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SCbio Foundation

A solid foundation to build upon

The SCbio Foundation’s Mission is to enhance the development and growth of South Carolina’s life sciences industry ecosystem by strengthening the state’s workforce, education, innovation, and research infrastructure.

Our Vision is in line with SCbio’s mission to create the nation’s most industry-friendly and innovative life sciences ecosystem and business environment to fuel the knowledge economy in South Carolina.

SCbio Foundation Board

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James Chappell

Ex-Officio Member; CEO, SCbio

Kathryn Becker

CHAIR; Principal, Translational Science Solutions, LLC

Shawn Regan

VICE CHAIR/SECRETARY; Chair and co-founder, Rhythmlink International

Steve Johnson

TREASURER; Regional Manager, South Carolina Research Authority

Matthew Couvillion

Attorney, Wyche Law Firm
Tiffany Diaz

Tiffany Diaz, PHR, SHRM-CP


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Tamia Sumpter

Tamia is a driven senior undergraduate Bioengineering student currently enrolled at Clemson University. With a strong foundation in her field, she has honed her skills through hands-on experience in research and development at Eli Lilly & Company. During her time in the ADME department, Tamia contributed significantly by working on siRNAs and their applications in finding In Vitro-In Vivo Correlation (IVIVC). Looking ahead, Tamia has set her sights on a promising career in law. She aspires to specialize in Intellectual Property Law, with a particular focus on serving as in-house counsel for leading medical device or pharmaceutical companies. Her enthusiasm for this role is palpable as she prepares to embark on her legal journey! She is also a proud member of the Omicron Phi chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PEER Mentor for Clemson PEER/WiSE, and currently serves as the President of Clemson Bioengineering Organization (CBO). With her unique blend of scientific knowledge and legal interests, Tamia is poised to make a meaningful impact in the healthcare and life sciences industries.