Jerry Allred, MSW, LISW-CP

Executive Director

Jerry Allred serves as the executive director of John K. Crosswell Home for Children. Since 2008 when he assumed this position, he has dedicated himself to the ministry of “providing a safe and nurturing Christian community where a child’s spiritual, physical, emotional, social and educational needs can be fully met.” He earned a BS degree in education in 1991 from The Citadel, a MSW in 2001 from the University of South Carolina, and is a LISW-CP and SC certified adoptions investigator. Jerry has spent over 25 years living out his passion for working with children and families throughout the state of South Carolina. He is a member of the governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, a former board president and current board member for the Palmetto Association for Children and Families, and a current board member for Tracy’s Camp. He also works as a field instructor for USC College of Social Work, the University of Southern California School of Social Work, and Central Carolina Technical College.

Jerry attends Christ Community Church in Sumter, SC. He is married to Suzy Armstrong Allred, and has two daughters, Carly 19 and VeVe 16. He is also a volunteer coach at Wilson Hall School.

Residential Program Staff

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Kelly Rowell, LMSW

Director of Child and Family Services

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Chris Richards

Coordinator of Residential Services

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Lisa Ingram

Case Manager


Breeanna Thames, LMSW

Case Manager

Cottage Parents

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Trevino Hall

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Erika Gaymon

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Donald Beard


Lateshia Bradley

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Tyrek Epps

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Jasmine Small

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Nicole Gurnee


Emily Laitola

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Donathan Laitola

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Retha Cooper

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Brenda Hamilton

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Kathryn Frizzell


Keosha Harrison

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Deanna Woodberry


Barbara Davis

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Mary Rhim

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Shaidaja Horace

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Danna Hagans


Cassandra Kinard

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Julie Kellam

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Jessica McBride

Support Staff

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Suzy Allred

Volunteer Coordinator

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Savannah Dubose

Campus Nurse

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Susan Elmore

Education Coordinator

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Irene Jamison


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Nelson Johnson


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Debbie Shepp

Campus Operations Coordinator

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Vivian Kelley


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Kaylee Kuzbary

Executive Program Assistant

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Melissa Nance

HR/Finance Manager

Foster Care Staff


Jordan Floyd

Foster Home Coordinator