Leadership Team


Amie Cooper

Executive Director

TBRI® Practitioner

Amie Cooper has a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development from Liberty University. She worked for the Indiana Department of Child Services as a family case manager and Coordinator of Adoption Recruitment and Retention for the Indiana Adoption Program. After moving to SC, Amie completed TBRI® Practitioner Training at the Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development of Texas Christian University and founded Flourishing Families. Amie and her husband Zach have parented children from hard places for 13 years through therapeutic foster care and adoption. 

Jennifer Giugliano has 20 years experience in business administration and non-profit development. She studied at Trident Technical College and Charleston Southern University. Jennifer is passionate about TBRI® since experiencing the transformation of her parenting style with her adopted son and biological daughter. 

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Jennifer Giugliano

Director of Operations


Anthony Giugliano


Board of Directors

Anthony is an Account Manager for MasterCraft Renovation Systems, LLC.  He is a graduate of Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.  Anthony is an adoptive father with a heart to help other families throughout South Carolina and beyond.  He is supported by his wife Jennifer, daughter Maria and son Jonathan. 

Emily is a foster and adoptive mother who uses TBRI® parenting strategies with her own children at home. She is passionate about God's heart for the vulnerable and social justice. Emily has faithfully supported Flourishing Families since the beginning, serving in leadership with a focus on community connections. Emily studies social work and is married to Andrew. 


Emily Pridgen

Vice President

Board of Directors


Sherry Rauch


Board of Directors

Dr. Sherry Rauch obtained her bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech and DDS at Indiana University. Dr. Rauch owns Dutch Fork Family Dentistry in Irmo, SC. Sherry has experience with kinship care and believes in the mission of FFSC. Her family resides in Chapin and they learn and grow in their faith at Decided Church in Irmo. She and her husband Anthony stay busy with their precocious daughter while cheering on their 20 year old son who is a member of the SC Air National Guard. 

Gary is Vice President and co-owner of Palmetto EHS, LLC, an environmental health and safety consulting firm. He graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelor's in Business Administration. Gary is an adoptive father and is supported by his wife Colleen, and daughters Katie and Sophie. 


Gary Eubanks

Board of Directors

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Rachel Kennon


Board of Directors

Rachel graduated from Bluefield College in 2011 with a B.S. in Psychology. Since then Rachel has spent her career in the non-profit sector fundraising, grant writing, event planning, accounting, and operations management. Rachel and her husband Josh live in Myrtle Beach with three amazing adopted children. Rachel has experienced the life transformative effects of TBRI first-hand and desires for all foster and adoptive families to have access to the training and services Flourishing Families provides. 


Reading The Connected Child as an adoptive parent started Jennifer Danford's entry into the world of TBRI®, followed by training with the Karyn Purvis ICD at TCU to become a TBRI® Practitioner. Jennifer has walked with families in their toughest  challenges as well as in celebration as founder of The Jade Bridge, a nonprofit that serves adoptive and foster families. She also uses her knowledge of developmental trauma as a Behavior Specialist in the local school district. Jennifer loves working with children and finds great joy in helping others experience success and joy in parenting.  She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and loves any chance to go to the mountains!


Jennifer Danford

Family Coach

TBRI® Practitioner


April Ficklin

Family Support Specialist

Upstate Region

April is a mom of four who has degrees in English and Education from Furman University and Clemson University.  Her career has taken her on many journeys from the high school classroom to virtual university forums to being an entrepreneur working from home.  As an adoptive parent, April is passionate about serving children from hard places and their foster and adoptive families as well. She is a strong advocate for the vulnerable.  

Maria Dayton has a BSBA from Southern Wesleyan University. She is the Lexington County Foster Parent Association's President, a volunteer juvenile arbitrator and plays the keyboard in her church band. Maria and her husband Mike have fostered 76 teenagers, raised 5 adult children, have 8 grandchildren and recently adopted their 18 year old son. Maria reshaped the way she parents after seeing how children respond to TBRI® techniques.

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Maria Dayton

Family Support Specialist

Midlands Region


Kristien Morris

Family Support Specialist

PeeDee Region

Kristien Morris has 25 years experience in management, business, and people development. She studied at Ivy Tech State College in Indiana. Kristien is passionate about many things, especially children, animals, and athletics. She has long term experience with foster and adoption in the PeeDee and Lowcountry regions of SC. She and her wife Beck have 2 adopted daughters, Fynnley and Oakley and they continue to foster and have plans for additional adoptions when it’s meant to be.

Allison is a foster and adoptive mama who had her world turned upside down by welcoming children with trauma into her home. With limited training she became an overnight mom, but more importantly she became a fierce advocate for her children. Her journey to understand, guide, and love her kids well led her to TBRI® and it's principles have changed her home from the inside out. Allison graduated college with an accounting degree, but has spent most of her career as a project manager and COO for various start-ups. Organizing, advocating and serving are core strengths and she loves to share her passion for children from hard places.


Allison Cordle

Family Support Specialist

Lowcountry Region