Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders: Increasing Board Diversity

Practical Strategies for Equitable Board Inclusion

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders: Practical Strategies for Equitable Board Inclusion

Ms. Edwards will share practical tips gleaned in her recent research with SC nonprofit leaders designed to help nonprofits recruit (and retain!) diverse board members, increase board member engagement, and prepare future board members. 

She'll also share tenets for creating an inclusive environment and optimizing Board engagement.

Guest Speaker:

Shawn EdwardsMBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Chief Diversity Officer, The Citadel

Lead Consultant, Solutions by Shawn Edwards

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Attendees (130)

Alecia Watt

Hispanic Alliance

Amy Maciariello

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Trident United Way

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Ann Warner



Cara Leepson

Executive Director

Redux Contemporary Art Center

Carolyn Rivers

The Sophia Institute

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Dale Douthat

President & CEO

United Way of the Lowcountry

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services

David Laird

Serve & Connect

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Debbie Rice

Senior Philanthropic Specialist

Wells Fargo

Djuanna Brockington

Executive Director

People Against Rape

Dolly Patton

Executive Director

Saluda Shoals Foundation

Donna Groomes

Board Member


Donna Ortega

Founder and Owner


Dr. Michael Jennings

Chief Diversity Officer

Hispanic Alliance

Elmire Raven

East Cooper Community Outreach

Emily Miller

Executive Director

Children's Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Gabby Totokotsopouos

Business Manager

Charleston Wine + Food

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Gillian Zettler

Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

Heather Witt

Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of the Piedmont

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Jaime Keegstra

Operations and Communications Manager

Emrys Foundation

Jamee Haley

Lowcountry Local First

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Jenna Elser

Artistic Director

Greenville Light Opera Works (Glow)

Jonathan Wright

Executive Director

Bridges for End-of-Life

Josephine McMullen

Board President

Emrys Foundation

Julie Trott

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Karyn Page-Davies

President/Executive Director

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Katie Norris

Senior Client Account Manager


Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Laryn Weaver

Executive Director

Greenville Area Parkinson Society

Laura Ringo

Executive Director

Partners for Active Living

Laurie Ashley

Executive Director

Meals on Wheels-Anderson

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville

Lili Coleman

Executive Director

Second Helpings, Inc.

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Margaret Kelly

Arm-in-Arm Board Member, Executive Committee


Marie-Louise Moreto


Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

Mattese Lecque

Retired Feddtal Government. USAR Maj 0/4

Mattese LLC

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

NaToya Cartledge

Executive Director

McCormick County First Steps

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Peter Zalka

Board Chairman


Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Quinn Hayes

Director of Women in Philanthropy

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Randy Basinger

board member

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS)

Sara Green

Executive Director

SC Wildlife Federation

Scott Gibbs

Vice Chairperson

Beaufort Arts Council

Shawn Edwards

Chief Diversity Officer

The Citadel

Stacey Denaux


One80 Place

Stephanie Kelley

Executive Director

East Cooper Community Outreach

Stephanie Portnall

Director of Development

American Heart Association

Steven Burritt

Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Tami Enright

Executive Director

The Bee Cause Project

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Tina Gills

Development Director

Richland Library

Tosha Connors

Chief Executive Officer

My Sister's House, Inc.

Tricia Richardson


SC Thrive

Wanda Newkirk

Executive Director

Nazareth House

58 Other Registered Attendees


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