her hometown of Chapin and joined former SCPhA president, John Pugh, at Prosperity Drug Co. to implement compounding services.  In 2012, she was elected as a delegate for the Midlands region and currently serves as Speaker of the House of Delegates. Megan's days begin at 4:30am to exercise before work and is currently enrolled in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Other hobbies include event planning, dinner with friends, movies and traveling to National Parks.  

Sarah Braga, PharmD

Sarah Fowler Braga currently serves as Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Continuing Education and Director of Drug Information at South University School of Pharmacy-Columbia.  She is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy with her BS and PharmD degrees. Dr. Braga completed an ASHP Accredited Residency in Drug Information at the University of Florida Shands – Jacksonville. Dr. Braga’s experience in pharmacy practice includes academia, community, clinical, long-term care and home infusion.  As a member of SCPhA for over 20 years, Dr. Braga has been active in the association holding several leadership roles including Midlands Region Director, Vice President, Speaker Elect and Speaker of the House of Delegates on the SCPhA Board of Directors.  She served on the Board of Directors when the decision to adopt and implement policy governance of the Board of Directors and association was made. Dr. Braga has also served as a Midland delegate and Team Captain for the SUSOP Self Care Bowl Team. Dr. Braga currently serves on the SCPhA Board of Directors as Director at Large.

I would like to serve as the President Elect of the SCPhA Board of Directors to lend my voice and experiences while continuing to advocate for the profession of pharmacy. Our profession is progressing and evolving. I look forward to being a part of how pharmacy practice continues to grow and change.  

The biggest issue facing the profession of pharmacy is twofold. Making provider status for pharmacists a reality for the citizens of the state of South Carolina is paramount. The positive outcomes in patient care will be enhanced across the state of South Carolina but, most beneficially, in the many rural and underserved areas within our state. Appropriate reimbursement of provision of care for dispensing and clinical services is critical for the independent pharmacies, chain pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care pharmacies and health system pharmacies. If elected, I will be a proponent and voice for these changes. I will promote the legislative process by leading and advocating for our profession through legislative visits, discussions and education. I look forward to crafting new policy statements and legislation on the various pharmacy topics and practices that may be of interest and concern to the pharmacists in South Carolina.  With one unified voice we can strengthen the profession of pharmacy in South Carolina. I ask for your support.

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At-Large Director:

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 excited to further his education by entering into the Masters of Health Administration Program offered by MUSC.  Will lives in Cayce with his wife Allison who is extremely supportive and the brightest part of his day.

 

Brian Clark, RPh

Promoting positive patient outcomes by pressing for growth in the profession.

Teddy Roosevelt once proclaimed, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Brian moved to Chapin from Mt Pleasant, SC in 2011.  Hailing from Mullins, SC he graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina.  His practical experience has been diverse over the years and includes big chain, supermarket, and independent pharmacy.  His roles have included: staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, district scheduler, new pharmacist trainer, regional pharmacy manager, pharmacy district manager, and now, clinical director.  He is currently serving his third consecutive term as a member of the SCPhA House of Delegates and is on the Legislative Committee.  Most recently he has participated in the service sets work group and is a luminary for the South Carolina Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (SC CPESN). 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.  Advocating for his patients has always come naturally, but he also exemplifies the empathy required to ensure the patients’ needs are taken care of through active listening.  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.

A lifelong learner, he is seeking an opportunity to grow in his service to our profession by moving from the House of Delegates to the Board of Directors.  There he can help stand for the positions of all community practice, exercising his lifetime of experience and depth of understanding in our profession.  Our next days will need critical thinkers motivated by a passion for our practice, knowledge of the industry, and the ability to sustain trust-based relationships while representing all the pharmacists of South Carolina.  He is this pharmacist.

Carrie Smoak, PharmD

Carrie Smoak attended The University of South Carolina where she received her Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2004. She has practiced in the retail setting for over l0 years in Lexington, and focused her efforts on compounding, administering vaccines, and delivering Medication Therapy Management to her patients. Carrie is a preceptor for pharmacy students throughout the state, and serves on the Experiential and Admission Committees for the USC College of Pharmacy. Carrie is an active member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association and currently serves as a Midlands Delegate. Carrie is married to Michael Smoak and they have 2 daughters, Taryn and Kendall.

 

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.

Pee Dee Delegates (3 seats available):

 

Kelly W. Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS

Kelly W. Jones, Pharm.D., BCPS is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he received both his B.S in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.  He also completed a Pharm. D. Fellowship in Family Medicine from MUSC.  After graduation he join the faculty at the McLeod Family Medicine Residency Program in Florence, South Carolina and worked with them for 28 years.  In 2016, he broke away from academics to co-own a new independent pharmacy located in Florence simply called THE Pharmacy.  Who says a teacher can’t practice!  In 1993, he was awarded Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy and since has renewed that certification three times.  Dr. Jones was born in Fountain Inn, South Carolina, married to Lisa and has 6 wonderful children Amanda, West, Carol, Mason, Hamilton and Jackson.  To these he can add 4 grandchildren; Mae, Kellett, Lily and Sammy.  He currently reside in Hartsville, South Carolina.  His hobbies include family, writing music and what ever his wife tells him to do!

 

Jillian Wilkes is a 2009 graduate of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at McLeod Regional Medical Center in 2010 and became a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist in 2014. She currently is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Dorn VA Medical Center – Florence Community Based Outpatient Clinic where she is involved in diabetes, hypertension, lipid, and anticoagulation management. Jillian recently served on the Dorn VAMC Pharmacy Residency Program Advisory Board for two years and currently serves on the SCPhA Continuing Education Editorial Advisory Board. She precepts student pharmacists from the various pharmacy schools in our state and the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residents from Dorn VAMC each year.  

Upstate Delegates (4 seats available):

Maggie Blauert

After graduating from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy - USC Campus in May 2015, I accepted a position to work as a pharmacist for CVS in Spartanburg. In March of 2016, I was able to return to Rx Care Plus Pharmacy in Roebuck, where I had been an intern throughout pharmacy school, as their Pharmacist-in-Charge. I have been able to serve as an Upstate Delegate for SCPhA since June 2016, and would welcome the opportunity to serve in this position again. In my free time, I enjoy being the camp director of the Lake City camp of Salkehatchie Summer Service, spending time with my husband and golden retriever, and serving on several committees for my church in Spartanburg.

Deborah D Bowers, PharmD

My name is Deborah Bowers. I received my PharmD degree from the University of South Carolina. I practiced retail pharmacy for a few years at a mass merchandiser, before opening an independent pharmacy in York, SC in 2002. I am active on the legislative committee of SCPhA. I am also an active member of the church and mission team of Liberty Baptist Church in York, SC. I also participate in a yearly medical mission to Honduras.  I am married to my childhood sweetheart Steven Bowers and we have two children Jordan (10) and Brooklyn Grace (8). I enjoy walking our dogs, singing, playing the piano, and spending time playing games with our kids. I really want to see pharmacists have the most options to practice and forge the future with new and exciting opportunities. 

Graduate of MUSC,College of Pharmacy.
Currently working at Network Healthcare,a long term care pharmacy. I also have experience in independent (Kash&Karry Pharmacy) and hospital (St Francis Hospital)
pharmacy.
Served on the board of SCPhA as Upstate Regional Director,Vice President,President -elect,treasurer,President(
2002-2003) and Chairman of the Board.
President of Musc, College of Pharmacy Alumni Association 2001
Member of APhA,SCPhA,College of Pharmacy Alumni Association, Phi Lamda Sigma.
I am a delegate to the House of Delegates and would like to continue to serve in this position. I feel it is important to stay involved in the association and our profession.

 

Tiffaney Threatt, BSPharm, PharmD, CDE

Tiffaney Threatt obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. The majority of her career was spent in a community pharmacy setting focused on immunization, health testing, and medication therapy management services before transitioning into academia. Dr. Threatt currently serves an assistant professor at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) in Clinton, SC.  She is also a certified diabetes educator and the director of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Wellness Center. The Wellness Center 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 free clinic population. She currently serves as the Financial Leader of the South Carolina Coordinating Body for the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Planning Committee member for the Upper Piedmont Association of Diabetes Educators, advisor to Presbyterian College’s student chapter of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International, and Membership Committee member for the South Carolina Pharmacy Association.

 

Speaker-Elect of the House of Delegates (not on ballot, to be voted on at the SCPhA Annual Convention):

 J. 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.  

 

Sarah Braga, PharmD

Sarah Fowler Braga currently serves as Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Director of Continuing Education and Director of Drug Information at South University School of Pharmacy-Columbia.  She is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy with her BS and PharmD degrees. Dr. Braga completed an ASHP Accredited Residency in Drug Information at the University of Florida Shands – Jacksonville. Dr. Braga’s experience in pharmacy practice includes academia, community, clinical, long-term care and home infusion.  As a member of SCPhA for over 20 years, Dr. Braga has been active in the association holding several leadership roles including Midlands Region Director, Vice President, Speaker Elect and Speaker of the House of Delegates on the SCPhA Board of Directors.  She served on the Board of Directors when the decision to adopt and implement policy governance of the Board of Directors and association was made. Dr. Braga has also served as a Midland delegate and Team Captain for the SUSOP Self Care Bowl Team. Dr. Braga currently serves on the SCPhA Board of Directors as Director at Large.

I would like to serve as the President Elect of the SCPhA Board of Directors to lend my voice and experiences while continuing to advocate for the profession of pharmacy. Our profession is progressing and evolving. I look forward to being a part of how pharmacy practice continues to grow and change.  

The biggest issue facing the profession of pharmacy is twofold. Making provider status for pharmacists a reality for the citizens of the state of South Carolina is paramount. The positive outcomes in patient care will be enhanced across the state of South Carolina but, most beneficially, in the many rural and underserved areas within our state. Appropriate reimbursement of provision of care for dispensing and clinical services is critical for the independent pharmacies, chain pharmacies, home infusion pharmacies, long term care pharmacies and health system pharmacies. If elected, I will be a proponent and voice for these changes. I will promote the legislative process by leading and advocating for our profession through legislative visits, discussions and education. I look forward to crafting new policy statements and legislation on the various pharmacy topics and practices that may be of interest and concern to the pharmacists in South Carolina.  With one unified voice we can strengthen the profession of pharmacy in South Carolina. I ask for your support.

Bios will also be available on the secure voting site. 

Voter Eligibility
In order to vote, you must be an ACTIVE member of SCPhA. This means you must be a current member of SCPhA,

AND

You must be one of the following member types:
Full Member (includes Friend, Leader and Visionary levels)
Vested Member
Life Member
Spouse/Joint Member
First Year Member
Retired Member

Timeline:
March 2017
You will receive an email that contains your Member ID and the link to our secure election website. You will need your Member ID and last name in order to log in to the secure election website. The site will not open until April 1.
*If you have not received this email by mid-March, please contact the SCPhA office.

April 1, 2017
Voting will officially open at 8 am.

April 30, 2017
Deadline to vote. Email reminder will be sent first thing in the morning.  Online polls will close at midnight.

Votes will be tallied by the third party company.  Results will be sent to the SCPhA CEO in a sealed envelope.

June 2017
SCPhA's House of Delegates will meet at our Annual Convention. The candidates for the Speaker-Elect of the House of Delegates will have opportunity to speak to the delegates. HOD members will then vote on the Speaker-Elect of the House of Delegates. Votes will be collected and tallied by the Teller's committee. All voting results will be revealed/announced after the Teller's committee has counted all votes.

Note:  Voting will be done electronically.  If you would like to request a paper ballot please call 803.354.9977
If you need assistance voting, call 803.354.9977. 


Don't know your Member ID #? It will be emailed to you prior to the election.
You can also find it by logging in to your SCPhA account and click on your profile.
Your Member ID will be listed there.

Be sure to update your email address as that is how all communications will be sent.

Still having trouble finding it? Call SCPhA at 803.354.9977.