Rita Bowles has been involved in the healthcare field since 1992 when
she came to work at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Her primary emphasis has always been in the area of training. She, along with co-author Shea Rabley, developed the first training course for Personal Care Aides offered by DHEC.
Rita holds the title of Health Information Technology Professional, in addition to her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. She also serves in a leadership capacity for two additional foundations - one supporting a residential summer camp for individuals with cognitive disabilities and the other which provides health education to at-risk communities through a faith-based ministry. She spends her spare time rescuing Golden Retrievers.
Shea Rabley, RN, MN
Mrs. Rabley is retired from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and is a consultant on TB and other related matters.
Katherine K. Plunkett, LMSW, MPH, CHES, CPHIMS
Ms. Plunkett is currently the Senior Manager of Clinical Quality Improvement for the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association
Mr. Herbert is employed by the S.C. Department of Mental Health.
Mike Byrd, PhD, MPH, MSW
Dr. Byrd is a retired clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Services Policy and Management of the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
Amy Painter, RN, BSN
Mrs. Painter is the Division Director of the Tuberculosis Control Program at the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC).
Mrs. Poole is retired from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
Vernita Wingate, LMSW, MPH
Mrs. Wingate is a program manager in the Tuberculosis Control Division at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Shanetta Williams, BSN, RN-CIC
Mrs. Williams is works in the infectious waste division at PRISMA Health in Columbia, South Carolina
Mr. Wood is employed by Capitol Consultants, an association management and lobbying firm in Columbia, SC. He serves as the Executive Director of the SC Tuberculosis Association.