About Us

Who We Are

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Our vision goes back to 1984 when Just Say Something was founded.  We were established to provide programs and services to parents and youth throughout the upstate in order to help fulfill our vision of creating a healthy community where all are enlightened and empowered to reach their full potential.  Visit our “services” page to learn more about the programs and services we provide.

Our mission is to help youth, parents and communities have open, honest, and ongoing conversations about
risky behavior, drugs, and alcohol.

2022 Annual Report

Meet Our Team

CEO/Executive Director

Phil Clark

Activities & Affiliations
  • Master Trainer Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) 2017
  • Certified Trainer - Course 1 Trauma-Informed
  • Strengthening Families Program (SFP) Site Coordinator 2017
  • SFP Advanced Training 2017
  • Board Member of South Carolina Alliance for Recovery Coalition (SCARC)
  • Past President of South Carolina Parent Teachers Association (SCPTA)
  • Past Board Member of National Parent Teachers Association (PTA)
Parenting Director

Lynn Hooper

Activities & Affiliations
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) trained facilitator 2017
  • Strengthening Families Program (SFP) trained facilitator 2017
  • SFP Advanced Training 2017 & 2018
  • Parenting Wisely trained facilitator
  • Back In Control trained facilitator
  • TransParenting (Co-parenting) trained facilitator
Community Outreach Support/Youth Impact Sports

Stacey Ashmore

Activities & Affiliations
  • Tuskegee University
  • 2018 Alpha Phi Alpha (Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter) MLK Jr. Citizenship Award
  • 2016 Maranatha Community Service Award
  • 2002 Max Heller Award
  • Certificate of Completion for Updated Research on Marijuana (March 2018)
  • Strengthening Families Program (SFP) trained facilitator
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) trained facilitator
  • Tall Cop Says Stop "High In Plain Sight" 2017
  • The Blunt Truth SC 2016
    Countless more upon request
Data Report Manager / Communication, Promotion

Virginia Henderson


Virginia began working at Just Say Something as a volunteer but eventually became a full-time employee. Sometimes people work for an organization or a business with dissimilar views. Virginia counts herself lucky that Just Say Something’s mission falls perfectly in line with her own views concerning youth substance use prevention.

Volunteer Employee

Candy Carlson


Candy is our go-to-person who provides all of us with direction on what we need for programs and where to find it. Whether it is a staff member preparing for a program, a community partner in need of material, or the general public in need of Red Ribbon supplies, Candy with no hesitation graciously provides and keeps track of the chaos we sometimes produce.

Candy gets up every morning to go for a several mile walk so she can enjoy this beautiful city we live in. She also loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren who all love to run and get outside.

Youth Program Coordinator

Autumn Hightower


Autumn is new to the Just Say Something team. She thinks Just Say Something’s mission is very inspiring and she loves how passionate the team is about youth substance prevention. Autumn has always wanted to do something that would have an impact on youth in her community. Since she enjoys teaching, motivating, and inspiring young people, Autumn will fit right in at Just Say Something!

SFP Program Coordinator | Part-time

Mally Mitchell


Mally Mitchell joined Just Say Something as one of our first Spanish-speaking staff members! While she started out as a volunteer with our Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for Spanish-speaking parents, Mally is now the SFP Program Coordinator and she also provides Spanish Language versions of our Parenting Wisely and Back In Control Parenting Enrichment Courses. Thanks to Mally, Just Say Something has been able to reach even further into the Greenville Community.

SFP Coordinator

Maria Fernanda Hurtado


Originally from Colombia, South America, Maria has two bachelor’s Degrees, one in childhood education and one in psychology – and she is licensed to practice both. Currently, she is completing a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health at Walden University. Maria finds working at Just Say Something rewarding because we share our time, knowledge, and expertise with families, helping to build a better community. She is married with two teen sons and enjoys biking, reading, and learning new things.

Finance Director/ Executive Assistant

Gina Herazo


Also originally from Colombia, South America, Gina has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in engineering and quality Systems Management. She identifies with Just Say Something's mission and values and loves that she gets to do something every day that impacts families for the better! Gina also loves the flexibility that allows her to be a working mother and involve her daughters in Just Say Something programs they enjoy. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, watching movies, going to parks, eating dinner as a family, and going on trips to nearby states.

SFP Coordinator

Kristin Seward


Kristin is also new to Just Say Something! She is looking forward to her role in the Strengthening Families Program and to all that Just Say Something promotes and models in the community. She is a US Navy Veteran married to a resident physician going through training at Greenville Memorial Hospital; mother to two elementary aged children; and stepmother to a high school freshman. She has always had a passion for serving her community, especially when it comes to children and families, and is very excited about this next chapter!

Administrative Support

Carolyn Scott


Carolyn Scott recently joined Just Say Something through the Goodwill Senior Community Service Employment Program. A former medical assistant, substitute teacher, and daycare provider, Carolyn feels that Just Say Something fits right in when it comes to her values and helping people in the community.


Carol Reeves

Activities & Affiliations

The woman who started it all.

  • Member, South Carolina Governor’s Council for Prevention
  • Chairman, Greenville Safe Communities Drug Free Alliance
  • Past Recipient, South Carolina Order of the Palmetto
  • Former President, National Family Partnership
  • Former Chairman, National Red Ribbon Campaign
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
  • Parent, Community Leader, and Advocate
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