Kerry Dodson

Office Director

Kerry Dodson has more than 20 years of professional experience working with nonprofit organizations. She began her career as the Communications Director for the United Way of the New River Valley in Christiansburg, VA. She went on to serve as the Executive Director of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) -Roanoke Valley Chapter for three years before being asked to serve on JDRF’s regional and national teams.

Kerry began working with international relief ministry in 2004 as a Field Manager for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that collects and distributes gifts for children around the world. Kerry helped lead 14 U.S. field offices’ ministry efforts in developing and implementing the High Impact Volunteer Model which resulted in exponential growth of the OCC volunteer program in all 50 states across the US.

Kerry holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration & Policy from Virginia Tech

Grier Cash

Family Services Coordinator

Refugees are considered some of the most vulnerable people in the world and they can be even more vulnerable when they have tough medical conditions or children that require additional and long term assistance well after they arrive to the United States.  Grier specializes in helping refugee children and their parents thrive in a new school environment, often times helping schools and families find the right resources to help the children grow up and succeed in the American system.  For those families who might have additional barriers to self-sufficiency, Grier walks along side those families for many months until they are up on their feet and well connected to the community, jobs and/or back to good health.  Grier also works with churches, community centers and schools to create or enhance school-aged programming for refugee children such as after-school homework clubs, ESL, and community activities.

Natalie Terlitsky

Volunteer & Church Mobilization Specialist

World Relief’s mission is to empower the Church to serve the vulnerable. As the Volunteer & Church Mobilization Specialist for World Relief Upstate, Natalie recruits and equips volunteers and churches to welcome refugees who have fled their home countries out of fear of persecution. As refugees make South Carolina their new home, volunteers walk alongside them as they begin the road to self-sufficiency, integration, and the development of authentic relationships.

Natalie grew up in the Greenville, SC area and is a graduate of Furman University where she studied Sociology, History, and Women/Gender studies. She most recently served as a Program Manager for Surgeons for Sight in Greenville, SC. 

Please contact Natalie if you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with World Relief in the Upstate.

Misty Huey

Case Management Specialist

Over 68 million people around the world have been forced to leave their homes. It takes a strong sense of courage and resilience to leave a country and start over in a new place that was never originally meant to be home. As Case Management Specialist, Misty works to ensure clients are receiving the support they need as they begin to rebuild their lives here in the Upstate. Misty works hand in hand with clients- Refugees, Secondary Migrants, and Asylees to find employment and navigate through social services. Misty grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Brittany Lingerfelt

Office Coordinatior/ Case Worker

To meet the needs of the local community, refugees, and the office it takes a lot of coordination, communication, and administration. Brittany serves as office coordinator and a case worker in extended case management. From scheduling appointments to handling finances, Brittany is the welcoming face and voice to volunteers, refugees and the community. Brittany is from Richmond, Virginia and moved to the Upstate with her husband in 2017.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Master’s Degree in Human Services Counseling: Crisis Response and Trauma from Liberty University.