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Three new members were named to the Phillis Wheatley Community Center Board of Directors. Each new member will serve a three-year term. 

The new members are: 

  • George Davis, III, director of community engagement, Peace Center 
  • James N. Haltiwanger, Jr. AAMS, CRPC, AIF, CEPA, financial advisor, Falls Park Capital
  • Brad Pochard, associate vice president of enrollment management and dean of admission at Furman University

The board also elected new officers to the executive committee. The new officers are:  

  • Chair Debra Rice, human resources growth and solutions manager, Bon Secours Mercy Health 
  • Vice Chair Ted Kelly, president and CEO, Interserv Maintenance Management Solutions, Inc. and Interserv Hospitality Solutions 
  • Secretary Sheria Atkins Clarke, assistant United States attorney, District of South Carolina
  • Treasurer Steven Nail, dean, Anderson University College of Business 
Phillis Wheatley Community Center Board Ray Lattimore Debra Rice

I am thrilled to welcome the new board members and to work closely with the executive committee during one of the most active times for the center in recent history. We continue to revitalize our facilities, create new programming and forge new partnerships that will serve the community for generations to come.

Randy Jackson

Executive Director, Phillis Wheatley Community Center

Outgoing Board Chair Ray Lattimore, who is also an alumnus of the center, was recognized for four years of leadership and service. The center was transformed under his leadership, including repair and revitalization of its facilities, reorganizing the center’s operations, and growing the staff. 

Ray has provided leadership and service at a critical time for the center. I am honored and humbled to step into this role to help guide the center in its next chapter of growth.

Debra Rice

Board Chair, Phillis Wheatley Community Center

Lattimore will remain on the board along with Rice, Kelly, Clarke, Nail, in addition to: Alex Austin of Insight Wealth Strategies; Dennis Braasch of Industrial Project Innovation; Russ Braasch of Industrial Project Innovation; Courtney Clark of Wells Fargo; April Jones of Michelin; Tim Justice of Justice Consulting; Addy Matney of TM Public Relations and Governmental Affairs; Art Seaver of Southern First Bank; Wendy Walden of Greenville Technical College; and ex-officio member Nancy Callahan of Greenville County Parks and Recreation.