Chief Program Officer
I love so that others thrive.
Lee guides the team responsible for S.C. Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention, Community Support for Young Parents, Safe Kids South Carolina, the Strengthening Families Program, and all prevention training. He also serves on the organization’s executive team and coordinates the program advisory committee.
Lee’s background in the worlds of foster care and education included program development and implementation, adult education and training, and leadership within complex and highly-regulated environments. He has served as a senior facilitator for the Schools Attuned program in neurodevelopmental diversity, and he was director of program development and chief program officer at Epworth Children’s Home in Columbia prior to joining Children’s Trust.
He is a certified trainer for the Children and Residential Experience (CARE) curriculum with the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research at Cornell University. Lee has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina.
Quality Improvement Manager
I hope to cultivate a quality improvement culture that supports programs in providing their best so that families in South Carolina never have to accept a mediocre service as standard.
Icelynn is responsible for developing universal quality improvement plans for all funded programs, which include the integration of quality improvement processes and tools for our partners in Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program models, the Strengthening Families Program, and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). She also works closely with Children’s Trust staff to coordinate and collaborate on trainings, data collection, and reporting activities.
She is trained in multiple home visiting models, including Parents As Teachers, Nurse-Family Partnership and Healthy Families America, where she is a peer reviewer. She also is trained in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Breakthrough Series Collaborative Model and has achieved Lean Six Sigma certification to help streamline the collaborative work of South Carolina’s home visiting system.
Icelynn convenes the South Carolina Home Visiting Consortium, whose mission is to coordinate, promote, and advocate for home visiting efforts that support children and families in our state. She holds dual degrees from the College of Charleston in corporate communications and sociology. She earned her master’s of social work from the University of South Carolina, and she also is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a focus in Clinical Practice (LISW-CP).
Director of Program Integration
I will live what I teach, support, and believe to build a better community for my children and others.
Eric oversees operation of the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program and the Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for Children’s Trust.
Eric has worked with this organization since 2010, after several years of human services, youth development, and health education experience. With a passion for children and adolescent health services, he has worked on such initiatives as adolescent pregnancy prevention, Hurricane Katrina/Rita Relief projects, and infrastructure building for children’s mental health and substance abuse services.
A native of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from Coastal Carolina University and remains a big fan of the Chanticleers. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society and the Eta Sigma Gamma national health education honor society.
Quality Improvement Specialist
I offer support to programs so that trainings and interactions with partners are organized and efficient so they may focus on the prevention of child abuse.
Kelsay is responsible for providing technical assistance, quality assurance, and quality improvement to partners of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) and the Strengthening Families Program across the state. She educates partners on methodologies or framework, implements initiatives, and reports on outcomes. She also collaborates with the senior evaluator on coordinating trainings, data collection, and reporting activities.
With a bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina, she formerly worked as an office assistant in the S.C. Department of Mental Health’s Columbia Metropolitan Children’s Advocacy Center. She is pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in health services, policy and management at USC.
JaCori fulfills administrative needs for the Strengthening Families Program, home visiting, and various conferences. She maintains timelines for projects and trainings, including planning, registrations, coordination with other agencies, and preparing necessary materials.
She graduated with leadership distinction from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in the Arnold School of Public Health. She was previously employed by the Boulevard Consulting Group.