About Us

Vision

Our vision is to create opportunities for people in our community experiencing a housing crisis to find a place they can call home.

Mission Statement

ECHO’s mission is to break the cycles of homelessness experienced by individuals and families in our community.

Core Values

  • Commitment – To provide a positive impact for our community
  • Respect – Treating all people equally with the dignity and respect they deserve
  • Advocacy – Promoting awareness, education and understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness
  • Service – Providing innovative person centered approaches
  • Professionalism – Strengthening our team through personal and professional development

Our Team

Leadership Team

Joey Smoak

Executive Director


Briley Altman

Chief Financial Officer


Kyle Jenkins

Director of Administration


Dr. Ann Gowdy

Director of Programs + Innovation


Tammy Floyd

Administration & Compliance Officer


Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) Team

Eric Owens

SSVF Program Coordinator


John Mention

SSVF Intake Coordinator


Ricky Prather

Outreach


Kim Pike

Veteran Service Navigator


Dee Dee Pickering

Veteran Service Navigator


Betty Rutherford

Veteran Service Navigator


Nicole Howsare

Veteran Service Navigator


Alissa Rodriguez

Veteran Service Navigator


Veteran Bridge Housing Team

Carlos McManus

VBH Coordinator


Scott Festejo

GPD Case Manager


Roger Fisher

VBH Case Manager


HUD Team

Kimberly Alford

HUD Housing Coordinator


Taylor Sweat

Housing Case Manager


Alison Moen

Housing Case Manager


Sonya Davis

Housing Case Manager


Heidi Mowder

Housing Case Manager


Josh McCoy

Housing Case Manager


Jason Critelli

Housing Case Manager


Sammi Ruesch

Rapid Resolution & Benefits Specialist


Intake & Benefits Team

Laurie Ensworth

Intake & Benefits Team Leader


Saphire McDonald

Intake & Benefits Assistant


May Orr

Intake & Benefits Assistant


Community Data Solutions Team

Julie Putnam

CDS Coordinator


Clint Johnson

HMIS Administrator


Sarah Chapman

CES Coordinator


Finance Team

Pat Ranalli

Grant Specialist


Patricia Powell

Grant Specialist Assistant


Maintenance Team

Daniel Huddle

Maintenance and Transportation


William Huddle

Housing Inspector


Board of Directors

Wayne Gray
Chairman
Andy Graham
Vice President
Deidra Byrd
Director
Molly Keen
Director
Matt Wiseman
Director
Adam Emrick
Director
Kevin Grant
Director

Partners

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

https://www.horrycounty.org/

Horry County

https://www.va.gov/

Veteran Affairs

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments

OneSC

OneSC Fund

Wells Fargo

Walls Fargo

http://oeo.sc.gov/

Office of Economic Opportunity

Newmans Own Foundation

Newman's Own Foundation

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