Our Staff


Katie Reid

Director of Systems Advocacy, Prevention, and Training

Katie graduated with distinction with her Bachelors of Science in Social Work from New York University and her Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She has over 15 years’ experience working in prevention programming starting in New York City’s Lower East Side community and, since 2001, in the Columbia/Midlands area of South Carolina. Katie has expertise in creating and managing ecological perspectives to create systemic change. She was Community Education Director at Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands from 2007-2011 where she collaborated with a variety of partners and stakeholders to implement sexual and domestic violence prevention and education in schools, churches, universities and colleges, and other community groups around Richland, Lexington, and Newberry Counties. In 2011, Katie and her husband relocated for 3 ½ years to Tanzania in East Africa where Katie worked with local women’s rights organizations and programs to support the development and equality of Tanzanian women and girls.

Katie was lead author on The Evolution of a Sexual Assault Program, published in the January 2012 edition of The Sexual Assault Report. She has facilitated many state-wide conferences and served on state-wide advisory boards and roundtables and she has created culturally appropriate resource materials on sexual and domestic violence in Swahili for Tanzanian audiences. Katie is also a former adjunct Social Work professor at the University of South Carolina. She returned to South Carolina in May 2015 and serves as SCCADVASA’s Director of Systems Advocacy, Prevention, and Training.