Andrea Tucker, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Andrea directs the finance and accounting functions, which increase the organization’s operational and financial capacity to benefit the children, families and communities of South Carolina.
She is a certified public accountant (CPA), receiving her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina and master’s of professional accounting from Clemson University. Prior to joining Children’s Trust, Andrea was an auditor at Elliott Davis, LLC.
Senior Grants Accountant
McKenzie Hudson is a senior grants accountant who serves as the primary fiscal contact for sub-recipients and a secondary contact for fiscal affairs on the federal level. She monitors budgets, invoices and reimbursement requests to ensure compliance with federal and organizational regulations. In addition, she supports grantees throughout the state with technical assistance needs and on-site visits.
A graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, McKenzie has spent her career in accounting and marketing.
The Saluda native likes to spend her free time watching sports, especially cheering for her Chanticleers, and enjoying the outdoors. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Laquita coordinates budgeting process and detail for assigned grants and evaluates the financial capabilities of subrecipients and contractors for contract approval. Prior to joining Children’s Trust, she was a grants accountant for the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from Strayer University with a concentration in finance and an associate’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Midlands Technical College.
Tyrell develops and implements procedures managing receivables, payables, cash flows, journal entries, and general ledgers. He has managed and coordinated all accounts payable, procurement card transactions, office supply procurement, and staff expense reporting.
He worked as a quality control associate for Prysmian Cables and Systems before joining the Children’s Trust team. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Riyah is responsible for processing accounts by entering invoices, processing procurement card transaction, processing cash receipts by entering deposits, maintaining the staff expense reports, and assisting the human resources department with tracking staff professional development. She is a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Director of Grants and Contracts Management
Deb is responsible for grant and contract management, procurement and financial procedures.
A graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings, Deb also volunteers as the treasurer for ACTS Metro, a Columbia-based nonprofit helping families get to self-sufficiency.