The Therapy Place announces newest additions to strong slate of board members

Columbia, SC (April 19, 2019) Joining the board of The Therapy Place for the 2019-20 fiscal year are Renee Ballew, Attorney with LawyerLisa, LLC; Shannon Cheek, Director of Special events at Segra Park and Dr. Tessa Gonzalez, local pediatrician and mom to a child with special needs.

These new members join an already strong slate of members:

Carlynn Cary, CCM Investment Advisers; Nancy Goffi, parent of a child with special needs and personal trainer; Storey DeBrew Gilchrist, AmGen Pharmaceuticals; Jack Oliver, Jack Oliver Pools, Spa and Patio and Michael Anthos, AgFirst. In addition, Board Officers are President: Heather McDonald, LawyerLisa, LLC; Treasurer: Adam Odom, South State Bank and Secretary: Melissa Cole, Sentinel Risk Advisors. The Therapy Place extends a special note of appreciation to our most recent outgoing members, Board President, Mary King, WISTV Anchor and Xavier Blake, local freelance videographer and producer.

“The Therapy Place depends so much on the support of our community and having these strong advocates and leaders in our corner will help us raise awareness and funds toward our vision of providing quality programs for children with special needs and their families throughout the midlands,” Dawn Darby, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Therapy Place. “We invite the public to visit The Therapy Place and learn more about our programs as well as meet our board members at our next open house, coinciding with our Miracles in Motion 5K Walk, Run and Roll on Saturday, May 11.”

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About The Therapy Place
The Therapy Place is a nonprofit pediatric therapy clinic providing physical, occupational and speech therapies, a therapeutic preschool and family support services to over 100 families and their children who have special needs throughout the midlands.


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