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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


Dr. Ann Gowdy

Chief Programs + Innovation Officer


Veterans Team

Eric Owens

Director of Veteran Services


Ricky Prather

Intake & Outreach Coordinator


Mathew Whitener

SSVF Outreach


Anton Uzzle

SSVF Outreach


Nicole Howsare

SSVF Program Coordinator


Betty Rutherford

Housing Case Manager


Alissa Rodriguez

Housing Case Manager


Amanda White

Housing Case Manager


Alison McKay

Housing Case Manager


Kim Pike

GPD Program Coordinator


Scott Festejo

Bridge Housing Coordinator


Timothy Toy

Bridge Housing Case Manager


Travis Grier

Bridge Housing Case Manager


Frank Williams

Bridge Housing Property Services


Ernest Livingston

Bridge Housing Property Services


Kelly Poe

Bridge Housing Food Services


Gary Ramsey

Veteran's Claims Assistant


HUD Team

Kiarra Stephenson

HUD Team Leader


Tom Caterina

RRH Program Coordinator


Richard Bailey

PSH Property Specialist


Alison Moen

Housing Case Manager


Heidi Mowder

Housing Case Manager


Jerell Wesley

Housing Case Manager


Nikki Barnhill

Housing Case Manager


Melissa Hart

Rapid Resolution & Benefits Specialist


Community Data Solutions Team

Julie Meaney

Director of Community Data Solutions


Clint Johnson

Information Systems Administrator


Sarah Chapman

CES Coordinator


Nancy Phillips

HMIS & CES Support Specialist


Laurie Ensworth

Intake & Benefits Team Leader


May Orr

Intake & Benefits Assistant


Sabrina Woodard

Intake & Benefits Assistant


Saphire McDonald

Housing Assistance Processor


Melissa Ball

Housing Assistance Processor


Jennifer Livingston

Housing Assistance Processor


SeaChange Wellness

Kimberly Alford

Director of HUD Services


Taylor Sweat

Wellness & Recovery Specialist


Maggi Agle

Wellness & Recovery Specialist


Merissa Walden

Residential Recovery Program Coordinator


Hannah Nixon

Assistant Residential Recovery Program Coordinator


Volunteers and Interns

Wendy Martin

Volunteer


Joyce Foster

Volunteer


Finance Team

Pat Ranalli

Grant Administrator


Patricia Powell

Grant Administrator Assistant


Danielle Soles

Assistant Grant Specialist


Administrative Team

Tammy Floyd

Compliance Support Specialist


Maintenance Team

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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