Diane Mathews, Center Director Diane received her MS in health professions education from the Medical University of South Carolina and her BS in medical technology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has been employed with Lowcountry AHEC since 1997. Previously she was the associate director and has worked in many areas including continuing education, health professions student coordination, Deans’ Rural Clerkship, and SCRIPT. Her previous experience includes 15 years as a Medical Technologist and Laboratory Manager as well as 4 years teaching at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC. Diane is responsible for direction of Lowcountry AHEC programs and management of personnel and finance.
Ashley Breland, Finance and HR Assistant Ashley has been at Lowcountry AHEC since May 1997. She is the finance assistant. Her duties includes payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Ashley works with insurance agents, auditors and accountants to make sure finances are running smoothly. She also assists with other projects as needed at Lowcountry AHEC.
Jalacy Green, Health Careers Program Coordinator After graduating from Colleton County High School, Jalacy earned her bachelor of science degree in public health at Coastal Carolina University. Jalacy gives back by volunteering at the Colleton County Middle School, as a motivational speaker; working with the students to increase their awareness of getting accepted into college, as well as athletics in college. She has received several awards, including Thrower of the year 2015, 2014, 2013, Women’s Big South Indoor Championship, and Presidential Honor Roll; all, while making the Deans’ List 3 out of her 4 years in college. Previously, Jalacy was a Foster Care Case Manager for the Department of Social Services. As the Health Careers Program Coordinator, Jalacy is responsible for providing activities, programs, and other sessions for high school, and undergraduate students who are interested in healthcare professions.
Diana Caron, Continuing Education Coordinator Diana has been a Registered Nurse for the past twenty-seven years. She has a Master’s degree in Education and has taught in the health and medical field for the past twenty years. Her duties at Lowcountry AHEC include: conducting needs assessment as part of the Lowcountry AHEC continuing education team; assess, plan, implement, and evaluate CE nursing and allied health programs; and identify nursing continuing education event resources to include instructors, venue sites, etc.
Kimbley Stephens, Health Professions Student Coordinator Kim is one of two health professions student coordinators at Lowcountry AHEC. In that role she coordinates the clinical rotations of multiple disciplines of health professions students. She oversees student clinical placements, housing placements, and preceptor assignments. In addition, she assists students with continuous quality improvement projects. She also works with MUSC interprofessional programs such as Interprofessional Service Learning Project (ISLP) and Rural Interprofessional Student Experience (RISE). Kim is a National Health Service Corp Ambassador. Prior to AHEC, she worked at Low Country Health Care Systems, Inc. in Fairfax as a health educator. She has been employed at Lowcountry AHEC since December 2007.
Deborah Pressley, Continuing Education Coordinator Deb has over 30 years of experience in health care and education. Specifically, she has worked as an Allied Health Instructor, College Administrator, Certified Medical Assistant, and Phlebotomist. She holds a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Healthcare Management and Human Resource Management along with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Her duties at Lowcountry AHEC include: conducting needs assessment as part of the Lowcountry AHEC continuing education team; assess, plan, implement, and evaluate CE nursing and allied health programs; and identify nursing continuing education event resources to include instructors, & venue sites.
Emily Warren, Health Professions Student Coordinator Emily received a BS in psychology from the College of Charleston in 1993 and a MSW from The University of South Carolina in 1995. She has been employed with Lowcountry AHEC since July 2000. She interfaces with South Carolina academic institutions to assist with identification of preceptors and clinical rotation sites. She coordinates housing and introduces Lowcountry AHEC students into the rural community. Emily facilitates the Interprofessional Service Learning Project (ISLP) in Charleston with Medical University of South Carolina students. She assist with the planning and implementation of Rural Interprofessional Student Experiences (RISE). She is an active member of Eat Smart Move More Colleton and serves on the Low Country Healthy Start Consortium Board. Emily is a National Health Service Corp Ambassador.