T. McRoy Shelley, III
Roy Shelley, Secretary/Treasurer, is the Head of the Litigation Department at Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC and handles litigation involving construction, products liability (most frequently defending claims related to construction materials), commercial claims, trucking accidents, personal injury, property and casualty, environmental damage, insurance coverage, and criminal law.
Prior to joining Rogers Townsend & Thomas, Roy was an attorney with the Richland County Public Defenders Office and as a law student, interned at the South Carolina Court of Appeals, where he worked for the Honorable Randall T. Bell. Roy served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Carolina from 1999 to 2013 and has served as District Coordinator for the South Carolina Bar High School Mock Trial competition since 1996. Roy was selected as a member of the editorial board of the Environmental Claims Journal (ECJ) in 2012, and in 2013 he was appointed Vice Chair for the Energy and Natural Resource Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association.
Hope Garcia, RN, BSN, MSA, CLC, NEA-BC
Hope Garcia resides in Spartanburg, SC where she works at Spartanburg Regional Health System as the Director of Women & Children Services. She has her Bachelors in Nursing and Masters in Health Administration. She oversees Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby, Neonatal Intensive care, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatrics, Lactation, Nurse Family Partnership, Safe Kids, and Contraception Coordination. While primarily in the acute care setting also is heavily involved in the health of the community and sits on several committees including The Road to Better Health, Co-Chairs the Cities Birth Outcomes Initiative, and co-chairs the Health group for the Child-Well Being Coalition of SC.
Jil Littlejohn Bostick
Jil Littlejohn was born and raised in inner city Atlanta, Georgia. She currently serves as the first female president and CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate. She also serves on the City Council of Greenville, and has served as a member since 2009. In addition to her executive roles, Jil is a 2015 graduate of Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Municipal Elected Officials Institute. She has also been recognized as a Women Making History Honoree, Greenville Magazine Top 50 Influential People, Ebony Magazine Top Young Leader Under 30, Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Finalist, Greenville Link Magazine’s Top 50, and Greenville’s Best & Brightest Under 35. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Jil is also the founder of the Talented Tenth Greenville Leadership Conference.
April L. Borkman, MA
Immediate Past Chair
April Borkman resides in Charleston, SC where she works as the Director of Operations for the EMPOWERR Program at the National Crime Victims Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. April has worked for the past 10 years on multiple HIV, STD and unplanned pregnancy prevention projects focusing on minority youth in the Lowcountry. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2000 and then went on to receive a Master's in Clinical Counseling from The Citadel in 2006.
It was during her time in graduate school that April became interested in working in teen pregnancy prevention. She became a graduate assistant on a New Morning Foundation-funded project called It’s Up to Me. After receiving her Master’s degree, she moved to Beaufort, SC where she worked as the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coordinator at the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) for two years. While in Beaufort she served as co-chair of the Together for Beaufort's Reducing Births to Teens Alliance and the Beaufort County Health Advisory Committee. Upon her return to Charleston, she began work with the Charleston Teen and Family EMPOWERR Program. April has also served as the co-chair of the Charleston County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council and is a current member of the Charleston County Health Advisory Committee. April is also a trained facilitator of several evidence-based teen and unplanned pregnancy interventions. In her spare time, she also enjoys volunteering for social rights and animal welfare projects and traveling with her husband.
Rev. Dr. Terry Alexander
Representative Terry Alexander is the South Carolina House of Representative for District No. 59, serving Florence and Darlington Counties, and has been an elected official for over 26 years, beginning his career as the field director for Congressman Robin Tallon. He went on to serve on the Florence County Council for 16 years. He is a businessman, an education consultant, a career development counselor, a pastor and an adjunct professor of religion. He received an Associate’s Degree from Durham Business College, his B.A. from Francis Marion University, his M. Div. degree from Howard University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He obtained Two Units of Clinical Pastoral Education from Palmetto Health Alliance; attended the Graduate Institute of Government for County Officials and the Graduate South Carolina Economic Developers’ School. He is a lifelong youth advocate, humanitarian and has served as the former president of the Florence County Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the NAACP. He is a charter member of the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club, the Mercy Medicine Board and works with the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV-AIDS Task Force and serves on the South Carolina House of Representatives’ Study Committee on Opioid Abuse. He serves on the Education and Public Works Committee, as well as the Regulations and Administrative Procedures Committee in the House of Representatives. He is also an alumni of Institute of Medicine and Public Health Policy Fellows Program and now serves on the Institute of Medicine and Public Health’s Board of Directors. He is concerned with issues of healthcare, education and justice and is compassionate about using his life to serve God and humanity. He is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Frank is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, and has received his Certified Investment Management Analyst®, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy®, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designations.
Frank has a long history of involvement in the arts community in Columbia. He is the current board chair of the Columbia Children’s Theater and serves on the boards of the South Carolina Philharmonic and Artists for Africa. He is the past Commodore of Windward Point Yacht Club and serves on the Advisory Board for Historic Columbia. He and his wife, Rose, live in Lexington, SC.
Kinn Elliott is a government affairs consultant, specializing in health care. He has 30 years of experience in lobbying political action and grassroots activism.
After graduating from college at the University of South Carolina, Kinn worked in state politics, serving as the Executive Director of the SC Democratic Party and lobbied the state legislature. He spent eight years in Washington, DC working in government affairs with the American Medical Association and two years in Atlanta as Director of Government Affairs for the Medical Association of Georgia. Kinn went on lead the government affairs team for, Medimmune, a mid-size biotechnology company, and served as the National Sales Director for the company’s infectious disease franchise.
La-Diné's professional life centers around her passion for helping youth succeed. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Seton Hall University, Masters Degree in Public Administration from Clark/Atlanta University and Education Leadership credentials from Capella University. Her career began on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Community College in Tifton, GA where she served as the Coordinator of Student Support Services. There she counseled students on how to navigate college and addressed their personal and financial needs. In Greeleyville, SC, La-Diné served as the Public Relations Officer and Intervention Specialist for the Williamsburg County School District where she designed and implemented the district’s alternative school, now known as STAR Academy. Most recently, La-Diné served as the Director of Grants, Parenting and After-School Programs.
Currently, La-Diné serves as an education consultant and motivational speaker. She is involved in many community organizations including the Waccamaw Chapter of the American Leadership Fellows, The South Carolina Education Association, The South Carolina Association of School Administrators, and The South Carolina After-School Alliance. La-Diné also serves on the board of directors for the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, SC First Steps, Black River United Way, and Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is also a proud member of the National Council of Negro Women and a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
La-Diné Gamble is a member of New Ebenezer Baptist Church located in Florence, SC where her husband, The Reverend Norman Gamble is the Senior Pastor. La-Diné enjoys working with all people, but especially with children. She has committed her life to uplift of our community through its youth.
Deborah Hopla, DNP, APRN-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Deborah is an Associate Professor and Director of the MSN& DNP Programs at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. She has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for 28 years. She attended Georgia Baptist School of Nursing. Her ADN degree is from West Georgia College (now known as West Georgia State University). Her BSN was from the Medical University of South Carolina through the satellite program at Francis Marion University. She obtained her MS/FNP and DNP for the University of South Carolina.
Deborah has served on the South Carolina Advisory Committee for Nursing Education and held leadership positions on the APRN Chapter for South Carolina. She has served as a preceptor Nurse Practitioner students for 18 years and serves as a role model and mentor for NPs. She is the Director of the MSN/FNP and DNP programs at Francis Marion University. Deborah is President of the South Carolina Nursing Foundation Board who provides nursing scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.
Deborah received the Outstanding Community Health Nurse of the Year Award from the Pee Dee Nurses Association and the Community Health Nurse of the Year from the South Carolina Nurses Association. She was awarded the AJN Excellence in Writing Award for South Carolina. Deborah won a scholarship to Beth Israel Hospital to study “Pain Management”. Her doctoral thesis “The Early Use of Insulin in Type II Diabetes: Achieving Better Glycemic Control and Preventing Adverse Complications” validates current practice for diabetic patients.
Deborah is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Sarah Hughes, M. Ed.
Sarah Hughes is a fundraising professional with fifteen years of development experience in Higher Education and K-12 schools. Since May of 2020, Sarah has served as the Executive Director of Institutional Philanthropy at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia SC. She previously led development efforts at the University of South Carolina School of Law for four years. Prior to returning to South Carolina in 2016, Sarah worked at Washington & Lee University School of Law in various roles within the Office of Development for ten years.
Sarah is a graduate of Presbyterian College and received her Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of South Carolina. She currently serves as a Trustee on the National Panhellenic Council Foundation Board and a member of the Development Committee for the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority Foundation Board.
Sarah Kershner, PhD
Sarah is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Healthcare Administration at Francis Marion University. Prior to her role at Francis Marion, she worked at the South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy for over nine years, managing a federal research study supporting the implementation of a reproductive health curricula in South Carolina middle schools aimed at reducing the teen birth rate statewide. In this role, she worked with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health and assisted with the writing of a $1.5 million grant award per year over five years. She also worked with the University of South Carolina on a multi-year, multi-site randomized controlled trial aimed at improving adolescent sexual health outcomes. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles, presented dozens of presentations nationwide and has been involved on review teams and panels with Mathematica Policy Research, Cornell University and ETR Associates.
Sarah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Clemson University, Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina, and Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health. She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and trained in several reproductive health/sexual health curricula aimed at decreasing risky sexual behavior among adolescents.
Cory Manning is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and practices in the areas of corporate investigations, securities litigation, business litigation, and class action defense. He has been with the firm since 2005. He co-chairs the firm's Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice group. Cory is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Association and has received several honors including: AV® Preeminent for Overall Peer Rating in Litigation, recognized in Best Lawyers America for Commercial Litigation, “Leadership in Law” award from South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and participated in the 2017 Midlands Class of the Riley Institute at Furman's Diversity Leaders Initiative.
Ali B. Mansaray
Ali B. Mansaray is the Director of the STD/HIV & Viral Hepatitis Division, Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention & Control, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). Ali has over 20 years of experience in public health practice and research, mostly in STD/HIV/AIDS, but including chronic disease prevention and control, behavioral and health services research, policy and management. His baccalaureate education was in Philosophy and the English Language, his master’s in health education, Promotion and Behavior, and his doctoral studies in Health Services Policy and Management. He has extensive experience in program development, implementation, evaluation, management, and oversight, as well as theoretical and applied research. Ali previously worked with DHEC in different program areas, including as Program Coordinator in the Divisions of STD/HIV and Healthy Aging, Program and Evaluation consultant in the Office of Minority Health, and as Evaluator in the Office of Program Evaluation Services. In between, Ali worked as Director of Community Health Promotion and Prevention with the Camden Area Health Education Center, Camden NJ, and as Evaluation and Data analyst on an NIH-funded Faith-based Community Based Participatory Research for Colorectal Cancer Prevention among African Americans in the Midlands of South Carolina. He has served on several Boards of Directors, including that for the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD). Ali is a published poet and a pedestrian philosopher, and is married and blessed with six children.
Katie Reams is the Director of the United Way Association of South Carolina's SC 211 Services. Reams' primary focus is to develop and implement effective statewide strategies to ensure the success of 211 services, special initiatives, and responsiveness to community trends and priorities. Before joining the United Way Association of SC, Reams worked in the Upstate as a Houseparent for six years at Collins Children's Home working directly with children and families in crisis. She also serves as a Tricounty SPEAKS Board Member and Lowcountry Continuum of Care Governing Council Member.
Reams has a Bachelor's in Communication Studies from Clemson University and lives in Charleston with her family.
Kristy Stoneburner, MPH
Kristy Stoneburner started her public health career with the SC Campaign as the Coordinator of Public Awareness and Medicaid Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services Program, from 2002 to 2005. As such, she organized, conducted and evaluated MAPPS educational trainings based on needs assessments of program service delivery and professional development deficiencies. After working at the SC Campaign, Kristy spent the next five years coordinating efforts to reduce underage drinking and drug abuse as the Program Coordinator and later Regional Capacity Coach at LRADAC.
Kristy has a Master’s in Public Health, with an emphasis on health promotion, education and behavior, from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Suzan Boyd
Emeritus Board Member
Dr. Suzan Boyd led the SC Campaign as Executive Director through its period of growth from 2002 – 2007 and now resumes her board service as an emeritus member. Her close to 30 years of public health leadership includes roles in management and primary care activities at Brookside Park Family Life Center in Boston, as Vice President of Ambulatory Services at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, and as Director of the MHA Program at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. In 2009, Suzan was honored with the South Carolina Great Friend to Kids Award from EdVenture Children's Museum.
Rev. Don Flowers
Emeritus Board Member
From 1994-1996, Rev. Don Flowers served as the first-ever Board Chair of the SC Campaign. He served a second term as Board Chair from 2007-2009 and currently serves on the board as an emeritus member. Rev. Flowers has been a vocal leader and advocate for the issue of teen pregnancy prevention across the state. His ideas, passion and insight are the driving force behind many of the SC Campaign’s accomplishments. To acknowledge his leadership and contributions, Rev. Flowers was awarded the Murray L. Vincent Outstanding Prevention Professional award in 2009.
Rev. Flowers is currently the pastor of Port Williams United Baptist Church, Port Williams, NS Canada. Prior to serving at Port Williams United Baptist Church, Rev. Flowers was the pastor of Providence Baptist Church on Daniel Island. He received his BA in Religion from Wake Forest University in 1980, a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985 and a Doctor of Ministry from Candler School of Theology, Emory University in 2000. While a student at Emory, he focused his work on sexual ethics for parents, which ultimately was the topic of his dissertation.
Dr. Grant Warren
Emeritus Board Member
Dr. Grant Warren, a board-certified OB/GYN at Piedmont Women’s Healthcare in Spartanburg, SC, rejoins the board after previously serving two full terms. A native of North Carolina, Grant received his medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine and completed his OB-GYN internship and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and specializes in urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse, and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS).