Administration & Staff

Kim Thomas

President & CEO

Kim Thomas is President & Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Autism Society. Kim joined the organization in 2007, was Director of Service Coordination from 2007-2010, and was Vice President and Chief Programs Officer from 2010-2013. She became President and CEO in February 2013.

Under her current leadership, Kim oversees daily operations of the organization, supervising nearly 40 staff members in four offices throughout South Carolina. Kim focuses on fostering relationships with various state organizations and agencies, as her duties include grant development and managing fund raising and special event activities throughout South Carolina. She sits on several advisory groups among agencies such as the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Department of Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation. She is also a member of the ACT Early Team.

Previously, Kim was Independent Facilitator for the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and was Service Coordinator for Newberry County Disability and Special Needs Board. She received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine from Lander University.

Staff

Staff members take pride in their jobs and are focused on the team's success for moving SCAS forward in a positive way.

Deborah Chaddock

PSP Administrative Assistant
Midlands

Kate Shapoval

Administrative Assistant
Midlands

Sheila Raulerson

Director of Administration
Midlands

Information & Referral
(ALL AREAS EXCEPT: Abbeville, Anderson,Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Pickens, Oconee, Spartanburg, Union)

Susan Leiby

Information & Grants Coordinator
Upstate
864-517-0501 (cell)

Information & Referral
(Abbeville, Anderson,Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Pickens, Oconee, Spartanburg, Union)

Case Managers

Our Case Managers help acquire services or things individuals and families may need.

Candace Hawkins

Case Manager
Midlands
803-319-3429 (cell)

Cathy Taylor

Case Manager
Lowcountry
coming soon (cell)

Cherie Whitman

Case Manager
Upstate
864-270-4667 (cell)

Christina Boris

Case Manager
Midlands
803-262-6768 (cell)

Diane Seebeck

Case Manager
Lowcountry
843-884-0574 (cell)

Erica Allen

Case Manager
Grand Strand
803-640-5577 (cell)

Jessica Gum

Case Manager
Lowcountry
843-580-4385 (cell)

Jodie Hawthorne

Case Manager
Upstate
864-710-8138 (cell)

Kim Dunn

Case Manager
Grand Strand
843-325-1313 (cell)

Kim Kapadia

Case Manager
Upstate
803-250-1305 (cell)

Latitia Harvin

Case Manager
Pee Dee
843-432-8763 (cell)

Lorraine Watkins

Case Manager
Upstate
864-603-8936 (cell)

Mary Middleton

Case Manager
Midlands

Meghan Hill

Case Manager
Midlands
803-295-9156 (cell)

Melanie Gallant

Case Manager
Upstate
864-991-9597 (cell)

Melody Blighton

Case Manager
Upstate
864-200-1365 (cell)

Myeshia Dukes

Case Manager
Midlands
803-360-6664 (cell)

Nita Toler

Case Manager
Lowcountry
843-810-5615 (cell)

Paige Constantino

Case Manager
Upstate
864-201-6368 (cell)

Phillip Windsor

Case Manager
Midlands
803-470-2849 (cell)

Rebecca Crenshaw

Case Management Supervisor
Upstate
864-609-7751 (cell)

Sarah Contakos

Case Manager
Upstate
864-377-4521 (cell)

Scott Busch

Case Management Supervisor
Upstate
(864) 373-3604 (cell)

Wendy D'Alesio

Director of Case Management
Coastal
484-888-5274 (cell)

Parent Mentors

Our Parent Mentors work tirelessly in an effort to share with other parents the knowledge they have themselves learned over the years. Parent Mentors are listed with the areas they cover.

AJ Dearybury

Parent Mentor Coordinator
Servicing: Cherokee, Greenville, Laurens, Spartanburg 4, Union, McCormick, SCSDB
864-757-1596 (cell)

Chantelle Paxton

Parent Mentor
Servicing: Abbeville, Anderson, Greenwood, Pickens, Oconee
864-607-7623 (cell)

Chris Sullivan

Parent Mentor
Servicing: Clarendon, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg
843-234-0755 (cell)

Dandrea Woolridge

Parent Mentor
Servicing: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, Jasper, Orangeburg 3 and 4
843-209-8534 (cell)

Kay Lutz

Parent Mentor
Servicing: Chester, Chesterfield, Lancaster, York
347-385-6225 (cell)

Kim McHugh

Parent Mentor
Servicing: Darlington, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington 1 & 2, Orangeburg 5, Richland/Lexington 5, Richland 1 & 2, Sumter, DOD
803-333-0343 (home)

Leann Corbin

Parent Mentor
Spartanburg, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, Cherokee, Union
864-395-4295(cell)

Melissa Weathersby

Parent Mentor
Servicing: Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Lexington 1, 2, 3 & 4, Newberry, Richland/Lexington 5, Saluda
803-269-4061 (cell)