This fall, the College of Nursing welcomes five new members to the college’s Partnership Board. We are pleased to announce that Brenna DeLaine, Patricia Eddy, Rozalynn Goodwin, Terry Peace and Marshall Prince have joined the board for the 2017-2019 term.
The Partnership Board is a council of 25 alumni, community and industry leaders brought together to advise the dean and the college as a whole. Members serve as engaged advocates who are committed to increasing resources that advance nursing education by building positive lifelong relationships with alumni, donors and the community.
“Advancing nursing education has always been a core tenet of the USC College of Nursing Partnership Board. That mission and strategy has become increasingly important over time,” said Stacy Collier, chair of the Partnership Board. “To that end, we have an exciting year ahead with five new board members. These new members will bring vast and varied experience and knowledge to our board. I’m eager to see where this year is going to take us.”
Brenna DeLaine is the medical director for prior authorization for community and state at UnitedHealth Group. She has over 25 years’ experience in the medical field and is a multi-state licensed physician. She volunteers her services to patients at the Columbia’s Free Clinic and the Richland County Healthcare Center in Fairfield, S.C.
Patricia Eddy is a 1987 alumna of the USC College of Nursing. Her nursing career spans from Columbia to Boston to Rock Hill, where she worked as an obstetrics nurse for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control until she and her husband, Nelson, welcomed their first child. Now that their four children are older, she plans to return to health care with an interest in gaps in geriatric coverage and advocating for the elderly. The Eddys have established the Patricia Edens Eddy Nursing Endowed Scholarship Fund to award scholarships to College of Nursing students.
Rozalynn Goodwin is vice president for engagement for the South Carolina Hospital Association. She is an alumna of the USC Arnold School of Public Health, where she earned her master’s of health administration in 2001. She is a graduate of Leadership Columbia and serves on the boards of United Way of the Midlands, Life Point and Right Direction Church International.
Terry Peace is senior vice president of the group and individual division for BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. Peace serves in leadership positions for local charities and has a passion in improving the health of women and children. She is a member of the American Health Association and has served on boards for the SC chapter of the March of Dimes and Go Red for Women. Before joining BCBSSC in 1992, Peace worked as a nurse; she earned her nursing degree from USC Upstate.
Marshall Prince is an assistant United States attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina. He is on the board of trustees at Newberry College, the board of directors for Junior Tennis League, the school improvement council at Brockman Elementary School and a member of Brookland Baptist Church. He is a graduate of the USC School of Law.
Four board members ended their terms this summer. Toriah Caldwell, Sonya Cook, Patricia Heady and Ashley Sirianni have been valued members who contributed multiple years in service to the Partnership Board.