The South Carolina Psychiatric Association (SCPA) is the district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Its members are psychiatrists who reside in South Carolina and are also members of the APA.

The primary objectives of the association are as follows:

  • Promote the common professional interests of its members;
  • Improve treatment, rehabilitation,  and care of persons with mental disorders (including mental retardation and substance related  disorders)
  • Advance the standards of all psychiatric services and facilities
  • Promote research,  professional education in psychiatry and allied fields, and the prevention of psychiatric disabilities
  • Foster the cooperation of all who are concerned with the medical, psychological, social, and legal aspects of mental health and illness
  • Make psychiatric knowledge available to practitioners of medicine, to scientists, and to the public
  • Promote the best interests of patients and those actually or potentially making use of mental health services
  • Advocate for its members. Psychiatrists, residents and fellows become members of both the SCPA and the APA. Individual as well as group membership is available. To join, visit www.psychiatry.org/join-apa/.

Executive Council 2018-2019

President: Jeffrey D, Raynor, MD
President-Elect McLeod Frampton Gwynette, MD
Vice President Thomas Lewis, MD
Secretary-Treasurer Frank Clark, MD
APA Assembly Representatives Thomas Lewis, MD and Rachel A. Houchins, MD
Upstate Rep
 Julius Earle, Jr., MD
Midlands Rep
Coastal Rep  
Membership Committee McLeod Frampton Gwynette, MD
Outpatient Committee Deborah Leverette, MD
Inpatient Committee Jeffery Raynor, MD
Judicial Committee Richard Frierson, MD
Disaster Psychiatry Ed Kantor, MD
Early Career Psychiatrists  
SC Inter-specialty Council Cashena Haastie, MD
SC Inter-specialty Council Alt.-
SC NAMI Representative  Stephanie Hrisko, MD
Minority and Underrepresented Groups Representative Shilpa Srinivasan, MD
Resident & Fellow Rep Brian LeDuc; Blake Warner; Stephanie Le, MD; and Michael Sierra, MD
 Fellows/Bylaws  Joshua Thornhill, MD