Our Staff

Susan B. Shaw, Ph.D., Executive Director

Susan has 12 years of experience working with abused and neglected children, almost 6 years of which have been with DCC. She has a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Education. Susan lives in Camden in a 100-year old cottage on a lake and has two grown daughters.

(803) 791-1511 x14 [email protected]

Marc Harari, Ph.D., Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Marc Harari is a licensed Counseling Psychologist and president of the Columbia private practice, Comprehensive Psychological Services (CPS). His philosophy is to conduct himself with strict adherence to the American Psychological Association (APA) ethical guidelines and standards. Dr. Harari’s primary professional goal is to provide a broad range of objective psychological evaluations in a thorough and expedient manner that serve both individuals and organizations in the private and public sectors. His secondary goals include expert witness testimony, supervision for professional therapists and evaluators, and psychotherapy services.

Mollie Montes, Case Manager

Mollie works as a Case Manager and has a BA. She has worked for DCC since early 2007. Her previous experience with abused children was in Child Protective Services for 2 years at Richland Cty. DSS. She has lived in Columbia for the past 17 years.

(803) 791-1511 x10 [email protected]

Janice Price, Office Manager

Janice has been with DCC as Office Manager since 1999. She makes all of the appointments and keeps the office running smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Janice is an animal lover, married, and lives in Leesville.

(803) 791-1511 x12 [email protected]

Hattie Nelson, Playroom Supervisor

Hattie has been with DCC since January 2006. She greets our children with a smiling face and well wishes as they enter our building. She lives in Gaston and has 4 children. She enjoys going to church and loves working at our Center.

Heather M. Smith, LPC, MRC, Forensic Interviewer

Heather has a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her masters from the USC School of Medicine. She works during the day as a forensic evaluator and psychotherapist at the Assessment and Resource Center (ARC), the Children’s Advocacy Center of Richland County in Columbia, SC. She has worked extensively with children and adolescents in outpatient, inpatient, and group home settings. She does forensic interviews at DCC one evening a week.

Raymond J. Olszweski, Jr., LMSW, AFSW, Forensic Interviewer

Ray works as an evening forensic interviewer for DCC. During the day, Ray works as a forensic evaluator and trainer at the Assessment and Resource Center (ARC) in Columbia, SC and is a member of the USC School of Medicine, Dept. of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science’s Clinical Faculty Practice Plan.

Laurie Caldwell, MSW, Forensic Interviewer

Laurie does forensic interviews for DCC and is a Senior Agent at SLED with 20 years of experience with abused children. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, College of Social Work and has one son.

Dwight Reynolds, MD, Physician

Dwight does medical examinations for DCC on Wednesday mornings for sexual and physical abuse. He has a private practice in Lexington: Lexington Pediatrics. Dwight is married and has one daughter and two sons.

Robin R. Newton, AAS-BS, Forensic Interviewer

Robin works for SLED and as a forensic interviewer for DCC; previously, she’s worked for the Edgefield and Lexington County Sheriff’s Departments. She has an Associates in Applied Science from Hinds Community College and a Bachelors of Science from Delta State University in Mississippi.

Lysa Miller-DuPre, LMSW, Forensic Interviewer

Lysa comes to the Dickerson Center for Children as our Clinical Director/Forensic Interviewer with certification through Finding Words SC. She has worked in the field of abuse and neglect since 1995. She began at the DCC in February 2008. Lysa and her husband enjoy living in the country with horses, dogs and cats.

Deatra L. Turner, MA, LPC/I

Deatra received a Masters degree from Webster University in Professional Mental Heath Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Intern. She has extensive experience working with children and families suffering from physical and sexual abuse. During the day, Deatra works for the City of Columbia as a Victim Assistance Advocate. She will be working as a counselor in the evenings at DCC beginning in April 2008.

DCC News

February 2007 – 2007 Light a Heart Campaign

September 2006 – 2006 Auction and Golf Tournament

November 2005 – DCC Mourns the Loss of Nettie Dickerson

November 2005 – 10th Anniversary Drop-In

October 2005 – 2005 Auction and Golf Tournament–a BIG SUCCESS!

October 2005 – 2005 Auction and Golf Tournament

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