Rebecca Jacobson, MPH
Rebecca joined Smokefree SC as Executive Director in October 2018 bringing over 20 years of nonprofit operations and program management experience to her role. Rebecca received her Master of Public Health in Health Promotion & Education from the University of South Carolina Arnold School and is passionate about sharing cessation resources and disseminating teen vaping prevention education throughout the state.
Becca is a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and is now obtaining a Master of Arts in Public Interest Communication from the University of Florida. Her drive to better her community has led her to previously work for the Impact Spartanburg coalition on communication campaigns to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use while promoting healthy coping strategies. Becca is excited to be Smokefree SC's inaugural Communications Coordinator!
Finance & Operations Director
Barbara began serving as our Finance & Operations Director in May 2019 after retiring from 36 years in SC state government. Barbara is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Business Administration in Accounting. Barbara leads our Point-of-Sale project, and having teenage daughters who are surrounded by vaping daily, she is particularly passionate about the issue and glad to be able to help affect change.
Megan is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and is now a first year Masters student at UofSC Arnold School of Public Health. Megan is working towards her Master of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior while concurrently obtaining a graduate certificate in Health Communications. Megan is very excited to be a part of the Smokefree SC team to get practical experience in health promotion and work towards a healthier South Carolina!
SC CAN Quit Coordinator
After a distinguished career with the American Cancer Society, including being a founding member of the SC Tobacco-Free Collaborative (now Smokefree SC) and the SC Cancer Alliance, Nancy continues to work part-time on cancer prevention initiatives. As the SC CAN Quit Coordinator, she has engaged cancer centers around the state to participate in promoting quit smoking to cancer patients to help improve treatment outcomes.
Board of Directors
Jim Thrasher, PhD, President
Univ. of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
Beth Johnson, Secretary
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Sharon Biggers, MPH, CHES (non-voting)
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
K. Michael Cummings, PhD
MUSC Hollings Cancer Center
The Balm in Gilead
Retired Retailer & Community Advocate
David Keely, MD, Vice-President
Retired Physician & Community Advocate
David Watkins II, CPA,Treasurer
Kathleen Cartmell, PhD, MPH
Taquina "TQ" Davis, MA
Prisma Health Midlands
Reston Hartswell, MS-MPH
Epidemiology Doctoral Student
Lloyd Kapp, MD
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina