Administration & Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Kim Thomas

Interim President & CEO

Kim Thomas is the Former President & Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Autism Society. Kim joined the organization in 2007, as 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 leadership, Kim oversaw daily operations of the organization, supervising nearly 45 staff members in five 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 former 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.

 

Christina Boris

Sheila Raulerson

Executive Administrative Assistant

Midlands
(803-750-6988)
(803-351-1497) (cell)
sheila@scautism.org

Case Managers

 

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

Anna Schaff

Case Manager

Coastal
843-687-4816(cell)
 anna@scautism.org 

Annie Montgomery

Case Manager

Coastal
843-617-8311 (cell)
 annie@scautism.org  

Candace Hawkins

Cathy Taylor

Cherie Whitman

Cornetta Pickett

Diane Seebeck

Jodie Hawthorne

Kim Kapadia

Kim Thomas

Mary Dean

Melanie Gallant

Myeshia Dukes

Nikki Johnson

Paige Constantino

Rebecca Crenshaw

Case Management Supervisor, Upstate

Upstate
864-609-7751 (cell)
rebecca@scautism.org

Scott Busch

Case Management Supervisor Assistant

Upstate
864-373-3604 (cell)
scott@scautism.org

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 School Partnership (PSP) Coordinator

Servicing: Greenville, 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

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 (cell)

Leann Corbin

Parent Mentor

Servicing: Spartanburg, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, Cherokee 
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)

Building Connections

 

We are actively building connections with businesses, schools, government and churches to provide resources to families in need across South Carolina. If you need help in your home or would like to help, please contact us! We cannot wait to hear from you! 

Covid-19 Update!

Dear South Carolina Autism Society Community, it is with an abundance of caution for our staff, their families and the community that we will be closing our Columbia and Greenville physical office locations temporarily. We can still be reached through email, phone and Facebook to answer questions and support you. Our Case Managers will continue to check-in on their caseloads via phone until further guidance is provided.

Stay well!

 

Sincerely,
Kim Thomas
President and CEO