ABOUT US

  • OUR TEAM
  • Board of Directors
  • Company History
  • Business Partners

Sarah Pope

CEO

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Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer of SOS Care, a non-profit serving children and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities, Sarah has spent her life making use of every opportunity to better serve the community.

She has previously served as a group home manager, lead ABA Therapist, Job Coach, Camp Counselor, Rehabilitation and Supports Coordinator for Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs, Director of Parent Educator Resource Services for Horry County Schools, as well as a foster parent.

Sarah uses her 35+ years of experience working with individuals with disabilities to be the creative mind behind SOS’s programs and services. Over the years, Sarah has expanded SOS’s programs, client base, and areas served throughout South Carolina all in service of empowering individuals and families throughout our community.

SOS has partnered with numerous local organizations to bring Project SEARCH to Horry County, a program providing competitive employment for people with disabilities, and she is overseeing the creation and development of an affordable housing community for adults with autism and related disabilities, the first of its kind in South Carolina.

Sarah is also the mother of two young men with autism, and is relentless in her advocacy for fulfilling the needs of individuals with disabilities in our community.

Leadership Team

Kim Stuber

Operations Director

Kim's Bio

Kim Stuber has over 15 years of program/project management experience and over 10 years of leadership experience in a corporate environment.  Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and has held various positions throughout her career which have developed her operations management skills.  She has been with SOS Care since 2019 and has helped develop and grow all of SOS Care's programs.  Kim and her husband Alan were foster parents for 10 years in Maryland, and adopted 3 beautiful daughters.   Kim took a step back from her corporate career to raise her girls and worked part time in a preschool program and as a para professional working with children with disabilities in a public elementary school.  This experience, along with her foster care experience, sparked her passion for working with people with disabilities.

Margaret McLaughlin

Finance Director

Margaret's Bio

Margaret McLaughlin, CPA has over 25 years of experience in providing nonprofit organizations tax and audit services (including SOS Care as a client) while working with local accounting firms as a certified public accountant. She has 2 years of experience as Chief Financial Officer with a local nonprofit organization. She has been with SOS Care since July 2021 as the Finance Director. Margaret and her husband have two children.

Kathi Grace

Development Director

Kathi's Bio

A native New Englander, Kathi traded ski boots for flip flops relocating from Vermont to Pawleys Island over 30 years ago, as Director of Marketing & Sales for Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort: a premier resort along the southern Grand Strand.  She became Assistant General Manager of this 4-star resort property, before agreeing to market Myrtle Beach National Company’s collection of 13 award-winning golf courses, stretching from the NC border to Pawleys Plantation. In 2011, Kathi expanded to the Sales side, which had grown to 22 golf courses and supervised an 18-person Sales staff with a centralized call center, integrated websites and live chat web service under Founders Group.  Under her leadership the Tee-Time Central call center would expand to provide Call center and marketing services to courses in Hawaii, California, Arizona, Canada and more. 

The Corona-virus pandemic would shake the Grand Strand golf business in March of 2020 and Kathi took a break from the industry before being led to the non-profit sector.  She would join SOS Care in January of 2021 and become the Director of Marketing and Events for this disability service provider who answers the call for help when a family receives an autism or intellectual disability diagnosis. Kathi has held a number of non-profit Board of Director positions. A 30-year Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow, she believes #ServiceAbove Self and has served as Rotary president for 3 terms and was voted Rotarian of the year. 

When not involved in the community, Kathi, her husband Terry and daughter Emma reside in Litchfield Beach, SC.  

Administrative Staff

Leslie O'Neill

Leslie O’Neill

Program Coordinator - Independent Living Skills

Melissa Giebel

Compliance & Billing Administrator

Monique Clement

Program Administrator - Project Lifesaver, Subs for Santa

Mallory Laravie

Mallory Laravie

Bean Dreaming Mobile Unit Business Manager

 

Justin Borrero

Technical Support Supervisor

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Paul Icatar

Program Manager - Oak Tree Farm and Adult Programs

Paul's Bio

Paul Icatar has more than 20 years of experience working with individuals with Autism, intellectual disabilities, and developmental disabilities. He has extensive experience managing high-acuity mental health and human service programs on both coasts and prior to joining SOS Care in April 2022, Paul worked as a care coordinator for senior citizens residing in low-income housing across North and South Carolina. As a social worker, Paul has committed himself to lifting people up through advocacy, education, and assistance. He was drawn to helping others at an early age and the desire to build a life in service introduced him to the profession. Paul is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work degree and looks forward to applying counseling and clinical skills to his work with participants and families.

 

Leah Silver
BCBA Consultant

Olivia Cicerone

Program Manager - Social Skills, Camp, Friday Knights

Robyn Kelly  Director of Clinic Services

Robyn Kelly

Director - Clinical Services/Pre-ETS

BCBA Consultant

Tammie Cottrell

Lead BCBA

Tammie's Bio

Tammie Cottrell stared working in the field when she was 18 years old. She quickly realized she loved what she was doing and began to peruse her career. She started working at SOS Care as a line therapist in October 2013 and immediately became a Lead Therapist. While in school to become a BCBA she acted as a Tier III Consultant from June 2016 - February 2017 and became a BCBA in February 2017. Tammie also holds a Bachelor of Arts, Special Education: Learning Disabilities from Coastal Carolina University, a Master of Science in Education Autism Track from Monmouth University, and an Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism certification from The Sage Colleges. She currently works in the ABA field maintaining a caseload, is the Myrtle Beach supervisor, and conducts Audits for the ABA department. Tammie is a member of SCABA and attends conferences yearly.

 

Adam Law

Program Manager - Employment Services
BCBA Consultant
Oak Tree Farm, Social Skills, PCM Trainer

Adam's Bio

Adam Law has over 12 years of experience in working with kids with Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Adam has been working with SOS Care since 2013, and earned his Master’s degree and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2018. Adam has always loved helping others and has made it his mission to help individuals and their families increase independence skills in all aspects of life. Throughout his time here, Adam has expanded his repertoire to working with adults by being an Employment Specialist as well as an instructor teaching skills necessary for independence. Adam and his wife Eileen have 2 spunky children who are full of energy and love life! He loves exercising and being outside with his family!

 

Alyssa Buford

Clinical/Pre-ETS Supervisor
BCBA Consultant

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Liz Egan

BCBA Consultant

Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

BCBA Consultant

Jonisha Har

Jonisha Hart

Program Manager - Charleston

Laura Stolfi

BCBA Consultant

Staff

Maria Ardrey

RBT

Jessica Armstrong

RBT

Abigail Ayres

RBT

Cheryl Bauerle

Staff Recruiter

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Roxanne Barrell

Sr. RBT Intake Coordinator

Josie Boucher

RBT

Kelly Brooks

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Ian Butler

RBT

Shanna Coleman

Employment Specialist

Hannah Craig

RBT

Millie Dougherty

Recreational Club Program Coordinator

Lucy Eleftheriou

Sr. RBT

Brittany Fatica

RBT

Carmela Filippone

RBT

Tena Forte

Employment Specialist

Christina Jenkins

RBT

N’Dea Kennedy

Behavior Technician/RBT

Cody Lewis

Friday Knights

Rheanna Lumia

Compliance & Billing Specialist

Michelle Menefee

RBT

Nick Nadler

Program Assistant

Lauren Patterson

Employment Specialist

Joanne Potts

RBT

Abigail Rembe

Respite Program Coordinator RBT

Charisma Rodriguez

RBT

Marta Rotello

Mental Health Services

Lienna Ruvalcaba van Dyke

RBT

Morgan Smith

RBT

Ashley Snow

RBT

Chris Sullivan

Grant Writer

Rebecca Wallick

RBT

Kimberly Wheat

Employment Specialist

Dion White

RBT

Donald Wright

RBT

Courtney York

RBT Special Assignments Coordinator

Autumn Young

RBT

Morgan Young

Program Assistant - Friday Knights and Social Skills