Staff

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    Tracey L. Jackson

    Executive Director

    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.

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    Trista Anderson

    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.

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    Lennel Assan

    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.

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    Loree Bishop

    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 previously worked for local nonprofit, AccessHealth Spartanburg.

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    Carmen Blanco

    Director of Finance

    Carmen joined our team in March 2019. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting as well as her Masters of Science Degree in Accounting from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York. Since relocating to Spartanburg in 2007, she worked for Trelleborg Coated Systems Inc. as an Accountant. Before moving to Spartanburg, she worked at Lehman College and City College of the City University of New York for 25 years. Her last title at CUNY was Senior Accountant.

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    Tenesha Cross

    Case Manager

    Tenesha joined Piedmont Care in March 2019. She earned her BS in Psychology with a minor in Children’s Advocacy from USC Upstate. She is now working on her MS in Human Services Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has a background in child protective services, nonprofit, and working with the homeless population.

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    Abby Floyd

    Medical Case Manager

    Abby joined Piedmont Care as a Medical Case Manager in August 2018. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from Milligan College in 2015, and moved to the Spartanburg area in 2017 to serve a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA with AccessHealth.

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    Theresa McAlister

    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.

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    Mystress Miller

    Medical Case Manager

    Mystress joined Piedmont Care in November 2018. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Human Services Family and Child Services from the University of Phoenix. Mystress recently relocated back to Spartanburg from Rock Hill, SC where she was employed at Affinity Health Center. 

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    Megan Mitchell

    Office Manager

    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.

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    Chris Nalley

    Case Manager

    Chris completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to joining the Piedmont Care team, he worked with vulnerable and at-risk populations as a case manager for Child Protective Services.

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    Rhysa Ratti

    Outreach Specialist

    Rhysa has a BA in Psychology from USC Upstate and previously worked at the Charles Lea Center.

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    Michele Smith

    Administrative Assistant

    Michele is a 2013 graduate of Spartanburg Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Administrative Office Technology.  She is currently attending the University of South Carolina – Upstate to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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    Noelle Waddell

    Medical 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.