Calling for Nominations for the 2022 SCSRC Board of Directors

Respiratory Therapists around the globe stepped up over the last year and truly showed the world we are ready and qualified! More than ever, the future of Respiratory Care is primed for exciting opportunities. Now is the time for us to set the pace to define and shape the trajectory of our profession. If you or someone you know feels motivated to get involved in the SCRSC, NOW IS THE TIME! We are current accepting nominations for our elected Executive Board of Directors and we have several opportunities to serve on committees. I truly believe that there is a perfect person to meet each need of the SCSRC and our RC community. If you are interested in serving in any capacity, please contact Tracy L. Cook at [email protected] to express your interest.

The South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care is currently accepting nominations for the following 2022 Board of Directors positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Delegate, and Junior Regional Directors for each region All nominees must be a licensed practitioner within the state and in good standing as an active member of the AARC/SCSRC. Candidates must be willing to serve the entire term of office and to attend all necessary events and meetings pertaining to their office, including four board meetings each year. Other desired qualifications specific to the office are as follows:

President Elect – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee and/or Regional Director. This is a three-year term (3) that transitions into President, and Immediate Past President.

Secretary – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee, as a Regional Director or as an active Committee Chair. The Secretary should have good organizational and time management skills. The Secretary is responsible for maintaining all SCSRC permanent records, reports and minutes from all executive and board of directors meeting. The secretary is responsible for preparing the agenda and maintaining minutes and reports. This is a two (2) year term.

Delegate – Prior board experience serving for two years on either the Executive Committee or as a Regional Director. The Delegate serves the voting members of the SCSRC as specified by the AARC bylaws. Delegates shall serve as a voting member of the SCSRC Board of Directors. Delegates must commit to attend the SCSRC BOD meetings as well as AARC summer and House of Delegates meetings. SCSRC Delegates serves as an ambassador of the SCSRC and should be well versed in the SCSRC operations, Robert’s Rules of Order, professionalism, including professional communication, etiquette and ethics. The term of the office is 4-years with one delegate being elected every two years.

Regional Directors for the 4-regions (Coastal, Midlands, Pee Dee, and Piedmont) – Prior experience serving as an active committee chair or member is preferred. The term of office for a Director is two (2) years, serving year one as a junior director and year two as a senior director. To serve and meet the needs of our community, the state is divided into four regions. The junior regional director will assist the senior regional director in providing guidance and opportunities for educational and networking opportunities within their region. The senior director will mentor the junior director as assist the junior director in planning and sponsoring a one-day educational event in their region.

Please consider nominating a fellow therapist or maybe yourself today. Nomination and application forms can be found on the SCSRC website:

  SCSRC Board of Directors Nominations – Deadline for Nominations is May 25, 2021

  SCSRC Board of Directors Applications – Deadline for Applications is May 30, 2021

We look forward to working with you!

SCSRC 2020 Election Results

Election results

On behalf of the SCSRC Board of Directors and the Election Committee we would like to thank everyone that took part in this process. We would also like to say congratulations and welcome to the incoming 2021 Board members. The results of the election are as follows:

President-Elect:  Tracy Cook, MSc, RRT, RCP

Vice President:  Holly Lever, RRT, RCP

Treasurer: Selma Watson, RRT, CPFT, RCP

Coastal Junior Director:  Karen Simmons, BSRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT

Midlands Junior Director:  Amanda Coffey, BS, RRT, RCP

Pee Dee Junior Director: ; Miesha Washington, RRT

Piedmont Junior Director:  Megan Shell, BSRT, RRT-NPS