Rebecca Morrison has been selected as thenew DHECDirector of Nursing.
Rebecca has been a Registered Nurse for 22 years and a Nurse Practitioner for 18 years. Since 2005, she has served as the DHEC Immunization Nurse Consultant and has also served as a consultant on preparedness issues.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing – all from the University of South Carolina. Rebecca is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa and she is a National Health Service Corps Scholar.
Rebecca will be starting in her new role on Dec. 17. Congratulations, Rebecca.
DHEC has a new director of the Chemistry Division in our Bureau of Laboratories: Dr. Ona Adair.
In this role, Dr. Adair manages the operations and strategic planning for two public health laboratory programs with the Bureau of Laboratories: Clinical and Newborn Screening and Analytical Chemistry.
Prior to joining DHEC, Dr. Adair held several positions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including analyst in the PA Newborn Screen Quality Assurance Program, supervisor of the chemical terrorism section, and laboratory system quality specialist.
Dr. Adair holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Duquesne University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University. She is excited to apply her diverse laboratory operations and administration experience to the mission of improving the quality of health for all South Carolinians.