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. After moving to Columbia, 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. 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 fifteen years of experience working with infant and preschoolers. Roshanda has been working in the field of Early Intervention for the past seven 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 eight 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.

Beyond EI- June 2017-11.jpg 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 and various ages for over seven years.  Her most recent job consisted of her working with Preschool children with developmental delays.  She has a passion for children and loves watching them learn and grow.  Mallory is a mom to one child.  She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

Beyond EI- June 2017-2.jpg 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 twelve 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.



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

Meghan grew up in Columbia. She graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Family Studies. Meghan has seven years of experience working with children of various ages. Before becoming an E.I. 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 developmental milestone. In her spare time Meghan enjoys traveling with her husband, rescuing animals, and spending time with family.


 Tara Tara Scoma, Early Interventionist/Trainer

Tara graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Social Work. She has over five 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 seven 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.