Aileen Yount

Aileen Yount

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My name is Aileen Yount, and I have been with Bright Start since September 2012 and have ... more

803-238-4044

aileenyount@brightstartsc.com

Alison Heinecke

Alison Heinecke

Administrator - Midlands Office

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors Degree in Health Promotion ... more

803-413-3980

alisonheinecke@brightstartsc.com

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Amy Rogers

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

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864-417-7214

amyrogers@brightstartsc.com

Anna Pridgen

Anna Pridgen

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. While in grade school, I volunteered with special ... more

803-261-0543

annapridgen@brightstartsc.com

April Smith

April Smith

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew I wanted to work with children. When I graduated from USC Upstate in 2003 ... more

864-346-8331

aprilsmith@brightstartsc.com

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Ashely Winters

Speech Therapist - ---

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843-338-1410

ashleywinters@brightstartsc.com

Ashley Reece

Ashley Reece

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Believe it or not I did not start my college career wanting to work with children. I ... more

864-621-2933

ashleyreece@brightstartsc.com

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Ashley Welborn

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

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803-260-4497

ashleywelborn@brightstartsc.com

Becky Lunsford

Becky Lunsford

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

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864-329-4059

beckylunsford@brightstartsc.com

Becky Miller

Becky Miller

Case Manager - Midlands Office

In college at USC, I entered the Exercise Science program and was involved in the ... more

803-261-0052

beckymiller@brightstartsc.com

Becky Peters

Becky Peters

Case Manager - Midlands Office

My name is Becky Peters, and I am a Service Coordinator Supervisor at Bright Start. I ... more

803-665-5133

beckypeters@brightstartsc.com

Beth Bunge

Beth Bunge

Administrator - Midlands Office

I started Ohio State University knowing I wanted to major in Child Development and work ... more

803-929-1112

bethbunge@brightstartsc.com

Beth Carter

Beth Carter

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Upon graduating Clemson University, with a degree in education, I began my career in ... more

803-463-6319

bethcarter@brightstartsc.com

Beth Deason

Beth Deason

Administrator - Midlands Office

Upon completion of my graduate studies in Speech – Language Pathology, I worked in the ... more

803-261-0116

bethdeason@brightstartsc.com

Beth Dillard

Beth Dillard

Administrator - Upstate Office

I graduated from Erskine College with a degree in Behavioral Science and a certificate in ... more

864-202-3233

upstate@brightstartsc.com

Brantley Bonnette

Brantley Bonnette

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

When I walked into Bright Start in early 2008, I knew that I had found what I'd been ... more

803-261-8266

brantleybonnette@brightstartsc.com

Brennan Stinney

Brennan Stinney

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I am a native of Columbia, SC and hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and Music from ... more

803-530-3298

brennanstinney@brightstartsc.com

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Brittany Robinson

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Brittany Robinson. I was born and raised in Edgemoor, South Carolina. I ... more

803-261-3085

brittanyrobinson@brightstartsc.com

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Courtney Jones

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

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courtneyjones@brightstartsc.com

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Crystal Nesbitt

Administrator - Midlands Office

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columbia@brightstartsc.com

Crystal Tuttle

Crystal Tuttle

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

As early as I can remember, I knew that I had a calling and ,to work with children. In ... more

864-202-0760

crystaltuttle@brightstartsc.com

Donna Griffith

Donna Griffith

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I knew I was called to work with children from a very early age. My mom used to call me ... more

864-325-2465

donnagriffith@brightstartsc.com

Dorinda Huggins

Dorinda Huggins

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I am very excited to have recently join the Bright Start family as a speech language ... more

803-917-2076

dorindahuggins@brightstartsc.com

Elise Washington

Elise Washington

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

When I was a little girl I knew that I wanted to be a teacher or work with children in ... more

803-261-8017

elisecaskey@brightstartsc.com

Hannah Crosby

Hannah Crosby

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Aiken, SC in a family of 4 girls- I know, my poor dad! I was ... more

803-391-6925

hannahcrosby@brightstartsc.com

Heather Blackwell

Heather Blackwell

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Columbia. I was privileged to grow up in a home with a younger ... more

803-530-0722

heatherblackwell@brightstartsc.com

Heather Crosby

Heather Crosby

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I was born and raised in Marietta, Ohio by parents who were both teachers. I attended ... more

803-413-4008

heathercrosby@brightstartsc.com

Helen Wintz

Helen Wintz

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Spending my early years in a daycare, I have always had a great connection with children. ... more

864-201-3825

helenwintz@brightstartsc.com

Janis Moore

Janis Moore

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I am proud to have been born and raised in the Columbia area of South Carolina. I ... more

803-714-0486

janismoore@brightstartsc.com

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Jennifer Watkins

Speech Therapist - ---

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803-530-4300

jenniferwatkins@brightstartsc.com

Jenny Brown-Shern

Jenny Brown-Shern

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Born and raised throughout the Midwest, I have an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice ... more

803-463-1639

jennyshern@brightstartsc.com

Jessie Hendley

Jessie Hendley

Case Manager - Upstate Office

I grew up in Columbia and graduated from USC with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Social ... more

864-325-1265

jessiehendley@brightstartsc.com

Jill Graves

Jill Graves

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I began working with children with special needs in high school when I volunteered to ... more

864-202-0025

jillgraves@brightstartsc.com

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Karrie Knott

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karrieknott@brightstartsc.com

Kasey Keown

Kasey Keown

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I was born in raised in Phenix City, AL. I have always enjoyed working with children and ... more

803-530-0698

kaseykeown@brightstartsc.com

Kathy Sykes

Kathy Sykes

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

While studying Psychology at Columbia International University, I became an ABA Therapist ... more

803-238-4872

kathysykes@brightstartsc.com

Katie Haning

Katie Haning

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, majoring in Early Childhood ... more

864-205-3910

katiehaning@brightstartsc.com

KelLeigh Dantzler

KelLeigh Dantzler

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

The summer before my senior year at Columbia College, where I majored in Psychology, I was ... more

803-446-1673

kelleighdantzler@brightstartsc.com

Kelli Floyd

Kelli Floyd

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

Kelli Floyd has been a Speech- Language Pathologist since 2004. She received her ... more

803-413-3701

kellifloyd@brightstartsc.com

Kellye Walker

Kellye Walker

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I knew that working with children was what I wanted to do, I just didn’t know in what ... more

803-446-5842

kellyewalker@brightstartsc.com

Kendra Gurtler

Kendra Gurtler

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

My name is Kendra Gurtler, and I have worked for Bright Start since April 2013. I am a ... more

803-206-1419

kendragurtler@brightstartsc.com

Kerri Wikel

Kerri Wikel

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Before accepting a position at Bright Start in April of 2013, I was a head coach of a ... more

803-261-6381

kerriwikel@brightstartsc.com

Kristy Kerlin

Kristy Kerlin

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

Kristy Kerlin is currently a resident of Aiken, SC. She has worked in Early Intervention ... more

803-221-1939

kristykerlin@brightstartsc.com

Lakeisha Parks

Lakeisha Parks

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Most of the jobs that I have had have been centered on helping others. I graduated from ... more

864-346-4728

lakeishaparks@brightstartsc.com

Lauren Bailey

Lauren Bailey

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I have had a love for children for as long as I can remember. As a child and teenager, I ... more

803-238-3362

laurenbailey@brightstartsc.com

Lauren Hyman

Lauren Hyman

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

* Graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology ... more

803-665-6275

laurenhyman@brightstartsc.com

Leanne Alewine

Leanne Alewine

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

I developed an interest in speech-language pathology while earning my Bachelor's degree in ... more

leannealewine@brightstartsc.com

Leslie Hutto

Leslie Hutto

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I received my degree in Special Education from Winthrop University. After graduation, I ... more

803-261-0493

lesliehutto@brightstartsc.com

Linda Kunz

Linda Kunz

Case Manager - Upstate Office

Originally being from Tennessee, I graduated from Austin Peay State University with a ... more

864-201-6829

lindakunz@brightstartsc.com

Lindsay Gantt

Lindsay Gantt

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I currently live in Goose Creek, SC with my husband (Trey), two year old boy (Drew), and a ... more

803-261-8427

lindsaygantt@brightstartsc.com

Mary Beth Campbell

Mary Beth Campbell

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

I grew up in the Upstate and am so excited to return to my home town. My other favorite ... more

843-670-2593

marybethcampbell@brightstartsc.com

McKenzie Johnson

McKenzie Johnson

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

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803-929-1112

mckenziejohnson@brightstartsc.com

Megan Lauritzen

Megan Lauritzen

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Early on, I knew I had an enthusiasm for working with children. Throughout high school, I ... more

864-787-4406

meganlauritzen@brightstartsc.com

Megan Ruff

Megan Ruff

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Originally from Ohio, I am new to South Carolina and am loving every minute of it! ... more

803-457-4679

meganruff@brightstartsc.com

Meredith Burgoon

Meredith Burgoon

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

My name is Meredith Burgoon. I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. I ... more

803-413-9757

meredithburgoon@brightstartsc.com

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Michelle Ruppe

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michelleruppe@brightstartsc.com

Milly Ann Epps

Milly Ann Epps

Case Manager - Midlands Office

I have lived in Aiken for almost 30 years, and have been an early interventionist for ... more

803-295-1648

millyepps@brightstartsc.com

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole

Case Manager - Upstate Office

While attending the University of South Carolina after high school, I began working part ... more

864-201-4187

nataliecole@brightstartsc.com

Nicholas Butcher

Nicholas Butcher

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I first began my work in the field of special needs in 2007 through Applied Behavior ... more

803-413-6139

nicholasbutcher@brightstartsc.com

Paolina Szemraj

Paolina Szemraj

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

I earned my Master’s of Speech Language Pathology from East Stroudsburg University of ... more

570-269-3076

paolinaszemraj@brightstartsc.com

Perrin White

Perrin White

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

Prior to pursuing a career in speech pathology, I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in ... more

469-261-4046

perrinwhite@brightstartsc.com

Porsche' Battle

Porsche' Battle

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I am really excited about recently joining the Brightstart family! I graduated from South ... more

843-676-5243

PPB90@YAHOO.COM

Rachel Walker

Rachel Walker

Speech Therapist - Upstate Office

When I started at Anderson University, I wasn't sure what I wanted to major in, but I knew ... more

864-201-0193

rachelwalker@brightstartsc.com

Rebecca Quenneville

Rebecca Quenneville

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I am married and a mother of one 4-year-old son. I have been an Early Interventionist for ... more

803-261-0177

rebeccaquenneville@brightstartsc.com

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Rennet Williams

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

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rennetwilliams@brightstartsc.com

Rupal Patel

Rupal Patel

Administrator - Midlands Office

I graduated from Devry University with a Bachelor's degree in Operations Management with a ... more

803-227-3757

rupalpatel@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Gaskins

Sarah Gaskins

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My passion for working with young children started at an early age. As one of four ... more

864-205-2584

sarahgaskins@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Jewell

Sarah Jewell

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

Every job I have ever had has centered on children. From babysitting as a young teenager, ... more

803-463-9295

sarahjewell@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers

Speech Therapist - Midlands Office

I earned my Master’s of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 2010. ... more

803-413-8207

sarahmyers@brightstartsc.com

Sarah Shaw

Sarah Shaw

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

I graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany NY in 2004. I had intended to become ... more

803-238-5288

sarahshaw@brightstartsc.com

Shawn Thomas

Shawn Thomas

Administrator - Midlands Office

After graduating from the University of South Carolina, I worked in Corporate America for ... more

803-397-6790

shawnthomas@brightstartsc.com

Shelley Nowicki

Shelley Nowicki

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

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803-929-1112

shelleynowicki@brightstartsc.com

Sheryl Manning

Sheryl Manning

Case Manager - Midlands Office

Early on I knew that I wanted to teach in some capacity and due to my love of history, ... more

803-665-5696

sherylmanning@brightstartsc.com

Sinatra Gray

Sinatra Gray

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

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803-929-1112

sinatragray@brightstartsc.com

Stephanie Lageman

Stephanie Lageman

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I began working with children and adults with special needs at Camp Spearhead when I was ... more

864-329-7427

stephanielageman@brightstartsc.com

Tanvi Solanki

Tanvi Solanki

Early Interventionist - Midlands Office

During my undergraduate years at the Bombay University, I was fascinated by how humans ... more

803-931-6317

tanvisolanki@brightstartsc.com

Teri Todd

Teri Todd

Administrator - Midlands Office

During the summer of 1990, I worked as a camp counselor at the YWCA and had two children ... more

803-929-1112

teritodd@brightstartsc.com

Tiffany Geer

Tiffany Geer

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

My mom often calls me a kid magnet. Ever since I can remember, I always loved working ... more

tiffanygeer@brightstartsc.com

Virginia Morrissey

Virginia Morrissey

Early Interventionist - Upstate Office

I always knew that I wanted to work with children in some capacity, and it was not long ... more

864-346-6840

virginiamorrissey@brightstartsc.com

Primary referral sources, including hospitals, physicians health care providers, social services agencies, day care providers, therapists, etc., are required to refer a child, birth to three years of age who may benefit from early intervention services, to BabyNet within two working days after identification (34 CFR Sec.303.321). Once referred, BabyNet wil ask the parent(s)/ guardian for consent before determining eligibility.
A. CHILD INFORMATION
First Name*:

Last Name*:

DOB*:

Address*:

City*:

State*:

B. PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION (USE FOSTER PARENT IF IN FOSTER CARE)
Parent(s)/Guardian*:

Relationship*:

Phone No.*:

Email Address*:

C. REFERRAL SOURCE
Name*:

Referring Location:
Bright Start SC

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