Meet the Team

Karen Hartwell, M.D.

Co-Director

Karen Hartwell 

Dr. Karen Hartwell is an Associate Professor in the Addiction Sciences Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.   Dr. Hartwell has extensive clinical experience as a general and addiction psychiatrist in the treatment of substance use disorders with/without comorbid psychiatric disorders.  She was the Medical Director of the Substance Treatment and Recovery Program at the Ralph H Johnson VAMC until 2019 and treated veterans with multiple substance use disorders including opioids, alcohol, and stimulants, among others.  She is now leading several initiatives to address the opioid epidemic including becoming the medical director of MUSC’s Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorder.  Dr. Hartwell in unusual in that she made a mid-life career change and returned to academics to complete a fellowship in addiction psychiatry to better address the substance use disorders that commonly co-occur with psychiatric disorders.  Her research career has focused on understanding the underlying neurobiology and improving treatment outcomes.  She has collaborated on variety of research studies involving opioids, cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco use disorders. She has been involved multiple clinical trials including multisite trials, ranging from Phase 2 to Phase 4, investigating a variety of pharmacotherapeutic agents and TMS.

Mike Malone, CPSS NCPRSS

Co-Director

Karen Hartwell 

Mike is a person in Long-Term Recovery since 2009, and has been working with FAVOR Greenville since its inception in 2013. He currently holds the position of Senior Program Director. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree from USC Upstate in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is credentialed as both a CPSS and NCPRSS. More importantly perhaps, Mike has extensive experience delivering Peer Support services, supervising and training Peer Support Specialists, supporting Families who are affected by the disease of addiction, creating Programs, and practicing Social Work in all areas related to Recovery Community Organizations. This is Mike’s first ECHO experience. He’s excited to be a part of ECHO, so he can share his experience and knowledge, as well as continue learning and growing how to be an even more effective practitioner himself.

Rachel Grater, MA, MFA

Program Coordinator

Karen Hartwell 

Rachel Grater is a Telehealth Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned her BA in Biochemistry at Sonoma State University and completed her MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2000. Rachel accomplished her MA in Science Education at New York University in 2006. She currently coordinates several initiatives for MUSC including, Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorders, Project ECHO South Carolina Pregnancy Wellness, and Project ECHO Peer Recovery Specialists. Ms. Grater also works closely with the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program to increase access to treatment across the state via telehealth and with the Addiction Sciences telehealth Medication Assisted Treatment Program. Prior to joining MUSC, she worked for the New York City Department of Education as a teacher, curriculum developer, new educator-mentor, and coach leading workshops on strategic and pedagogical evidence-based best practices.

Audrey Colin, CPSS

Hub Specialist

Karen Hartwell 

Audrey Colin is a person in long-term recovery from addiction, trauma, and family dysfunction. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and Program Coordinator of Recovery Services, including SBIRT and a team of Certified Peer Recovery Specialists at The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health where she has worked for three years. Audrey will graduate from Spartanburg Community College in the spring with an Associate of Arts, and she plans to transfer to USC Upstate in the fall to pursue a degree in Sociology. She has overcome many adversities and has a vast understanding of navigating social and justice systems, such as DSS, Treatment Courts, and the inmate population within the  detention center. She serves on the Board of Directors of Angel’s Charge Ministries, and she enjoys sharing the recovery journey with others by enveloping herself in the mysticism that spirituality and unity with others bring to light. Audrey is the mother of three resilient children and counts the privilege of parenting them, every single day, as the highest honor of her life. Audrey is dedicated to serving the community and seeks to better serve the individuals and families that suffer because of the disease of addiction by participating in Favor Spartanburg and mutual-aid support groups in the community.

Dave Pruett, CPSS, NCPS

Hub Specialist

Karen Hartwell 

Dave is a person with 30 years of long-term recovery. He currently works as a Peer Supervisor with WEconnect Health Management. He has a Bachelor's Degree from USC, and is credentialed as both a CPSS and NCPS. With 35 years of management experience, he began following his passion of helping others and worked for the SCDMH as a Peer Supervisor before WEconnect. He serves as the Chair of SC SHARE, trains and certifies CPSS at FAVOR Grand Strand and SC SHARE, is on the Boards of FAVOR SC, SC PRSCC, and is a Supervision Focus Group member for iNAPS. Dave is excited to continuing to learn and support CPSS in their role of helping others find hope, support, and recovery.

Suzanne Lane, MS

Data Manager

Karen Hartwell 

Suzanne is the Database Administrator for the SC MAT ACCESS Project. She holds a BS in biology from Muskingum College in Ohio, an MS in marine biology from The College of Charleston, and an MS in health informatics from MUSC. Her responsibilities include overseeing the data collection and reporting requirements of the Emergency Department MAT Program and Project ECHO. This includes integrating data between various facets of these projects, conducting statistical analyses and report writing.

Angela Moreland, Ph.D.

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Angela Moreland, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University in 2009 and completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and NIMH T32 post-doctoral research fellowship at the NCVC, prior to joining the faculty in 2010. Dr. Moreland’s research interests focus on primary and secondary prevention of child abuse and risk factors for maltreatment among high risk parents of young children; as well as dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practice for victims of interpersonal violence and their families. Dr. Moreland has been involved in several externally-funded, large-scale longitudinal projects focused on prevention, treatment, and consequences of interpersonal violence among disadvantaged populations. She recently completed a NIDA K12 on addressing risk factors and consequences related to opioid use among women, with particular emphasis on trauma exposure and parenting stress among opioid-using parents. Based on expertise gained during her current NIDA-funded K12 award, Dr. Moreland has expertise in consequences, stressors, and available resources and treatments related to substance use among women, with specific expertise in opioid use disorder and medication assisted treatment among women. Dr. Moreland serves as a core member of South Carolina’s 21st Cures Initiative, to improve access to treatment for opioid use disorder in South Carolina, as well as a Co-Investigator on the NIDA Clinical Trials Network Southern Consortium Node.

Sarah Gainey, MSW, LISW-CP/S

Karen Hartwell 

Sarah Gainey, MSW, LISW-CP/S, is a licensed clinical social worker & supervisor, working in mental health and addictions for 20 years in Charleston, SC. Sarah received her Masters in Social Work from University of South Carolina and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Sarah is the Project Director for the South Carolina Emergency Department MAT Project, which facilitates same-day buprenorphine induction for ED patients with opioid use disorder and next-day “fast track” referral for ongoing treatment in multiple sites across the state.

Tanjanika Shivers

IT Manager