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Meet the Team

Below you will find SC CCR&R's staff and coaches. Together we work to increase accessibility to and frequency of quality, affordable child care in the state of South Carolina.


Melissa McDonald

Primary Investigator

Tresa Nelson, M.Ed.

Program Manager

Samantha Janicki, M.Ed.

Program Manager

Tara Judge

Business Manager

Holly Barnett-Starrett

Information Systems & Technical Support Coordinator

Brittany Ward

Administrative Assistant


Christian Stevens

Child Care Referral Specialist

Aimee Dubé

Homeless Support & Child Care Referral Specialist


Linda Caraway-Doherty, M.Ed.

Community Engagement Manager

Darlene Faucette, M.Ed.

Training Quality Coach

Teneshia Slempa

Outreach Specialist


Monica Akers-Bellamy, M.Ed.

Family Child Care Quality Coach: Upstate & Pee Dee

Heather Reyes, M.Ed.

Family Child Care Quality Coach: Midlands & LowCountry

Joy Huyck

Dual Language Learner Quality Coach

Position Vacant

Quality Coach: Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Florence

Kimberly Draughn

Quality Coach

Tunisiann Howard, M.S.

Quality Coach

Bonnye Hughes Peebles, M.Ed.

Quality Coach

Taneisha Knox, M.S.

Quality Coach

Sherry Ly Ching Chen King, M.M.

Quality Coach

Julia Laporte, M.Ed.

Quality Coach

Kimberly McCullough

Quality Coach

Alison McDowell

Quality Coach

Kimberly Sowell, M.A.

Quality Coach

Monica Stukes

Quality Coach

Leslie Terry, M.Ed.

Quality Coach

Manija Torian

Quality Coach

Cassandra Young-Carter, M.B.A.

Quality Coach