PASOs Welcomes Four New Board Members!

cristina freeman

Cristina Freeman has worked in the customer service industry for over 25 years.  She joined South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) in April 2005 as a bi-lingual Customer Service Supervisor in the customer contact center operations located in Cayce.  In that role, Cristina was responsible for supervising a team of 15 customer service representatives and assisting customers with their account, credit, and service needs.   In September 2014, Cristina was promoted to her current position, Manager- Customer Assistance Programs where she is responsible for the implementation and administration of programs designed to meet the special needs of SCE&G’s elderly, disabled, multi-lingual, and lower-income customers such as SCE&G’s White Cross, Good Neighbor Fund, Project Share, and energy assistance programs.  Cristina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Social Science from the University of South Carolina, majoring in Spanish. As a Cuban-American, she has a passion for helping others in the Latino community.

 

amy

Amy Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at The Medical University of South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree, Master of Science Nursing degree and Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree at The Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Williams is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Dr. Williams has experience in pediatric pulmonology and pediatric primary care. She currently provides primary care for pediatric patients at MUSC University Pediatrics – Northwoods in North Charleston, South Carolina. The clinic has a large Spanish-speaking population and Dr. Williams speaks Spanish in her practice. Her professional interests include healthcare policy and advocacy, childhood obesity, childhood asthma, infant, child and adolescent development, health equity and promoting culturally effective healthcare. She is a recipient of the DAISY award for extraordinary nurses, the Palmetto Gold Award and a Duke foundation grant to promote school preparedness in the Latino community and is a JONAS scholar. In addition to her recent recruitment to the PASOs board, Dr. Williams is an appointed trustee for South Carolina First Steps to School Readiness where she fills the healthcare provider seat.

 

platt

Tan J. Platt, MD, has taught on the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine since 1986. An Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Preventive Medicine, he previously served the department in a variety of roles, including vice chairman and Family Practice Center operations director. He is currently the department’s director of administration and finance. Prior to his appointment with the School of Medicine, Dr. Platt’s professional background included two years in the National Service Corp. in South Dakota and ten years in private practice in Cobleskill, New York. He currently serves as medical director of Epworth Children’s Home and Babcock Center and several other community based programs that serve patients with developmental disabilities. In addition, he is the Medical Director to the South Carolina Medicaid Program and also the Chief Contracting Officer for the Education Trust of the School of Medicine. After receiving a bachelor of science in biology at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Platt earned a doctor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York. He completed his training at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Platt has served on numerous committees, holding roles that have included president and board chairman of the South Carolina Academy of Family Medicine, a member of the admission committee of the USC School of Medicine, and vice president and president of the School of Medicine’s Educational Trust. In addition, he is one of the two delegates to the AAFP from South Carolina. In 2011, he was chosen as the South Carolina Family Physician of the year.

*Not pictured - Rosana Laborde