Board Of Directors

2023-2024 Board Chairs

Board Chair

Mark Lewis TechCXO

Community Impact Chair

Courtney Howard, PhD

Courtney Howard, PhD College of Charleston

Immediate Past Chair & Advancement Chair

Wendy Kopp

Wendy Kopp FineMark National Bank and Trust

Audit Chair 

Chris Glenn

Chris Glenn Roper St. Francis Healthcare  


Barbara Melvin South Carolina Ports Authority

Campaign Cabinet Chair

Michael Samuel MikeSam Fitness

Finance Chair

Bob Lowe

Bob Lowe ExecHQ 

Investment Committee Chair

Brenda Szymanowski AstenJohnson

Marketing Advisory Council Chair

Peter LaMotte Chernoff Newman 

2023-2024 Board Members

  • Catharine Almquist, Trident Technical College

  • Dusti Annan, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Rita Berry, Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce

  • Jennifer Brown, Palmetto Community Action Partnership

  • P.J. Browning, Evening Post News

  • Natasha Chatman, Fetter Health Care Network

  • Eric Craine, First Citizens Bank

  • Dan Curia, City of Charleston

  • Brad Davis, Community Volunteer

  • Rebecca Engelman, Select Health of South Carolina

  • Bob Fei, Life Cycle Engineering

  • Travis Frank, South Carolina Ports Authority

  • B. Shawan Gillians, J.D., Santee Cooper

  • Mollie Gore, Santee Cooper

  • Greg Habib, City of Goose Creek

  • Fleetwood Hassell, Bank of South Carolina

  • Scott Howell, Ground Swell Capital

  • Deon Jackson, Community Volunteer

  • Fran Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Insurance, Inc

  • Julie Kornahrens, Community Volunteer

  • Todd Lant, Blackbaud

  • Mark Lattanzio, Truist Bank

  • Katie McCravy Optus Bank

  • Lauren Nilan, Elliott Davis LLC

  • Christina Oh, Trident Medical Center

  • Rev. Marion Platt, Star Gospel

  • Casandra Price, AstenJohnson

  • Michael Scarafile, Carolina One Real Estate

  • Geona Shaw Johnson, City of Charleston

  • Melanie Stith, Roper St. Francis Healthcare

  • Richard Waring, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

  • Fran Welch, Ph.D., College of Charleston

  • Jeremy Willits, Avison Young

  • Ed Woodcock, Ingevity

  • David Zaas, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Bill Zobel, Banks Construction

Trident United Way Life Directors

Trident United Way Life Directors are pillars in our community who demonstrate a deep commitment to the Tri-County region and embody the core values upheld by Trident United Way —Integrity, Respect, Equity, Collaboration and Innovation. Each honoree has been duly nominated and unanimously conferred the title of Life Director by the Trident United Way Board of Directors.

Nella Barkley

Hugh Lane, Jr.

Charles Patrick, Jr.

Anita Zucker