Gayle Aycock

LRADAC Announces Gayle Aycock as New President and CEO

LRADAC’s Board of Directors announced today the selection of Gayle Aycock as the agency’s new President and CEO.

Steve Hatchell, Chair of LRADAC’s Board of Directors, said, “The Board of Directors conducted a nationwide search for the next President and CEO. It just so happened that the best person for the job was already a part of the organization. Ms. Aycock brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about not only clinical treatment for addiction but the organization itself and the community we serve.”

Deborah Francis, President & CEO of LRADAC, Announces Retirement

Debbie Francis, President and CEO of LRADAC (Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council), is retiring from her years of leadership at the agency. Francis’ decision to retire will bring a close to her remarkable career in health care in South Carolina.

Steve Hatchell, Chair of LRADAC’s Board of Directors, noted, “Debbie has provided incredible leadership to LRADAC. During her tenure as CEO, she guided the organization through numerous significant changes including the move to our two state-of-the-art facilities, rebranding, and expanding the agency’s services to better serve the people of Lexington and Richland counties.