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 (129)

Laurie Ashley

Executive Director

Meals on Wheels-Anderson

Randy Basinger

board member

Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS)

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Mandy Black

Executive Director

Little Steps

Djuanna Brockington

Executive Director

People Against Rape

Steven Burritt

Regional Executive Director

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

NaToya Cartledge

Executive Director

McCormick County First Steps

Phillip Clark

CEO/Executive Director

Just Say Something

Tannesha Clements

Executive Director/ COO

Lydia's Bowels of Mercy Home, Inc

Lili Coleman

Executive Director

Second Helpings, Inc.

Tosha Connors

Chief Executive Officer

My Sister's House, Inc.

Stacey Denaux


One80 Place

Dale Douthat

President & CEO

United Way of the Lowcountry

Shawn Edwards


The Citadel

Jenna Elser

Artistic Director

Greenville Light Opera Works (Glow)

Tami Enright

Executive Director

The Bee Cause Project

Scott Gibbs

Vice Chairperson

Beaufort Arts Council

Tina Gills

Development Director

Richland Library

Sara Green

Executive Director

SC Wildlife Federation

Donna Groomes

Board Member


Jamee Haley

Lowcountry Local First

Quinn Hayes

Program & Grants Manager

Harvest Hope Food Bank

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Dr. Michael Jennings

Chief Diversity Officer

Hispanic Alliance

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville

Jaime Keegstra

Operations and Communications Manager

Emrys Foundation

Stephanie Kelley

Executive Director

East Cooper Community Outreach

Margaret Kelly

Arm-in-Arm Board Member, Executive Committee


Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

David Laird

Serve & Connect

Mattese Lecque

Retired Feddtal Government. USAR Maj 0/4

Mattese LLC

Cara Leepson

Executive Director

Redux Contemporary Art Center

Amy Maciariello

Director of Strategy and Innovation

Trident United Way

Phyllis Martin

Executive Director

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Josephine McMullen

Board President

Emrys Foundation

Emily Miller

Executive Advisor

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

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

Marie-Louise Moreto


Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Wanda Newkirk

Executive Director

Nazareth House

Mamie Nicholson


The Self Family Foundation

Katie Norris

Senior Client Account Manager


Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Donna Ortega

Founder and Owner


Karyn Page-Davies

President/Executive Director

Stone Soup Storytelling Institute

Dolly Patton

Executive Director

Saluda Shoals Foundation

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Stephanie Portnall

Director of Development

American Heart Association

Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Elmire Raven

East Cooper Community Outreach

Debbie Rice

Senior Philanthropic Specialist

Wells Fargo

Tricia Richardson


SC Thrive

Laura Ringo

Executive Director

Partners for Active Living

Carolyn Rivers

Founder and Director

The Sophia Institute

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Angela Rodriguez

Executive Director

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association

Helen Rogers

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Land Trust

Meg Stanley

Executive Director

Eat Smart Move More SC

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Gabby Totokotsopouos

Business Manager

Charleston Wine + Food

Julie Trott

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County

Ann Warner



Alecia Watt

Hispanic Alliance

Laryn Weaver

Executive Director

Greenville Area Parkinson Society

Heather Witt

Executive Director

United Way of the Piedmont

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Jonathan Wright

Executive Director

Bridges for End-of-Life

Gabrielle Yarborough

Development Director

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Peter Zalka

Board Chairman


Gillian Zettler

Executive Director

Charleston Wine + Food

57 Other Registered Attendees


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