C Lynn Lewis
Pendleton, South Carolina
Lewis has spent the last 35 years as an advocate of women’s health issues and nursing in education, business and regulatory settings. A South Carolina native, she has lived and negotiated through changing and non-changing perspectives of professional women in the workplace. Currently, Lewis serves in her second re-appointment term as president of the Board of Nursing in South Carolina and has served on the board as an officer since 2005. She is a member of the Disciplinary Resources Committee for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and is a member of the South Carolina delegation for discussions of national nursing education capacity (RWJ, DOL). Lewis serves as Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Tri-County Technical College and was instrumental in a novel and seamless educational articulation with Clemson University called “LPN to Professor” to improve access and upward educational mobility for nurses in upstate South Carolina.
Lewis’ interest in women’s health issues is evidenced by her published research in prepared childbirth education and abstracts/poster presentations re: lipid treatment in women by obstetrician/gynecologists on both a state and national level. As a breast cancer survivor, she strives to normalize public perceptions of the disease as a chronic, manageable illness rather than a cause-effect illness. She is the mother of two adult children and delights in her two grandchildren.