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Office of Communications and Public Affairs

The Office of Communications and Public Affairs helps the public understand how the state’s public health and environmental regulatory agency touches the lives of nearly every South Carolinian on a daily basis. Our team of talented public affairs and communications professionals serve as the agency’s liaisons to external stakeholders and provide trusted information to the public about our critical role in promoting and protecting the state’s health and environment.

DHEC's Office of Communications and Public Affairs is home to four divisions: Constituent Services and Special Projects, News and Internal Communications, Creative Services, and Public Outreach.

Chief Communications Officer

Christopher Augustine, Chief Communications Officer
Contact: media@dhec.sc.gov or (803) 898-7769


Constituent Services and Special Projects

The Constituent Services and Special Projects team works to quickly address questions and concerns from the public. This team also spearheads public affairs special projects for the agency.

Margaret Douglas
Constituent Services Directory
Contact: info@dhec.sc.gov or (803) 898-DHEC (3432)
News and Internal Communications

Our public information officers work with local, state and national media to provide trusted public health and environmental information to the public and to promote the great work happening at the agency. This team also communicates internally to the agency’s 3,400 employees, helping inform and engage DHEC staff serving across 80 locations statewide. 

Tim Kelly
Director of Media Relations
kellytd@dhec.sc.gov
(O): (803) 898-7263
(M): (803) 429-5461
Adrianna Bradley
Public Information Officer
bradleal@dhec.sc.gov
(O): (803) 898-3315
(M): (803) 622-1208
Tommy Crosby
Public Information Officer
crosbylt@dhec.sc.gov
(O): (803) 898-3253
(M): (803) 960-8035

Creative Services

Our award-winning team of graphic artists, production specialists, and a videographer creates educational materials, publications, advertisements, videos, and digital content that communicate public health and environmental messages to the public in an innovative, compelling way.

Cristi Horne
Creative Services Director
Contact: art@dhec.sc.gov or (803) 898-3865
Public Outreach

The Public Outreach team works with agency subject matter experts to build DHEC's brand awareness, develop educational campaigns and materials, engage local communities and external partners, and plan and implement strategic communications initiatives.

Sheree Muse
Public Outreach Director
Contact: outreach@dhec.sc.gov or (803) 898-9518