Denzil Coleman, MHIT, is the Outpatient Telehealth Coordinator for the MUSC Health Center for Telehealth. He is responsible for helping MUSC specialists deliver excellent patient care remotely throughout South Carolina using various modalities. Denzil is passionate about leveraging technology for the best possible operational efficiency and patient outcomes.
Denzil received his Master of Science in Health Information Technology from The Graduate School at the University of South Carolina. He also graduated from University of South Carolina Beaufort with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. Denzil brings over a decade of healthcare experience to MUSC, including inpatient direct care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in his native New York City, and various leadership roles at Roper Saint Francis Healthcare in South Carolina.
Laura Langston is the Telehealth Outpatient/VTC Program Coordinator, and she operates the Virtual Teleconsultation Services (VTC) program. Ms. Langston fosters strong relationships between MUSC and community providers for the advancement of the Medical University of South Carolina’s outpatient telehealth program.
Ms. Langston began her career in telehealth as the program coordinator for Critical Care Excellence in Sepsis and Trauma (CREST), Southeastern Virtual Institute for Health Equity & Wellness (SEVIEW) tele-critical care, and The Virtual TeleConsult Clinic (VTCC). CREST was a NIH funded research program which supported a partnership between South Carolina’s rural emergency departments and MUSC. This partnership allowed a trial of telemedicine services, including access to specialist consultation, in an effort to meet the need for enhanced management of sepsis and trauma. SEVIEW was an evaluation of the baseline patterns of inter-institutional transfers among critically ill patients in SC with sepsis, and launched the development of the MUSC Critical Care Outreach Program. The VTCC program utilized an inter-disciplinary, collaborative approach to telemedicine, which combined recent advances in technology with a broad coalition of specialists, to bring specialty Health care access to patients in underserved, rural areas.
Ms. Langston received her Bachelor in Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. She was awarded a certification from the National School of Applied Telehealth as a telehealth clinical presenter, coordinator and liaison. She also received publication credit for a manuscript titled “A Mixed Methods Descriptive Investigation of Readiness to Change in Rural Hospitals Participating in a Tele-Critical Care Intervention,” published in BMC Health Services Research 2013.
Wayne McGonigal is the Project Coordinator for the Center of Telehealth. He is responsible for the daily tracking and monitoring of all ongoing programs and projects for the Center of Telehealth. Mr. McGonigal is a Telecommunications Systems Engineering Professional with extensive telecommunications engineering experience; including experience in Detail Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, Systems Engineering, Network Planning, Sales Engineering, Product Management, Sales, and Marketing. Wayne graduated, Cum Laude, from Georgia State University with a BA in Marketing.
Brittany M. Pinckney, MHA, is a Telehealth Scheduling Coordinator who joined the MUSC Center for Telehealth in October of 2015 as an Outpatient Telehealth Program Assistant and was proimoted into her current position. Ms. Pinckney works to ensure the successful scheduling and coordination of telehealth care throughout the state of South Carolina. Brittany provides Telehealth patients, and South Carolina VTC participating practices, with personalized, and streamlined customer service experiences. As a result of her efforts, Telehealth encounters continue to be consistently and reliably organized for completion in an effective and dependable manner. Ms. Pinckney also collaborates with marketing efforts to promote MUSC specialties within the VTC program.
Brittany began her career with MUSC in 2014, serving as a Patient Access Specialist for MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. In 2015, Ms Pinckney was personally selected to act as a Patient Access Specialist for the MUSC Wellin Head and Neck Tumor Clinic. Upon joining the MUSC Center for Telehealth in late 2015, she completed two National School of Applied Telehealth courses to obtain certification as both a Telehealth Coordinator and a Telemedicine Clinical Presenter. Brittany earned her Bachelor in History at Converse College. She also has her Master of Health Administratrion from Ashford University.
Sshune Rhodes, MHA, is the mHealth Coordinator for the MUSC Center for Telehealth. Sshune joined the MUSC Center for Telehealth team in January 2016, bringing to the table over 18 years of Health care management experience in various disciplines. She is directly responsible for the coordination of mobile health and direct-to-consumer telehealth initiatives supported by the MUSC Center for Telehealth. She works collaboratively with cross functional teams to ensure support and understanding of mHealth services. She manages simultaneous projects and responsibilities that address current needs for active programs and the future needs of telehealth services as technology evolves.
Sshune earned her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She received a Master in Health Administration from The Medical University of South Carolina and was awarded the Dean’s Award from the College of Health Professions. After graduating from MUSC, Sshune was selected and completed two, one-year administrative residencies for a Charleston area community health center and hospital.
Sshune serves as an active community leader holding several positions. She serves on the Board for the South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) as Chair of the Advancement Committee and the Auxiliary to the Charleston County Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Emily Sigmon, MHA, is the Telehealth Urgent Care Coordinator. Emily is the primary coordinator over the acute, critical and trauma care telehealth programs which include acute care e-visits and video visits, and is the external site coordinator for telehealth programs located in correctional facilities and skilled nursing facilities. She joined the team in January 2017.
Emily graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, and from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Masters in Health Administration. Prior to joining the Center for Telehealth, Emily worked as a Reporting Analyst at MUSC where she was an analytical adviser for the perioperative suite.
David Wheeler, MEd is the Telehealth Utilization and Quality Coordinator. Prior to joining the Center for Telehealth, David was the Education Coordinator for the Pediatric Respiratory Therapy group at MUSC.
David came to MUSC after 13 years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was both the educator for Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Critical Care and a founding member of the McCurry Lung Lab where he remains an active collaborator. Prior to the Cleveland Clinic David was at New York University Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has held faculty positions at The Bellevue School for Health Professions, New York University, Long Island University and Kent State University.
He has greater than forty publications in peer and non-peer reviewed journals, two book chapters and has participated as an invited faculty member at more than 50 symposia for respiratory and critical care. His recent publications have focused on the assessment of the human lung in the ex vivo state. David has a special interest in medical education, adult learning theory, effective team building and complexity theory.
He is a Fellow of the American Association of Respiratory Care and the Chair of the research committee for the South Carolina Association of Respiratory Care. David holds a Master’s degree in education and is an elected member of both Pi Lambda Theta, and Sigma Tau Delta. David was the Dale T. Houle Fellow in Theory of Constraints at the Goldratt Institute in New Haven Connecticut. He spent more than 10 years as a high school football official and enjoys time spent in nature.