Who is ECHO?

About Us

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

is for every person experiencing a housing crisis to find a place to call home.

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

Executive Leadership

About joey smoak

Joey Smoak

Chief Executive Officer

About briley altman 2

Briley Altman

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Owens

Eric Owens

Chief Operating Officer

About julie meaney 2022 1

Julie Meaney

Chief Development Officer

Team Members

About ali mckkay 1

Alison M.

Housing Case Manager

Alix Fahlman

Alix F.

Compliance Support Specialist

About amanda

Amanda T.

Compliance Support Lead

Amy Williams

Amy W.

Intake and Benefits Specialist

Amy Zanelli

Amy Z.

Housing Case Manager

Ashley Smith

Ashley S.

Housing Case Manager

Brittany Jones

Brittany J.

Housing Case Manager

About carey girouard

Carey G.

Community Outreach

Charles Jones

Charles J.

Bridge Housing Property Services

Clayton Head

Clayton H.

Housing Case Manager

Clevon Boyd

Clevon B.

Veteran Outreach

Clint Johnson

Clint J.

Information Systems Administrator

Daja Mcmillan

Daja M.

Housing Case Manager

About danielle soles 1

Danielle S.

Assistant Grant Specialist

Elacia Ward

Elacia W.

Housing Case Manager

About ernest livingston

Ernest L.

Bridge Housing Property Services

About frank williams

Frank W.

Bridge Housing Property Services

About gary ssvf

Gary R.

Veteran's Claims Assistant

About george

George T.

Bridge Housing Property Services

About Hannah Nixon 2021

Hannah N.

Housing Case Manager

Heather Mcguinness

Heather M.

Housing Case Manager

About heidi mowder

Heidi M.

Housing Case Manager

IDivine Allah

IDivine A.

SSVF Program Coordinator

Jennifer Livingston

Jennifer L.

Landlord Community Specialist

About jessica matos

Jessica M.

Housing Case Manager

Jose C

Jose C.

Healthcare Navigator

Joseph Minichini

Joseph M.

Maintenance Technician

About joyce foster 2 2

Joyce F.

Donation Center Volunteer

Kaleigh Yeager

Kaleigh Y.

Housing Case Manager

Kara Pinder

Kara P.

Community Outreach

Kelly Frech

Kelly F.

Development Specialist

About kim pike

Kim P.

Bridge Housing Program Manager

Kimberly Alford, LMSW

Kimberly A, LMSW

Supportive Services

Lara Jones

Lara J.

Housing Case Manager

LaShonda McCants

LaShonda M.

Housing Case Manager

Megan Miller

Megan M.

Housing Case Manager

Merissa Walden

Merissa W.

Housing Case Manager

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Mike W.

HUD Outreach Coordinator

About Nicole Howsare

Nicole H.

Director of Programs

About pat ranalli

Pat R.

Grant Administrator

About Patricia Powell

Patricia P.

Grant Administrator Assistant

Paul Stevens

Paul S.

Maintenance Technician

Philip Lawrence

Philip L.

Bridge Housing Property Services

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca H.

Housing Case Manager

Rebecca Reid

Rebecca R.

HUD Program Coordinator

About richard bailey 1

Richard B.

HUD Program Coordinator

Ricky Prather

Ricky P.

Intake & Outreach Coordinator

Robin Snook

Robin S.

Intake & Benefits Specialist

About ruben lopez

Ruben L.

Veteran Outreach

Samantha Kinn

Samantha K.

Housing Case Manager

About sammi ruesch 1

Sammi R.

Property Manager

Sarah Chapman

Sarah C.

Human Resources Liaison

Sean Stratton

Sean S.

GPD Case Manager

Stuart Ford

Stuart F.

Bridge Housing Facility Chef

About terrence tucker

Terence T.

Bridge Housing Property Services

Vanessa Dexter

Vanessa D.

Bridge Housing Property Services

Westley Sikich

Westley S.

Veteran Outreach

Board of Directors

Terri Nardslico

Chair

Molly Keen

Vice Chair

Rainbow Russell

Secretary

Matt Wiseman

Director

Kevin Grant

Director

Wayne Gray

Director

Taylor Sweat

Director

Community Partners

Horry County Logo
Horry County
Newmans Own Foundation Logo
Newman’s Own
One SC Fund
One SC Fund
Office of Economic Opportunity
SC Office of Economic Opportunity
Synovus
Synovus
The Chapin Foundation
The Chapin Foundation
Truist Official Logo
Truist
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
HUD logo
U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo

Financial Records

ECHO values financial transparency and demonstrates this by publishing our Form 990 and independent audit findings. Accountability to our community shows how your support is used to further our mission with reassurance that ECHO’s financial reporting is accurate and our resources are being used appropriately.