Bright Start Staff

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams

Early Interventionist

Hello! I am an Early Interventionist at the Rock Hill location of Bright Start. I am a ... more

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Carrie Anderson

Carrie Anderson

Early Interventionist

Hello, my name is Carrie Anderson. I have worked with children for nearly 10 years and it ... more

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Brittany Arant

Brittany Arant

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Brittany Arant and I live on a farm in Bowman, SC. I am a graduate of ... more

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Kayla Ayers

Kayla Ayers

Case Manager

My name is Kayla Ayers. I was born and raised in Greenville, SC. I graduated from the ... more

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Alyssa Bessinger

Alyssa Bessinger

Early Interventionist

Hello, I’m Alyssa Bessinger! I’ve lived most of my life in South Carolina and ... more

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Sara Betenbaugh

Sara Betenbaugh

CM Trainer

Hello! My name is Sara Betenbaugh and I am Columbia, SC native and alumni of the ... more

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Lauren Blair-Massey

Lauren Blair-Massey

Case Management Supervisor

Hello! My name is Lauren Blair-Massey and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start! I have a ... more

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Stephanie Blanding

Stephanie Blanding

Human Resources

I am a country girl at heart, born and raised in Blythewood, SC. I have been married for ... more

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Sarah Boucher

Sarah Boucher

Early Interventionist

My name is Sarah Boucher and I am an Early Interventionist with Bright Start. I have a ... more

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Kenyatta Brannon

Kenyatta Brannon

Case Manager

My name is Kenyatta Brannon and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start! I was born in Union ... more

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Perdina Brisbon

Perdina Brisbon

Early Interventionist

Hey! I am Perdina Brisbon an Early Interventionist at the Rock Hill office. I am ... more

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Madeline Brousseau

Madeline Brousseau

Early Interventionist

Hi! My name is Madeline Brousseau and I am an Early Interventionist from Richmond, ... more

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Joyce Bryngelson

Joyce Bryngelson

Early Intervention Supervisor

Hello all! I’m Joyce Bryngelson, and I have the privilege of serving families in the low ... more

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Beth Bunge

Beth Bunge

Owner

I started Ohio State University knowing I wanted to major in Child Development and work ... more

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Madison Burton

Madison Burton

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Madison Burton. I am from Westminster SC and I have lived there my whole ... more

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Ashley Caldwell

Ashley Caldwell

Case Management Supervisor

Hey there! I’m Ashley Caldwell and I serve as Case Manager with Bright Start. As a South ... more

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Sofia Carey

Sofia Carey

Quality Assurance Auditor

Hello, my name is Sofia Carey. I am originally from Michigan and received by bachelor’s ... more

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Adrienne Caudill

Adrienne Caudill

Case Manager

Hello, my name is Adrienne Caudill. I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut and I lived in ... more

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Tiffany Chapman

Tiffany Chapman

Case Manager

I grew up in Greenville South Carolina. I have a BA in Sociology from USC Spartanburg and ... more

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Dyan Clary

Dyan Clary

Case Manager

I am an experienced case manager who has always had a passion for individuals with special ... more

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Hailey Cleary-Reeves

Hailey Cleary-Reeves

Case Management Supervisor

Hi! My name is Hailey and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start! I graduated from ... more

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Maleeya Collins

Maleeya Collins

Case Manager

My name is Maleeya Collins and I am the Case Manager for Sumter and the surrounding areas! ... more

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Caroline Cromer

Caroline Cromer

Case Management Supervisor

Hi! My name is Caroline Cromer and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start! I have a ... more

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Cori Dent

Cori Dent

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Cori. I am originally from Ohio and grew up in Anderson, SC. I graduated ... more

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Beth Dillard

Beth Dillard

Administrative Assistant

I graduated from Erskine College with a degree in Behavioral Science and a certificate in ... more

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Jazmyn Dye

Jazmyn Dye

EI Trainer

Hello! My name is Jazmyn Dye. I am from Rock Hill, SC. I graduated from Winthrop ... more

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Milly Ann Epps

Milly Ann Epps

Case Manager

I have lived in Aiken for almost 30 years, and have been an early interventionist for ... more

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Kristen Fabiano

Kristen Fabiano

Lead Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Kristen Fabiano and I am an Early Intervention Specialist with Bright ... more

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Megan Foley

Megan Foley

Case Manager

My name is Megan Foley. I am a Charleston native. I have worked in mental health for 12 ... more

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Jillian Franklin

Jillian Franklin

State Director of Early Intervention

My name is Jillian Franklin and I am the State Director of Early Intervention. I grew up ... more

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Natalia Frolov

Natalia Frolov

Administrative Assistant

My name is Natalia Frolov. I’ve worked in Hospitality Management for a long time before ... more

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Laurie Gerraputa

Laurie Gerraputa

Case Manager

I graduated from Oneonta University with a BS in business. I lived in New York before ... more

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Abigail Gill

Abigail Gill

Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Abigail Gill and I am an Early Interventionist with Bright Start in ... more

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Elizabeth Hagood

Elizabeth Hagood

Early Intervention Supervisor

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Hagood. I am the Early Interventionist Supervisor for the Rock ... more

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Brandee Hamby

Brandee Hamby

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Brandee Hamby. I am blessed to be a Case Manager with Bright Start. I am ... more

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Katie Haning

Katie Haning

Early Intervention Supervisor

Hello, I’m Katie and I’m the Supervisor for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties. ... more

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Marybeth Hanvey

Marybeth Hanvey

Case Manager

Hello! My name is MaryBeth Hanvey & I am a Case Manager with Bright Start. I graduated ... more

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Sydney Harkins

Sydney Harkins

Early Interventionist

Hi! My name is Sydney Harkins and I am an Early Interventionist here at Bright Start. I ... more

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Cretia Hawkins

Cretia Hawkins

Case Management Supervisor

Hello! My name is Cretia and I was born and raised in Greenville. I received my Bachelor's ... more

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Katrina Hereford

Katrina Hereford

Case Manager

Hello! I am excited to join Bright Start as a case manager for the Upstate Region. ... more

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Bridgett Humphries

Bridgett Humphries

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Bridgett Humphries and I am a Case Manager at Bright Start. I graduated ... more

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Lauren Hyman

Lauren Hyman

Case Management Supervisor

My name is Lauren Hyman. I live in Graniteville, South Carolina with my husband and two ... more

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Kimely Jackson

Kimely Jackson

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Kimely S Jackson. I live in Columbia, South Caroline. I am a Case ... more

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Jessica Jackson

Jessica Jackson

CM Trainer

My Name is Jessica Jackson and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start! I was born in ... more

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Tyrondi Jennings

Tyrondi Jennings

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Tyrondi (Ty) Jennings. I have worked with children for over 20 years and it ... more

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Administrative Assistant

I am a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration ... more

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Courtney Jones

Courtney Jones

Early Interventionist

Before I started working with Bright Start in 2014, I was the Care Manager for a ... more

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Amber Kelley! I am originally from Georgia but have lived in Columbia, SC ... more

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Mary Kendrick

Mary Kendrick

Case Manager

My name is Mary Kendrick, and I am from Boiling Springs, SC where I live with my wonderful ... more

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Cindy Kilgore

Cindy Kilgore

Case Manager

Hello, my name is Cindy Kilgore and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start in the Midlands. ... more

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Shannon Kondroski

Shannon Kondroski

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Shannon Kondroski and I am a case manager for Bright Start! I grew up in ... more

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Linda Kunz

Linda Kunz

CM Regional Director

Hello, my name is Linda Kunz. I am currently the Upstate Case Management Supervisor. I ... more

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Jaana Kwiecinski

Jaana Kwiecinski

Early Interventionist

My name is Jaana Kwiecinski and I am an Early Interventionist. I am a social worker (MS) ... more

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Megan Lauritzen

Megan Lauritzen

Lead Early Interventionist

Early on, I knew I had an enthusiasm for working with children. Throughout high school, I ... more

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Morgan Little

Morgan Little

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Morgan Little. I am originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and recently ... more

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Nicole Macheska

Nicole Macheska

Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Nicole Macheska. I grew up in Northern New Jersey, then attended college ... more

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Mary Britt Marsh

Mary Britt Marsh

Early Intervention Supervisor

Hi! My name is Mary Britt and I am an Early Interventionist with Bright Start. I have had ... more

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Vondra Mason-Brown

Vondra Mason-Brown

Case Manager

My name is Vondra and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start. I was born and raised in ... more

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Qiana McCree

Qiana McCree

Case Manager

Hi, my name is Qiana McCree. I have lived 15 years in Greenville, SC and have lived in ... more

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Shelby McGill

Shelby McGill

Early Interventionist

Hi, my name is Shelby McGill. I am a Clemson University alumna with a bachelor’s degree ... more

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Nyasha McIntyre

Nyasha McIntyre

Early Interventionist

My name is Nyasha McIntyre. I always knew from an early age that I wanted to work with ... more

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Kendra McLeod

Kendra McLeod

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Kendra McLeod and I am a Case Manager with Bright Start. I grew up in ... more

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Kimberly McMahan

Kimberly McMahan

Early Interventionist

My name is Kimberly McMahan. I am an Early Interventionist with Bright Start. I am excited ... more

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Tori Melton

Tori Melton

Case Manager

I began my journey in high school working to develop a program for Special Needs School ... more

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Katie Merson

Katie Merson

Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Katie Merson and I'm an Early Interventionist at the Bright Start ... more

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Becky Miller

Becky Miller

Case Manager

In college at USC, I entered the Exercise Science program and was involved in the ... more

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Jessica Morse

Jessica Morse

Case Management Supervisor

Hello, my name is Jessica Morse and I am a case manager with Bright Start. My husband and ... more

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Caelee Norris

Caelee Norris

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Caelee Norris. I graduated from Southern Wesleyan University in December of ... more

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Madison Oliver

Madison Oliver

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Madison Oliver and I live in Simpsonville, SC. I have always had a love ... more

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Kaleigh ORourke

Kaleigh ORourke

Early Interventionist

Hi! My name is Kaleigh O’Rourke and I am an Early Interventionist at Bright Start. I ... more

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Melissa Palotta

Melissa Palotta

Case Manager

Hello, My name is Melissa Palotta and I am a Case Manager in the Upstate. I have a ... more

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Michele Pappas

Michele Pappas

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Michele Pappas and I am a Case Manager at Bright Start. I am originally ... more

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Rupal Patel

Rupal Patel

Billing Coordinator

I moved here from NJ with my family. We loved it the minute we moved and have decided we ... more

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Bri'Ana Patterson

Bri'Ana Patterson

Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Bri'Ana Patterson. I am from Lancaster, SC. I am a USC Upstate alumni ... more

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Rebecca Quenneville

Rebecca Quenneville

Early Interventionist

Hello, my name is Rebecca Quenneville. I have been an Early Interventionist since 1997. ... more

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Alana Revels

Alana Revels

Early Interventionist

Hi, my name is Alana Revels and I'm an Early Interventionist at Bright Start. I've had ... more

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Catherine Robbins

Catherine Robbins

EI Trainer

My name is Catherine (Cat) Robbins, and I am an early interventionist trainer with Bright ... more

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Linzie Roberts Bacon

Linzie Roberts Bacon

Early Interventionist

Hi! My name is Linzie Roberts and I am an Early Interventionist! I have always loved ... more

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Laura Rogers

Laura Rogers

Case Management Supervisor

My name is Laura Rogers and I grew up in Lynbrook, NY. I moved down to SC in 1984 to ... more

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Allyson Sciortino

Allyson Sciortino

Early Interventionist

Hi! My name is Ally Sciortino and I am an Early Interventionist at Bright Start in our ... more

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Sierra Sevy

Sierra Sevy

EI Trainer

Hi! My name is Sierra Sevy and I am an Early Interventionist. My educational background ... more

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Bonnie Shaw

Bonnie Shaw

CM Regional Director

Hello, my name is Bonnie Shaw. I have worked with children and families for over 30 years ... more

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Ashley Shealy

Ashley Shealy

Early Interventionist

Hi there! My name is Ashley Shealy and I am an Early Interventionist for Bright Start. I ... more

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Justine Shulters

Justine Shulters

Case Management Supervisor

Hello! My name is Justine Shulters and I am a case manager with Bright Start. I am a ... more

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Jada Sickels

Jada Sickels

Early Interventionist

My name is Jada Sickels, and I am an Early Interventionist at Bright Start. I have a B.A. ... more

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Temythi Singfield

Temythi Singfield

Case Manager

I graduated from the University of South Carolina- Upstate in 2016 and spent 7 years in ... more

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Courtney Soumare

Courtney Soumare

Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Courtney Soumare and I am an Early Interventionist at Bright Start. I ... more

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Jennifer Steyne

Jennifer Steyne

Early Interventionist

I knew I was going to work with children since I was 10 years old and I was given the ... more

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Alacia Stone

Alacia Stone

Case Manager

Hello, my name is Alacia Stone. I was born and raised in Augusta, Ga. I graduated from ... more

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Kathy Sykes

Kathy Sykes

EI Trainer

While studying Psychology at Columbia International University, I became an ABA Therapist ... more

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Michelle Tarpley

Michelle Tarpley

Early Intervention Supervisor

Hello Everyone! My name is Michelle Tarpley and I am an Early Interventionist. I received ... more

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Shawn Thomas

Shawn Thomas

Finance

After graduating from the University of South Carolina, I worked in Corporate America for ... more

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Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson

Early Interventionist

Hi there! My name is Katie Thompson and I am an Early Intervention Specialist here at ... more

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Renee Thompson

Renee Thompson

CM Trainer

Hi there!!! My name is A. Renee Thompson! I was born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, ... more

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Betsey Thompson

Betsey Thompson

Case Manager

Hello! I am Betsey Thompson, a Case Manager with Bright Start. My husband and I along with ... more

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Teri Todd

Teri Todd

Owner

My adventure began during the summer of 1990. I worked as a camp counselor at the YWCA ... more

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Kaitlyn Tomberlin

Kaitlyn Tomberlin

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Tomberlin. I am originally from a little town right outside of ... more

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Sadie Tucker

Sadie Tucker

Early Interventionist

Hello, my name is Sadie Dubay. I am an Early Interventionist for Bright Start. I love the ... more

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Jessica Veal

Jessica Veal

Early Interventionist

My name is Jessica Veal and I'm born and raised in Charleston, SC. I obtained a Bachelor's ... more

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Schaherazade Waiters

Schaherazade Waiters

Case Manager

Hello, my name is Schaherazade C Waiters and I am a case manager with Bright Start. I ... more

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Kellye Walker

Kellye Walker

Early Interventionist

Hi! My name is Kellye Walker. I have been with Bright Start since 2010 as an Early ... more

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Kathryn Weeks

Kathryn Weeks

CM Trainer

Hi! My name is Kathryn and I live in Orangeburg, SC. I am a graduate of Presbyterian ... more

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Jahlea West

Jahlea West

Case Manager

Hello, my name is Jahlea West. I recently moved from York, Pennsylvania. I have a ... more

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Jesse Wheeler

Jesse Wheeler

Early Interventionist

I am currently an early interventionist. I have a background in teaching, but my main ... more

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Jacquetta White

Jacquetta White

CM Trainer

Hello, my name is Jacquetta White and I am from Gaffney, SC. I graduated from the ... more

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Laura Wiggers

Laura Wiggers

Early Interventionist

My name is Laura Wiggers. I am an Early Intervention Specialist with Bright Start! I was ... more

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Courtney Williams

Courtney Williams

Lead Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Courtney Williams & I am an Early Interventionist for Bright Start. ... more

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Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Jennifer Williams. I grew up in Marietta, Georgia and graduated from ... more

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Julia Williams

Julia Williams

Early Interventionist

Hello! My name is Julia Williams and I am an Early Interventionist at Bright Start in ... more

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Kellyn Wood

Kellyn Wood

Case Manager

Hello! My name is Kellyn Wood. I am originally from Nashville, Indiana, but have lived in ... more

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Brandy Wren

Brandy Wren

Administrative Assistant

Hey Everyone! My name is Brandy Wren and I am the Upstate Administrative Assistant To the ... more

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Christina Young

Christina Young

Case Manager

My name is Christina Young. I am originally from Stockton, California, but have lived ... more

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