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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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    Sue was born and raised in upstate New York, although got the SC bug when living in Charleston in the early 80s.  She brings nearly 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field both as a clinician and a leader and specializes in Organizational Leadership and Change Management.  Sue lives in Duncan with her husband, Doug, and is the proud mother of 2 children, 3 step-children, 3 granddaughters, and 1 grandson.
  • Mardy Wall

    Mardy Wall

    Chief Financial Officer
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    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.   

  • Charles Crite Jr. Ed.D, NCACI

    Director of Criminal Justice Programs
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    Dr. Crite served in the Marine Corps and completed a four-year tour of duty in 1980. In 2005, he acquired his M.S. degree in Education with a concentration in Workforce Education, Training, and Development, and in 2012 he obtained his Doctorate of Education, with a concentration in Higher Education: Adult Learning. 
    His career in the criminal justice field began in 1981 where he worked as a correctional officer captain at Perry Correctional Institution in Pelzer, S.C. He joined S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Dept. in 1990 where he worked in the field of substance use disorder treatment for over 27 years, seven of which were in the capacity of inpatient treatment administration. He was instrumental in developing treatment models, curricula, training modules, and community outreach initiatives. He is a certified addiction counselor with the state of South Carolina. Also, he is nationally certified with NAADAC and a member of NADCP.

    In 2015, he joined the 13th Judicial Circuit Drug Court in Greenville, SC as an A&D Counselor II and in 2016, he accepted the position of Adult Drug Court Coordinator for the 7th Judicial Circuit Drug Court in Spartanburg, SC where he coordinates and links all entities together to ensure high-quality service delivery and strict adherence to Adult Drug Court Best Practice Standards. Dr. Crite’s motto is: “Service to others is the highest honor that one can bestow as a social change agent.”
  • 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 two 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.

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