Leadership – Charles Lea Center North Carolina Leadership The Charles Lea Center has a highly dedicated and experienced leadership team that is focused on providing excellent services that meet the individual needs of each person served by the Charles Lea Center. Ayelet Heckathorn Director of Home & Community Based Supports Ayelet Heckathorn Director of Home […]


45 Years & Counting Since 1971 the Charles Lea Center has played an important role in the lives of thousands of residents in Upstate South Carolina and today it continues to meet the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or chronic medical conditions. The CLC grew from an organization in Spartanburg, S.C., geared towards helping […]

Board of Directors

2022-2023 Board of Directors Paul Pruitt President Deputy Chief Jennifer Kindall Vice President Shevelle Porter Secretary Brian Earnest Treasurer B. Terrell Ball Dr. Loreta Dylgjeri Elaine Freeman * Scott Fleming Carolyn Harbison John Kellam Jack Lawrence Doug Lea Dr. Tom McDaniel* Mary Etta McCarthy *NV Chief Alonzo Thompson Bill Walsh*NV Chip Ward Maria Williamson Katherine […]

What We do

What We Do Our approach is simple. We help each person make choices about how they want to live. We do this by providing supports to people where they live, work and play. Our supports are based on the principles of person-centered thinking where the individual and/or their family/caregiver direct the services they want and […]