Office line 843-488-3336 ext. 101
Cell phone 843-421-7231
Email - email@example.com
Amy Breault – Executive Director
Amy took on the role of Executive Director in July 2005. As ED she is responsible for providing professional leadership necessary to ensure the development and expansion of the human and financial resources necessary to carry out the organization’s mission of improving the quality of life for children and families in Horry County.
She enjoys spending time outdoors going kayaking, hiking, and fishing. She and her husband, Joe, are completing visits to SC State Parks to obtain the designation of Ultimate Outsiders.
Melissa Vlasaty – Program Coordinator
Melissa joined HCFS in August 2011 as Facility Quality Enhancement Technical Assistant. She then transferred to the Program Assistant. She became Program Coordinator in 2016. As Program Coordinator, she ensures that HCFS-funded programs achieve their goals and objectives.
As a former Director and Preschool teacher, Melissa brings with her over 20 years of experience in the Early Care and Education field. She is a native of Horry County and is passionate about the children and families we serve in our community. Melissa and her husband Bob share four wonderful children together and love to travel.
Amanda Latwaitis – Program Assistant
Amanda joined HCFS in November 2016 as an Administrative Assistant and transitioned to Program Assistant in July 2019. She acts as the main point of contact for the agency and strives to connect families in need to programs and resources throughout the community. Amanda graduated from George Mason University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Amanda is a lifelong Girl Scout and served as a troop leader for several years before relocating to South Carolina. She is an avid reader and enjoys camping, gardening, cooking, and crafting in her free time. Amanda and her husband, Michael, live in Conway with their 3-year-old daughter Jillian and fur babies Mabel and Sadie.
Office line - 843-488-3336 ext. 106
Cell phone - 843-421-5797
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Deanna Wilson – PAT Program Supervisor
Deanna joined the Parents As Teachers program in November 2019 as a Parent Educator. She assumed the role of Program Supervisor in July 2019. As program supervisor, she ensures that the PAT program is implemented to fidelity.
She has worked with families and children in some capacity for over 30 years and loves supporting families of all ages and stages of life. Prior to moving to SC, she lived in Kentucky and was a social worker. Although Deanna is a true Kentucky girl she loves living in South Carolina! She and her husband have three grown sons and an amazing, energetic grandson. She loves cooking, listening to audiobooks, exploring new places, trying new foods, and spending time with her family and friends.
Office Line - 843-488-3336 ext. 105
Cell Phone - 843-421-5727
Email - email@example.com
Gloria White – ECE Program Specialist
Gloria has been a part of the HCFS staff since October 2011. She recently took on the role of ECE Program Specialist. Previously she served as a Parents As Teachers Parent Educator.
Office line - 843-488-3336 ext. 103
Cell Phone - 843-503-3922
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Roark - PAT Parent Educator
Rachel joined the Parents As Teachers program in November 2021 as a Parent Educator. Rachel has her associates in Early Childhood Education and her bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Counseling. Rachel moved from the Midwest, where she was born and raised, to South Carolina in September 2021. Rachel previously worked with young children in childcare centers and as a social worker in Indiana. Her passion is to help children meet their developmental milestones and advocate for families in need of services. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her dog, Emmie.
Cell Phone - 843-902-1525
Brittany Hernandez-Guerrero - CHW
Brittany was born and raised in Georgetown County where she still resides with her husband, three boys, and her doggy girl. She enjoys rural life but also loves to travel and learn about other cultures.
Throughout her career, she has focused on supporting the needs of the community. Becoming a community health worker (CHW) comes naturally as she has always been a community leader for Spanish-friendly resources like doctor's offices.
Office line - 843-488-3336 ext. 102
Cell Phone - 843-798-1557
Email - email@example.com
Guanessa Smith - ECE Program Specialist
Guanessa is from Greenville, North Carolina, and she started her career in Early childhood education in 2009. She has now earned her Masters in ECE and has served for over 13 years in the ECE field as a teacher, assistant director, parent educator, and college professor. She is a certified trainer with SC endeavors.
She married her husband and moved to Horry County for his career; they now have three amazing boys. She enjoys sports with her sons, church, and traveling with family. ECE has always been a passion for her, and she believes that sometimes a smile is all needed to help someone have a brighter day!
- Jennifer Nassar, Treasurer – Personnel Committee Chairperson
Non-Profit Organization that Provides Services to Families and Children
- Stacy LoCascio
Parent of Preschool Child
- Dr. Karen Vassell
Head Start/Waccamaw EOC
- Debi Coburn, Compliance Officer & Secretary
HC Dept. of Social Services
- Angela Grissett, Vice Chairperson
SC DHEC – Pee Dee Region
- Lynn McKiernan, Board Chairperson - Program and Grants Committee Chairperson
Horry County Library
- Tammy Martin
Horry County Schools