Sandy is a white woman with long brunette hair, wearing black rectangular framed glasses and a teal blouse. She is smiling at the camera, standing in front of greenery.

Sandy directs Able SC’s employment programs and has a special interest in youth transition, connecting with employers, and financial literacy for individuals with disabilities. Before working at Able SC, she spent ten years providing career supports and guidance to individuals with a variety of disabilities. She enjoys working with our partners to create systemic change so individuals with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as those without disabilities. Sandy is the liaison and facilitator for the SC Disability Employment Coalition, a statewide initiative to decrease employment barriers for people with disabilities. She brings the disability voice to employers by providing technical assistance, troubleshooting reasonable accommodations, and overseeing our annual Employer Summit. Sandy is a consultant with the Disability Employment TA Center which provides evidence-based training and technical assistance to the Administration on Disabilities grantees which includes Centers for Independent Livings (CILs). Through her work with the Disability Employment TA Center, she provides guidance and assistance to other CILs as they look to enhance and expand their employment programs. She regularly connects with the community to share the message of Employment First and is a founding member of the SC Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE) chapter. Sandy received her bachelor’s in psychology from Lander University and holds a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Global Career Development Facilitator. In her free time, you can find her, loving on her two cats, and traveling with her Michelin man (her husband).