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May 19, 2024

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Non-Profit Executives Complete Certificate Program

Nearly 40 non-profit professionals in our region have just completed the chamber’s Nonprofit Management Program (NPM). This 56-hour fundamentals course covers topics that build skills in the management of people, systems, and finances. Participants learned through case studies, lectures, readings, and discussions. The certificate program provides a solid foundation of training focused on the many challenges that non-profit executives and board members face.

Our NPM Class of 2024 participants include:

Lavonne Beach - Executive Director, Christian Prayer and Healing Center
Gretchen Benner - Executive Director, Piedmont Music Therapy
Rhonda Bush - Founder & Executive Director, Girl Get Up Society
Melissa Carlyle - Operations Coordinator, Catawba Area Coalition for The Homeless (CACH)
Athena Ciulla - Gov't & Community Relations Manager Nutramax Laboratories
Shanquithia Cook - Staff Accountant Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs
David Crook - CEO, SC LEARNS
Amber Downs - VP of Philanthropy, Alpha Delta Pi Zeta Tau
Venus Dye - COO, Adult Enrichment Centers
Sharon Floyd - Founder & Executive Director, Better Bound Book Store & Youth Development Corporation
Nicole Glenn - Executive Director, Union County First Steps
Olivia Hann - Assistant Director/PR Manager, KARE (Kershaw Area Resource Exchange)
Joan Harris - Operations Director , Safe Passage
Chasy Hunter - Outreach Coordinator, Catawba Area Coalition for the Homeless
Alison Hurayt - Prevention Director, Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Cameron Hurst - Executive Director, Clover Area Assistance Center
Duchett Hylton - Executive Director, Jasper County First Steps
Kathy Jenkins - Executive Director, Orangeburg County First Steps
Tiffany Knight - Founder & Executive Director, In the Meantime

Quintasha Knox - CEO, Foundation for Community Impact & Health Equity
Nancy Landerman - Executive Director, The Haven Men's Shelter
Rebecca Lyman - Executive Director, Abbeville County First Steps
Bill Marsh - SC Veteran Services Director, Veterans Bridge Home
John McCullough - Board Chairman, Rock Hill Sigmas Foundation
LaTiffany Morrison - Practice Manager/Interim ED, Palmetto Community Health Care (PCHC)
Summersby Okey - VP Collective Impact, United Way of York County
JaVonda Palmer - Executive Director, Pilgrims' Inn, Inc.
Hannah Rabe - Executive Project Manager, REDX
Danielle Sanders - Community Development Assistant, The Housing Development Corporation of Rock Hill
Jennifer Sandler - Executive Director, Historic Rock Hill
Timena Sarratt - Partnership Coordinator, Cherokee County First Steps
LaNisha Stover Blair - Data Analyst, Lancaster Promise Neighborhood
Starsha Thompson - Executive Director, Palmetto Women's Center
Andrew Vinson - Board Member, Christmasville
Dr. Benjamin Washington - Project Manager, Brookland Lakeview Empowerment Center (BLEC)
Ashli Watts - Executive Director, York County All On Board Coalition
Robert White - Executive Director, NAMI Piedmont Tri-County
Dontavius Williams - Coordinator of Alumni & Donor Engagement, Clinton College
Fedrick Wilson - Executive Director, South Carolina Respite Coalition
Lisa Wright-Teska - HR Director, Keystone Substance Abuse Services

Applications for our next cohort will be available in early June at

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Chamber VP Earns Leadership Development Credential

The Regional Chamber is pleased to announce that Colleen Dick, the organization’s Senior Vice President, has earned the designation of Certified Leadership Development Professional from the Institute of Organization Development. The certification course focuses on designing leadership development strategies and is key to the chamber’s core initiative of supporting the Talent and Workforce needs of business in our region.

Among other responsibilities, Colleen has managed the Leadership York County program since 2002 and most recently launched the pilot of the chamber’s LeadershipCORE course for new and emerging managers, along with other leadership-focused training workshops. She is also a graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and is a Certified Chamber Executive of the Carolinas.

Regional Chamber President & CEO Dean Faile shared that “the Chamber has been hyper-focused on building our capacity to provide high quality leadership and talent development for any business looking to advance their team’s ability to compete in today’s economy, especially as it relates to leading and inspiring a strong team culture. With this latest certification, coupled with Colleen’s experience, the chamber can help businesses build both external and internal pipelines for employees at every level through specialized leadership content designed specifically for your business”.

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Upcoming Events Details & RSVP

May 22 - LYCO Graduation & Project Presentation

May 28 - Morning Mingle Networking

June 12 - Member Orientation

June 18 - State of Economic Health

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