Kimberly joined Pee Dee Kids towards the end of October 2018.  She obtained her BS in Psychology from Coker College, May 2010. 


Kimberly worked as a Head Start teacher for Darlington CAA for 8 years and a Home Educator for Florence School District One for 5 years.  She has over 3 years experience working as an Early Intervention Specialist.


Kimberly enjoys working with her families and being a part of so many wonderful firsts.

Meet Pee Dee Kids Staff

Kimberly McElveen, Early Interventionist

Darlington & Florence Counties

kimberlymcelveen@peedeekids.com

Thomasena Blackwell, Early Interventionist

Chesterfield & Marlboro Counties

thomasenablackwell@peedeekids.com


Tracy joined Pee Dee Kids July 2019.  He obtained his BS in Family Consumer Sciences and his MA in Speech Pathology and Audiology from South Carolina State University.


Tracy has a year experience providing speech services to children ages 0 to 3 years old as well as over 300 clinical hours of direct client/patient contact.

Before starting college, I always thought I wanted to become a music therapist.  I entered SC State University as a music major only to change my major to Psychology by my sophomore year after realizing I wanted to work with families in a different capacity.  I will be the first to admit that after graduating in 1998 with a BS in Psychology I was still unsure about how I wanted to work with families.  In my earlier years I’ve worked as a Social Worker with the Florence Salvation Army as well as a HASCI Service Coordinator with Florence DSN Board.  In 2005 while working as a Service Coordinator with SC Continuum of Care I obtained my MA in Mental Health Counseling. That is when I truly understood that the earlier services begin for a child and their family, the better.  I was then blessed to obtain a job as an Early Intervention Specialist and that’s when I realized that I’ve found my calling.  That was in 2008 and I haven’t looked back since!

Preparing & Developing Kids

Tonya Wingate, Early Interventionist

Darlington, Florence, Marion & Dillon Counties

tonyawingate@peedeekids.com

Latasha Goodson, Early Interventionist

Darlington & Florence Counties

latashagoodson@peedeekids.com

T'challa Douglas, Owner/Early Intervention Supervisor

All Pee Dee Counties

tchallad@peedeekids.com

Tracy Gilchrist, Early Interventionist

Darlington, Marion & Dillon Counties

tracygilchrist@peedeekids.com

Thomasena joined Pee Dee Kids in November 2017.  She obtained her BS degree in Home Economics (Family & Consumer Sciences) from South Carolina State University.  Thomasena has over 10+ years working with children and families.  She was the Lead Teacher at Francis Marion University Richardson Center for the Child for 5 years.  She also has over 5 years experience working as an Early Intervention Specialist.   


Thomasena enjoys the opportunity that Early Intervention grants her to individually work with children and their families to help reach developmental milestones.


Tonya joined Pee Dee Kids towards the end of June 2016.  She obtained her BS in Social Work from Benedict College, in Columbia, SC.  She also has a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University.


Tonya has 2 years working as a Case Manager with Growing Homes Southeast and 1 year experience working as a Talent Development Specialist with ResCare Workforce Services JUMMP program.  She has over 3 years experience working as an Early Intervention Specialist.


Tonya enjoys empowering her families and watching her client's reach their maximum potential.

Latasha joined Pee Dee Kids towards the end of December 2015.  She obtained her BS in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from Lander University in Greenwood, SC in 2003.  She also has a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University.


Latasha has 4 years working as a head start teacher with Pee Dee CAA and 2 years as Lead Teacher with Darlington County CAA.  She has over 4 years experience working as an Early Intervention Specialist.


Latasha enjoys working with her families and watching her client's flourish developmentally.