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Brenda J. Amedee, LMSW

Senior Program Manager of Quality Assurance

Brenda manages the Quality Assurance Staff at the Center for Child and Family Studies.  They are responsible for conducting the Quality Assurance Reviews for the South Carolina Department of Social Services. The reviews consist of three components annual, supplemental and strategic. The team reviews cases to determine how children and families are assessed and/or provided services to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of families in South Carolina.  

Brenda has over twenty-five years of experience in the social work field, which includes economic services, children protective services, foster care and interstate compact.  She has also conducted training and developed curricula.

Brenda completed her master’s degree in Social Work and her bachelor of arts in Journalism at the University of South Carolina.  She is a licensed social worker.   

Brenda says, “It is always my desire to motivate others with my dedication and hard work as well as challenge all of us to be our best.”