Lamikka Purvis Samuel LMSW
Lamikka Purvis Samuel currently serves as the Director of Family Solutions. Prior to her work at the SC Office of Rural Health, Lamikka worked at one of South Carolina’s major hospital systems providing case management for adult patients with cardiovascular conditions, and also in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit helping families of premature, low birth weight, and/or critically ill babies to cope with unexpected and sometimes devastating birth outcomes.
Since becoming a professional social worker in 2003, Lamikka has facilitated grief/loss support groups, conducted community focus groups and educational sessions, provided individual and family counseling, served as a pregnancy prevention advocate in public schools, and provided mentorship and supervision to social workers in the field. She currently serves on board for the SC Perinatal Association.
Lamikka received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina. She is also licensed by the state of SC to practice social work, is certified as a Community Health Worker, and is a certified ACE Master Trainer.