Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault Staff
Charlene McGriff –Executive Director – Ms. McGriff is responsible for the overall operations of Palmetto CASA. She is responsible to the Board of Trustees. She directly supervises the Palmetto CASA staff and serves as a liaison with the professional community. She maintains funding through identified sources, manages the office, speaks publicly about prevention and services that PCASA offers. She coordinates with the Board of Trustees to develop new funding sources and fund-raising opportunities.
Kemesha Lowery –Children’s Advocacy Center Director – Ms. Lowery is directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CAC. She conducts forensic interviews with children that are victims of abuse. She assesses clients, transports, advocates, presents educational programs, develops presentations and materials, provides information and referrals. She is responsible to the Executive Director. She works closely with law enforcement, health care providers, schools, courts, and other service agencies. She leads the Multi-Disciplinary team for the 6th Judicial Circuit which brings together community service leaders monthly.
Faynette Waldrop-Victim Services Director-
Marylene Stover-Intake Specialist- The Intake Specialist makes contact with partnering agencies to schedule victims for services. Scheduling will include but not limited to crisis counseling, medical examination, legal advocacy, forensic interviews, information and referrals.
Misty Walters– CAC Coordinator- Mrs. Walters is the Child Advocacy Center Assistant and also serves as the Lead Advocate at Palmetto CASA.
Charquisha McGriff- Rural Grant Project Coordinator/Tri-County SART Coordinator- Ms. McGriff provides technical assistance to first responders of sexual assault, host and provide trainings quarterly for first responders of sexual assault, serve as a coordinator for the Tri-County Sexual Assault Response Team. Serves Chester and Fairfield Counties.
Alexus Brown- Outreach Coordinator- Ms. Brown provides outreach, education, training, and support to victims and assists the Sexual Assault Response Team. Serves Chester and Fairfield Counties.
Zakerra Killian- Follow Up Victim Coordinator- Ms. Killian assess human service needs via phone or in person, using active listening, crisis intervention and risk assessment skills; help clients navigate systems to obtain required assistance and follow up to determine & document outcomes of previously made referrals.
Leslie Mastbaum- Rural Services Victim Coordinator- Mrs. Mastbaum provides both group and individual support to adult survivors of sexual assault, as well as volunteer recruitment and training. I also assist with referrals as part of the forensic interview process with children. She serves Chester and Fairfield Counties.