Derek has been in the field of Social Work, specifically in the area of Children and Families, for the past 17 years. Originally from Ohio, Derek earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University in 2001. After relocating to Charleston, SC in 2003, he has continued to assist families in the low country. Derek earned his Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2001. He has held positions as a Service Coordinator for the Department of Social Services, Lead Clinical Staff at a group home, a Student Support Specialist holds an Adjunct Professor position within the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Derek is excited to take his experience into the Program Supervisor position within Justice Works Behavioral Care in Charleston, SC.