Bett Farrell Williams
Chief Communications Officer
I build energy for prevention so that more will join us.
Bett guides Children’s Trust in their communication strategy and public relations work and leads the communications team. She has 30 years of experience in advertising and marketing, fundraising, operations and event management.
Outside of her professional responsibilities, Bett is president-elect for the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. and has served as president of the Junior League of Columbia, Inc., where she is a sustaining member. She has been a chair of the Governance Committee for the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands and is a graduate of Leadership Columbia.
Bett is a graduate of Wake Forest University with majors in English and politics.
I create designs in hopes that others are inspired to do great things in life.
Todd enjoys transforming ideas into exciting and intriguing designs. His experience in design and communication will help grow and strengthen the mission and vision of Children’s Trust.
He is a graduate from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in fine art, and he also holds an associate degree in graphic design from Greenville Technical College. He loves hearing about new gadgets and apps that make his job more fun and exciting, especially when he discovers something that really catches his eye.
Maggie Lynn, MSW
I believe that a true story, told well, has the power to change the world. Creating lasting and systemic change that supports a brighter future for children in South Carolina will take all of us working together. I hope the stories we share will inspire people to turn their passion for community change into community good across the state.
Maggie is responsible for developing communications strategy for the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) South Carolina communications work, including participant outreach and community-level marketing. She also partners with staff on other communications and fundraising projects.
With a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England, which includes a concentration in organizational and community social work, she has previously worked with nonprofits in Georgia, Ohio, Italy, and Germany, focusing on building capacity and creating process improvement across multiple program areas.
Emilyn works with the communications team and assists with data analytics, social media content development, and Child Abuse Prevention Month planning. She’s currently a junior at the University of South Carolina majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish. She also is a member of Kappa Delta, the sorority that supports Prevent Child Abuse America as its national philanthropy. The USC chapter of Kappa Delta is the single largest fundraiser for Children’s Trust.
Communications Content Specialist
Kids bring so much pure joy to the world. All of them deserve the opportunity to experience happy, healthy lives and grow up in environments that allow them to reach their full potential.
Neil tells the stories behind the prevention work the organization does in keeping South Carolina’s children safe. He focuses on the programs, conferences, events, partners and people of Children’s Trust with an eye toward explaining the many different facets of what we do for families and kids.
After 28 years as a reporter and columnist with The State in Columbia, Neil brings that journalistic experience to his role here. He covered news, features, sports, education and business over the course of his media career. He’s a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Community Relations Coordinator
Amelia serves as the community relations coordinator. Her duties include developing outreach strategies to engage community-based organizations and assisting them in building a resource network of social care for children and families. A 2020 graduate of the University of South Carolina, she received a bachelor’s degree in public health with a minor in business administration.