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Catherine Beasley

Catherine Beasley

Specialized Medical Case Manager

About Catherine

Catherine graduated from Piedmont Technical College with an Associate of Arts and Associate in Public Service with a major in Human Services then received her Bachelor of Social Work from Limestone College and later received her Master’s in Management and Leadership from Webster University.

Catherine has worked with USCS since January of 2017. Catherine is a Specialized & Traditional Medical Case Manager. Catherine is a part of the Outreach Program and Co-Facilitator of the USCS Women’s Support Group, Women With A Purpose. Catherine is dedicated to bring education to our clients and the community about HIV/AIDs and breaking the stigma of people infected with HIV/AIDS.

Catherine has worked for the SC Department of Social Services in administration, child support enforcement and foster care. Catherine left SC DSS and worked for South Carolina Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem Program as the Laurens County Coordinator.

Catherine’s passion as a social worker and medical case manager is to advocate, assist and guide individuals and families through their transition phase to becoming self-sufficient. In addition to her work, Catherine has two sons, Chris and Cahijah and one granddaughter, Makiyah.

 

Taisha Bush

Taisha Bush

Chief Operating Officer

About Taisha

Taisha Williams has been with Upper Savannah Care Services since 2005. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Benedict College in 2002. She began to work for Palmetto AIDS Life Support Services in Columba SC; a nonprofit agency providing services to individuals with HIV/AIDS. After Leaving Columbia SC and moving back to her hometown of Greenwood Taisha had a brief stint at Leath Correctional Institute as a substance abuse counselor and SCDHE as a Disease Intervention Specialist, Taisha knew that her passion was helping individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Taisha began to work at Upper Savannah Care Services in March 2005 as Lead Case Manager. In 2012, Taisha obtained her Master’s Degree in Business. Shortly after she was promoted to Director of Medical Case Management and is now the Deputy Director. Taisha manages all programs and activities for their Six County Service area. Taisha is also the SCDHEC contractor to provide Ryan White Technical assistance across the state. Taisha has two children, Takiya and Santana.

Jessica Crosby

Jessica Crosby

Medical Case Manager

About Jessica

Jessica graduated from Clemson University in 2012 with her bachelor’s degree where she majored in sociology with an emphasis in criminal justice, and minored in psychology. Jessica previously worked for the Laurens County Department of Social Services as a foster care cases manager and Beckman Mental Health as an employment specialist. Jessica married Roderick in November 2017 and they share 5 children. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, thrifting, and refurbishing furniture.

Kayla Deal

Kayla Deal

Medical Case Manager

About Kayla

I am a 2023 graduate of Lander University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in History. I was born and raised in Greenwood, South Carolina. I have always had a passion for helping those around me and I am glad I am able to do this with USCS. Outside of work I love to spend time with my family and our pets.

Billy Duckett, AS CTRS

Billy Duckett, AS CTRS

Medical Case Manager

About Billy

Billy Duckett grew up in rural Ninety Six, South Carolina. He received his Computer Technology Associate Degree from Piedmont Technical College in 1991. He and his husband, Raymond Tucker, moved to southwest Georgia to start his career in computer programming. After over 20 years from home, they moved back to Greenwood South Carolina in 2007. Billy is an established IT professional with over 25 years of expertise. He has one step-son, Nicholas Norris.

In 2014, after being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, Billy sought treatment, then became adamant about being a voice for those living with HIV. Billy was trained at CTRS (Counseling, Testing, Referral Services) and started volunteering at Palmetto Aids Life Support Services (PALSS) in Columbia, administering rapid HIV and sti testing with counseling. Billy began volunteering as the men’s support facilitator at Upper Savannah Care Services in 2016.

Billy continued his advocacy and was featured in October/November 2016 publication of Poz magazine. Billy was also recognized as a member of the Poz 100 List 2016 which is a yearly nomination of the 100 people working to end the epidemic. Billy has also been featured in the local newspaper, Index-Journal, where he continues to speak of advocacy, stigma, community awareness, and opportunities for those living with HIV.

Billy joined USCS in January 2017 as Outreach Specialist, where he was very active in the community with assisting and retaining people in medical case management with available resources. In 2022, Billy started his role as Medical Case Manager and continues to assist people living with HIV with their daily lives. Billy continues to facilitate the men’s group, Team MUSIC (Men of Upper Savannah In Care) and continues community awareness, education and stigma reduction.

 

Alice Jones

Alice Jones

Medical Case Manager

About Alice

Alice Jones is a graduate of Benedict College, Columbia SC with a BS in Criminal Justice and she’s a member of the Greenwood Leadership Class of 2022. Alice has over 20 years of work experience in the field of Human Services to include, the Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice and the Department of Social Services. Alice has been married for over 35 years to James and they are the proud parents of 2 sons and 1 daughter-in-love. Alice is the Vice President of the Greenwood Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and serves on the board of MEGS House an Emergency Shelter & Supportive Services for Victims of Domestic Violence. Alice joined the USCS staff in September 2012 as the Client Resource Coordinator and became a Medical Case Manager in December 2014. In her spare time Alice enjoys traveling, spending time with family, watching sports, reading, writing and encouraging others.

Ashlei Middleton

Ashlei Middleton

Chief Financial Officer

amiddleton@uppersavannahcare.org
864-396-2527 ext. 2527

About Ashlei

Ashlei joined the Upper Savannah Care Services team in August 2022. She is a 2012 graduate of USC Aiken where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. She previously worked at GLEAMNS Human Resource Commission as one of their purchasers. Prior to her GLEAMNS employment, she has previous years of experience in accounts payable, banking, and data processing. Ashlei is excited for this new opportunity which will further grow her knowledge and love of accounting. Outside of the office, Ashlei enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children and providing comfort and services for those in need.

Felicia Mitchell

Felicia Mitchell

Medical Case Manager

About Felicia
Felicia graduated from Lander University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Healthcare Management and a minor in African American Studies. She later received an MBA in Human Resource Management from Colorado Technical University.

Felicia has been in Public Health for the last 4 years working as a Disease Intervention Specialist. Felicia brings her knowledge of STD/HIV case management as well as a passion for helping others to Upper Savannah Care Services. Felicia prides herself in being an advocate for those who are often unheard. Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget with you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” Felicia does her best to live in alignment with this statement as she encounters friends, family, clients, and co-workers. Her hobbies include watching sports, reading, music, and most importantly spending time with her family.

Shanique Moses

Shanique Moses

Case Manager Supervisor

About Shanique

Shanique Moses joined Upper Savannah Care Services in September 2012 as a medical case manager. Shanique graduated from Winthrop University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and has always had a passion for helping others which is why working at USCS was the perfect fit for her. Shanique was promoted to lead medical case manager in 2019. Through her role as lead medical case manager, she is able to directly provide assistance to those individuals infected with HIV in the hopes of improving their quality of life, as well as providing support to the medical case managers assisting those clients. Shanique has been married to her husband since 2016 and they are the proud parents of 2 daughters.

Erica Mumford

Erica Mumford

Medical Case Manager

About Erica

Erica Mumford was born in Hamlet, NC, and moved to Laurens, SC, in 1992. She received an Associate’s in Science majoring in Human Services from Piedmont Technical College in 2015 and later received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Limestone College in 2017.

Erica has always had a passion for helping others in need. This passion allowed her to serve as a CNA for 7 years at NHC of Laurens, where she was awarded CNA of the year in 2008, and a Case Worker for 2 years with GLEAMNS HRC, in which she was awarded the 2016 Leadership Award for Region 4. Erica has volunteered diligently with USCS since 2014. She has served as the Mistress of Ceremony for USCS’ World AIDS Day programs, was chosen as an Unsung Hero for her advocacy efforts in 2016, as well as she was interviewed by 95.3 WLAS’ Sir Jones. As a Medical Case Manager, Erica will continue to advocate and stress the importance of individuals being educated in the field of HIV/AIDS.

In addition to Erica’s work and volunteering she has 2 children, Ciana and Akevian, and she loves to sing, travel, and spend time with friends and family.

Natasha Seymore

Natasha Seymore

ADAP/Medical Case Manager

About Natasha

Natasha “Tasha” Seymore began with Upper Savannah Care on March 2018, as our Duty Medical Case Manager. She holds an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Columbia College SC. She is our contact for the ADAP program and will be conducting the Mid-year Reviews with our clients.

Natasha began her career at the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation in Columbia, SC as the South Carolina Teacher’s Loan Specialist in 1992 – 1999. She has since worked all over the US as a Manager in the field of Banking and Finance and Training and Development / Fund Raising. Natasha has served the public for over 35 years and is very compassionate about the relationships she builds and nurtures.

In addition, Natasha is an advocate for Foster Care / Adoption and serves as the South Carolina Vice-President on the Thornwell Alumni Association Board in Clinton, SC. As well as a valiant advocate for Mental Health Awareness, Parkinson’s Research, and Breast Cancer Awareness. She is looking forward to being a voice for the HIV community.

Natasha is married with two sons, her youngest is Active Duty Navy and stationed overseas and the older is married and lives in NC.

Kimberly Talbert

Kimberly Talbert

Chief Program Officer

About Kimberly

Kimberly graduated from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina with an Associate Degree in Office Systems Technology. In addition, Kimberly also received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Management from Limestone College as well as her Master’s of Business Administration-Health Administration in March 2011 from Strayer University in Greenville, SC. In 1999 Kimberly was hired with Leath Correctional Institution as an Administrative Assistant for the Addictions Treatment Unit. In March 2001, she was promoted to Addictions Clinical Counselor. She went on to continue her case management career and experience as a Service Coordinator for the Emerald Center Disabilities and Special Needs in November 2004. She joined USCS in April 2006 as Case Manager for Greenwood and McCormick Counties. Kimberly was recently promoted in June 2018 to Client Service Manager. In her new role, she will be working closely with the Deputy Director and participating in statewide, HIV Medical Case Management Workgroups. She will also coordinate assistance to clients experiencing difficulties accessing HIV services and making sure newly diagnosed, active open clients and/ HIV patients returning to care are linked to care within a specified time frame. She will be servicing all the surrounding counties which includes; Greenwood, McCormick, Abbeville, Laurens and Edgefield. She is extremely passionate about her work and being able to delivery outstanding services to Upper Savannah Care Services.

Demetria Thomas

Demetria Thomas

Outreach Specialist

About Demetria
Hello, my name is Demetria Terry-Thomas. In 2003, I graduated from Piedmont Technical College with an Associates in Public Services and major in Human Services. I studied at Lander University with courses focusing on Psychology and Sociology.

I became employed at Self Regional Health Care as a Behavioral Health Technician in 2003. In 2005 I started working for Burton Center, and there, I received 17 years of experience working with special need individuals. In July of 2022 I started working for Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital as a Behavioral Health Assistance, where I remain PRN. In May 2024 I started with Upper Savannah Care Services as an Outreach Specialist.

I’m married and a mother of two beautiful children. In my free time, I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, helping people, and putting a smile on someone’s face.

Michael Tiller

Michael Tiller

Office Manager

About Michael

Michael graduated from Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, South Carolina with an Associate’s Degree in Public Services. In addition, Michael has also studied at Lander University with courses focusing in Psychology and Human Relations. Michael has previously worked with the Laurens County Department of Social Services as an Independently Contracted Consultant and completed an internship at the Department of Juvenile Placement and Aftercare in Laurens. In addition, he worked at Park Seed Company in Purchasing and Inventory Control for fifteen years, after which, Michael excitedly returned to his roots in Social Services. He also has been involved in several community service activities, including serving on the Board of Visitors for Piedmont Technical College for two years and served as a board member at the Food Bank in Greenwood. He joined the USCS team in April 2006 as Case Manager Assistant and became Office Manager in August 2006.

Abbriana Washington

Abbriana Washington

Medical Case Manager

About Abbriana

Abbriana joined the USCS team in June 2023 as an Outreach Specialist. Abbriana was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a 2023 graduate of Lander University where she has earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a minor in Sociology. Abbriana has always been passionate about helping others and inspiring healthy lifestyles. She is extremely excited for this new opportunity and ready to advocate for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. In her free time, Abbriana likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Chief Executive Officer

About Jason

Jason joined the then Upper Savannah Care Consortium team in August 2004. His prior professional experience included serving as a Service Coordinator Emerald Center, now known as the Burton Center. He began his work in the HIV/AIDS area in 2000 with his position as Disease Intervention Specialist for what was then known as the Upper Savannah District of SC DHEC. During his time at DHEC, Jason served on the statewide Syphilis Outbreak Response Team (S.O.R.T) and was a committee member of the group that was responsible to formulating a standardized manual for Disease Intervention Specialists. During his tenure at USCS, he has overseen various projects which include: changing the name of the organization to Upper Savannah Care Services, moving agency operations from Laurens County to the more centrally located Greenwood County, updating and implementation of the agency policies and procedures manual, increasing staff size and overseeing a budget that has more than quadrupled since joining the USCS team. He is a member of the South Carolina Ryan White Part B Peer Review committee and has served on the SC HIV Planning Committee in the past.

After receiving his diploma from Ninety-Six High School in Ninety-Six South Carolina, he went on to Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia on a talent grant to run track and received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology. Believing in the importance of lifelong learning, he matriculated through the Counselor Education program at Clemson University in Clemson South Carolina where he received a Masters of Education Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Counselor Education). He holds a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate license (LPC-As #6746) issued by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Counselors, Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

In the community, Jason has previously participated with the local Teen Pregnancy Prevention agency (Legacy) where he was a member if the Advisory Board. He was also a long-time member of the Greenwood Area Martin Luther King Jr. Mass Choir where he was a soloist in the tenor section and was a scholarship committee member. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, where he and his wife Ebonie have 4 kids, listening to audio books, singing and fishing.

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Greenwood Office
108 Venture Court
Greenwood, SC 29649

Laurens/Clinton Office
200 Plaza Circle Suite D
Clinton, SC 29325

Greenwood Mail
USCS
PO Box 3203
Greenwood, SC 29648

Laurens/Clinton Mail
USCS
PO Box 84
Laurens, SC 29360

Phones

Greenwood Office
864-229-9029

Laurens/Clinton Office
864-547-2150

Client Line
800-604-4045

Fax
864-229-3455