Tidelands Health is governed by a volunteer board of trustees. These local leaders devote their time, energy and expertise to serve as stewards of our community’s not-for-profit health system.
H. McRoy Skipper Jr., Chairman
H. McRoy Skipper Jr., CPA, is a partner in the firm of WebsterRogers LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, and managing partner of the Georgetown and Pawleys Island offices. Throughout his career, Mr. Skipper has held leadership roles in civic and professional organizations. He is past treasurer of the Georgetown County Economic Development Alliance, past member and chairman of the Georgetown Memorial Hospital Foundation board and past president of the Georgetown Rotary Club. He is a former board member of the Georgetown County Water and Sewer District, the Georgetown County United Way, the South Carolina National Bank local advisory board and the Charleston Southern University board of visitors. He has held the offices of secretary-treasurer, vice president, president-elect and president of the South Carolina Association of CPAs and received the Distinguished Public Service Award and the Service to the Profession Award, that association’s highest honor. He also served on the South Carolina board of accountancy and was chairman in 2003-04. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Skipper earned an associate’s degree from Coastal Carolina University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Charleston Southern University.
Edward Norris III, Vice Chairman
Edward Norris III is a retired banking executive. Mr. Norris served as chairman, president and CEO of Plantation Financial Corp. for 25 years. He also served as a director and held leadership positions with Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and America’s Community Bankers, DC. During his career, he was actively involved in the American Bankers Association and the South Carolina Bankers Association. He is a director for Business Carolina Inc. and the South Carolina Hospital Association. Mr. Norris has provided volunteer leadership for multiple educational institutions, serving as a member of Clemson University’s board of visitors, Charleston Southern University’s board of visitors, vice chairman of the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Foundation and a board member for Wall Business School at Coastal Carolina University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Clemson University and completed graduate work in banking and management.
Julian Reynolds Jr., Secretary and Treasurer
Julian Reynolds is president and owner of Reynolds Drug Store Inc. in Andrews, where he has practiced pharmacy since 1967. Throughout his career, Mr. Reynolds has been a leader in community and professional associations. He is an Eagle Scout and is a member of Andrews Presbyterian Church, where he is an elder and previously served as a deacon. Mr. Reynolds is a recipient of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association’s 2008 Pharmacist Recognition Award and the 2012 South Carolina Pharmacist Recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia Award. He is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association and is a vested and life member of the South Carolina Pharmacy Association. He has served on the advisory boards for several local banks and was inducted into the Charleston Channel 5 Hall of Fame for outstanding service as a local health care provider. He is a member of the Andrew Lions Club, serving three terms as president, and a past member and former president of the Andrews Rotary Club. He is a graduate of Wingate College and the University of South Carolina’s College of Pharmacy.
T. Scott Ellison, MD
Dr. T. Scott Ellison is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with Tidelands Waccamaw Orthopaedics and Spine. Dr. Ellison earned his medical degree at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He completed his surgery residency at Wake Forest’s North Carolina Baptist Hospital and his residencies in orthopedic surgery and radiology at the University of South Alabama. He is fellowship trained in spine orthopedics and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Francis Ford Jr.
Local businessman Francis “Jeepy” Ford Jr. is chairman of the First Federal Bank Advisory Board, vice chairman of the Georgetown County Economic Alliance and treasurer of the Prince George Church Preservation Trust. He also serves on the board of the South Carolina Maritime Museum. Mr. Ford previously served on the Prince George Episcopal Church Vestry and was a member of the Georgetown Rotary Club for 37 years. He has been active in the Georgetown chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the Boy Scouts, the Salvation Army, the United Way, the American Red Cross and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. He completed his education at The Citadel.
Christine Gerber, MD
Dr. Christine Gerber is in private practice with Island Women's Care. Dr. Gerber earned her medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed her residency at Philadelphia’s Lankenau Hospital Medical Center, where she was chief resident. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Judith Ingle is a retired educator. She has more than 25 years of teaching and administrative experience, serving as an English teacher in Lexington, S.C., District 5 and holding administrative posts with the Georgetown County School District. She remains active in education outreach efforts in the community and the state and is a member of the Georgetown County Early Learning Council and the Institute for Child Success, a statewide advisory council. She also serves on the board of Miss Ruby’s Kids and is former board chair. Ms. Ingle is a member of Women’s Philanthropy and Leadership of Coastal Carolina University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Georgia State University and her master’s degree in education with a specialization in reading from the University of South Carolina.
Robert “Robby” Jones is senior vice president-investment officer at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Mr. Jones is a strong supporter of education, serving on the school improvement council at Waccamaw High School and as president of the school’s athletic booster club. He is also a member of the Tennis Capital Campaign Leadership Committee for Clemson University. A member of the Rotary Club of Pawleys Island, Mr. Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Clemson University.
Michael “Tony” Jordan, LUTCF, is the owner of Tony Jordan Insurance Agency Inc. and represents Allstate as well as many other major insurance providers. He and his team have received numerous awards for production and customer service, including the Premier Service Agency designation. Mr. Jordan also owns Strovis Payroll & HR Inc. He served on the Georgetown County YMCA board and is past founding member and former chair of the board. He is also a charter member of the Georgetown Rotary Breakfast Club and a former member of the board of the Georgetown County Red Cross. His contributions to the community have earned numerous recognitions, including Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 2006 and the Red Cross Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Leadership.
Dr. Marthena Morant
Dr. Marthena Grate Morant is a native of Hemingway and a retired educator. During her 30-plus-year career with the Georgetown County School District, she worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and, most recently, executive director for human resources. While retired from full-time work, she now serves part time as an administrative assistant to the district's superintendent. Dr. Morant is a member of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, serving as a member of the constitution and bylaws committee, and the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. She is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the NAACP. Dr. Morant is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and serves as president of the Georgetown alumnae chapter. She is also a lifetime member of the Benedict College Alumni Association. She has been honored as the 2012 South Carolina Personnel Administrator of the Year and has received the Phi Beta Sigma Community Award. She is an inductee of the Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Morant earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Benedict College, her master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina, her education specialist degree from The Citadel and her doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University.
Mark Nash is a State Farm Insurance agent, operating an agency in Conway. Mr. Nash has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations. He is past president and a former board member of the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association and a former director of the Petroleum Marketers Association of America. He has served on the boards of the YMCA of Coastal Carolina and the Salvation Army and is a former member of The Citadel board of visitors. Mr. Nash has been recognized by the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce as the Small Business Person of the Year. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel and his master’s degree in business administration from Charleston Southern University.
Gayle Richmond, MD
Dr. Gayle Richmond is chairman of the medical staff at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she completed her medical degree and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.
William Richmond, MD
Dr. William Richmond is chairman of the medical staff at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. A fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, he completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia and his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Daniel “Dan” Scheffing is senior project manager and chief forester at Sabine & Waters Inc. Mr. Scheffing is a member of the Andrews Lions Club, the Andrews Fire Department, the South Carolina Maritime Museum, the Propeller Club of Georgetown, the Winyah Chapter Society of American Foresters and the Association of Consulting Foresters. He serves as an elder and as treasurer of Andrews Presbyterian Church. He was the Georgetown County Ambassador for Economic Development in 2002 and serves on the Georgetown County Economic Development Commission. He is also a board member of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. Mr. Scheffing earned his bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Missouri.
Willie “Booty” Shelley is owner and operator of Booty's Outdoors and is active in the Murrells Inlet community, where he serves on the board of directors and as treasurer for the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department. He is a former member of the Waccamaw schools advisory board. He has been instrumental in helping to shape water resources policy at the state and local level and has served on the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Recreational Fisheries advisory board and the DNR Marine Resources advisory board. He is a former member of the Georgetown County Land Use Committee and the Committee to Establish Murrells Inlet 2007. He earned a degree in economics from Clemson University.
Daniel Stacy Jr.
Daniel “Dan” Stacy Jr. is a partner in the law firm of Oxner & Stacy. He serves on the board of the Alliance for Economic Development of Georgetown County and as vice chairman of the Nemours Wildlife Foundation. Mr. Stacy previously served on the board of the Smith Medical Clinic and has donated his services to The Outreach Farm, Friendship Place and Teach My People. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Wofford College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.