Over the last few months, the Palmetto Association for Children and Families (PAFCAF) has conducted an extensive search for a new CEO. PAFCAF board members, consultants, and an external executive recruitment firm were all involved in the search for a new leader. In selecting their new CEO, PAFCAF leadership were focused on selecting an individual who had a proven record of leadership in South Carolina of advancing initiatives and investments that better protect children and strengthen families.
“PAFCAF’s mission is to unite the agencies and organizations that serve children in South Carolina to exchange knowledge, gain new ideas and be strong advocates for our children,” said PAFCAF Board President Robert Kimberly. “We needed someone with a proven track record of successfully bringing everyone together to serve South Carolina’s children and families. Erin Hall is the perfect person for that job.”
Every day in South Carolina, several thousand children are living outside their family homes due to abuse, neglect and other reasons. These children are served by private agencies that provide care in emergency, long-term and adoptive settings. Most of these agencies belong to PAFCAF.
The association is dedicated to helping ensure these agencies throughout South Carolina have the resources and tools to provide quality care for our children and families. PAFCAF also works to advocate on behalf of the children in care as well as the agencies and individuals charged with providing their care.
Hall has spent the last two decades working in non-profit management, serving in various leadership and communications roles with organizations throughout South Carolina.
Hall previously served as executive director of Palmetto Place for five years prior to being selected as CEO of PAFCAF. As executive director of Palmetto Place, Erin created a safe and caring environment for children and youth that faced abuse, abandonment, neglect and/or homelessness. When Hall arrived, Palmetto Place was home to about a dozen children, who were elementary school age and younger. She and her team developed a strategic plan to build a new home that would house more children and youth. By the fall of 2016, Palmetto Place built a new house in addition to a second home just for high school and college students who were experiencing homelessness. Today, Palmetto Place is home to more than 30 children and youth.
Prior to leading Palmetto Place, Hall served as the executive director of the Midlands Division for the March of Dimes. Prior to her work with March of Dimes, she spent five years as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the National Association for Campus Activities.
“I am so honored to be taking on the role of CEO of PAFCAF,” Hall said. “This organization and its mission was integral to our success at Palmetto Place and I am excited to continue the work of the organization as we strive to improve the lives of children and families in South Carolina.”