The Pipeline Project, a OneSpartanburg initiative funded by the Duke Energy Foundation, promotes broader and more diverse membership on area boards in order to create new champions for Spartanburg County that reflect its diversity. The project identifies rising stars, channels them through Spartanburg’s leadership development programs, and enters graduates into a searchable database of trained community leaders. Ultimately, the Pipeline connects several hundred community-minded individuals with organizations hoping to utilize their talent.

Organizations need diverse, talented professionals. Search by skill set or interest to find a potential board member, committee member, or even a potential employee!

We need you at the table. The Pipeline includes rising stars from underrepresented populations and recent graduates from the Spartanburg County Foundation’s Grassroots Leadership Development Initiative, Spartanburg County's Citizens Academy, the City of Spartanburg's Citizen Academy, United Way of the Piedmont's Nonprofit Fellows and Spartanburg Chamber’s Leadership Spartanburg.

Ready to join the Pipeline? Apply for a program directly, or ask us for assistance. Need to add your information to the database? Click here to complete the form, then email your headshot to us

 

 

Al Atkins Jr.

Chief Diversity Officer | USC Upstate

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Bio:
Continuing to expand access and opportunity to affordable public education while advancing our efforts to honor each other’s presence and appreciate the fullness of humanity through equity, wellness and civility.

Skillset:

Governance, Human Resources, Legal, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Legal Services, Science, Animals, International,

Alaina Schnipke

Corporate Recruiter | Denny's

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Bio:
I would be interested in serving the city of Spartanburg by engaging with organizations that focus on the education and retention of our current student population. Whether this be through working with organizations that identify students with risk factors and helping them succeed, helping to work on retention programs for college graduates, working on the development of skilled trade programs for students not interested in traditional college paths, or a variety of other education related topics. Additionally, organizations that focus on literacy and education of our adult population would be of interest as well. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Human Resources, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Other

Alan Jenkins

City Councilman, District 2 | City of Spartanburg

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Bio:
Professionally, I am a social and digital media communicator with a focus on health care. I would love to advise nonprofits on digital communications. I also am open to boards and committees, depending on time commitments. I will be a 2019 graduate of Leadership South Carolina.

Skillset:

Governance, Marketing/PR,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Music, Culture, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Recreation,

Allison Caulk

Spartanburg County Director | Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate

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Bio:
I am interested in getting involved in efforts that particularly relate to youth and already serve on some committees because of my position at BBBS. I suppose I am most interested in not only learning more about community endeavors for my own knowledge but also any resources that could be beneficial for program clients and families. Thank you for the opportunity! I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Legal Services, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Allison Owens

Business Develpoment Officer | Founders Federal Credit Union

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Bio:
I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Music, Community Development, Recreation, Animals,

Angie Stroupe

Dir, Benefits and Wellness | AFL

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Bio:
I have knowledge of insurance and wellness initiatives that could benefit many organizations. I would like to use those skills in serving the community. I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Financial,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Politics, Human Services,

Arsenio Parks

Assistant Director of Admission/ Director of Diversity and Inclusion Admission | Wofford College

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Bio:
Connecting with the youth by giving information and resources to help promote higher education

Skillset:

Event Planning, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Community Development, Recreation,

Ashley Whitt

Program Specialist | The Spartanburg County Foundation

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Bio:
I am passionate about education and students broadening their horizons to see what is possible. I am a 2012 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Human Services,

Aundi Hunter

Director of Development, Upstate | Alzheimer's Association

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Bio:
I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising,

Service Interest:

Culture, Animals,

Brandi Dice

Owner | Art Lounge

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Bio:
I would like to be known as a person who helps the community grow. Seeing new business growth and connectivity among people

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Art, Music, Community Development, Animals,

Brian Earnest

Vice President - Revenue Cycle | Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

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Bio:
I am interested in lending my skills and talents to our community through participating in Boards and Activities that focus on growing and maintaining local talent from our community. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Financial, Governance, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Finance, Music,

Brian Webb

Director of Imaging Services | Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

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Bio:
As a recent graduate of Leadership Spartanburg I was amazed at the growth and development going on in Spartanburg. I also learned more about the shortfalls we have in education and retaining talent. I would like to help with either of these objectives. Our educators are making progress but do need the community to help whenever possible. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Religious, Community Development, Recreation,

Brian Easler

Department Head of Transportation Technologies | Greenville Technical College

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Bio:
I love my town. Spartanburg is thriving, and I want to continue to nurture this growth in any way I can, especially by providing businesses what they need in their current markets. Spartanburg has always been a promoter of the arts, and I'd like to support that endeavor as well. I will serve in any way I can.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, International, Human Services,

Brooke Coleman

Branch Office Manager | McAngus, Goudelock & Courie

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Bio:
In anyway and anywhere needed. I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Human Resources, Policy,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Cameron Harris

occupational therapist | Spartanburg Regional Medical Center

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Bio:
I have a passion for working with children and their families. My ultimate goal is to help provide a place to facilitate the achievement of developmental milestones, play skills, and engagement in the community through a play or sensory gym. In the meantime, I will serve this population of Spartanburg through volunteerism and service projects. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Science, Recreation, Human Services,

Carolyn C Harbison

Community Volunteer

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Bio:
I have been on the Bicycle and Pedestrians Commission and would like to serve the city on another commission. I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Financial, Governance, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Finance, Other

Carolyn Ratchford

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Bio:
To be an advocate a voice, on boards, raising awareness through out Spartanburg, become more effective and develop my Leadership skills and abilities. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Human Resources,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Religious, Social Services, Community Development,

Cartia Higgins

Community Case Worker | AccessHealth

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Bio:
I'd like to serve Spartanburg where ever I am needed. I am a 2017 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, Human Services,

Cecily Baker

CNA/Independent Caregiver | Be Patient Caregiver,LLC

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Bio:
I would like to serve as an advocate ,voice ,minority and team player. I would love to be a team player in economic development of the fast growing Spartanburg area. New opportunities and experiences give you chance to grow,customer relations,network and be a part of an creative innovative environment. I am a 2003 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Fundraising, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Legal Services, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Recreation, Animals, International, Human Services, Other

Chauncey Sims

Reverand, Director, Director of Data/Analysts | C.j.S Ministries, Second Chance Foundation, 7Health&Wellness

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Bio:
I’m just eagerd to learn and become more involved with our community. Social Issues, Economic issues, and bringing community awareness to implement change. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Governance, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Religious, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Recreation, International, Human Services,

Chris Jefferson

Founder | BARS ACADEMY/Elephnt Group

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Bio:
Assisting in the processes of positively impacting and edifying our youth and entrepreneurs. I am a 2017 graduate of Start:Me Spartanburg

Skillset:

Financial, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Art, Music, Culture,

Colleen Bishop

Membership Manager | ETV Endowment of SC

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Bio:
Honestly I would serve wherever help is needed. Just getting involved would be great. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Art, Music, Social Services, Animals,

Courtney Thomas

Upstate Liaison | Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

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Bio:
I'd like to center women in conversations about economic development in the Upstate. Our region has so much potential and in this time of growth it is important that women are not left behind. Women are a willing and ready workforce that should command the attention of the business community. I am a 2018 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Policy,

Service Interest:

Civic, Higher Education, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Community Development,

Crissy Wilson

Director of Corporate Engagement | Fostering Great Ideas

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Bio:
I would like to serve Spartanburg through social and educational development of at risk youth. There is a generational problem throughout various populations resulting in poor health, social and economic outcomes for youth, especially those aging out of foster care. I want to provide the connections and tools to establish hope for a prosperous future for children living in uncertainty in Spartanburg County. I am a 2017 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Human Resources, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Legal Services, Community Development, Science, International, Human Services,

Crystal Weeks

Director of Quality | ReGenesis Health Care

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Bio:
I would like to serve Spartanburg County by providing accessibility to health care for all patient populations to assist with reducing some of the community indicators. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Music, Social Services, Community Development, Science,

Dana Bertolino

AmeriCorps and VITA Program Manager | United Way of the Piedmont

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Bio:
I am a 2017 graduate of Spartanburg County Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Human Services,

Daniel Craig

Attorney | Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman Law Firm, LLP

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Bio:
I am interested in Spartanburg's economic growth, particularly through attracting and retaining young talent. My interest in this area spans to many things important to our young workforce and their young families, including quality of place, education, affordable housing, economic development initiatives, and white collar job opportunities. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Financial, Legal, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Finance, Legal Services, Other

Dawn Deck

Investments and Grants Manager | South Carolina Community Loan Fund

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Bio:
I was born and raised in Spartanburg, and my family currently resides in Spartanburg. I desire to continually serve Spartanburg by being a voice at the table where major decisions occur regarding the evolution of our city and county. I'd like to continue serving Spartanburg, using my time, talents and treasure, as we work to truly make this "OneSpartanburg" for everyone. I am a 2017 graduate of Spartanburg County Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Art, Music, Politics, Community Development, Other

Denia Brown

Exe. Admin/HR and Sales Manager | National Beta Club

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Bio:
I would like to serve in the areas of educational development and mental health awareness. I am an educator at heart and want for our next generation to be healthy, educated, and successful and thrive in the Spartanburg community. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Governance, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Donna Evans

Wellness Director | White Oak Estates

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Bio:
I would be interested in serving on a board or committee for a local non-profit or other community programs. I feel like there's so many opportunities out there that I don't even know exist! I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Environmental, Recreation, Human Services, Other

Dr. Gerard Edwards

Educator

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Bio:
I believe it would be an honor to serve in the Spartanburg community. I enjoyed my time at Wofford College and teaching in various Spartanburg school districts. I am a 2016 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Higher Education, Other

Dr. Khrystal Smith

Assistant Dean of Students & Director of Student Life | USC Upstate

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Bio:
Currently serve on Talent Action Team, but am open to identifying other opportunities that line up with interests and skill sets. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Higher Education, Culture,

Dr. Melissa Walker

President, Heyday Coaching LLC; Emerita Professor, Converse College | Heyday Coaching LLC

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Bio:
I'm willing to serve in any capacity which uses my skills and experience, particularly in the areas of historic preservation, non-profit and arts leadership, and education. I am deeply committed to developing women's leadership skills and to improving opportunities for underserved populations in our community.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Governance, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services, Other

Dr. Meredith Rose

Principal | Jesse Boyd Elementary School

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Bio:
I clearly have a heart for children. I have been a public school educator for over 20 years. Yet, within that realm of being an educator so many other contributing factors influence our ability to give every student what is necessary to be college and career ready. Those factors include health and wellness, abuse/neglect, affordable housing, and early childhood education and daycare. Those areas have become ones that I have developed passions for in helping increase our ideals set forth by the Spartanburg Academic Movement. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Social Services, Technology, Community Development,

Dr. Ohmar Land

Assistant VP of Institutional Advancement & Public Relations | Sherman College of Chiropractic

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Bio:
I'm committed to causes that support youth and education. I'm also passionate about eradicating poverty and focusing on initiatives that provide equity and access for diverse populations in the community. I will be a 2019 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development,

Dr. Ramon Galinanes Jr.

Director, Bonner Scholars Program | Wofford College

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Bio:
I am a 2013 graduate of Diversity Learders Iniative.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy,

Service Interest:

Civic, Higher Education, Politics, Community Development, International,

Duffy Baehr

Owner | Baehr Feet, LLC

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Bio:
I know the potential our community has to offer. I would like to see Spartanburg compete with other markets and grow. I would be happy to help in any way I can. I am a small business owner of retail store in its 14th year. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Human Services,

Dwayne A Hoskins

Chiropractor | Hoskins Family Chiropractic

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Bio:
I am determined and committed to serving the community in which I live. I am eager to serve to make where I live even better than I found it - which is pretty amazing. I am a 2016 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Technology, Community Development, Science,

Elizabeth (Libby) Warlick

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Bio:
I love helping with special events and fundraising. I enjoy working with children and young adult causes such as foster care and independent living. I also have a heart for the elderly and disadvantaged. I am a 2015 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Social Services, Human Services,

Ellen Richardson

Talent Acquisition Specialist | Milliken & Co.

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Bio:
I love the growth that we've already seen in Spartanburg and there are more exciting things to come. I'm really wanting to shift my focus to how we can support the education initiatives as well as support for families in the area that live below the poverty line. I love the healthy living garden and having access to fresh produce for those areas that are more than walking distance from a grocery store. Ideas like that make a huge difference.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Human Resources,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Culture, Politics, Legal Services, Community Development, Animals, International,

Emily Wood

Event and Program Manager | Sherman College of Chiropractic

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Bio:
I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Culture, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, Human Services,

Emme Smith

Chief Executive Officer | Emme Smith Solutions

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Bio:
It is my mission to increase academic success by bridging the gap between home and school through advocacy. I offer coaching and consultation to parents, schools, and community organizations. I am a 2013 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Governance, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Erin Ouzts

Director | VentureSouth-Spartanburg

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Bio:
Working with organizations who want to increase the economic stability, sustainability and mobility of individuals. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Finance, Higher Education, Technology, Community Development, Science, Other

Evelyn Matveyeva

Internal Auditor | Denny's

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Bio:
I would like to serve Spartanburg with the skills that I have. There are so many great initiatives going on in this area I want to be able to plug in and help out either with my financial knowledge or with my drive and passion for positive change and growth. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Risk Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Finance, Higher Education, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Recreation, International,

Evelyn Patterson

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Bio:
I'd like to serve in any capacity that helps people improve their station in life, i.e., educationally, financially, etc. I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

 

Service Interest:

Civic, Social Services,

Evelyn Blakley

Retired

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Bio:
I'd love to use the marketing and people skills learned over 20 + years of marketing and teaching. I am a 2018 graduate of City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Culture, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Animals, Human Services,

Floretta W Miller

Peer Support Specialist | Spartanburg Area Mental Health

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Bio:
I love the city of Spartanburg, born and raised here and all I want to do is make it better and help Spartanburg residents reach their full potential. I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Risk Management, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Music, Technology, Legal Services, Community Development, Environmental, Human Services,

Frank Starosto

Senior Practitioner | Milliken & Company

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Bio:
My desire is to have a positive impact on education for all Spartanburg County students. I am a 2015 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Other

Frankie Page

Visual Artist/Influencer | Frankie Zombie Art

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Bio:
I would love to serve Spartanburg in the aspect of drawing a closer relationship between art and the community. I would love to help shine light on Arts that will take Spartanburg into an emerging diverse scene of creative and home grown culture. I will be a 2019 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Art, Music, Culture, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, Human Services,

Greyson Furnas

Brokerage Associate | Spencer/Hines Properties

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Bio:
I would love to serve Spartanburg in any way that I can. I am passionate about the health and well-being of the community as well as the education and access to quality education for every member of the community. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Financial, Fundraising, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Finance, Higher Education, Music, Politics, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Hannah Jarrett

Community Impact Associate | United Way of the Piedmont

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Bio:
Because of my role at United Way, most nonprofit boards are "off-limits" for me due to conflict of interest. However, I still enjoy being involved, particularly when it comes to sharing about the great work that's being done in Spartanburg and building the capacity of our community to be better. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Animals,

Hannah Terpack

Director of Advising and Career Enrichment Services | The Johnson College of Business at USC Upstate

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Bio:
I’d like to appreciate in initiatives that relate to educational attainment and talent retention. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Environmental, Animals, Human Services,

J. Ruth Littlejohn

City Council District 3

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Bio:
I am currently serving Spartanburg in several areas, where ever needed. I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation,

Jacinta Williams

Licensed Property Manager | JLD Property Managment

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Bio:
JLD Property Management Solutions Motto sums it up! "We are helping to build lives through our service in the community"

Skillset:

Financial, Human Resources,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Religious, Community Development,

Jamie Gibson

Program Coordinator | Hub City Farmers Market

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Bio:
Healthy food access for low-income families. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

 

Service Interest:

Community Development, Other

Jansen Tidmore

Executive Vice President | SPG Downtown Development Partnership

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Bio:
In a capacity that builds quality of life through economic opportunity. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Financial, Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Finance, Culture, Politics, Technology, Community Development, Recreation, International,

Jasmine Stewart

Executive Assistant | The Spartanburg County Foundation

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Bio:
I am interested in serving in the areas of youth, education, and health. I am a 2012 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Human Resources, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Social Services, Community Development, Recreation,

Jason Paddock

Director of Instructional Technology | Spartanburg School District 2

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Bio:
I would be interested in any education-related organizations, particularly those that seek to work across K-12, higher ed, and non-traditional learning communities. I'd also be interested in any arts or cultural organizations, especially those with unique or non-traditional missions. I'm most interested in helping groups with unique perspectives or cultural ideas connect with the larger Spartanburg community. I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Policy, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Art, Music, Culture, Technology, Science, Recreation,

Jenifer Woodward

RN Case Manager | AccessHealth Spartanburg

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Bio:
In my capacity at AccessHealth, I am exposed to a variety of individuals with unique service needs related to health and social services. I serve as an educator, resource, support, coach for this group of Spartanburg residents. Additionally, I occasionally serve as a liaison between our clients and community resources. It is in this capacity that I would be most useful.

 

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Jenni Russell

R&D Specialist | Contec, Inc.

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Bio:
I am highly motivated by how my work impacts others. I enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor or seeing how fulfilling a need makes others feel. I consider myself equipped with sincerity, joy, the ability to work with people of all personality types and backgrounds, and attention to detail. I'm not afraid to sweat, learn new skills, or be pushed outside of my comfort zone. I would like to try a variety of low-commitment service opportunities until I find what I'm truly passionate about. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

 

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Finance, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Technology, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Recreation, Animals, International, Human Services,

Jerome R. Long III

Financial Advisor | Merrill Lynch

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Bio:
I am willing to serve the community wherever there is a need. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Finance, Art, Music, Culture, Community Development, Recreation,

Jessica Holcomb

Deputy Director | Spartanburg Housing Authority

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Bio:
I have a heart and passion for the work that I do of serving others and I genuinely care for and serve those individuals in our community who are less fortunate. It is my hope that I am able to "be the voice" and advocate to other millennials, colleagues, SHA residents, etc. of just how great our beloved town is and what all it has to offer. We are “One Spartanburg” and I look forward to doing my part in changing the views of others and making our town even greater. I am 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Culture, Social Services, Technology, Community Development, Environmental, Human Services,

Jillian Kersh

Director of Continuing Education | Sherman College

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Bio:
I would be happy to serve on the board of local non-profits in health related efforts. As a healthcare provider, I am invested in the health of my community and would be happy to serve in any capacity. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Art, Culture, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Human Services,

Jimmy Lewis

Pastor | Friends in Christ UMC

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Bio:
To help give the marginalized access to needed services- health care, mentoring, employment opportunities. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Governance, Human Resources, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Religious, Social Services, Human Services,

Joe Pinilla

Deputy Director of Prevention and Community Engagement | The Forrester Center for Behavioral Health

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Bio:
I would like to help connect individuals with services that will enhance their quality of life. The services may include, but are not limited to: Substance use disorder treatment, Mental Health, affordable housing, healthcare, transportation, education, etc. I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy, Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Community Development, Human Services,

Jonathan W. Lounsberry

Attorney | The Stevens Firm, P.A.

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Bio:
I would like to give back to a community that has already given me so much. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

 

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Art, Music, Culture, International,

Jordana Megonigal

CEO | The RECON Network

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Bio:
I live in Spartanburg and am excited about its potential. With my background in business and entrepreneurship (I ran a business magazine for 15 years) and my passion for leadership, women in business, veterans issues and the foster care system, I bring a lot of things to the table. I am a 2015 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Politics, Community Development, Other

Josh Thompson

Attorney/Shareholder | Holcombe Bomar, PA

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Bio:
I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

 

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Higher Education, Community Development,

Juanita Dunlap

Meeting Street Academy

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Bio:
I love being a resource for parent in the Upstate. I also love serving as the Front Desk Manager at Meeting Street Academy. Education is the greatest investment in a child's life. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

 

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Social Services, Other

Kamelle Gomez

VISTA Leader | United Way of the piedmont

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Bio:
I will be a 2019 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Religious, Culture, Community Development, Recreation,

Kara Davis

Director of Metropolitan Studies Institute | USC Upstate

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Bio:
I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Community Development, Recreation, Animals,

Kathryn Boucher

Executive Director | Spartanburg Philharmonic

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Bio:
I enjoy community service and being a part of creating a better Spartanburg for all ages. I have a varied background in finance, organizational development, and the arts and feel my skills and knowledge would be an asset to some organizations. I am a 2017 graduate of the Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation,

Kathryn Harvey

Founder | Neue South Collective

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Bio:
I'd like to help connect non-profits with ways to amplify their stories and find new ways to fundraise and activate through events. I'd like to help tell the story of Spartanburg on a intra-regional and national scale.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Art, Music, Culture, Community Development, Science, Animals, International,

Kathy Hill

Community Relations Coordinator | City of Spartanburg

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Bio:
My job entails working with city neighborhood residents and the community as a whole. I am actually a Spartanburg County resident and would like to become more involved in various organizations and boards to gain more knowledge about our county. I am a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg, the Spartanburg County Citizen's Academy and I manage the City of Spartanburg Citizen Academy. I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizen Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Governance, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Religious, Music, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Katie Boling

HR Executive Assistant | Denny's, Inc.

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Bio:
I'd love to help in any way needed; however, I am most passionate about mental health awareness and support as well as the major homeless issue in Spartanburg. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Science, Recreation, Human Services,

Katie Burnett

Occupational Therapist / Small Business Owner | South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind/ Hub City Kids, LLC

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Bio:
I am interested in serving in areas that impact health/wellness for children and families. Some organizations/programs I am interested in include PAL, Eat Smart Move More, Hub City Farmers' Market, etc. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg

 

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Keba Moore

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Bio:
Within community service based programs, which lead to growth and prosperity for individuals and companies within education, health and spiritual wellness. I am a 2015 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Politics, Community Development, Recreation, International, Human Services,

Kenna McLarty

Associate Director of Residential | SCSDB

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Bio:
I would like to serve Spartanburg in any capacity related to the growth of youth development, health awareness and finance. I have a strong background working with youth, as I have been employed with the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind for over fifteen years. I also have a passion for empowering the community with knowledge about their health and finances. I have worked closely with organizations in the community to provide resources to those in need. I am a 2017 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Science, Recreation, International,

Khala Hawes

Owner | Khala Marande, LLC

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Bio:
I would love tp assist with helping non-profit organizations share their programs and services with the Spartanburg community. I am also very interested in efforts to help mothers, young children and entrepreneurial efforts in the Spartanburg community. I will be a 2019 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Other

Krystina Hunter

Project Manager | Advance America

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Bio:
I would like to serve on a board who's focus is leadership, innovation or something positive! I also have a strong passion for dogs and our downtown area. I am a 2017 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Human Resources, Legal, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Legal Services, Community Development, Environmental, Animals, International, Human Services,

Kyle Waltz

VP Finance | J M Smith

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Bio:
Foster and retain talent through advocacy and mentoring Serve as a Board Member in a Treasury/Finance Function congruent with my background. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Financial, Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Technology, Community Development, Science, Recreation, Animals,

Lanie Whitaker

Owner | Arrowhead Design Company

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Bio:
Creatively! We're always looking for ways to market this city and everything it has to offer. Our team can serve Spartanburg through graphic design, web design, social media, and screen printing!

Skillset:

Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Art, Culture, Social Services, Technology, Recreation,

Laura Barbas-Rhoden

Professor of Spanish | Wofford College

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Bio:
My interests center on the co-creation and sustaining of inclusive spaces, places, and networks/organizations that foster thriving, with equity. I understand thriving to be shaped by contexts that foster, encourage, or allow for well-being/health, self-realization/education, and environmental sustainability. I am interested in advancing and amplifying and enhancing the work of those already engaged in these spheres, and in the ideation, design, implementation, and evaluation of new additions to this kind of work.

Skillset:

Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Culture, Community Development, Environmental, International,

Laura Boles

Marketing Manager | Eggs Up Grill

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Bio:
I have a passion for families and children. My professional background was in television for nearly a decade. I have transitioned into marketing recently. If there’s a way to use skills from my professional life to help organizations in the community, I would love to get involved. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Marketing/PR,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Culture, Community Development,

Lee Bailey

City Manager | City of Woodruff

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Bio:
I would like to help mold and guide visions to make Spartanburg County a better place for our future generations. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Governance, Human Resources, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, International, Human Services,

Lee Smith

Filmmaker Photographer | Peculiar Praiship, LLC

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Bio:
Better service in the application of media.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Higher Education, Art, Culture, Technology, Community Development,

Leron Rahynes

Founder/CEO | VuL Inc.

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Bio:
I want to serve as a liaison connecting individuals to specific resources that can be a benefit to their needs. I want to identify those in the community with certain skill sets that are being underutilized or overlooked and link them to the resources that will cultivate, facilitate, and sustain their growth and success.

Skillset:

Organizational Management, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Social Services, Technology, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Leroy Jeter

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Bio:
I am a 2008 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

 

Service Interest:

Art, Community Development,

Lisa Colby

Executive Director | American Red Cross

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Bio:
I'm interested in bringing the perspective of a nonprofit and a woman executive to organizations that are open to diversifying their leadership. With a background in strategy development, fundraising, and organizational culture change, I welcome the challenge of learning more about the work of organizations trying to improve the lives of Spartanburg residents, particularly those living in poverty. I am a 2015 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Fundraising, Governance, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Higher Education, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Human Services,

Lisa Scott

Self employed

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Bio:
The social issues in our community are great. From human trafficking to gangs. Many believe “that doesn’t happen here”. I would like to work to bring awareness of these issues. I am a 2017 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Social Services, Human Services,

Lori Tarallo

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Bio:
I am not sure of specific opportunities, but my areas of interest include public safety, property maintenance/blight, and mentoring/education. I also would love to see Spartanburg improve its existing science center.

Skillset:

Policy, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Music, Culture, Science,

Lynnell Lawson

Instructional Coach | Spartanburg Coach

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Bio:
As a native of Spartanburg and a member of several civic organizations. I would like to see more diversity in the area as well as more opportunities to help grow citizens through literacy and volunteer opportunities. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Human Resources,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Community Development,

Marquice Clark

Assistant Principal | Spartanburg District Seven

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Bio:
Simply put, I would like to serve in a way that helps to make Spartanburg an ideal place for all residents. Particularly those who need the most help. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Governance, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Legal Services, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Recreation, International, Human Services,

Mary Kathryn Snead

Director of Finance | Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

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Bio:
I would love to serve Spartanburg through volunteering with the underprivileged youth in our community, in some capacity. I am also very interested in serving Spartanburg through non-profits, local boards, and leadership roles in our community. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Art, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, Animals, International, Human Services,

Mary Locke

Professor | Greenville Technical College

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Bio:
I am interested in serving on non-profit boards or working with agencies to help the under-served using my computer skills and others for the greater good. I am a 2013 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Culture, Technology, Community Development, Science, Recreation,

Matt Roos

Advancement | Wofford College

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Bio:
Our family has been in Spartanburg for nearly 3 years. In that time, it has quickly become our 'home.' The people, place and undeniable sense of momentum toward actualizing the potential for our community have made it so. I'd like to continue to build upon that momentum and leverage my skills and passion as I can. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, International,

Matthew Gilley

Partner | Ford & Harrison LLP

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Bio:
I have already served on several boards, including the Hope Center for Children, Spartanburg Preparatory School, Leadership Spartanburg Board of Regents, and EMERGE Family Therapy. My family is not native to Spartanburg, and we have chosen it as our home. I want to ensure that it continues to progress in the same manner and at the speed I have seen over the last 13 years. I am a 2014 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Financial, Governance, Human Resources, Legal, Policy, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Music, Politics, Legal Services, Community Development, Science, Animals, International,

Mike Hopkins

Sr. HR Analyst | timken

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Bio:
Serve as a human resources representative as needed.

Skillset:

Human Resources, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Music,

Miquel Pastrana

IT Analyst | Pacolet Milliken Enterprises

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Bio:
I would like to serve on boards and assist organizations in reaching out to the community or even help out individuals finding organizations that can assist them in what they need. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Policy, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Technology, Community Development, Science, International, Human Services,

Missy House

Field Representative | US House of Representatives

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Bio:
I am eager about helping Spartanburg and very excited about our growth. I am happy to help on boards, with special projects, or a variety of other ways. I am a 2016 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Governance, Policy, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Recreation, Animals, International, Human Services,

Misty Huey

World Relief Upstate SC

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Bio:
I would like to serve on a board of directors. I am a 2016 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Religious, Social Services, Community Development, Animals, International, Human Services,

Monica Bryant

Neighborhood Coordinator | United Housing Connections

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Bio:
I would like to advocate for our underserved populations such as children women and homeless individuals. I believe that becoming an advocate for the screws opens the opportunities that are lacking due to lack of knowledge so that these groups can be more self-sufficient. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

 

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Monique Watson

Owner | Balancing Act Coaching & Consulting,LLC

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Bio:
As a family therapist I have a first hand knowledge of the needs of many segments of our community. My approach to dealing with needs in our community is from a systems approach. I am a 2017 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Human Resources, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Naomi Sargent

Director of Strategic Communications | Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

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Bio:
I'd like to help build a better Spartanburg. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Governance, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Higher Education, Culture, Community Development,

Natalia Rosario

Senior Planner | City of Spartanburg

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Bio:
While my everyday role is to guide growth in the City, both in terms of type and location through administration of the zoning ordinance, and working with developers and applicants to help them maneuver the public processes required, my hope in serving Spartanburg is not limited to commercial growth. My greatest desire is to find a way to open doors for others to have their voices heard, and if that is not possible, then to be their voice where doors have opened for me. That extends to making connections for others, providing input in meetings that might not otherwise be mentioned without a minority at the table, and putting my time and resources towards efforts that serve traditionally neglected communities in Spartanburg. If at the end of my career/life I can look back and see that my work has helped lay the groundwork for others to climb higher, or that by my presence and participation I have enabled others to have a seat at the table, or contributed something positive to those underserved communities to where they are empowered by their own accord, then I'll have done my job. My dream world would be where the problems in Highland are the same as those in Converse Heights - neighborhood squabbles over alleyways and who parks where, and not cycles of poverty that result in stymied potential, wasted resources, addiction, pain, depression etc. While I can't solve all of the problems, I want to see a Spartanburg where everyone's problems are as silly and annoying as those whose families have been able to build and grow wealth for generations. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Art, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Recreation, Animals, International, Human Services,

Natalia Swanson

Program Director, Healthy Eating | Active Living | Mary Black Foundation

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Bio:
I'd like to use my experiences, knowledge and networks to support communities in Spartanburg to thrive, regardless of language, education, income, and other barriers. I am a 2013 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Event Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Community Development, International,

Natalie Smith-Wells

Business Manager | Spartanburg Housing Authority

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Bio:
I am open serve Spartanburg in regards to helping connect people to resources, engagement in community outreach events and helping with efforts during the summer months to keep our children engaged in educational and nutrition activities. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Community Development, Recreation,

Osa Benson, Esq.

Attorney, Director, Corporate Counsel, Legal Department | SYNNEX Corporation

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Bio:
As an African-American female, mother of three, experienced attorney, and native of Upstate SC, I want to share the talents and experience I have gained from my 20+ years of legal practice, diversity training, and civic service from around the world with my SC Upstate community. I am passionate about volunteering and giving back to my community because "to whom much is given, much is expected." It is my hope to serve and assist Spartanburg in areas of community need, whatever they may be. Please put my talents to use! I would love to help. I am a 2018 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Human Resources, Legal, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Art, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Legal Services, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, International, Human Services,

Phillip Stone

Archivist | Wofford College

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Bio:
I'm interested in serving in ways that help Spartanburg grow and achieve its full potential. I'm completing a term on the Partners for Active Living board, and have learned a great deal there about nonprofit boardsanship, and I chaired the board's strategic planning committee for 3 years. I want to serve in ways that are meaningful and will help shape our community for the next generation. I am a 2017 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Higher Education, Religious, Music, Culture, Politics, Community Development, Environmental,

Quanna Makupson

Office Manager | Upstate Fatherhood Coalition

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Bio:
I would like to be a help to individuals who need help in the community

Skillset:

Event Planning, Human Resources, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Community Development, Animals,

Rachel Hansen

Digital Marketing Manager | Polydeck

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Bio:
I'd love to be a part of telling everyone about Spartanburg and attracting talent to the area. My forte is social media, marketing and digital marketing. I will be a 2019 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Music, Culture, International,

Rachel L Dattilo

Director of Talent Management | Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

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Bio:
Appropriate Boards best aligned with my skills and interests. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Recreation, Animals, International,

Rachel Putman

Vice-President of Human Resources | Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands

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Bio:
With more than twenty (20) years of Human Resources experience, I would welcome the opportunity to serve in areas of talent acquisition, development, and retention as a way to build and strengthen families and communities. For many years, I have worked with youth and mentored female professionals. As a component of talent management, family strengthening, and community development, I would also welcome the opportunity to serve in either capacity as well. I am a 2018 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Human Resources, Policy, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Human Services, Other

Reba Quattlebaum

Health Coach | Hope Risers

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Bio:
I am not sure which way would be more beneficial. I would like to get more into board/ committee that is active in the community while also having a social platform for connecting with other professionals. I am a 2017 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Human Resources, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Community Development, Recreation, International,

Rejeaner Burney

Business owner | Fly Girlz and Guyz

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Bio:
Helping others with wisdom and knowledge about starting a business and maintaining the business. I am a 2018 graduate of Start:Me Spartanburg

Skillset:

Fundraising, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Community Development,

Rhonda Webster

Quickbooks Specialist | Intuit

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Bio:
Serving the needy , homeless battered women , neglected children , financial support. I am a 2017 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Finance, Social Services, Human Services,

Ricaye Harris

Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager | Milliken & Company

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Bio:
I have a passion for providing people with a sense of hope. Whether that's a young teenager looking to find their purpose in society, college student looking to start their career, or an experienced professional looking to make a career change. I fully believe in being a resource to help others reach their dreams and fulfill their purpose. I recently joined Girls on the Run - Spartanburg to help young girls do this very thing. I am a 2017 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Human Resources, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Recreation, Human Services,

Rita Mims

Business Owner; Health & Fitness Instructor | Breath of Life CPR and Wellness Coaching

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Bio:
I would love to have a broader opportunity to teach about Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, also to incorporate a regular health & fitness routine and the skills required to alter and or respond to emergencies brought on by complication of unhealthy life styles. I am a 2017 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Religious, Art, Music, Science, Recreation,

Roger J Sullivan

Community Volunteer | multiple boards

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Bio:
engaging more citizens in the work of non-profit organizations serving critical community needs. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Governance, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Community Development,

Rusty Infinger

General Counsel | SC Legal Services

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Bio:
In my capacity as General Counsel of SC Legal Services, I see an ongoing need for access to justice and other social services needed for our low income citizens. I'd like to help those entities who are working toward making sure that everyone benefits in the fruit of Spartanburg regardless of their income or economic status. I am a 2017 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Legal, Risk Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Art, Social Services, Community Development, Human Services,

Samantha Campbell

Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator | Way to Wellville

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Bio:
I'd like to serve Spartanburg by helping to empower women. I am a 2015 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Recreation, International,

Samantha L Nicholson

Associate | Hyde Law Firm, P.A.

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Bio:
I will serve Spartanburg in any way place where the need meets my skills. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Governance, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Religious, Art, Music, Culture, Politics, Legal Services, Community Development, International,

Sandra Moreno

Field Marketing Coordinator | Denny's Corp.

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Bio:
I want to be part of the solution to our community disparities including Financial, health, educational and social. I like to contribute to the development, growth and strengthening of small businesses and entrepreneur initiatives. I want to see cohesion between the different ethnic groups in our community and support Latinos where I can as bilingual Hispanic woman. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Art, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Animals, International,

Sarah Burnett

Family Services Coordinator | Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg

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Bio:
I do not think that I am in a position right now to serve in a leadership capacity due to several other constraints on my time. In 2-3 years, however, I may be in a better position to serve where my skills are needed. I am a 2018 graduate of the City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

 

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Social Services, Politics, Legal Services, Animals, Human Services,

Sarah Davis-Emory

Owner/Founder | McCulloh Therapeutic Solutions

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Bio:
Spartanburg has been my hometown for the past 39 years. I love seeing great things happening in Spartanburg and it is fun being part of them! I am a 2018 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Human Resources, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family,

Shonda Tucker

Support Specialist

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Bio:
I would majority like to serve Sptbg's youth. My target group mainly focus on the youth. They are our tomorrow and need to be equipped to take on the challenges in today's world. I am a 2016 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Religious, Art, Culture, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Stacey Dulin

Grants Administrator | Spartanburg Regional Foundation

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Bio:
Educating our community about all the resources we have available to help those in need of services. I am a 2014 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

 

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Social Services,

Stacy Edwards

NA | NA

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Bio:
I've left the corporate world to focus on my family and community. I'd like to take my experience and use it too work with non profits, particularly those assisting children, healthcare, and food insecurity. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Governance, Human Resources, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Art, Music, Culture, Social Services, Politics, Technology, Environmental, Science, Recreation, Animals, Human Services,

Stephen Middleton

VP of HR | KeyMark, Inc.

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Bio:
As a graduate of Wofford College, I live in Greenville and work beyond Easley. I want to be able to give back if a company needs assistance. How? I hope I can humbly say I am good at giving direction for small, start up companies(80-150). Advising businesses on how to grow their people and staff. I am a 2006 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Human Resources, Policy, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Higher Education, Religious, Culture, Technology, Science,

Summer Tebalt

RN casemanager/health coach | AccessHealth Spartanburg

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Bio:
As a nurse and a holistic health coach, I would love to serve in an area that promotes healthy eating and active living. I am a 2017 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness,

Taylor M. Thomas

Field Director | Palmetto Council, BSA

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Bio:
I would like to help our non-profit community form stronger partnerships to help assist the needs of our youth. In leadership spartanburg it was often said that strong partnerships exists. Having lived and worked here for three years, I could not disagree more. It seems like everyone has their specific agenda and are fighting over a limited donor base for the number of non-profits in the community. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Technology/IT

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Religious, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation,

Teri Donahoo

Community Relations and Social Media Specialist | Mary Black Health System Spartanburg

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Bio:
Access to health care, community education about available resources, diversity. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Marketing/PR,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, Environmental, Human Services,

Tiffany Askew

HCV Administrator | Spartanburg Housing Authority

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Bio:
I would be will to serve in any position as needed to benefit the community. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Social Services, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Tim Fisher

Teacher, Director of Leader Development | Spartanburg Day School

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Bio:
My interests relate to education, child advocacy and support, and leadership. I am a 2014 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

 

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Recreation,

Tim Drum

Rev | Spartanburg Methodist College

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Bio:
I would like to help connect with the community in areas of education, food insecurity, children, LGBT issues. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Fundraising, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious, Music, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation, Other

Toni Land

Director of Patient Experience | GHS

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Bio:
I will be a 2019 graduate of Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Religious, Music, Culture,

Tony Thomas

President | Northside Voyagers

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Bio:
I am a 2017 graduate of the Diversity Leaders Initiative.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Art, Music, Culture, Politics, Community Development, Recreation, Human Services,

Valida Foster

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement and Public Relations | Sherman College of Chiropractic

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Bio:
I would enjoy serving through boardsmanship, special training in areas of diversity and inclusion, as well as assisting with areas of marketing, communications and building plans that support education and economic growth. I am a 2018 graduate of Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Policy, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Higher Education, Music, Culture, Social Services, Community Development, International, Human Services,

Verhonda Crawford

Exploring exc. | BSA

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Bio:
I would like to serve in the minority entrepreneurship. I am a 2014 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Marketing/PR,

Service Interest:

Civic, Social Services, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation,

Wendy Vinson

Dean of Admissions | Converse

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Bio:
Volunteering with my son. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Marketing/PR, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Children/Family, Higher Education, Religious,

Wiley North

Sales Associate | Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine

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Bio:
I would like to serve by fundraising and planning, marketing, and volunteering for events. I am a 2018 graduate of Leadership Spartanburg.

Skillset:

Financial, Marketing/PR,

Service Interest:

Health/Wellness, Finance, Technology, Community Development, Environmental,

Willa Reeder

Interventionist; Board of Directors; President | Spartanburg School District Six ReGenesis Health Care Director Forest Park Neighborhood Association

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Bio:
I have been an active member of the Spartanburg community for 38 years. Because of the observable changes, I could best serve Spartanburg in a needs assessment role.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy, Strategic Planning,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Religious, Social Services, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation,

Wilma Moore

Highland Community Outreach Advocate | United Way of the Piedmont

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Bio:
I would like to do more to help the indigent population in Spartanburg, more specifically the homeless. I am a 2018 graduate of United Way of the Piedmont Nonprofit Fellows.

Skillset:

Governance, Policy, Organizational Management, Risk Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Children/Family, Finance, Higher Education, Religious, Music, Culture, Politics, Technology, Legal Services, Community Development, Environmental, Science, Recreation, Animals, Human Services,

Zachary Rausch

Wakefield Automotive

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Bio:
I would be honored to serve my community by becoming involved in my local government. I do not necessarily have one area over others that I would like to focus on. But I do want to make a difference. I am a 2018 graduate of City of Spartanburg Citizens Academy.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Financial, Fundraising, Marketing/PR, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Health/Wellness, Religious, Culture, Politics, Community Development, Environmental, Recreation,

Zaina Greene

Executive Director | SWITCH

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Bio:
Continue serving Spartanburg by serving the needs of our community specifically in civic health. I am a 2017 graduate of the Grassroots Leadership Development Institute.

Skillset:

Event Planning, Fundraising, Organizational Management,

Service Interest:

Civic, Children/Family, Religious, Social Services, Politics, Human Services,

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