Leadership of FOCC

Dr. Debra Krotish          Executive Director

Dr. Debra Krotish is the Executive Director, Friends of CerviCusco and is Vice President of CerviCusco.  She is a graduate of Furman University and received her doctorate at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Krotish has worked with health care providers including medical students, residents and physicians as well as other disciplines to facilitate global health in Peru. She has an interest in cross cultural medical education in international settings. Dr. Krotish was adjunct faculty at USC School of Medicine and Prisma Health Family Medicine, Global Health.

Gregory Frazer, PhD, FASAHP,  President, Board of Directors

Gregory H. Frazer, Ph.D., FASAHP, is Professor (tenured) of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Emergency Medical Services at the University of South Alabama. During my tenure at the University, I served 4 years as Dean of the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions where I was administratively responsible for programs in Audiology (AuD), Speech Language Pathology (PhD, masters, baccalaureate), Physical Therapy (DPT), Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Physician Assistant (MSPAS), and baccalaureate degrees in Radiologic Sciences, Cardiorespiratory Care, Emergency Medical Services, Professional Health Sciences (Health Administration), and Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Frazer previously served 14 years as the Dean and Professor of the John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University as well as Dean of the Victor F. Spathelf College of Allied Health Sciences at Ferris State University. He has an aggregate of 20 years of experience as an academic dean., 19 years as an academic faculty member, 14 years as a graduate program director, nine years as a multidisciplinary department chair, and 29 years as a specialized accreditation commissioner and site visitor. Dr. Frazer has also held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Central Florida, Old Dominion University, Indiana State University, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Dr. Frazer has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in health law, health care management, health program planning, health policy analysis, and research design and evaluation.  Dr. Frazer received his Ph.D. in health education and administration from Southern Illinois University and master’s degrees in Sociology and Health Science from Ball State University. He is a national speaker and published numerous articles and refereed abstracts in the areas of occupational stress and quality of life. He is Past President of the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP), the national association for “health” deans, where he also served a six-year term on the ASAHP Board of Directors and eight years as Treasurer.  Dr. Frazer has also served six years on the Board of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 9 years on the Accreditation Review Committee on Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), as well as an 12-year appointment on the Commission on Accreditation of Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). He also completed a 10-year appointment on the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). He has been a national and international health programs specialized accreditation site visitor, having been a member of site-visit teams in the United States in 7 health professions and has served as Chair for the National Commission on Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA) accreditation visits for the Physical Therapy program at Jazan University (2020), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (2020), Majmaah University (2020), King Abdulaziz University (2020), Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University (2016), and Umm Al-Qura University (2015).  Dr. Frazer also served on the boards of directors for CerviCusco, the EMS Educators Credentialing Service, the Coro Pittsburgh Health Sciences Fellowship Board, and Life’s Work, Inc. Dr. Frazer has also developed and directed students on three-week healthcare study abroad courses to China, Tanzania, Uganda, Italy, Tunisia, Zanzibar, South Africa, and Hungary. He also was a keynote speaker and workshop presenter at the inaugural CAMS 2012 (Colleges of Applied Medical Sciences) conference at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Also, while he served as Dean, the Rangos School became the first American university to offer a Master’s degrees in Rehabilitation Science to physical and occupational therapists from China.

Stephanie McGilvray, MMSc, PA-C, Vice President, Board of Directors

Stephanie McGilvray, MMSc, PA-C, is immediate past president of the PA Foundation Board of Trustees, and previously served as president, vice president, and secretary of the Board. She has also served on the Board of the Alabama Society of Physician Assistants since 2012. From 2015-2016, she served as the only PA named to the Alabama Health Care Improvement Task Force, created to provide Alabamians “more accessible and more affordable health care.”

In January 2018, McGilvray became the Department Chair and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of South Alabama.

She holds a Master of Medical Science from Emory University, a Master of Education in Exercise Technology from the University of South Alabama, and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Troy University.

Stephanie Chu, RN, Board of Directors

Stephanie Chu is a registered nurse in San Francisco, California.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  She also holds an Executive Master of Public Administration for Nurse Leaders from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.  Prior to relocating to the West Coast, Stephanie was an Oncology ICU nurse at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She later became the Nurse Leader for the ICU, Rapid Response Team, and Dialysis Unit.  Stephanie worked with CerviCusco and Azul Wasi Orphanage as a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Global Health Fellow.  She has a passion for global health, health equity, and health care leadership. 

Bruce Harris, Board of Directors

Bruce Harris graduated from Princeton University and served 29 years in the US Army.  He served 24 years with the US Army Band (Pershing’s Own) and was the first All-Army Taekwondo Coach, the first USA Armed Forces Taekwondo Coach, and the first coach for the USA World Class Athlete’s Program.  Harris is the former Event Director and the former Executive Director with the United States Olympic Committee for United States Taekwondo.  He has served as the CEO and as the Secretary General for USA Taekwondo with the United States Olympic Committee.  Harris was Referee Captain for Taekwondo at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.  He is the first US born 1st Class World Taekwondo International Referee as well as the first US born S-Class World Taekwondo International Referee, which is the highest level.   In addition, Harris trained the new Armed Forces of Liberia solders.  Mr. Harris has a diverse background that brings his business acumen and vast international experiences to Friends of CerviCusco.

Lynn Betterley. Administrative Manager

Ms. Lynn Betterley has worked in Health Care Administration for over 10 years, moving to the University of South Carolina where she worked 6 years in event planning for educational conferences. She oversees all volunteer submissions, travel, and excursions.