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 is adjunct faculty at USC School of Medicine and Prisma Health Family Medicine, Global Health.

Daron G. Ferris, MD.    Chairman, Board of Directors

Daron Ferris, MD received his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed a residency in Family Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
Dr. Ferris has conducted more than 100 clinical research trials funded by industry and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. He has published numerous articles on colposcopy, HPV, HPV vaccines, and other women’s health subjects in the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, JAMA, The Lancet, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. He is also a past president of the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and was the former director of the ASCCP Comprehensive Colposcopy course.

Lawren Honken, MD.      Secretary, Board of Directors

Dr. Lawren Honken is in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkridge OB/GYN in Irmo, South Carolina.  She completed her residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University located in Augusta, Georgia. She is a graduate of the School of Medicine, University of South Carolina. Dr. Honken completed a global health clinical rotation at CerviCusco in 2016 and returned for an elective rotation in 2017. She is fluent in Spanish and is an avid supporter 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.