SC Healthcare Human Resources Association (SCHHRA)


With the many challenges in health care, Human Resource Professionals have an important opportunity to make an impact in our organizations and the communities we serve.  In that regard, we are fortunate to have the American Society of Healthcare Human Resources (ASHHRA), along with affiliated chapters at the state-level, including the South Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association (SCHHRA) committed to enhancing the strategic role of HR.


To advance health care through the support and development of a knowledgeable and connected network of human resources professionals by providing innovative resources, tools and strategies.


An inspired community of health care human resources professionals that reaches its highest potential as a catalyst for postive change in an evolving health care landscape.

The SCHHRA Board is committed to the following goals in 2019:

Knowledge Advancement: Develop a wide, diverse foundatin of subject matter expertise to elevate ASHHRA/SCHHRA and its members as providers of innovative information and solutions to the health care field

Network Advancement: Serve as the networking knowledge sharing and data anayltics hub for health care human resources professionals to expand and extend professional connections and realtionships.

Member Advancement: Enrich the member experience, increase value and grow the membership base through compelling participation and engagement opportunities.

Join Today! Benefits include:

Connect with fellow health care HR professionals: Create collaborative relationships with your colleagues throughout South Carolina to support and improve the strength of our profession.

Education sessions at no cost: The chapter offers at least two sessions each year with relevant topics for HR professionals. Each session includes lunch, CE credits and time to network with members. 

Discounted rates for Tri-State Conference: Each year, the chapter joins with the Virfinia and North Carolina chapters to host a three day conference specific to health care human resources. The conference is highly regarded as an exceptional, yet afforadable, opportunity for learning, development and networking.

Access to SCHHRA listserve: Garner ideas and share best practices through email communication with fellow members.

Save the Date for the Tri-State HR Conference - April 3 - April 5, 2019

Visit for brochure & registration information

Board Members:

Kay Callihan, Kim Litton, Rick Grooms, Deborah Wilson, Andrea Clements, Teresa Threlkeld, Elizabeth Marks Not Pictured: Michelle Wiles, Jami Turner, Nancy Bonge, Cindy Causey, Bootsie Wynne

From l-r: Kay Callihan, Kim Litton, Rick Grooms, Deborah Wilson, Andrea Clements, Teresa Threlkeld, Elizabeth Marks

Not Pictured: Michelle Wiles, Jami Turner, Nancy Bonge, Cindy Causey, Bootsie Wynne

Board / Officers: 

Andrea Clements
Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Rick Grooms
AnMed Health Medical Center

Vice President
Michelle Wiles
MUSC Physicians

Jami Turner
Lexington Medical Center
(803) 791-2357

Immediate Past President
Nancy Bonge
New Horizon Family Health Services, Inc.

Communications Chair

Long Term Care
Kay Callihan
Lutheran Homes of SC

At Large/Recruitment Network Directors
Adell Hutto (Recruitment)
Bon Secours St Francis Hospital

Cindy Causey (At-large)
McLeod Medical Center Dillon

Upstate Region Representative (Region I)
Teresa Threldkeld
AnMed Health Medical Center

Midlands Region Representative (Region II)
Bootsie Wynne (At-large)
Lexington Medical Center

Pee Dee Region Representative (Region III)
Kim Litton
Conway Medical Center

Low Country Region Representative (Region IV)
Deborah Wilson
Roper St Francis

ASHHRA Rresident
James (Jamie) E. Parsons,CHHR,SPHR,FACHE,SHRM-SCP
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Edgewood, KY
ASHHRA Executive Director

Catherine Carruth, CAE
Strategic plan, operations, collaboration and partner relations
ASHHRA Region 4 Representative

(al, fl, ga, ms, pr, sc, tn)
Celine Craig
Chief Human Resources Officer
King's Daughters Medical Center
Brookhaven, Mississippi
(601) 835-9381
Kim Wooten
South Carolina Hospital Association

Schipp Ames
South Carolina Hospital Association