Advocacy Allies Issues Forum

Connect with advocacy-minded leaders and review nonprofit issues.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)

Cathy Novinger Girl Scouts Leadership Center


1107 Williams Street Columbia, SC 29201-3035 United States
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Advocacy Allies: Who & Why
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Category: Advocacy Allies

Join the Advocacy Allies Peer Network for the inaugural Advocacy Allies Issues Forum and hear from policy experts on some of our sector's most timely issues at the SC State House. This event features presentations and panels on some of the critical issues your peers are working on at the State House, as well as a happy hour to wrap things up.

Open to all Together SC members, particularly those well-versed in policy and advocacy or looking for connections to peers in these spaces.

Topics covered will include: Housing, Threats to DEI, Health Equity, and Voting. 

Agenda

Learn more about our speakers, Together SC Member profiles are linked in the Agenda below. Each session will last 45 mins and include Q&A.

Welcome: Chynna Phillips

Advocacy Allies Leadership Team Member, Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC


Session 1: Equity in SC's Healthcare Quality & Access

Moderated by Ann Warner, International Center for Research on Women

Keith Smalls, My Community’s Keeper Mentor Group 

Teresa Arnold, Cover SC

Session 2: The Power of Your Vote

Moderated by John Tynan, CVSC

Dr. Todd Shaw, USC Political Science and African American Studies

Katy Smith, Greater Good Greenville

April Richardson, Black Voters Matter


Break

Session 3: Affordable Housing Across SC

Moderated by Bernie Maczyk, SCACED

Tina Belge, Greenville Housing Fund

Superintendent JR Green, Fairfield County Schools

Dr. Lila Anna Sauls, Homeless No More


Session 4: Threats to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Moderated by Quinn Hayes Together Women Rise, Together SC Equity Peer Network

Audrey Lane, E3 Foundation 

Josh Malkin, ACLU

Courtney Thomas, Pride Link

Nina Richards, Spanglish Consulting


Happy Half Hour

Attendees (97)

Macy Adams

Voting and Public Policy Coordinator

Disability Rights South Carolina

Jamie Alt

Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Feeding the Carolinas

Debbra Alvarado

Programs & Operations Manager

Hispanic Alliance

Stacey Atkinson

Chairperson

The Door Home, Inc.

Sara Barber

Executive Director

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

Stefanie Barnette

Director of Program Operations

Habitat for Humanity of York County

Tina Belge

Advocacy & Community Engagement Manager

Greenville Housing Fund

Lekesha Benson

Executive Director

The NOLA Network

Shanice Bligen

VP of Programs

Midlands Housing Alliance

Andrew Boozer

Executive Director

Senior Resources

Kristi Brock

Executive Director

Anderson Interfaith Ministries

Jessica Burgoyne

Executive Director

Edisto Habitat for Humanity

Kim Byas

Housing Educator

SOS Care, Inc.

LuLu Cameron

Executive Director

SC 4 Restorative Justice

Courtney Cannon

Environmental Equity and Justice

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Mike Darrow

Executive Director

Feeding the Carolinas

Stacey Denaux

CEO

One80 Place

Deborah DePaoli

Palmetto Engagement and Policy Director

Institute for Child Success

Jed Dews

Executive Director

HALOS - Helping And Lending Outreach and Support

Rieta Drinkwine

Community Resilience Fellow

Clemson University

Karen Dudly-Culbreath

Executive Director

The Period Project

Jeffrey Fleming

Chief Operating Officer

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Beth Franco

Executive Director

Disability Rights South Carolina

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Melissa Getz

Director of Development and Government Affairs

Communities In Schools of South Carolina

Haley Grau

Executive Director

Middle Tyger Community Center

Midas Hampton

Founding Executive Director

Strategic Spartanburg

Kathryn Harvey

Founder

Neue South Collective

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Together Women Rise

Mariah Johnson

Operations Administrator

Greenville Housing Fund

Sarah Knox

Sr. Director of Policy and Advocacy

Children's Trust of SC

Andrea Lance

Public Affairs Chair

Junior League of Columbia

Audrey Lane

Executive Director

E3 Educate, Empower, Elevate

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina

Lara LeRoy

Chief Development Officer

One80 Place

Katie Levkoff

Philanthropy Officer

United Way of the Midlands

Sarah Lyles

Executive Director

PalmettoPride

Joshua Malkin

Legislative Advocate

American Civil Liberties Union of SC Foundation

Meredith Matthews

Education and Outreach Manager

The Hive Community Circle

Bernie Mazyck

President & CEO

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Amanda McDougald Scott

CEO

Artemis Consulting

Alex Moore

VP of Brand Experience

United Way of the Piedmont

Mel Moore

Director of Organizing

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Demetria Mosley

Communications Coordinator

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Maya Pack

Executive Director

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Kelli Parker

Director of Communications & Marketing

Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

Shelli D Quenga

Chief Innovation Officer

Palmetto Project, Inc.

Merissa Ramantanin

Director of Children and Family Services

Middle Tyger Community Center

Filippo Ravalico

Director of Operations

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Barbara Robinson

Executive Director

Catawba Area Agency on Aging

TJ Rumler

Director of Leadership Development Programs

Hispanic Alliance

Tiffany Santagati

VP. Operations

Greenville Housing Fund

Lila Anna Sauls

President/CEO

Homeless No More

Catherine Schumacher

President/CEO

Public Education Partners

Heather Singleton

Principal Consultant

Strategic Public Relations Consulting

Katy Smith

Executive Director

Greater Good Greenville

Chelsea Snell

Sales Associate

AmeriCorps

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Wholespire

Amber Stewart

Program Associate

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Megan Temple

Executive Director

The CARE House of the Pee Dee

John Tynan

Executive Director

Conservation Voters of SC Education Fund

Tim Veeck

CEO

Habitat for Humanity of York County

Ann Warner

Interim CEO, International Center for Research on Women

Melissa Weathers

Director of Operations and Marketing

1000 Feathers

Amelia Wilks

Project Coordinator

South Carolina Institute of Medicine & Public Health

Amy Wilson

Chief Compliance Officer

One80 Place

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

30 Other Registered Attendees
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Advocacy Allies: Who & Why
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The Advocacy Issue Forum is sponsored by the Institute for Child Success

The Advocacy Aliies Peer Network is sponsored by Blackbaud

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