Constituency Advisory Board

Members of RMC’s Board of Trustees (seated); members of RMC’s Constituency Advisory Board; S.C. Representative Gilda Cobb-Hunter; and RMC President & CEO David Southerland.

The enabling ordinances approving the partnership between the Regional Medical Center (RMC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) included changes in Board structure. In addition to an 11-member Board of Trustees, an 18-member Constituency Advisory Board was established to provide input and policy recommendations to the Board of Trustees based on identified healthcare needs of areas served by RMC. The Constituency Advisory Board does not have governance power or authority related to RMC.

Constituency Advisory Board Officers

John E. McLauchlin Jr. - CHAIR
Calhoun County Administrator

Labrena Aiken-Furtick - VICE CHAIR
Chief Operating Officer of CASA Family Systems

Dr. Stefanie Gadson-Brown - SECRETARY
Dean of Healthcare Preparation & Workforce at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

The ordinance passed by both County Councils (Orangeburg and Calhoun) designated the following agencies as members of the Constituency Advisory Board:

  • Harold M. Young
    Orangeburg County Administrator
  • John E. McLauchlin Jr. - CHAIR
    Calhoun County Administrator
  • Natashia Smith, PhD & Bryant Williams
    Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center
  • Mike Dennis
    Tri-County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Charlene Nimmons & Lakieba Brooks-Leach
    South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • Bridgette H. Zimmerman
    South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Vonda Steward
    South Carolina Department of Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Dr. Stefanie Gadson-Brown - SECRETARY & Candance Tooley
    Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
  • Karen Myers
    Denmark Technical College
  • Shannon B. Smith, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC, CNE
    Claflin University
  • Melanie Jones
    HopeHealth
  • Labrena Aiken-Furtick - VICE CHAIR
    CASA Family Systems
  • Dr. Louis Whitesides
    South Carolina State University 1890 Research & Extension
  • Dr. Shawn Foster
    Orangeburg County School District Superintendent
  • Dr. Ferlondo J. Tullock
    Calhoun County School District Superintendent
  • Lee L. Given
    Orangeburg County Development Commission
  • Demetrius Hardy
    YMCA - Orangeburg County
  • Family Health Centers