Tracey L. Jackson
Tracey L. Jackson is the Executive Director at Piedmont Care, Inc. She began this position in 1998, becoming the first and only Executive Director of the organization to date. At Piedmont Care, she effectively runs a team of case managers, health educators, volunteers, and clinical providers to coordinate and provide medical, social, and psychological services for individuals and families affected by or at risk for HIV. During her tenure, she has expanded services to fill gaps in care and prevention, significantly increased resources focused on the epidemic, grown an innovative prevention program, and developed key partnerships to ensure success.
She is a graduate of the Management Academy of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Furman University’s Connections: Women Leaders of the Upstate. She also completed the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management certificate program through The Learning Institute and Wofford College. Among her many awards are the 2015 Distinguished Alumna of the Year from the University of South Carolina Upstate, the 2013 Outstanding Career Achievements Award from South Carolina Business & Professional Women, the 2012 GSA Business Health Care Hero of the Year (professional), and the 1999 Alma and T.R. Garrison Professional Health Person of the Year. Tracey earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of South Carolina and Clemson University and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina Upstate.
Case Management Supervisor
Trista holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from USC Upstate, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Services degree with a concentration in Public Health. She was previously employed with the Charles Lea Center.
Specialized Case Manager
Lennel joined our team in July 2017. She received her Masters of Health Administration from Saint Louis University in 2013, and obtained her BA in Psychology from Dartmouth College. Her background is in specialty pharmaceuticals and mental health.
HIV Prevention Coordinator
Loree joined our team in May 2016. She earned her BA from Converse College where she majored in Business with a concentration in Marketing. She holds a certificate from the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program, Sexuality Education Track, completed in 2020. She is an AASECT certified Sexuality Educator.
Medical Case Manager
Julia earned a BA in Early Childhood Education from USC Upstate and Master of Education Degree in Family and Community Services. She comes to Piedmont Care with 11 years of experience in Early Intervention and Case Management Services.
Tenesha joined Piedmont Care in March 2019. She earned her BS in Psychology with a minor in Children’s Advocacy from USC Upstate. She earned her MS in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in January 2020. She has a background in child protective services, nonprofit, and working with the homeless population.
Medical Case Manager
Theresa earned her BS in Social Psychology from Park University in Missouri. She was formerly employed with Priorities ABA, where she worked with autistic children, and the United Sates Marine Corps.
Megan joined the staff in September 2018. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Kaplan University. Megan comes to Piedmont Care after being at DHEC for the past 7 years, the last 2 in Preventive Health and Immuizations.
Dawn Querin joined Piedmont Care, Inc. in September 2019. She has over 20 years of proven experience in private and public healthcare organizations. Dawn is a graduate of Wofford College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and has been working in healthcare administration since 2006. Previous work experience includes veterinary medicine, medical practice management, and as the Director of Professional Outreach with Mary Black Health Systems. Dawn lives in Spartanburg with her son, Oliver.
Rhysa has a BA in Psychology from USC Upstate and previously worked at the Charles Lea Center.
Michele joined Piedmont Care in June 2016. She is a 2020 graduate of the University of South Carolina – Upstate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a 2013 graduate of Spartanburg Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Administrative Office Technology.
Lead Case Manager
Noelle earned her BA in Social Work from Columbia College in South Carolina. She brings 23 years of social work experience to her position. Prior to joining Piedmont Care, she was a medical social worker with hospice.
Medical Case Manager
Derrick holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Lander University and a MA degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Derrick has worked in the human services field for the last 10 years in the following capacities: Advocacy and Prevention, Case Management, Housing Residential Coordinator and as a Case Manager in Child Welfare Services.