Staff Leadership

The Family Effect is a philanthropic organization, raising funds and recruiting volunteers for programs at The Phoenix Center of Greenville that focus on children and families.  We run a tight ship and stay focused on our objectives. 

Allison Safford, MPA : Director of Community Engagement

You can reach Allison at (864) 483-3114, or send her an email.

Allison is responsible for building community support for Phoenix Center programs through comprehensive marketing, advocacy, and development initiatives.

Allison is new to the Greenville area, having just recently relocated from Boston.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and most recently was the Assistant Director of Development at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is currently living in downtown Greenville with her husband, Kyle, and enjoys hiking, biking, and exploring all that the area has to offer. 

We are excited to have her on our team and utilize her skills to help reduce substance use disorders as a leading cause of family collapse and harm to children in South Carolina. 

You can find Allison's profile on LinkedIn HERE.

Aileen Gallagher, LMSW : Community Engagement Coordinator

You can reach Aileen at (864) 293-9005, or send her an e-mail.

Aileen enjoys connecting people to their passion and providing ways to undertake meaningful acts of generosity. Aileen works closely with community donors to ensure they have the best possible experience with our mission. She has a strong history of volunteerism, and previously served The Family Effect by leading our volunteer program.

Before joining The Family Effect, Aileen worked in Case Management at Serenity Village. Having recently received a Masters Degree in Social Work, she brings an interesting mix of clinical knowledge and advocacy experience to The Family Effect. Aileen serves as the VP of Communications on the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals South Carolina, Piedmont Chapter. Additionally, Aileen chairs the Trauma Informed Care Committee for The Phoenix Center. Aileen brings compassion, enthusiasm and an extensive amount of recovery knowledge to the position.

You can find Aileen's profile on LinkedIn HERE.

Logan Phillips: Community Engagement Specialist

You can reach Logan at: (864) 420-6250, or send her an email.

Logan is the newest addition to The Family Effect team, but she’s not new to the mission. She has worked with the moms and their children at Serenity Place since April 2017. She’s also worked at the Magdalene Clinic doing home visits to moms who are new in recovery. She’s seen firsthand the power of our work each day and how it impacts our community. Mostly, she sees the power of change in the eyes of the children as their families heal. 

Logan has been an active member of the recovery community since August 2012 and identifies as a woman in long term recovery. Her motto is “I want to be like a sunflower, so even on the darkest days I can stand tall and find the light.” Her favorite ways to unwind are spending time outside or taking a hot yoga class.

Logan is responsible for the volunteers who serve our clients at Serenity Place and White Horse Academy. She feels privileged to work alongside people who believe in helping others as much she does and is dedicated to making the process enjoyable for everyone. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer or just want to know more about The Family Effect reach out to Logan. 

Staff Leadership:  Phoenix Center of Greenville

The Phoenix Center of Greenville is a service of The Greenville County Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse, and provides addiction treatment to about 6,000 people each year across a variety of programs.  You can learn more about The Phoenix Center and its programs by clicking here. 

Becky Lee Maddox, MPA : Executive Director, Phoenix Center

Becky has been working in the substance abuse field since 1991.  She started as an adolescent and DUI counselor, and eventually moved into leadership positions in administration.  Becky has been with The Phoenix Center since 2003 and earned her Masters in Public Administration from Clemson University. 

Her passion for her work is driven by the loss of several family members to alcohol and other drug related deaths.  She is married, with two young children and three dogs.


Kimbley Smith, M.Ed., LPC/S, MAC, CACII, NCC:

Director of Women and Children's Treatment Services at Serenity Village

Kimbley Smith is the Director of Serenity Village that is made up of three different programs that focus entirely on women with substance use disorders and their children.  Kimbley has worked in residential and outpatient services since 1993 in group homes, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, substance use rehabilitation programs as well as the local mental health.  Kimbley has a strong belief that people want to reach their highest potential and sometimes that may mean giving them a helping hand. 

Kimbley has her Associates of Liberal Art from Anderson College, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Clemson University and a Masters of Education with emphasis in Counseling and Guidance Services.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Certified Addictions Counselor II, a Master Addictions Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.  She is a member of National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors as well as the South Carolina Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors where she serves on their Certification Board.  Kimbley likes to spend her free time with her family, her dogs and working in the yard. 

Michael McLain, NCAC II, CAC II, SAP : Director, Outpatient Services

Mike has served in the alcohol and drug counseling field since 1992 and is a State and Nationally-Certified Addictions Counselor.  Mike supervises all adult outpatient programs at The Phoenix Center, including Outpatient Counseling, ADSAP (The Phoenix Center’s DUI program), and DOT (Department of Transportation) program. 

Outpatient Services welcomes referrals from various community organizations, churches, family members, and self referrals.


Curtis Reece, CPS : Director, Prevention Services

Curtis Reece and his team work to coordinate community alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention for Greenville County.  Curtis has worked in the Alcohol and Drug Prevention field since 1995, serving as County Prevention Director, State Coordinator, Community Prevention Specialist, and as a Regional AmeriCorps Leader.

Curtis holds the State and International Certified Prevention Professional credential, and serves on a variety of state and local boards including the South Carolina Governors’ Council, the South Carolina Underage Drinking Action Group, and the South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates.  He can also grow huge sweet potatoes.