About Us

Vision

Our vision is to create opportunities for people in our community experiencing a housing crisis to find a place they can call home.

Mission Statement

ECHO’s mission is to break the cycles of homelessness experienced by individuals and families in our community.

Core Values

  • Commitment – To provide a positive impact for our community
  • Respect – Treating all people equally with the dignity and respect they deserve
  • Advocacy – Promoting awareness, education and understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness
  • Service – Providing innovative person centered approaches
  • Professionalism – Strengthening our team through personal and professional development

Our Team

Leadership Team

Joey Smoak

Chief Executive Officer


Briley Altman

Chief Financial Officer


Kyle Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Ann Gowdy

Chief Programs + Innovation Officer


Tammy Floyd

Administration & Compliance Officer


Veterans Team

Eric Owens

Director of Veteran Services


John Mention

SSVF Intake Coordinator


Ricky Prather

Outreach


Betty Rutherford

Housing Case Manager


Nicole Howsare

SSVF Team Lead


Alissa Rodriguez

Housing Case Manager


Amanda White

Housing Case Manager


Kim Pike

GPD Case Manager


Scott Festejo

Bridge Housing Coordinator


Paul Stevens

Bridge Housing Case Manager


Timothy Toy

Bridge Housing Case Manager


HUD Team

Kimberly Alford

Director of HUD Services


Taylor Sweat

RRH Team Leader


Alison Moen

Housing Case Manager


Heidi Mowder

Housing Case Manager


Jerell Wesley

Housing Case Manager


Kiarra Stephenson

Housing Case Manager


Richard Bailey

Housing Case Manager


Tom Caterina

Housing Case Manager


Nikki Jensen

Housing Case Manager


Wes Coffey

Housing Case Manager


Sammi Ruesch

Rapid Resolution & Benefits Specialist


Intake & Benefits Team

Laurie Ensworth

Intake & Benefits Team Leader


Saphire McDonald

Intake & Benefits Assistant


May Orr

Intake & Benefits Assistant


Community Data Solutions Team

Julie Meaney

Director of Community Data Solutions


Sarah Chapman

CES Coordinator


Clint Johnson

Information Systems Administrator


Finance Team

Pat Ranalli

Grant Administrator


Patricia Powell

Grant Administrator Assistant


Programs + Innovation

Wendy Martin

Donation Center Coordinator


Ashley Watsky

GLH Program Coordinator


Merissa Walden

GLH Assistant Program Coordinator


Joyce Foster

Volunteer


Lisa Serri

Volunteer


Maintenance Team

Daniel Huddle

Maintenance and Transportation


William Huddle

Housing Inspector


Board of Directors

Wayne Gray
Chairman
Andy Graham
Vice President
Deidra Byrd
Director
Molly Keen
Director
Matt Wiseman
Director
Adam Emrick
Director
Kevin Grant
Director
Terri Nardslico
Director

Partners

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

https://www.horrycounty.org/

Horry County

https://www.va.gov/

Veteran Affairs

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

OneSC

OneSC Fund

Wells Fargo

Walls Fargo

http://oeo.sc.gov/

Office of Economic Opportunity

Newmans Own Foundation

Newman's Own Foundation

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