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.
Edward Norris III, Chairman
J. 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 the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and America’s Community Bankers. During his career, he was actively involved in the American Bankers Association and the South Carolina Bankers Association. He is a member of the American Hospital Association’s regional policy board and previously served as a trustee for 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 College of Business at Coastal Carolina University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Clemson University and completed graduate work in banking and management.
Daniel Scheffing, Vice Chairman
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 and the Association of Consulting Foresters. He is chairman of the South Carolina Society of American Foresters and a board member of the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.He serves as an elder and treasurer at Andrews Presbyterian Church. He was the Georgetown County ambassador for economic development in 2002. Mr. Scheffing earned his bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Missouri.
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.
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.
William Greer, MD
Dr. William Greer is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with Tidelands Health Orthopedics. Dr. Greer earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University before earning his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and an orthopedics fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He holds a certification in orthopedics and a subspecialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Greer is a leading member of the Tidelands Health Sports Medicine Institute, a team of clinicians with decades of experience treating high school, college and professional athletes. He serves as a team physician for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
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.
Michael Ratz, MD
Dr. Michael Ratz is vice chief of staff of the Tidelands Health medical staff. Dr. Ratz, who serves as assistant director of Tidelands Health Hospitalists, earned his medical degree at Jagiellonian University Medical College and completed his internship and residency at Pennsylvania State University. He holds board certifications in internal medicine and pediatrics.
Gayle Richmond, MD
Dr. Gayle Richmond is chief of staff of the Tidelands Health medical staff. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she completed her medical degree and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a practicing physician at Carolina OB/GYN.
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.