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June 12, 2024

SCHA Announces First Graduating Class of WHY We Lead

Congratulations to the first graduating class of WHY We Lead! The selective and rigorous leadership development program required a significant commitment from both the participants and their employers, and we appreciate our member’s support of this effort. WHY We Lead aims to equip future hospital leaders to effectively lead teams, drive operational excellence, foster teamwork and engagement, navigate conflict, and embrace change. Join me in recognizing our first class of graduates:

  • Ambre Ellenberg, Director of Quality, Abbeville Area Medical Center;
  • Allyson Langley, RN Clinical Nurse Manager Critical Care, Aiken Regional Medical Centers;
  • Dawn Shepard, Perinatal Nurse Manager, Aiken Regional Medical Centers;
  • Katheryn Rasar, Manager of Disease Specific Programs, Aiken Regional Medical Centers;
  • Katie Habel, Lead Occupational Therapist, AnMed;
  • David Blanton, Laboratory Manager, AnMed;
  • Ashley McCullough, Team Lead – Physical Therapy, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia;
  • Brook Barnes, Director of Clinical Infamatics Training, Lexington Medical Center;
  • Camille Reeder, Medical Social Work Manager, Lexington Medical Center;
  • Anthony Stillson, Maintenance Supervisor, Lexington Medical Center;
  • Kathryn McLain, Nursing Director Surgical Services, McLeod Health;
  • Deanna Sellers, MedSurg/Hemodialysis/Swing Bed Nursing Director, McLeod Health;
  • Ashley Gaskin, Director of Cardiovascular Services, McLeod Health;
  • Jennifer Amaker, Director of ICU, McLeod Health Clarendon;
  • Lindsey Fipps, Radiology Supervisor, McLeod Health Seacoast;
  • Jessica Jackson, Supervisor of Outpatient Therapy Services, McLeod Health Seacoast;
  • Loren Tilson, Nurse Manager, MUSC Health;
  • Julianna Lara, Assistant Nurse Manager (Interim Nurse Manager), MUSC Health;
  • Amanda Seibert, Interim Assistant Nurse Manager, MUSC Health University Medical Center;
  • Jennifer Kelly, Nurse Manager, MUSC Health University Medical Center;
  • Katie Hare, Emergency Department Director, Newberry County Memorial Hospital;
  • Corey Bishop, Director of Surgery, Newberry County Memorial Hospital;
  • Eric Longino, Manager of Professional Development and Support Services, Spartanburg Regional – Pelham Medical Center;
  • Lee Ann Worthington, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Helping meet hospital workforce needs is SCHA’s highest strategic priority, and WHY – an acronym for Work, Harmony, You — is an important part of that work. WHY We Lead is just one of many ways hospitals can become engaged with WHY and help transform the work experience. Click here to learn more.