Jim Ritchie serves as the Executive Director of the South Carolina Alliance of Health Plans. An attorney by profession, he has more than twenty-five years of experience as strategic and corporate counsel for domestic and foreign clients. His firm, Ritchie & Associates, focuses on international commerce and investment, the acquisition and negotiation of economic development incentives, health care policy, association management and government relations. Ritchie & Associates has offices in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina and Rome, Italy.
Concurrent with his professional career, Mr. Ritchie served in the South Carolina Senate for eight years and as Majority Whip for the last four years of his tenure. His legislative service was marked by his leadership to increase South Carolina’s competitiveness in the global economy. He successfully sponsored and led passage of landmark legislation establishing the state’s Venture Capital Fund, the Innovation Centers Act, the Research Universities Life Sciences Act, tort reform and workers compensation reform, the Centers of Economic Excellence, the deregulation of broadband, expanding the Port of Charleston, and the Energy Independence for South Carolina’s Future legislative package.
Mr. Ritchie was recognized for his public service by several leading South Carolina organizations including being named the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Public Servant of the Year and in The State’s Ten Most Effective Senators in South Carolina.
Mr. Ritchie received his law degree from Wake Forest University and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of North Carolina and South Carolina. He is married to the former Evelyn Cribb. The Ritchie’s have three children.
Andrea “Andi” Rawl was raised in Greenville, SC. Attended attended high school in Shanghai, China for 3 years before coming back to Greenville where she graduated from Riverside High School. She attended the University of South Carolina and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Restaurant, Tourism Management with a Minor in Business Administration. After graduation, she started her career with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce working with the Education and Public Policy department. In 2007, she worked with the Programs and Events department where she was able to expand her focus from just education and public policy to all aspects of the SC Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining the SC Alliance of Health Plans, Mrs. Rawl worked for an association management and lobbying firm as their director of support services, where she had the opportunity to work with over 20 non-profit associations. She quickly because an executive director where she facilitated all daily activities and special events for three statewide and one national trade and professional associations, coordinated a team of two support staff, as well as working with the various non-profits they managed. Her duties included meeting, tradeshow and convention planning; designing and distributing member communication materials; managing electronic PR including Facebook and Twitter campaigns; managing financial and accounting activities; database management; coordinating fundraising and special events; and organizing educational seminars. Mrs. Rawl also composed and distributed routine member correspondence, designs and disseminated postcards, brochures, signs, newsletters, membership directories, and developed and maintained association websites.
Katharine comes to SCAHP with 10 years of non-profit and association management experience. She has served as a membership services and special events director for a statewide professional association. Katharine worked in non-profit organizations where she served in roles in volunteer management and fundraising.
Katharine is a native of South Carolina and received a degree in Biology from the College of Charleston. As the Association Management and Event Service Coordinator at Craft, she has primary responsibility for membership services and event planning for all the firm’s clients.
Addie has nine years of non-profit communications experience with specialized work in social media, graphic design, and website communications. Addie graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in fashion merchandising and began her career at a non-profit state association working in communications and fundraising.
Addie has lived her whole life in South Carolina and has served in a variety of volunteer positions with the South Carolina Public Relations Society of America and the Junior League of Columbia.
Steve Boucher is the SCAHP liaison to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He is responsible for advancing the interests and priorities of the SCAHP Medicaid Managed Care Organizations before the department and within the public health care system across South Carolina.
Steve has more than thirty years of operational and policy experience in the healthcare industry in both private and governmental entities. His previous role as the Director of Managed Care for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides him with a unique perspective and makes him one of the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders on Medicaid managed care matters in South Carolina.
Steve’s proven knowledge of managed care principles, his thorough understanding of the operations of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and his relationships with the managed care organizations in South Carolina will enable him to be an excellent and productive leader representing SCAHP.