Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Welcomes New Board Members

COLUMBIA, SC - Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is privileged to welcome Carla Atkinson, Angela Flowers, Reverend Josie Holler and Susan Wright to its Board of Directors.

Carla Atkinson served as Director of Family Programs at Fort Jackson for 16 years. In this position, Atkinson had the opportunity to provide leadership and oversight for comprehensive counseling and prevention/education services to soldiers and their families. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and worked for three years at the S.C. Department of Mental Health before beginning her time at Ft. Jackson.

Angela Flowers is the Director of Planning and Evaluation at the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice. Flowers serves as the Office of Planning and Program liaison for mental health initiatives and represents the agency on collaborative efforts. She graduated from Bennett College with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and holds a master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. Flowers is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Facilitator.

Reverend Josie Holler is an interim minister and co-owner of Pieced by Peace Liturgical Fiber Arts. Reverend Holler previously served on the board for Harvest Hope Food Bank and has worked with Habitat for Humanity Building Blitz in Richland and Sumter counties.  She holds a Fine Arts degree from the College of Charleston and a Master in Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

Susan Wright is the Director of Investor Relations and Financial Planning at SCANA Corporation. As the Director, Wright is responsible for developing a comprehensive message to the investment community on behalf of SCANA.  She attended Clemson University and holds a bachelor's degree in Financial Management, as well as a master's degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Jay Hamm, President of STSM's Board of Directors, says, "Carla, Angela, Josie, and Susan bring an exceptional set of talents and skills to the STSM Board of Directors. Their leadership will help STSM to achieve our vision of healthy survivors thriving in a community free of sexual violence."

Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM), formerly named Rape Crisis Network, is a private, nonprofit, United Way member agency committed to providing free, direct services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse, including 24-hour crisis hotline, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, personal advocacy, individual and group counseling, and education about sexual trauma issues.