Melissa Griffin – Medical Rehabilitation Director
(803) 627-3857 Fax (803) 222-1518
Melissa Griffin joined Easterseals in 2004 and has over 10 years of experience in the Early Intervention field. During her time with Easter Seals, she has held multiple positions within the agency.
Melissa has always been drawn to children and found her niche when providing Applied Behavior Analysis for twin boys while working towards her Bachelor of Social Work at Winthrop University. Throughout her entire college career, Melissa was a member of the Close Scholars program in which students complete 112 volunteer hours in local community agencies per semester. This experience helped Melissa to build extensive knowledge of the community resources available for children and families in areas such as financial and grocery assistance, housing, and domestic violence.
As a mom of three girls, including twins who were born at 31 weeks, Melissa has a unique ability to understand children with special needs from both a professional and personal perspective. Having spent over a month in the NICU and participating in the Early Intervention process with her twins, Melissa has experienced first-hand the challenges encountered as a parent of children who have special needs. Melissa is passionate about helping children make developmental gains and assisting families in navigating the resources available for children with special needs.
When she is not spending time with her husband and girls, she enjoys traveling, decorating, and shopping.
Shae Peake - Pediatric Billing Specialist
(803) 212-8971 Fax: (803) 661-8450
Shae grew up in Winnsboro, SC and studied pre-med with a focus in pediatrics at the University of South Carolina. She has worked in the medical field for the past 12 years and began her career as an emergency room triage/intake coordinator at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She then went on to work as the billing specialist for a Rheumatology practice in Columbia, SC for eight years before coming to Easter Seals in early 2010.
She has always had a desire to help children with special needs and joining the Easterseals family has allowed her to be a part of facilitating the services that are so crucial to a child’s development.
Outside of work, Shae enjoys making memories with her family and relaxing by the lake. She also enjoys baking and crafts.