Photo of Mandy, a white woman with long blonde hair wearing long gold teardrop earrings and a nosering, emerald green and rainbow tweed jacket, and yellow, black, purple, and green snakeskin patterned blouse. She smiles to the camera in front of greenery outside.

As Director of Public Health and Disability Integration, Mandy is responsible for evaluating, developing, & implementing public health programs at Able SC to ensure that people with disabilities have equitable access. She represents Able SC in a wide range of public health services & supports, to ensure that healthcare prevention services, assistive technology services, and transition and diversion programs are implemented correctly and delivered to individuals in the disability community in a fair and equitable manner.

Mandy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, class of 1994. In 2013 she earned a certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction from Upstream, a Center for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. She is a current mentee of the founders of the school. In 2017 she graduated from the SC Diversity Leaders Institute from the Riley Institute at Furman University. She is a founding member of the non-profit SC Women in Leadership, a speaker on the NAMI SC Crisis Intervention Team, and a board member at Work in Progress. She was recently certified in Adult Mental Health First Aid by the National Council of Mental Wellbeing. In addition, Mandy was recently certified as a Peer Support Specialist.

Mandy is a mother of two 20-somethings & a 10-year-old Maltese named Penelope. Her favorite leisure time activity is thrift shopping. When not in Columbia, you can find Mandy in Durham, N.C. spending time with her sweetheart.


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