Hollywood Animal Charities was founded in 2019 to help provide educational opportunities, job shadowing opportunities as well as to support the residents of Hollywood in with demonstrated financial needs to care for their pets. We also support local 501(c)(3) animal shelters in their missions.

Board of Directors

Reverend Herbert Beard

Reverend Herbert W. Beard is a native of Bamberg, South Carolina. He attended Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC obtaining a BA in History with a Minor in Sociology. He then relocated to Charleston, SC and was employed with the Charleston County Police Department and subsequently the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office where he was promoted to the rank of Captain prior to retiring in 2013. Rev. Beard completed his Master’s Degree in “Christian Leadership” from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia. He was selected as the sixth pastor of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church located in the Historic District of Charleston, South Carolina, 684 Rutledge Avenue.

Mr. Darrick Paul

Mr. Paul is the Chief People Officer for MUSC Health. Previously he was employed by the Catholic Health Initiatives as VP of Human Resources Operations. He received MHA and MBA degrees from American Intercontinental University.

Dr. Lorin Lawrence

Dr. Lawrence is a retired veterinarian.He is the previous owner of the Ebenezer Animal Hospital in Rock Hill, SC. He was raised in St. Kitts. He continues to practice as a relief veterinarian in the greater Charleston area.