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The Forrester Center
  • Sue O'Brien Director at The Forrester Center

    Sue O'Brien, MA

    Chief Executive Officer
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    (864) 707-2850
    Sue O’Brien has 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field both as a clinician and a leader. Sue started her career in Charleston, SC before moving back to her hometown of Rochester, New York where she worked as a clinician. While working at a large teaching hospital, Sue was part of the team that was instrumental in bringing the first Co-occurring services to the area. Later she developed the first adolescent co-occurring program and led her organization in adolescent and adult treatment services. Sue holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Medaille College and specializes in program development and change management. She lives in Spartanburg with her husband Doug, and is the proud mother of 2 children, 3 step-children, 4 granddaughters, and 2 grandsons. Sue's email address is
  • Mardy Wall

    Mardy Wall

    Chief Financial Officer
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    (864) 707-2852

    Mardy began her career at The Forrester Center in 1990 as an Administrative Secretary. Mardy has received several promotions throughout her 25-year tenure at the agency. She is responsible for oversight of the agency's budgets, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and also oversees the Administrative staff in the main reception area.   

  • Joe Pinilla

    Joe Pinilla, MPH, CSPS, MCHES

    Director of Prevention & Community Programs
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    (864) 707-2804
    Joe is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of all prevention activities, fostering community partnerships and promoting all services of The Forrester Center. Joe has a Master of Public Health Degree from The University of South Carolina, is a Certified Senior Prevention Specialist, and a Master Certified Health Education Specialist. 
    Joe is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg (2016), and The Riley Institute's Diversity Leaders Initiative (2018). He lives in Spartanburg with his wife and three children.
  • Jamison Smith, CACII

    Director of Treatment Services
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    (864) 707-2846
    Jamison is a Certified Addictions Counselor II with a BA in psychology and nearly 17 years of experience focusing on substance use and/or mental health. In his time at TFC he has worked in drug court, as assessment and adolescent coordinators, and has been part of the development of Spartanburg’s first Juvenile Drug Court. He received the Jim Readling Memorial Counselor of the Year award in 2017 from the Region 1 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Agencies.
  • Amy Hudgins, LPC, LAC, CACII

    Director of Medical & Clinical Services
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    (864) 707-2825
    Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor Candidate, a Licensed Addictions Counselor, and a Certified Addictions Counselor II and she holds a Master of Professional Counseling degree from Liberty University.  Amy has a passion for helping others, be it clients or other counselors/staff. Amy worked at TFC when it was SADAC several years ago for the Drug Court program, and that gave her the focus on substance use disorders that currently drives her work. She later provided various clinical services for TFC on an as-needed, contract basis. In 2018 she returned full-time as the Program Supervisor of Treatment and then in December 2019 she was promoted to her current position. 

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