Staff Leadership

The Family Effect is a philanthropic organization, raising funds and recruiting volunteers for programs at The Phoenix Center of Greenville that focus on children and families.  We run a tight ship and stay focused on our objectives. 

Aileen Gallagher: Director of Community Engagement

You can reach Aileen at (864) 293-9005, or send her an e-mail.

Aileen enjoys connecting people to their passion and providing ways to undertake meaningful acts of generosity. Aileen works closely with community donors to ensure they have the best possible experience with our mission. She has a strong history of volunteerism, and previously served The Family Effect by leading our volunteer program.

Before joining The Family Effect, Aileen worked in Case Management at Serenity Village. Having recently received a Masters Degree in Social Work, she brings an interesting mix of clinical knowledge and advocacy experience to The Family Effect. Aileen serves as the VP of Sponsorships on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Carolina, Piedmont Chapter. Aileen brings compassion, enthusiasm and an extensive amount of recovery knowledge to the position.

You can find Aileen's profile on LinkedIn HERE.

Logan Coleman-Socia: Community Engagement Specialist

You can reach Logan at: (864) 420-6250, or send her an email.

Logan believes when families are strong, communities are strong. The disease of addiction is tough. People in early recovery, especially moms and their children, need a lot of support. 

Logan has worked with the Phoenix Center since 2017, first with moms and their children at Serenity Place, then moving to the Magdalene Clinic where she did home visits to pregnant moms in early recovery. 

In her current role, Logan is responsible for the volunteers who serve our clients as well as all in kind donations. There’s no way to explain how meaningful it is to share a need and see the community respond. She feels privileged to work alongside people (coworkers, Board Members and the community) who believe in helping others as much as she does. She’s dedicated to making the process enjoyable for everyone. One of the things that motivates her most is seeing the look in the eyes of the children as their families heal.

You can find Logan's profile on LinkedIn HERE.

Brigid Morrison: Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

You can reach Brigid at: (864) 467-3944, or send her an email.

Brigid is the newest addition to The Family Effect and is the team’s first ever AmeriCorps VISTA. She is from Bourne, MA and recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May of 2020. During her time at UMass, she studied Public Health and completed prerequisite classes for Physician Assistant school. Brigid has a strong history of volunteering and looks forward to applying these skills with new and long-term volunteers. She values the importance of relationships and strives to bond with clients, co-workers and supervisors on a professional and personal level.
 
Brigid emphasizes the importance of self worth and growth in everything she does; this mindset is one that she continues to practice and share with those around her. Brigid loves watching sunsets, eating wholesome and taking long walks on the beach (soon-to-be a love for hiking and walking Falls Park on the Reedy)!
 
As an AmeriCorps VISTA, Brigid will work to increase the organizational capacity of The Family Effect and expand access to health services related to substance abuse disorder. She will achieve these goals through grant writing, fund development and expansion of volunteer services.

You can find Brigid's profile on LinkedIn HERE.

Sara Lev: Serenity Village & The Family Effect Capacity Building AmeriCorps VISTA

You can reach Sara at: (914) 329-5484, or send her an email.

Sara joins the team as an Americorp VISTA, serving at both The Family Effect and Serenity Village. She is originally from the suburbs of New York, but moved to Greenville via Los Angeles, where she attended the University of Southern California (USC). Sara graduated from USC in 2018 with a B.S. in Global Health. Sara brings a strong background in research to the team, including experience in areas ranging from international health and human rights to behavioral neuroendocrinology.

While her college experience sharpened her analytical skills, Sara has continued to foster her longstanding passion for writing, both as a tool for creative expression and as a potent medium for individual and community advocacy. 

Sara’s role as an AmeriCorps VISTA allows her to utilize her background in research and her passion for writing for the greater purpose of serving her local community. Her dual role at The Phoenix Center is grounded in the larger goal of capacity building: at Serenity Village, she focuses on program assessment; at The Family Effect, she focuses on program advocacy, specifically for women and children affected by substance use disorder.

Connection and empathy are qualities that lie at the heart of Sara’s endeavors on both a personal and professional level. She also has an undying love of hiking, local bookstores and comedy of all forms—while in Los Angeles, she explored the stand-up scene and studied long-form improv at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre.

You can find Sara's profile on LinkedIn HERE.
 

Onne Johnson: Communications Intern

You can reach Onne by sending her an email.

Onne is our first Communications Intern from USC Upstate. Get to know her below!

“I have a passion of helping others and ensuring that their happiness is their number one priority. I am a native of Charleston, S.C., currently studying Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina Upstate. I anticipate graduating in May of 2022. 

I enjoy going to church, hanging out with my family and sewing. 

I will work to assist the leading ladies of this organization and to gain knowledge of their work ethics and commitment to providing effective volunteer services. “


Staff Leadership:  Phoenix Center of Greenville

The Phoenix Center of Greenville is a service of The Greenville County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, and provides addiction treatment to about 6,000 people each year across a variety of programs.  You can learn more about The Phoenix Center and its programs by clicking here. 

Becky Lee Maddox, MPA : Executive Director, Phoenix Center

Becky has been working in the substance abuse field since 1991.  She started as an adolescent and DUI counselor, and eventually moved into leadership positions in administration.  Becky has been with The Phoenix Center since 2003 and earned her Masters in Public Administration from Clemson University. 

Her passion for her work is driven by the loss of several family members to alcohol and other drug related deaths.  She is married, with two young children and three dogs.

 

Kimbley Smith, M.Ed., LPC/S, MAC, CACII, NCC:

Director of Women and Children's Treatment Services at Serenity Village

Kimbley Smith is the Director of Serenity Village that is made up of three different programs that focus entirely on women with substance use disorders and their children.  Kimbley has worked in residential and outpatient services since 1993 in group homes, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, substance use rehabilitation programs as well as the local mental health.  Kimbley has a strong belief that people want to reach their highest potential and sometimes that may mean giving them a helping hand. 

Kimbley has her Associates of Liberal Art from Anderson College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Clemson University and a Masters of Education with emphasis in Counseling and Guidance Services.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Certified Addictions Counselor II, a Master Addictions Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.  She is a member of National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors as well as the South Carolina Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors where she serves on their Certification Board.  Kimbley likes to spend her free time with her family, her dogs and working in the yard. 

Michael McLain, NCAC II, CAC II, SAP : Director, Local Provider Relations

Mike has served in the alcohol and drug counseling field since 1992 and is a State and Nationally-Certified Addictions Counselor.  Mike supervises all adult outpatient programs at The Phoenix Center, including Outpatient Counseling, ADSAP (The Phoenix Center’s DUI program), and DOT (Department of Transportation) program. 

Outpatient Services welcomes referrals from various community organizations, churches, family members, and self referrals.

 

Curtis Reece, CPS : Director, Prevention Services

Curtis Reece and his team work to coordinate community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention for Greenville County.  Curtis has worked in the Alcohol and Drug Prevention field since 1995, serving as County Prevention Director, State Coordinator, Community Prevention Specialist, and as a Regional AmeriCorps Leader.

Curtis holds the State and International Certified Prevention Professional credential, and serves on a variety of state and local boards including the South Carolina Governors’ Council, the South Carolina Underage Drinking Action Group, and the South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates.  He can also grow huge sweet potatoes.