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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    • Dylan Sitterle Executive Director

      With a background in public health, Dylan Sitterle serves as the Executive Director of the Members’ Insurance Trust. Dylan has spent his career analyzing data, identifying appropriate metrics, and creating systems to review public health interventions. He is an advocate for analyzing data to reduce health care spend and transform health care systems. Dylan has led multimillion dollar projects and initiatives for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and served as a pharmacy systems trainer to ensure pharmacies complied with regulatory requirements and met wellness program goals. His prior background as both a statistical research analyst and a college instructor add to his understanding and knowledge in this arena. With a natural proclivity towards forecasting and quality improvement using data driven decisions and digital innovation, Dylan’s past achievements include designing, building, and maintaining South Carolina’s COVID response system in the midst of a pandemic, including the Vaccine Provider Registration System; serving on Governor Haley’s Domestic Violence Task Force to help end intimate partner violence; and being published in both the Journal of American College Health and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control on research for intimate partner violence. Dylan is a member of the American Society for Quality and is an expert in product design, performance management frameworks, and quality improvement planning. As an honors graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dylan continues to pursue improving public health.

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    • Emily Caruccio Senior Director of Operations

      Emily oversees the day-to-day operations of SCMA MIT. With over 15 years of professional experience, Emily has a diverse skill set demonstrating a practical and data-driven approach to problem solving. While working for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), she managed data acquisition, storage, exchange, and visualization using geospatial technology. During the COVID-19 response effort, she coordinated and collaborated within the agency, as well as with local, state, and federal governments. She developed applications for internal decisions and those utilized inform the public. Prior to DHEC, she responded for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GIS and data management team in support of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Incident Command. She conducted geospatial analysis, data management, cartography, data entry and quality control, as well as supported field teams characterizing oil contamination and cleanup operations. Her experience with building and improving processes to streamline interpretation of data provides her with the knowledge, skill, and background to effectively engage with SCMA MIT to support its partners.

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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 40 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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    • Donna McNeil, MPH Customer Service and Special Project Coordinator

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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    James D. Dalton Jr., MD Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Katie Rose, MD Anesthesiology
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    Nelson Ploch, MD Urology
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    Leslie Wilke, MD Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
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    Josh Wilson, MD Gastroenterology