SCMA MIT brings together physicians, the small business community, and the health insurance industry to truly bend the cost curve, increase quality of care, and stabilize the healthcare equation.  With physicians at the helm, MIT uses data and strategy to engage, empower and educate members and employers on prudent healthcare decisions.

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  • Dr. March Seabrook
    Gastroenterologist
    Consultants in Gastroenterology

Rooted in the Palmetto State’s medical community

In 1981, the South Carolina Medical Association created Members’ Insurance Trust to ensure its member physicians, staff, and their families had access to the level of health care they prioritized for patients. Ever since, MIT has continued to provide access to exemplary statewide health insurance coverage and customer service to over 5,000 individuals as a self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangement.

At MIT, our members come first. We prioritize transparency and accountability, providing our members with customized health care analytics and high-quality, low-cost provider options.

Our Team

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    • William Render, FACHE Executive Director

      William Render is the Executive Director for the Members’ Insurance Trust. William has over 7 years of experience with a background in population health management, hospital and physician practice operations, budget and quality management, and employee engagement. William is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a certified Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt by the College of Textiles at NC State University. William earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College and a Master of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, spending time with his wife and son, and cheering on both the Wofford Terriers and South Carolina Gamecocks.

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    • Kathryn Harris, MHA Director of Special Projects

      Kathryn Harris is the Director of Special Projects at Members’ Insurance Trust. Prior to joining MIT, Kathryn has spent more than 7 years in the healthcare industry specializing in project management, hospital and ambulatory center operations, patient experience, and procedure regulation. Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science from Clemson University and a Master of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering, exercising and spending time with her husband, daughter, and friends.

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    • Echo McAlhany, RT(R)(ARRT) Director of Population Health and Network Development

      Echo McAlhany is the Director of Population Health and Network Development for the Members’ Insurance Trust. She has 14 years of experience in the healthcare industry specializing in clinical and urgent care operations, population health and wellness management, human resources and data analysis. Echo has earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a candidate for a Master of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Outside of work, she coaches youth sports teams and enjoys spending time outside with her children.

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    • Brenda Jennings Director of Operations

      Brenda Jennings is the Director of Operations for Members’ Insurance Trust. Brenda has over 40 years of experience in the healthcare sector with an extensive background in billing and coding, claims processing and utilization review, appeals processing and office management. Outside of work, Brenda enjoys gardening, taking the road less traveled with vacationing, spending time with her family and watching Jeopardy.

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    • Linda Nelson Insurance Coordinator

      Linda Nelson is the Insurance Coordinator at Members’ Insurance Trust. A longtime employee of the SCMA for 37 years, Linda has cultivated lasting relationships with members and offices around the state. She has widespread experience in eligibility and client coordination, customer service and claims resolution. Outside of work, Linda is an avid reader and animal lover. She enjoys watching the Clemson Tigers, visiting with her sister and shopping.

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    • Rachel Edens Insurance/Marketing Coordinator

      Rachel Edens is the Insurance/Marketing Coordinator for the Members’ Insurance Trust. She has a background in insurance and specializes in billing and reporting resolution, external marketing and outreach, customer service and data processing. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics from the University of South Carolina and is fully licensed with the South Carolina Department of Insurance. Outside of work, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Our Board

Members’ Insurance Trust is led by a board of physicians who are responsible for developing and implementing our short- and long-term objectives. Meet our current board members below.

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    Gary A. Delaney, MD Anesthesiology
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    Daniel A. Gerscovich, MD Orthopedic Surgery
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    Sunil V. Lalla, MD General Surgery
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    Terry L. Dodge, MD Anesthesiology
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    James D. Dalton Jr., MD Orthopedic Surgery