Join the SC Alliance of Health Plans for the First Quarter Membership Meeting in Columbia, SC, March 30, 2022, from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Click here for the meeting agenda.
This quarter we will hear from Graham Adams, PhD, CEO of SC Office of Rural Health and his leadership team.
About Our Speakers:
Dr. Graham Adams
Dr. Graham Adams serves as the CEO of the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, a statewide non-profit organization striving to improve access to care, quality of life and health outcomes in rural and under-served communities. Since joining SCORH in 1995 and his appointment as CEO in 2002, Dr. Adams continues to provide technical assistance regarding strategic planning, grant development, funding opportunities, infrastructure development and resource allocation.
He holds adjunct faculty positions at several universities, as well as serving on the board of trustees for numerous national and statewide organizations. Dr. Adams has had the opportunity to provide congressional testimony on several occasions in addition to receiving secretarial appointments to national advisory committees for both the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Veterans Health Administration.
Dr. Adams received a doctorate degree in health administration and Masters of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Frostburg State University in Maryland.
Shannon Chambers, CPC, CRCA
Shannon Chambers joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health in 2011, and serves as the director of provider solutions. In this role, Shannon assists private physician offices who desire to convert to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) status. She provides technical assistance to RHCs in compliance activities, billing and coding, EHR implementation, and practice management.
Prior to joining SCORH, Shannon worked in multiple physician practices. She has experience in family practice, internal medicine, orthopedics, urology, pediatrics, and many other specialties.
Shannon is a certified professional coder (CPC) with the American Academy of Professional Coders, an AHIMA-approved ICD 10 CM/PCS trainer, a certified revenue cycle associate (CRCA), and a notary public. She also serves on the board of the National Association of Rural Health Clinics.
Darlene Lynch joined the South Carolina Office of Rural Health in 2017 as the director of the Community Health Transformation team. In this role, Darlene provides technical assistance and supports local partner coordination for the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas program funded by The Duke Endowment. She also provides leadership in the office for other rural population health based efforts, including a focus on health equity and health disparities.
Darlene brings a wealth of technical assistance, coalition development, leadership development and collective impact experience to communities across South Carolina. She uses this extensive experience to help communities achieve even greater community-level results.
Prior to joining SCORH, Darlene worked for the American Heart Association as their senior manager of volunteer management. In this position, Darlene managed 59 volunteer executive committees and subcommittees and an estimated 1,500 volunteers across the Eastern United States to influence the quality and growth of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Network. She also worked with government officials to develop chain-of-survival programs and initiatives that increased training and improved survivor outcomes.
Darlene received Results-Based Accountability Professional Certification from Clear Impact Academy in 2021.
Click here for the speaker's meeting presentation.