Executive Team

Executive Team

Lex Cole, MPA – Chief Executive Officer
Lex joined SCYAP in 1997 as Assistant Executive Director and now serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Lex has worked in human services for over 40 years in the public and private sectors and has extensive experience with Medicaid policy, funding, and administrative organization.  Lex received his Bachelor of Arts in History and English Literature as well as his Master of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.
lcole@scyap.com

Rhonda McCurry, MSW – Chief Operating Officer
Rhonda joined SCYAP in 2000 as the Director of Development and now serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO).  Rhonda has worked in child welfare and mental health for over 25 years in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience in direct client services as well as management.  Rhonda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Psychology from Clemson University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina.
rmccurry@scyap.com

Lurline Jerry, LMSW – Associate Executive Director
Lurline joined SCYAP in 1996 as Florence Regional Supervisor.  She now serves as the company’s Associate Executive Director and is currently serving as the interim Regional Director for the Florence Region.  Lurline has worked in human services for over 40 years in both direct care and supervisory roles.  Lurline earned a Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Social Work from Benedict College, and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina.
ljerry@scyap.com

Ed Winslow, MBA – Chief Financial Officer
Ed joined SCYAP as the Financial Director in 1999 and now serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ed's background has provided him with expertise in finance, budgeting, cost analysis, property management, and performance reporting in social service organizations.  Ed earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology at the University of Rhode Island and his Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
ewinslow@scyap.com

Josh Caughman, MA - Chief Administrative Officer
Josh joined SCYAP in 2003 as Treatment Coordinator and now serves as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Director of Community-Based Services.  Josh has direct care experience working within the mental health and child welfare systems in both the public and private sectors, as well as over 10 years of experience in management and administration.  Josh earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Carolina Honors College and a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Columbia International University.
jcaughman@scyap.com


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