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 PCASA staff, and serves as a liaison with the professional community including: schools, courts, Solicitors, health care providers, mental health providers, and legislators. 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.
Margo Dixon – Childrens Advocacy Center Director – Ms. Dixon 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.
Kemesha Lowery – Lancaster County Assistance Grant Project Coordinator – Ms. Lowery provides coordination and utilization in Lancaster, Chester, and Fairfield counties. These services include: implementing strategies to increase community awareness about the problems of domestic violence, sexual assault, and dating violence. She oversees data and reporting collection and facilitates the capacity to address the problems of violence in the community. She is responsible to the Executive Director.
Faynette Waldrop – Victim Services Director – Mrs. Waldrop assists with the grant process, manages the office, scheduling, and payroll. She provides community education for a three county service area (Lancaster, Chester, and Fairfield) through multi-sessional presentations, workshops, education to businesses, civic groups, schools, and other agencies.
Marylene Stover – Programs Specialist
Erin Tindal – Follow-Up Services Coordinator – Mrs. Tindal is responsible for the follow-up contact with clients of Palmetto CASA in Lancaster County. She provides direct support services to victims of incest, sexual assault/abuse, and attempted sexual assault to include, family, members and significant others. Services she provides are as follows: crisis counseling, medical and legal advocacy, transportation, accompaniment, information and referral, and coordination of services with other agencies. She reports to the Executive Director.
Nita Cochran – Therapist – Mrs. Cochran provides plan of care to reduce symptoms such as nightmares. Counseling focuses on providing age and situational appropriate information, enhancing coping skills and answering trauma related questions. Questions such as “Why me?”, “Why did it happen?” are common. Counseling is interactive and often involves use of crafts and common games to build therapeutic rapport.
Brianna Miller – Rural Victims Service Coordinator – Serving Chester and Fairfield Counties. Ms. Miller is responsible for the follow-up contact with clients of Palmetto CASA. She provides direct support services to victims of incest, sexual assault/abuse, and attempted sexual assault to include, family, members and significant others. Services she provides are as follows: crisis counseling, medical and legal advocacy, transportation, accompaniment, information and referral, and coordination of services with other agencies. She reports to the Executive Director.
Misty Walters – Sexual Assault Services Coordinator – Serving Lancaster County
Keendarius Truesdale – Engaging Men Program Coordinator
Venice Belk – Assistant to Children Advocacy Center