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 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 is an actively involved at Christ Community Church in Sumter, SC. He is married to Suzy Armstrong Allred, and has two daughters, Carly 18 and VeVe 15. He is also a volunteer coach at Wilson Hall School.

Residential Program Staff

Kelly Rowell, LMSW

Director of Child and Family Services

Chris Richards

Coordinator of Residential Services

Lisa Ingram

Case Manager

Breeanna Thames, LMSW

Case Manager

Cottage Parents

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Mae Graham

Cassandra Kinard

Roy Mcallister


David Burke

Emily Laitola

Donathan Laitola

Trevino Hall

Retha Cooper

Brenda Hamilton


Barbara Davis

Brenda Westpoint

Mary Rhim

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Shaidaja Horace

Support Staff

Susan Allred

Volunteer Coordinator

Savannah Dubose

Campus Nurse

Susan Elmore

Education Coordinator

Irene Jamison


Nelson Johnson


Marcus Johnston


Vivian Kelley


Kaylee Kuzbary

Executive Program Assistant

Melissa Nance

HR/Finance Manager

Debbie Shepp

Campus Operations Coordinator

Foster Care Staff

Jordan Floyd

Foster Home Coordinator