Black Nonprofit Leaders Group - Spring Symposium

Friday, May 20, 2022
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
via Zoom
Category: Peer Networks

Wellness and wholeness. Self-care. Recovery from workplace trauma while honoring our authentic selves.

We'll use this year's virtual Symposium to build upon earlier discussions (held at SC's Nonprofit Summit and in last fall's virtual sessions) of issues that we, as Black Nonprofit Leaders, continue to face.

Let's focus on what's next for each of us as individuals as we put into practice what we've learned this year.

Les Echols, a long-time member of our Leadership Team, will host this call and share his experiences about working to belong in the workplace while honoring his authentic self.

Tina Phillips, LISW-CP of No Shame Counseling will join us to share professional tips for acknowledging and recovering from workplace trauma.

Then we will break into small groups by region to share our personal plans for next steps. These conversations will be hosted by members of the Leadership Team:

Attendees (58)

Cheryl Adamson

Executive Director

Palmetto Works CDC

Titilayo Akinwumi

Operations Manager

The Village Group

Barbara Black


Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

Alecia Brewster

Program Director

Sustaining Way/SC Interfaith Power & Light

Michael Brown

Executive Director

Sustaining Way

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

Trimease Carter

Program Officer


Jada Charley

President / CEO

SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition

Rosemarie Clarke

Executive Director

Revival Ministry Inc.

Marcheita Cockfield

Reception and Information Assistant

Senior Resources

Ferlecia Cuthbertson

Chief Philanthropy Officer /ED

United Way of Barnwell, Bamburg & Allendale Counties

Crystal Denise Davis

Parenting Program Director

Charleston County First Steps

Ervena Faulkner

Board Member

Mather Interpretive Center

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Beverley Francis-Gibson


Together Women Rise

Jessica Gaines

Development Manager

Pride Link

Crystal Geathers

Site Administrator

St. Cyprian Outreach Center

Shond Graham

Co-Chair | Director of Fundraising Activities & Events

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Tamara Greene

Executive Director

Black River United Way

Caroline Grier

Finance Director

Catawba Area Agency on Aging

LaToya Grinstead - 1

Founder/Executive Director


Vanessa Guyton

Executive Director


Patricia Hall

Executive Director

Allendale County First Steps

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

James Jeter

Vice President of Operations

United Way of York County, SC

Joseph Johnson

Chief Equity & Communications Officer

Affinity Health Center

Natalie Jones

Director of Public Programs

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Carmen Landy

Founder & CEO

Landy Dynamic Solutions

Millicent Lann

Development & Outreach Coordinator

Justice 360

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Alicia D. Long


I Am My Sisters Bra Foundation, Inc

Donna Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

Richard Moses

Chief Community Relations Officer

SC Thrive

Brianna Pee

Non-profit Consultant

United Way Association of SC

Crystal Phillips

Director of Training

SC Thrive

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Keona Prude

Director of Operations & Communications

Pride Link

Alexis Rhodes

Pathways to Healing

Ron Roberts



Alvesta Robertson

Board Secretary

Mather Interpretive Center

Thetyka Robinson

Executive Director

Enough Pie

Cheryl Scales-Chavis

HIPPY Parenting Program Coordinator

South Carolina First Steps

Samantha Scott

Corporate Relations Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Spencer Scott

Executive Director

Florence and Marion First Steps

Carol Singletary

Outreach and Special Project Coordinator

Fact Forward

Carin Spears

Director of Patient Navigation Services

HopeHealth Inc

LaQuinta West

Executive Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

Travis Wharton


United Way of Greenville County

Andrea White

Executive Director

Food Bank of Greenwood County

Novella White

Executive Director

Pee Dee Community Project

Holly Whitfield

Alliance For Full Acceptance

Rochelle Williams

Executive Director

Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

3 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp


Nonprofit Consultant with Sharp Brain Consulting , Sharp Brain Consulting