PNHP Chapter: Health Care for All – South Carolina
David Ball, RN
David Ball serves as the South Carolina chapter’s liaison with the national office. He received his Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Florida. He did an internship at the Gainesville VA Medical Center (SICU) and an externship at Johns Hopkins (Leukemia). He holds a degree in management from Antioch University and a master’s in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). During his 20-plus years in nursing, he has practiced in critical care, emergency medicine, med/surg and federal occupational health. He is currently completing Air War College as a Reserve officer in the Air Force where he holds the rank of lieutenant colonel. His most recent deployment (Jan-May 2012) was as director of operations for aeromedical evacuation at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.
David Keely, M.D.
Dr. David Keely is president of Health Care for All-South Carolina. He is semi-retired as a public health policy educator and physician epidemiologist with Primary Care Medicine and Public Health Synergy, his part-time consulting business. He grew up in Philadelphia and obtained his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his medical degree from Wake Forest University. He did his family medicine residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and later he did the MPH program at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Public Health. He has practiced family medicine for more than 30 years in multiple settings: in private practice, at a community health center, and as part of a health department. David was the full-time, three-county, public health district director for South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control for eight years. He also served in the National Health Service Corps for two years along the way.