The Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning is now the South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce at www.scohw.org.
Linda Lacey became interested in occupations and organizational behavior while a graduate student in Sociology at Duke University. That interest became more focused during her time as a Project Director at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She acquired an in-depth understanding of the nursing workforce while she was the Director of Research for the North Carolina Center for Nursing from 1993 – 2008, before becoming the Director of the South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce (OHW) in 2009. Linda oversees and participates in all of the OHW’s research activities and publications. She brings extensive experience in survey research, secondary data analytics, long range occupational forecasting, and health workforce policy analysis to the issues facing South Carolina. Acknowledged as a leader in the field of healthcare workforce research at the state level, she is actively involved in AcademyHealth (the premier national health research and policy association) where she has been a theme leader for the annual research meeting and past chair of the Health Workforce Interest Group. She has been an invited U.S. delegate to the International Health Workforce Conference since 2011.
Nicole McCleary joined the South Carolina Office of Healthcare Workforce Analysis and Planning in April 2012. She conducts state-level research on the various aspects of the healthcare workforce in South Carolina. Nicole has a social service background and twelve years of experience in project management and conducting social science research. She has experience working with federal, state and local agencies in various metropolitan cities and has extensive knowledge of policy analysis and review. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Windsor and a MA in Urban Planning and Development from Wayne State University.
Office for Healthcare Workforce
South Carolina AHEC/MUSC
19 Hagood Avenue, Suite 802, MSC 814
Charleston, SC 29425