Beckman Center for

Mental Health Services

Beckman Center Executive Management Team

  • ​Cherry Parker, MEd
    • Greenwood Mental Health Clinic Director
  • Shane Parnell, LPC
    • Director of Child, Adolescent and Family Services
  • Betty Speach, LMSW
    • McCormick Mental Health Clinic Director
  • Heidi Hoogstraal, LPCS
    • Laurens Mental Health Clinic Director
  • Lori Pruitt, LPCS
    • Newberry Mental Health Clinic Director
  • ​Nicole Pierce, LMSW
    • Abbeville Mental Health Clinic Director
  • ​Melanie Gambrell, LPC
    • Executive Director
  • Tacey Perillo, LMFT/S
    • Director of Clinical Services
  • Dr. Eman Sharawy, MD
    • Medical Director
  • Elaine Fontana, MEd
    • Director of Quality Management
  • Richard Leary, MEd
    • Director of Administration
  • Greg Ross, BS
    • Director of Community Support
  • Rhonda Paxton, BS
    • Director of Human Resources

BCMHS Board of Directors

  • Ms. Terri Mostiller, Chairman, Greenwood 

  • Dr. Jerman Disasa, Vice-Chair, Laurens

  • Ms. Jean D. Agan, Abbeville

  • Ms. Jane M. Leverich, Abbeville

  • Dr. Beth Cali, Edgefield

  • Ms. Thelma Christopher, Greenwood

  • Mrs. Barbara Jackson, Greenwood


  • Mr. Rauch Wise, Greenwood
  • Mr. Victor Lee MacDonald, Laurens
  • ​H. Byron Parker, Jr., MD, Laurens
  • Ms. Paula Goldman, McCormick
  • Mr. Gerald Mount, Newberry
  • Ms. Patricia Johnson, Newberry
  • Mr. Robert D. Wilson, Saluda 

The Beckman Center Board of Directors consists of 15 members appointed by the respective county Legislative Delegations. Membership consists of Abbeville - 2, Edgefield - 1, Greenwood - 4, Laurens - 4, McCormick - 1, Newberry - 2, and Saluda - 1. Appointments are four year terms.

Governance