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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 30 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 also serves on the board of Tracy's Camp. Jerry also serves on the board of directors for The Citadel Alumni Association.  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 and VeVe.   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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David Davis

Team Leader

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Lisa Ingram

Team Leader

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Karli Hudson, MSW

Team Leader

Cottage Parents

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Erika Gaymon

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Ty Mitchell


Lateshia Bradley

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Karen Outler

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Nicole Gurnee

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Robert Baker

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Linda McCormick

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Barbara Maple


McKenna Palmer

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Lakeysha Cannady

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Retha Cooper

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Brenda Hamilton


Keosha Harrison

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Deanna Woodberry

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Morgan Dupree

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Hanna Johansen


Bri'Jae Kearney

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Jason Massey


Barbara Davis

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Mary Rhim

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Shaidaja Horace

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Brittany June

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Yvette Knighton

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Laura Williams

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Diamond Jackson

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Ashley Tramel

Support Staff

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Suzy Allred

Volunteer Coordinator

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Christopher Richards

Licensing and Compliance

Darlene Nelson

                            Dining Hall Staff

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Jessica Kaneft

Program Support and Development

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Sylestine Simmons

Dining Hall Staff

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Debbie Shepp

Campus Operations Coordinator

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Vivian Kelley


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Melissa Nance

HR/Finance Manager

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Sarah Whipp

Campus Nurse


Ryane Ferrell

Education Coordinator

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