Administration and staff.


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

Shawn Keith 2021 Executive Director of SC Autism Society

Executive Director

Ph(803) 403-1922

Shawn Keith

Originally hailing from Philadelphia, Mr. Keith earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University and Master of Arts in Management from Webster University. Mr. Keith has over 30 years of experience in leadership roles, working in various State, for profit and not for profit organizations.

 Mr. Keith is married and has three children. He is active in the church, as well as his fraternity and civic/social organizations. He enjoys reading books, sports and working out. Mr. Keith is eager to lead the organization, assist staff, the Board of Directors, families, and individuals with Autism. He welcomes the opportunity of moving SCAS forward and becoming the premier provider to equip Autistic individuals with knowledge and support to help maximize their quality of life. Mr. Keith considers himself to be a servant leader and believes in teamwork and building successful organizations. His favorite quote is from Helen Keller which states, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.”

Mr. Keith’s leadership philosophy:

“I will be a caring and responsive leader who is available to those that need me. I will inspect what I expect. I will work tirelessly to fulfill the mission and vision of SCAS and move every SCAS team member and every SCAS program supported forward. I will lead, educate, motivate, and inspire all who I work with. I commit to be a leader who is accessible, approachable, and accountable”.

Tanaka Long, MBA, SPHR, SHRM

HR Operations Manager

Ph(803) 403-1908

Candace Hawkins

Case Manager Supervisor

Ph(803) 399-0509

Brennan Stinney

Information & Resource Coordinator

Ph(803) 750-6988

Myeshia Dukes

Quality and Training Coordinator

Ph(803) 750-6988

Catogni "Toni" Smith

Program Assistant/Outreach Coordinator

Ph(803) 244-8494

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.

Kim McHugh

Parent Mentor

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


Chantelle Paxton

Parent Mentor

Servicing: Abbeville, Anderson 1, 2,3,4 & 5, Greenwood 50, 51 & 52, Pickens, Oconee, SCSDB
Ph(864) 607-7623


Melissa Weathersby

Parent Mentor

Servicing: Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Lexington 1, 3 & 4, Newberry, Saluda, McCormick
Ph(803) 269-4061


Dandrea Woolridge

Parent Mentor

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

Jill Powell

Parent Mentor

Servicing: Clarendon, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Marlboro, Williamsburg.
Ph(843) 999-3561

Rhoda Tyler

Parent Mentor

Servicing: Greenville County School Districts

Amy Layman

Parent Mentor

Servicing: Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Laurens 55 & 56, Spartanburg -1,2,3,4,5,6 &7, Union, York- 1,2,3,4

Case managers.

Our Case Managers help individuals and families acquire needed services and resources.

Floater/ Statewide Case Manager.

Latisha Anthony


Rashad Gault

Krista Redding

Quantia Kennedy

Leisha Collier

Anfernee Ferrell


Charlesetta Jabathy

Jacinta Bluiett

Joshua McLean

Mary Dean

Pee Dee.

Brett Lerner

Latish Macklin

Case Manager

Pee Dee
Ph (803) 410-8904


Cathy Taylor