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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Christopher R. Powers, MD

Contact: [email protected]
Title: Program Director 
Undergraduate and Graduate: Valdosta State College, Mercer University, Georgia Tech
Medical School: Louisiana State University in New Orleans
Residency: Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowships: Palliative Care, Spartanburg Regional Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System; Pulmonary Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center
Professional Interests: Education and sustainable growth of palliative care
Hobbies: Outdoor activities, travel, family, faith, overseas mission


Kristi Ford-Scales, MD

Contact: [email protected]
Title: Associate Program Director 
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine, AnMed Health


Julie Bergeron Laye, MD

Contact: [email protected]
Undergraduate: University of South Carolina Honors College
Medical School: University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Residency: Family Medicine, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Professional Interests: Hospice medicine
Hobbies: Reading, keeping up with my two daughters
Hometown: Greenville, SC

"Hospice has been a true calling for me. I am privileged to assist my patients in the final stage of life."


Katherine Boykin Harbin, M. Div., M.S., APBCC

Contact: [email protected]
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary
Professional Interests: Pastoral care for hospice patients, families, and staff, as well as bereavement counseling
Hometown: Richmond, VA

"Caring for the human spirit, mind, and body has always been a great passion of mine. Even more, I love sharing and teaching on these matters to anyone willing to listen. Teaching is not a one-way street - much learning and growth can come from teaching, and vice versa. It is an honor to share insights and research that have opened my eyes and broadened my skill set so that I may better serve each person I come across. "


Melody Carnes, LISW CP

Contact: [email protected]
Graduate: University of Tennessee, Masters of Social Work 
Professional Interests: Individual and family counseling to patients with cancer
Hobbies: Spending time at the beach, watching sports
Hometown: Fountain Inn, SC


Rosalyn Heers, AGPCNP - BC

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, Lehman College-City University of New York; Nursing Education - Edison College 
Graduate: Adult-Gerontology, George Washington University
Professional Interests: Medical missions
Hobbies: Running


Megan Souther, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Contact: [email protected]
Graduate: Indiana State University, Master of Science in Nursing 
Professional Interests: Palliative medicine
Hobbies: Traveling with family, church fellowship, and running
Hometown: Campobello, SC

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