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Dedicated. Experienced. Passionate.

Our dedicated staff works tirelessly for our clients. 

Every victim advocate at Pickens County Advocacy Center must complete training and be certified by the State of South Carolina Victims Service Provider Certification. This ensures that our victim advocates are well-trained on both a state and local level and maintain professional development by providing services to our sexual violence survivors.

Lou Anne Johnson
Executive Director
Katrina Heise
Community Outreach Coordinator
Emily Clever
Manager of
Clinical Services
Jordan Hemphill
Alex Cook
Survivor Support
Volunteer Coordinator
Josh Holder
Legal Advocate
Cadi Imbody
Sexual Violence
Prevention Educator

Board of Directors

Our agency is privileged to have a talented and dedicated Board of Directors that give their time, vision, and supervision to ensure the mission and vision of Pickens County Advocacy Center are being delivered.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can serve your community as a member of our Board of Directors, please contact

Lou Anne Johnson at

Faye Nichols
Retired Deputy Director
Behavioral Health Services
of Pickens County
Board Chair
Doreen Zanotelli
Retired Attorney
Board Vice Chair
Robert Sams
Broker in Charge
Saluda River Realty Services
Board Treasurer
Dana Frost
Director of Human Resources 
Title IX Coo
Southern Wesleya
n University
Board Secretary
Eric Gillespie


Criminal Investigations Division

Easley Police Department

Board Member
Mary Ann Hunter
Retired Director of Nursing
Prisma Easley B
aptist Hospital
Board Member
Kim Lappin
Assistant Vice President
Retail Banker
Community First Bank
Board Member
Brandon Liner
Chief of Police
Easley Police Department
Board Member
Matt Hennon
Executive Pastor of Operations

Five Point Church
Board Member
Catherine Murton
 Assistant Clinical Professor
Clemson University
Board Member
Isaiah Scippio
Mayor, City of Pickens
Pastor,  O’Zion Baptist Church

Board Member
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