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Sarah Pope



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'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.

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.

Jonisha Har

Jonisha Hart

Program Manager - Charleston

Jonisha's Bio

Jonisha Hart is the Charleston Program Manager of SOS Care.  Jonisha received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and went on to receive a MAED with a specialization in Family and Community Services from Ashford University.  Jonisha has over 9 years of experience working with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Jonisha joined SOS Care in 2013 as a behavior technician.  She later obtained her Registered Behavior Technician credential and was promoted to Senior RBT for the Charleston location.  In February 2022 Jonisha was promoted to Charleston Program Manager, in which she oversees programs and performs quality assurance of the Charleston programs.  Since stepping into this role, Charleston has added the following programs: Adult Respite, Social Skills, and Employment Services.  Jonisha is also an Employment Specialist, ACRE certified, and in 2023, obtained a Special needs Life Quality Coach credential.  

Jonisha resides in the West Ashley area of Charleston, SC and is the aunt of 7 nieces and nephews.  In her free time, enjoys cooking, reading, bowling, and spending quality time with her family..


Development Team

Kathi Grace

Marketing and Events 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.  

Chris Sullivan

Chris Sullivan

Development Team Lead

Grant Writer

Jan Griesemer

Donor Engagement Specialist

Administrative Team

Paul Icatar

Program Manager - Oak Tree Farm and Adult Programs


Adam Law

Program Manager - Employment Services
BCBA Consultant, Bean Dreaming, 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!

Robyn Kelly  Director of Clinic Services

Robyn Kelly

Director - Clinical Services/Pre-ETS

BCBA Consultant

Mallory Laravie

Mallory Laravie, PHD

Program Manager Social Skills, Camp, Friday Knights, Mental Health


Jonisha Har

Jonisha Hart

Program Manager - Charleston

Melissa Giebel

Program Manager ABA, Compliance & Billing

Justin Borrero

Technical Support Supervisor


Suzanne Toole

Suzanne Toole

Accounting Assistant and Oak Tree Farm Property Manager

Monique Clement

Program Administrator - Project Lifesaver, Subs for Santa

Roxanne Barrell

Roxanne Barrell

Human Resources Administrator and Intake Coordinator


Abigail Rembe | SOS Health Care in Murrells Inlet, SC

Abigail Rembe

Respite Program Coordinator, RBT

Charisma Rodriguez | SOS Health Care in Murrells Inlet, SC

Charisma Rodriguez

Program Coordinator - Bean Dreaming

Employment Specialist

Leslie O'Neill

Leslie O’Neill

Program Coordinator - Independent Living Skills

Millie Dougherty | Autism Services Provider | SOS Health Care in Murrells Inlet, SC

Millie Dougherty

Program Coordinator - Recreation Club

Nick Nadler | SOS Health Care in Murrells Inlet, SC

Nick Nadler

Program Coordinator - Friday Knights

Michelle Menefee -Autism Services Provider | SOS Health Care in Murrells Inlet, SC

Michelle Menefee
Program Coordinator - Social Skills and Pre-ETS

Alyssa Buford

Clinical/Pre-ETS Supervisor
BCBA Consultant

Morgan Davis

Morgan Davis

BCBA Consultant

Leah Silver
BCBA Consultant

Tammie Cottrell

BCBA Consultant

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.



Maria Ardrey


Jessica Armstrong


Faith Avery

Employment Specialist

Cheryl Bauerle

Staff Recruiter


Kelly Brooks

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

JaNyya Burton


Ian Butler


Shanna Coleman

Employment Specialist

Lucy Eleftheriou


Justine Dassow


Brittany Fatica


Carmela Filippone


Scott Heaton

Bean Dreaming Specialist

Erin Hogan


Michelle Holmes

Friday Knights

Alyssa Klaess


Jeannette Leaberry


Rheanna Lumia

Compliance & Billing Specialist

Lindsey Mai


Lauren Modlin


Lisa Ann Peters

Job Developer - MB

Mary Newton


Joanne Potts


Alex Smith

Friday Knights

Morgan Smith


Ashley Snow


Taylor Veal

BT/RBT/Pre-ETS & Respite assistant/Employment Specialist

Shannon Woods


Chelsea Wingler


Donald Wright


Courtney York

RBT, Employment Specialist

Ella Young