meet our staff

 

Beyond_E.I_9-11-15-2[2] Suzanne English, Founder

Suzanne’s passion is working with children who are medically involved. “I like seeing them do things that people said they couldn’t do. I like seeing their abilities, not their disabilities,” she says. Suzanne is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. Later she earned her Master’s degree in Counseling. Suzanne worked for DSS as a Child Protective Investigator for six years. For over a decade, she has been an Early Interventionist. She is the proud mother of two; one of her children was diagnosed with ADD and the other with dyslexia. She is an active community member with her local church and high school in Lexington.

Beyond_E.I_9-11-15-4[1] Brantley Jenkinson, Chief Operating Officer

Brantley has over twenty years of experience on the service provider side of the business. She is a graduate of Greenville Technical College, where she majored  in Early Childhood Development. She worked as a preschool teacher for two years. She began her career as an administrative assistant for early intervention providers in the area. A few years later, she became Respite Coordinator and Companion Trainer. She enjoys overseeing the tasks that allow Beyond Early Intervention to function smoothly. Since 2014, Brantley has been serving on the Human Rights Committee for United Cerebral Palsy of SC. Brantley has one daughter, who graduated from Clemson University. Go Tigers! In her spare time she enjoys gardening and volunteering with animal rescue groups.

Beyond EI- June 2017-3.jpg Roshanda Riggins, Early Interventionist

Roshanda is a graduate of Benedict College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development. She has over fifteen years of experience working with infants and preschoolers. Roshanda has been working in the field of Early Intervention for the past ten years. She is thrilled to work with young children and families because it has been, and continues to be a very rewarding experience. Roshanda is the Mom of two children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, couponing and travel.

Beyond_E.I_9-11-15-5[1] Alexis Lucas, Early Interventionist/QA Director

Alexis is a graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies. She has over nine years of experience working with children of various ages. Alexis has a passion for helping others, especially children. She enjoys having the opportunity to assist them in achieving their developmental milestones. Alexis volunteers regularly in the preschool department at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, exercising and competing in races.

mallory 2019 Mallory Cannaday, Early Interventionist

Mallory graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She has been working with children and families in different settings for over ten years. Before coming to the field of Early Intervention she worked with Preschool children with developmental delays.  She loves children and enjoys watching them learn and grow.  Mallory is a mom to one child.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

erin 2019 Erin Martin, Early Interventionist/Supervisor

Erin is a graduate of South Carolina State University.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Family Consumer Science with a concentration in Child Development.  She began her career in child care. Erin has fourteen years of child care and early intervention experience combined working with birth to preschoolers. She has attended trainings on routine based intervention in Washington DC and numerous trainings in child development over the years.  She has a passion to make a difference, one child at a time. Erin makes an effort to connect with families and listen to their concerns. She is a wife and mother to four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cooking for her family.

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Cole Allender, Early Interventionist

Cole is a graduate from the University of South Carolina with an undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has over 5 years of experience working with children of all ages and 2 years of working with young children. Cole loves the field of Early Intervention because she loves celebrating the wins, big and small. In her spare time you can find her volunteering in the student ministry at her church, spending time with friends and family and cheering on the Gamecocks!

 

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Brittney Shields, Early Interventionist

Brittney is a graduate of Columbia College. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Science. Before becoming an Early Interventionist, she was a Pre-K instructional assistant in a local school district. She has 8 years of experience working with children of different ages. Brittney loves working with children and finds it very rewarding to watch them meet their developmental milestones. She has a passion for making a difference in the lives of the families she serves. Brittney is the proud mom of one child. She loves to spend time with family, crafting and traveling.

 

 

 

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LeeAnne Couture, Early Interventionist

LeeAnne is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. She worked for the Department of Social Services upon graduation, and has been a preschool teacher for many years. LeeAnne feels that her calling is working with young children. She has worked with children for over 15 years. LeeAnne believes “there is nothing more fulfilling than having a positive influence in the life of a child.” In her spare time you can find her spending time at the beach and traveling with her husband and children.

Beyond EI- June 2017-7.jpg Meghan Dyches, Early Interventionist

Meghan graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies. Meghan has nine years of experience working with children of various ages. Before coming to Early Intervention,  Meghan was a two year old preschool teacher. Her passion has always been working with children and their families. She enjoys being able to help children reach their full potential. In her spare time Meghan enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, rescuing animals, and spending time with extended family.

 

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Stephanie Pilkington, Administrative Assistant 

Stephanie is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree at USC. Over the past five years, she has been working in a variety of ways for children with special needs. Stephanie operated a in home daycare for several years. She became involved with Early Intervention when her son was diagnosed with Autism in 2014. Stephanie believes “her son would not be the child he is today without EI.” She became passionate about helping families receive the same support she and her son did. During her free time Stephanie enjoys spending time with her 3 children and being involved in their extra curricular activities.

 Tara Tara Scoma, Early Interventionist/Trainer

Tara graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Social Work. She has over seven years of experience working with children of various ages. She enjoys helping families and working with children because she is able to make a lasting difference in their lives. Early intervention provides an opportunity to see children progress and learn new skills. When she isn’t working, Tara spends her time with her husband, baking, exploring the mountains, serving with her church, and singing in her church choir.

Kenya Kenya Middleton, Early Interventionist

Kenya graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in Social Work, and received her Master’s in Social Work from The University of South Carolina. In the preschool setting she has worked with children of all ages. She has over nine years of experience with young children. Kenya has a passion for helping children achieve their goals. Volunteering for her church in the nursery and youth department are things Kenya enjoys, as well as reading, traveling, journaling and spending time with her child, family and friends.