“This is my passion and what I love to do because it holds a special place in my heart.”
– Darneyelle, Director of the Charles Webb Center
Darneyelle Washington has been the director of the Charles Webb Center for more than three years. She began her career in special needs as a service coordinator for the Disabilities Board in 2003. Darneyelle also worked in the Charleston School District and served as an early interventionist for five years.
She has met all DSS Licensing requirements for education and experience. Darneyelle also participates in the required 20 hours of DSS-approved training each year in areas such as program administration, child growth and development, early childhood education, health and safety, curriculum, nutrition, guidance, OSHA and professional development. She is trained in first aid, pediatric and adult CPR and pediatric and adult AED.
Darneyelle is married with three children. Her son was diagnosed with Jacobsen syndrome while in utero, leading her down the path to working with individuals with special needs. Throughout her experience with her son, she received early intervention services, service coordination support and educational services provided by the Charles Webb Center.
“The last 27 years of my career have groomed me for this, my dream job.”
-Susan Zellmann, Charles Webb Center Nurse
Susan Zellmann has been the nurse at the Charles Webb Center for 3 wonderful years. She graduated from MUSC/Trident Tech Practical nursing program in 1979 and had her first experience in the NICU and was hooked!! Babies and young children have been her passion ever since.
Her proudest moments in nursing before Webb, have been with the families that she has become a part of in the Home Health care field. Providing the support and encouragement to parents that just want to raise and care for their babies and children in the best possible natural environment, home, makes her feel her life is blessed.
Susan has 3 wonderful grown children (one with special needs) and 4 beautiful grandchildren that give her complete joy and keeps her young! She loves art, gardening, nature and her new home!
We operate with a staff ratio of 1:5, which includes speech, occupational and physical therapists, early interventionists, service coordinators and a full-time LPN. All of our staff undergo rigorous state and federal background checks and complete more than 50 hours of initial training before joining the center.
Each staff member is trained in first aid, pediatric and adult CPR and pediatric and adult AED, and all of our teachers meet DSS Licensing requirements for education and experience.