Board of Directors

  • Dr. J.R. Green

    Dr. J.R. Green, Board 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.

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  • Dr. Grant Warren

    Dr. Grant Warren, Board Vice Chair, is 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).

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  • Sue Rex, Ed. D.

    Sue Rex, Ed. D., Board Treasurer, 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.

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  • Angelica "Lica" Colwell, M.S.

    Angelica "Lica" Colwell, M.S., Immediate Past 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • La-Diné Gamble

    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.   

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  • 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. 

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  • Jenny Horne

    Former South Carolina House Representative, Jenny Horne practices law in Summerville, SC. 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).

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  • Berry Kelly, MBA

    Berry Kelly is the State Director of the Division of WIC Services at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC). He manages a multimillion dollar federally-regulated program that provides nutrition education, healthy food, and breastfeeding support to nearly 100,000 mothers, infants and children in South Carolina. On a statewide basis, he assesses, plans, implements and evaluates policies and procedures of the WIC program. Berry also makes recommendations for policy changes to the United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service. He is a frequent speaker at conferences across the state, the region, and the nation. A true change agent, Berry stays focused on the desired outcome and effectively manages numerous staff to consistently meet program goals. His ability to build and motivate a team is unparalleled.

    Berry has a Master's in Business Administration and a Master of Arts with an emphasis in management and leadership. He has a long, distinguished military career, and is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and Purple Heart Medal. Berry and his wife Terri have been married for over 27 years, and they have two sons, Chantz and Kwinton.

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  • 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. 

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  • Cory Manning

    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.

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  • T. McRoy Shelley, III

    Roy Shelley 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 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. 

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  • 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 coordinated 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.

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  • 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.

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