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Victoria (Tori) Charles

Assistant Director

Educational Background
  • PhD Candidate - University of South Carolina
  • Master of Social Work - Winthrop University
  • BA in Psychology - Winthrop University
Professional Profile

In her role as the Assistant Director, Tori conceptualizes and carries out research and evaluation studies with our partner organizations. She provides guidance and support to our research team. Tori designs studies, develops interview tools, performs data analytics, and summarizes findings using various techniques to meet our partners’ project needs. Previously, Tori worked as a project coordinator supervising and training graduate research assistants, organizing a statewide conference, supervising data collection, developing presentations for statewide and national conferences, and co-authoring technical reports. Tori has previous direct practice experience working in community mental health conducting individual counseling and facilitating treatment groups. Tori is pursuing a doctorate degree in the College of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. She is developing methodological expertise in social network analysis and multilevel modeling to investigate social structures in greater detail. Her primary areas of research interest are in organizational capacity building, program development and evaluation, examining stakeholder perspectives, and addressing social isolation as a factor for improving quality of life in older adults in long term care.

Areas of Interest

Long term care, capacity building, quality improvement

Research Interest

Quality of life, social determinants of health, implementation science

Create. Deliver. Evaluate.
Building individual and organizational capacity through development, evaluation and research.