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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

Executive Leadership

Joey Smoak

Chief Executive Officer


Briley Altman

Chief Financial Officer


Dr. Ann Gowdy

Chief Innovation Officer


Bryan Hill

Chief Human Resources Officer


Eric Owens

Chief Operating Officer


Veterans Team

Nicole Howsare

SSVF Program Manager


Kim Pike

Bridge Housing Program Manager


Ricky Prather

Intake & Outreach Coordinator


Mathew Whitener

Veteran Outreach


Ruben Lopez

Veteran Outreach


Taylor Sweat

GPD Program Coordinator


Betty Rutherford

Housing Case Manager


Alison McKay

Housing Case Manager


Shelby Morgan

Housing Case Manager


Melissa Hart

Housing Case Manager


Kayla Watson

Veteran Health Care Navigator


Timothy Toy

Bridge Housing Case Manager


Travis Grier

Bridge Housing Case Manager


John Mention

Bridge Housing Case Manager


Stu McCollum

Bridge Housing Case Manager


Frank Williams

Bridge Housing Property Services


Gary Bennett

Bridge Housing Property Services


George Tuck

Bridge Housing Property Services


Ernest Livingston

Bridge Housing Property Services


Kelly Poe

Bridge Housing Food Services


Kasey McGill

Bridge Housing Food Services


Gary Ramsey

Veteran's Claims Assistant


HUD Team

Tom Caterina

HUD Program Manager


Richard Bailey

PSH Program Coordinator


Kiarra Stephenson

HUD Team Leader


Heidi Mowder

Housing Case Manager


Jerell Wesley

Housing Case Manager


Nikki Barnhill

Housing Case Manager


Lyndsay Anderson

Housing Case Manager


Shanata Faulk

Housing Case Manager


Community Data Solutions Team

Julie Meaney

Director of Community Data Solutions


Sarah Chapman

CES Access Point Manager


Clint Johnson

Information Systems Administrator


Nancy Phillips

Data & Marketing Specialist


Robin Snook

Intake & Benefits Specialist


Laurie Ensworth

Intake & Benefits Assistant


May Orr

Intake & Benefits Assistant


Melissa Ball

Housing Assistance Processor


Jennifer Livingston

Housing Assistance Processor


Rori Button

Housing Assistance Processor


Sammi Ruesch

Housing Assistance Processor


SeaChange Wellness

Kimberly Alford

Wellness Program Manager


Merissa Walden

Residential Recovery Program Coordinator


Hannah Nixon

Assistant Residential Recovery Program Coordinator


Maggi Agle

Wellness & Recovery Specialist


My Home Donation Center

Joyce Foster

Volunteer


Artis McArn

Donation Center


Finance Team

Pat Ranalli

Grant Administrator


Patricia Powell

Grant Administrator Assistant


Danielle Soles

Assistant Grant Specialist


Administrative Team

Amanda White

Compliance Support Specialist


Susan Metallo

Quality Improvement


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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