Board of Directors

  • April L. Borkman, MA

    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 a 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. 

    Read Full Bio
  • Dr. Suzan Boyd

    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.

    Read Full Bio
  • Angelica "Lica" Colwell, M.S.

    Angelica "Lica" Colwell, M.S., Board Chair, is a Registered Patent Attorney who practices in the areas of intellectual property, business litigation, and other litigations involving complex medical issues. Lica came to Nexsen Pruet from Marshall & Melhorn, LLC in Toledo, Ohio, where she gained experience in the defense of medical malpractice claims brought against physicians, hospitals, and healthcare facilities. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology and a Master of Science in Microbiology. In addition to rearing her young daughter, Lica volunteers with the Charleston County Guardian ad litem program. As a volunteer guardian ad litem, Lica investigates cases of alleged child abuse and neglect and makes recommendations for orders that could be issued by the Family Court. Prior to practicing law, Lica earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology and performed medical research at The Medical College of Ohio in the areas of immunology and molecular biology.

    Read Full Bio
  • Sam Cook

    Sam Cook, Board Treasurer, Sustainable Forestry Program Director of the Center for Heirs' Property Preservation in Charleston, SC, is a native of Linden, Alabama and now full-time resident of Pawleys Island, SC. He attended Tuskegee University where he earned an Associate Degree in Forestry. In 1984, Sam completed his Bachelor's Degree in Forest Management at North Carolina State University. In the past, Sam has worked for the US Forest Service International Forest and Range Experimental Station in Boise, Idaho. Over the past 28 years, he held several managerial positions for Duke Energy and International Paper Company, Forest Resources Division. Sam left International Paper in 2007 to follow other career aspirations, which included commercial real estate development in North Carolina, opening a business development/consulting firm in SC, and working/volunteering to help under privileged children and disadvantaged adults.

    Read Full Bio
  • Dr. Vaughn CroweTipton

    Dr. Vaughn CroweTipton is Associate Vice President for Spiritual Life, Associate Professor of Religion, and University Chaplain at Furman University. Formerly the senior pastor at Auburn First Baptist Church in Auburn, Alabama, Dr. CroweTipton also taught in the religion department at Auburn University, as well as Mercer University, Brewton-Parker College and Macon College. He has served as senior pastor at Northwest Baptist Church in Ardmore, OK, senior chaplain at Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, GA, and pastor of Loveview Baptist Church in Hillsboro, TX. He has published numerous articles, edited several books, and serves as a conference speaker. A graduate of Mississippi College (B.A.), he holds the M.Div. degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Baylor University. Dr. CroweTipton has also done postdoctoral study at Oxford University.

    Read Full Bio
  • Gale N. DiGiorgio

    Gale N. DiGiorgio served as a higher education administrator for 22 years at Ohio University, Binghamton University, and The College of New Jersey.  Before moving to South Carolina, she served as Dean of Students at Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College).  During her 24 years serving as first lady of Winthrop University, DiGiorgio served as chair of the board for the United Way, Communities of Schools, and the Fine Arts Association.  An active community volunteer, she is currently a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County and is also a member of Kiwanis.  DiGiorgio received her bachelor’s degree in home education from West Virginia University, her master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Ohio University, and completed additional post graduate work at Rutgers University in adult and continuing education.  She was awarded the Ben Ardrey Award as the top volunteer by the Arts Council of York County, as well as the Dashaway Award by the Boys and Girls Clubs of York County for her leadership and support of youth.  DiGiorgio was also given an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Winthrop University for her myriad contributions to campus and community life.

    Read Full Bio
  • Debbie Whittle Durban

    Debbie Whittle Durban is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and works in both Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC. With 14 years experience, Debbie practices in the areas of labor and employment law, ERISA, ADA compliance, trade secrets,and business litigation. In addition to serving on the SC Campaign board, Debbie lends her time to the Employment and Labor Law Specialization advisory board and the SC Bar Employment and Labor Law board. She participates in several professional organizations and was recently honored by South Carolina Super Lawyers (2010 – 2012) and The Best Lawyers in America – Labor and Employment Litigation (2013-2014). Debbie obtained her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1999 and was a member of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education during the mid-nineties.

    Read Full Bio
  • Don Flowers

    Don Flowers served as the first-ever Board Chair of the SC Campaign from 1994-1996 and now holds the title of Member Emeritus. Rev. Flowers is currently the pastor of Providence Baptist Church on Daniel Island where he has served for the past 10 years. Prior to serving at Providence Baptist, he was the Minister of Youth and Activities at First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. 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.

    Read Full Bio
  • Dr. J.R. Green

    Dr. J.R. Green, Board Vice Chair, is currently the Superintendent of Fairfield County School District. He previously served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for Chesterfield County School District and as principal of the Palmetto Gold Award winning Central High School in Pageland, SC from 2004-2008. He is a 1991 graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. His academic accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Masters of Art in Teaching Business Education, a Masters in Education Administration, and a PhD in Education Leadership. J.R. was a 1989 initiate into the Theta Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha and is currently a member of the Omicron Iota Lambda Chapter.

    Read Full Bio
  • Cathy Hazelwood

    Cathy Hazelwood is Deputy State Superintendent for the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE). Prior to her position with the SCDE she was General Counsel for the State Ethics Commission for fifteen years. Cathy graduated from Erskine College in Due West, SC and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Cathy is married to Jeffrey Ruble and they have two children and are expecting their first grandchild in November 2016. 

    Read Full Bio
  • Dr. Melisa Holmes

    Dr. Melisa Holmes, Co-Founder of Girlology, is a mother, physician, author, speaker and passionate advocate for girls’ health, comprehensive sexuality education, and family communication. She started Girlology with her friend and colleague, Dr. Trish Hutchison, because there wasn’t enough time during medical office visits to discuss everything that pre-teen and teen girls wanted and needed to discuss. Since the first program in 2003, Girlology has grown into a nationally recognized and trusted brand that uses books, a web community and public forums to promote honest and meaningful dialogue about body image, self-confidence, health, sexuality, and relationships. Dr. Holmes graduated from the University of Georgia with a BFA in drawing & painting. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, and then completed her internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Medical College of Virginia. To learn more about Dr. Holmes or Girlology, visit www.girlology.com.

    Read Full Bio
  • Representative Jenny Horne

    Representative Jenny Horne represents district 94 in the South Carolina House of Representatives and also practices law in Summerville. In 1994, Horne graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina, she worked for four years in the State House as a page and legislative aide. She graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1997 where she served as Associate Articles Editor of the South Carolina Law Review and was inducted into the Society of Wig and Robe. After law school, Horne clerked for federal trial judge Margaret Beane Seymour. She has worked in private practice in law firms in Columbia and Charleston and now practices at her own firm in Summerville, where she is also very active in her community. Horne has served as the volunteer Executive Director for Communities in Schools of Dorchester County, a non-profit organization committed to lowering the drop-out rate by offering free after school programs for at-risk middle school students. She is a former member of the Board for Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union and past president of the South Carolina Women Lawyer's Association. Horne is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University and a member of the Liberty Fellowship (class of 2011).

    Read Full Bio
  • Jil Littlejohn

    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. 

    Read Full Bio
  • Sue Rex, Ed. D.

    Sue Rex, Ed. D., Immediate Past Board Chair, was a public education teacher and professor for more than 30 years with an emphasis in special education and at-risk students. She has co-authored 12 books and conducted workshops throughout the country on school bullying, student self-control, boys’ education, attention deficit disorder and reaching unmotivated learners. Rex has received numerous awards for her work including the S.C. Counselors’ Humanitarian Award, President George H.W. Bush’s Point of Light Award and the Jefferson Award for Public Service from Jefferson Pilot.

    Read Full Bio
  • Dawn Staley

    Dawn Staley, head coach for USC Women’s Basketball, has been at the helm of the Gamecocks for the past six seasons. She has received many honors and awards including National Coach of the Year (2014, Basketball Times) and SEC Coach of the Year (2014, Coaches and AP). Her 97 overall wins in the last four seasons marks the most successful four-year stretch in program history. In addition to her successes on the court, Staley has had equal impact on the communities in which she lives. Following her retirement from the WNBA, the league began awarding the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award in 2007, honoring the player who best exemplifies the characteristics of a leader in the community in which she works or lives. Staley lives that mantra daily not only through individual appearances and encouraging her teams to pursue community services opportunities, but also through co-founding INNERSOLE, an organization which aims to provide new sneakers to children who are homeless and/or in need. After creating The Dawn Staley Foundation in Philadelphia, which was aimed at giving inner city children positive input through after school programs, Staley was eager to find a way to fill a need in her new hometown of Columbia.

    Read Full Bio
  • Dr. Grant Warren

    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).

    Read Full Bio