About Us


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

SSVF Outreach

Mathew Whitener

SSVF Outreach

Nicole Howsare

SSVF Team Lead

Betty Rutherford

Housing Case Manager

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

Travis Grier

Bridge Housing Property Services

Jon Fisher

Bridge Housing Food Services

Ally Roberts

Veteran Healthcare Navigator

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

Cayce Wells


Community Data Solutions Team

Julie Meaney

Director of Community Data Solutions

Sarah Chapman

CES Coordinator

Nancy Phillips

HMIS & CES Support Specialist

Clint Johnson

Information Systems Administrator

Intake & Benefits Team

Laurie Ensworth

Intake & Benefits Team Leader

Saphire McDonald

Intake & Benefits Assistant

May Orr

Intake & Benefits Assistant

Programs + Innovation

Wendy Martin

Donation Center Coordinator

Joyce Foster


Earl Morris

Donation Center Team Member

Joseph Decker

Donation Center Team Member

Ashley Watsky

GLH Program Coordinator

Merissa Walden

GLH Assistant Program Coordinator

Finance Team

Pat Ranalli

Grant Administrator

Patricia Powell

Grant Administrator Assistant

Maintenance Team

Daniel Huddle

Maintenance and Transportation

William Huddle

Housing Inspector

Board of Directors

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



Housing and Urban Development


Horry County


Veteran Affairs

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments


OneSC Fund

Wells Fargo

Walls Fargo


Office of Economic Opportunity

Newmans Own Foundation

Newman's Own Foundation

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