Board Members

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SHELLEY McGEORGE

President

Shelley McGeorge, PhD, LPCS, LMFT is currently serving as President of SCCMHCA. She has been in private practice in Columbia, SC for 35 years serving adults, families, and couples. She also has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of children's services, education, addiction, and mental health services and has functioned in a variety of managerial, planning, and statewide leadership positions.

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DAVID KAHN

Past President

David A. Kahn, PhD, LPC, LPC/S is the founder, President and owner of The Counseling Center of Florence, LLC. Dr. Kahn brings more than 32 years of experience as a clinical mental health counselor. He is also an adjunct professor.

STEPHANIE BOWMAN CZERESKO

Treasurer

Stephanie Bowman Czeresko is the founder and Clinical Director of Pathways Growth & Learning Center, LLC., located in Columbia, SC. She is a licensed professional counselor with over 20 years in the mental health field. Stephanie is also the Director of Programming at the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood, SC. There, she provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to military veterans, active duty military community groups, and individuals with mental health challenges.

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DANNY GARNETT

Legislative Committee

Danny began his counseling career in 1985 working for Greer Mental Health Clinic. He maintains licensure as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors. Danny has worked in various clinical settings over the years.

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NANCY PILAT-RENNER

At Large Member

Nancy Pilat-Renner, MBA, MA, LPC, LAC, CACI, NCC is the Director of Outpatient Services for Three Rivers Behavioral Health in West Columbia, SC and has been working in the counseling field since 2013. Nancy is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate. Prior to becoming a counselor, Nancy had more than 25 years in Sales and Marketing.

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JILL CROSSGROVE

President Elect

Jill Crossgrove, MA, LPC, LPCS, LAC, CCS serves as the President Elect of SCCMHCA. She has been working in the counseling field since 1992, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. Jill has a MA in Counseling from Webster University and certified as an addiction counselor since 1994. She is the Coordinator of Addiction Treatment at G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital in Columbia, SC and has a small private practice in Northeast Columbia. Jill provides trainings on topics related to the counseling field and clinical supervision for those seeking addiction counselor certification or licensure as a professional counselor.

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APRIL COLEY

Secretary

April L. Coley is the CEO and Owner of Begin Again Counseling and Consultation Firm, LLC. April's practice is located in Abbeville, SC. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of SC and GA. April has over 13 years of experience in the mental health field, specializing in trauma, and works with dual diagnosed clients ranging from children to geriatrics.

VEEDA SMALLS

Membership Committee

For over 17 years Veeda worked for the Santee Wateree Community Mental Health Center in Sumter, SC. Then in 2003, she established her private practice, New Journey Counseling Services, LLC also located in Sumter, SC. Veeda is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 35 years of experience in the counseling profession providing Individual, Family and Couples Therapy with specific focus on Christian Counseling. Veeda serves on the SCCMHCA as chair of the membership committee.

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KIM FINUCAN

At Large Member

Kim Finucan is currently the Regional Vice President of South Carolina with Mindpath Care Centers. Kim founded Changes Counseling Center and maintains licensure as both a licensed professional counselor and licensed professional counselor supervisor. Kim has a strong commitment to providing clinical care in a way that honors diversity, inclusion and belonging. With over 20 years of behavioral health experience in both clinical and executive roles, she has developed risk management systems, led organizations as they sought to change financial and clinical outcomes while maintaining a client focus.