Leadership

Robert M. Kerr

Director

Robert M. Kerr was unanimously confirmed to serve as the director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services by the South Carolina Senate on April 20, 2021.

Michael Jones

Deputy Director for Medicaid Operations and, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Michael Jones is the deputy director for Medicaid operations and chief operating officer (COO) for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He started with the agency in 2002, most recently serving as a program director for...

Nicole Mitchell Threatt

Deputy Director of Eligibility Enrollment and Member Services

Nicole Mitchell Threatt is the Deputy Director of Eligibility Enrollment and Member Services. With a career at the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services spanning almost 25 years, Mitchell Threat has served in numerous positions in...

Rhonda Morrison

Deputy Director for Systems Development

Rhonda Morrison is the deputy director for systems development for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). She began with the agency in 1990, when it was known as the State Health and Human Services Finance Commission,...

Thomas "Clark" Phillip, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas "Clark" Phillip, Jr. is the acting director and chief financial officer (CFO) of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). He joined SCDHHS as the agency’s deputy director for finance and CFO in October 2019....

Michael Psikogios, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Michael Psikogios, M.D., is the chief medical officer for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Psikogios came to the agency as the chief medical officer in August 2019 from Florida where he was a traditional internist in a...

Byron Roberts

General Counsel

Byron Roberts is the general counsel for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). Roberts received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1989 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of...

Deirdra T. Singleton

Deputy Director for Administration and Chief Compliance Officer

Deirdra T. Singleton is a deputy director of administration and chief compliance officer of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Singleton has served over 25 years with the agency, beginning her tenure in as an administrative...

Janelle Smith

Deputy Director for the Office of Health Programs

Janelle Smith is the deputy director for the Office of Health Programs for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Most recently serving as operations executive for Prisma Health Richland, she has extensive experience in...

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