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)

Alecia Brewster

Program Director

Sustaining Way/SC Interfaith Power & Light

Alexis Rhodes

Pathways to Healing

Alicia D. Long


I Am My Sisters Bra Foundation, Inc

Alvesta Robertson

Board Secretary

Mather Interpretive Center

Andrea White

Executive Director

Food Bank of Greenwood County

A'Netra Hardy

Regional Outreach Paralegal

SC Legal Services

Barbara Black


Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Beverley Francis-Gibson


Together Women Rise

Brianna Pee

211 Regional Coordinator

United Way Association of SC

Carin Spears

Director of Patient Navigation Services

HopeHealth Inc

Carmen Landy - 1

Founder & CEO

Landy Dynamic Solutions

Carol Singletary

Outreach and Special Project Coordinator

Fact Forward

Caroline Grier

Finance Director

Catawba Area Agency on Aging

Cheryl Adamson

Executive Director

Palmetto Works CDC

Cheryl Scales-Chavis

HIPPY Parenting Program Coordinator

South Carolina First Steps

Crystal Campbell

Executive Director

Dorchester County First Steps

Crystal Denise Davis

Parenting Program Director

Charleston County First Steps

Crystal Geathers

Site Administrator

St. Cyprian Outreach Center

Crystal Phillips

Director of Training

SC Thrive

Donna Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Duchett Polite Hylton

Executive Director

Jasper County First Steps

Ervena Faulkner

Board Member

Mather Interpretive Center

Ferlecia Cuthbertson

Chief Philanthropy Officer

United Way of Barnwell, Bamburg & Allendale Counties

Greta Young

Executive Director

The Parenting Place

Holly Whitfield

Executive Director

Alliance For Full Acceptance

Jada Charley

President / CEO

SAFE Homes Rape Crisis Coalition

James Jeter

Vice President of Operations

United Way of York County, SC

Jessica Gaines

Development Manager

Pride Link

Joseph Johnson

Chief Equity & Communications Officer

Affinity Health Center

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Keona Prude

Director of Operations & Communications

Pride Link

Kevin McCray

Community Building & Grants Manager

Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation

LaQuinta West

Deputy Director

Dorchester Seniors, Inc.

LaTonya Boyd

Executive Director

Chester County First Steps

LaToya Grinstead - 1

Founder/Executive Director


Marcheita Cockfield

Reception and Information Assistant

Senior Resources

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Michael Brown

Executive Director

Sustaining Way

Millicent Lann

Development & Outreach Coordinator

Justice 360

Natalie Jones

Director of Public Programs

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Novella White

Executive Director

Pee Dee Community Project

Patricia Hall

Executive Director

Allendale County First Steps

Richard Moses

Chief Community Relations Officer

SC Thrive

Rochelle Williams

Executive Director

Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation

Ron Roberts



Rosemarie Clarke

Executive Director

Revival Ministry Inc.

Samantha Scott

Corporate Relations Manager

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Shond Graham

Coordinator of Fundraising Events & Projects

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Spencer Scott

Executive Director

Florence and Marion First Steps

Tamara Greene

Vice President of Community Impact

Black River United Way

Thetyka Robinson

Interim Executive Director

Enough Pie

Titilayo Akinwumi

Operations Manager

The Village Group

Travis Wharton

Dir. of Education and Economic Mobility

United Way of Greenville County

Trimease Carter

Program Officer


Vanessa Guyton

Executive Director


3 Other Registered Attendees

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Jessica Sharp

Jessica Sharp


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