Nicole Criss, Executive Director

Ms. Criss is a woman who has experience with successful recovery from substance use disorder.  She obtained her Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies from Capella University.  She is currently finishing her Doctorate in Human Services specializing in Organizational Management and Leadership from Capella University.  She received Recovery Coach training from CCAR and has been part of training teams who have trained over 50 South Carolinians to become Certified Peer Support Specialists.  Ms. Criss has her national certification in Peer Support from NAADAC (NCPRSS) and her state certification from APSC (CPSS).  She worked in healthcare administration for two decades prior to moving to South Carolina and joining the FAVOR Grand Strand team.

Nicki Silver, Office Manager

Ms. Silver is a woman who is experiencing successful recovery from substance use disorder.  She was trained by FAVOR Grand Strand as a Peer Support Specialist.  Ms. Silver obtained her state certification from APSC as a CPSS.  She has been providing direct peer support services to the community for two years.  

Clay Ellis, HIV Testing Coordinator

Mr. Ellis is a man with experience in successful recovery from substance use disorder.  He received his peer support training from FAVOR Grand Strand and is a state certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) through APSC.  Mr. Ellis has been trained and certified through dhec to administer rapid HIV testing.

Dr. Renee Robyn Causey, Board Chairperson

Donald Gilliard, Vice-Chairperson

Ayla Hemeon, Secretary

John LaRochelle, Treasurer

Dr. Victor Archambeau, Medical Director

Bonnie Rothermel, Member at Large

Carla Todd, Esq., Advisory Board

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