Board of Directors

The expertise and guidance of the South Carolina Cancer Alliance Board of Directors helps us achieve our mission: to improve the prevention and early detection of cancer, as well as the treatment of those affected by this disease. Our Board is made up of leaders in the healthcare field and the community at large. Click here for more information.


Chair: Gerald Wilson, MD

Surgeon, Midlands Surgical Associates

Tanya Baker, BSN, RN, CIC

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center

James Dewitt Bearden III, MD

Gibbs Cancer Center

Deborah Crawford-Butler, RN

Retired Nurse

Trenessa Jones, PhD


Jim Kowalski

Achieving The Dream

Mary Kruczynski

Community Oncology Alliance

Amy Messersmith, PhD

Presbyterian College of Pharmacy

Anthony "Tony" Minter

Advocate for prostate cancer education and awareness

Michael Slapnik, CPA

Scott and Company

Karen Wickersham, PhD, RN

University of South Carolina

Members Not Pictured

Sarah Benson

Mutual of Omaha

Michael Dickey



Help The Cause

The Alliance relies on active involvement by individuals and organizations statewide to assess priorities and to develop, implement, and evaluate the success of our projects. The Alliance leadership, which includes our Board of Directors and staff, provides a statewide infrastructure; however, only through the grassroots efforts of committed partners across the state will we achieve our goals. Join Us