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 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.

Bett Farrell Williams

Chief Communications Officer

803-744-4042

bwilliams@scchildren.org

Kara Anderson

Communications Manager

I encourage people to find their place in prevention so that children and families can belong in safer and more loving communities.

Kara supports the storytelling and branding efforts at Children’s Trust, where she manages content for the various communications channels. She previously worked as the communications and marketing coordinator for the U.S. Tennis Association of South Carolina. 

Kara serves on the board of Girls Rock Columbia. She’s a graduate of Columbia College with a bachelor’s degree in writing for print and digital media. 

Kara Anderson

Communications Manager

804-744-4021

kanderson@scchildren.org

Mimi Draft

Marketing Manager

Mimi Draft supports marketing and outreach campaigns for Children’s Trust. Through her passion for community engagement, she helps to strengthen the organization’s stakeholder network and promote core programs like Triple P and the annual Hope Conference for professionals that serve families and children.  

Prior to joining Children’s Trust, Mimi coordinated community outreach and marketing efforts for Columbia Water, the public water utility owned and operated by the City of Columbia, S.C. 

Mimi is a proud native of the Midlands and enjoys volunteering with various community organizations. She is a recent graduate of Leadership Columbia Class of 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre from the University of South Carolina and a master’s in communication from Purdue University.  

Mimi Draft

Marketing Manager

803-744-4052

mdraft@scchildren.org

Todd Hooks

Art Director

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 of 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. 

Todd Hooks

Art Director

803-744-4051

thooks@scchildren.org

Amelia Wilks

Community Relations Coordinator

I collaborate with organizations to ensure children and families are supported by their communities.

Amelia serves as a relationship builder for Children’s Trust. As project lead for Child Abuse Prevention month, she develops and executes outreach strategies to engage organizations to become champions in prevention. She works alongside the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to engage community-based organizations to build out a network of social care resources for families in South Carolina 

Amelia completed the inaugural BIPOC Leadership Training and Coaching Program sponsored by the Central Carolina Community Foundation. She is a 2020 graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received a bachelor’s degree in public health with a minor in business administration.  

Amelia Wilks

Community Relations Coordinator

803-744-4043

awilks@scchildren.org