Lois provides guidance and support to sites and agencies as they move toward improvements in conditions of confinement for youths and work environment for staff. Prior to her work as a PbS Coach, Lois worked in various community, institution, and central office positions at South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) including, agency coordinator for PbS and Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance; institutional program support administrator with oversight responsibility of activity therapy, chaplain services, youth industries and work programs, and volunteer services; community regional administrator with responsibility for county Intake, probation, and parole/aftercare services; associate deputy director for policy and planning with oversight of strategic planning and evaluation, research and statistics, grants, and program design and implementation.
Lois has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in business administration from Voorhees College and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Carolina.