Board & Staff

  • Robert Thomas


    Robert Thomas


    Alice Company, Inc.

    Robert Thomas, CPA, has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Alice Company, Inc. since 2002. He is currently a trustee of the Fourth Presbyterian Church endowment and has previously served on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance as well as a trustee of the Meals on Wheels of Greenville endowment. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business, Accounting and Applied Mathematics.
  • Kelly Byers

    Vice Chair

    Kelly Byers

    Vice Chair

    Partners in Agriculture

    Kelly Byers, CFRE is the Director of Development at Partners in Agriculture. Kelly also serves on the City Council of Travelers Rest and on the boards of Greenville First Steps, Foothills Family Resources, and Greenville Women Giving. In her spare time, Kelly can be found on stage performing with Alchemy Comedy Theater.
  • Kris Kapoor

    Investment Committee Chair

    Kris Kapoor

    Investment Committee Chair

    Bakala Capital

    Kris Kapoor is CIO for Bakala Capital, where he works with a strong team of investment professionals to manage a globally diversified, multi-asset class portfolio. Prior to joining the Greenville/Prague-based single family office, he was CIO at Furman University. Prior to Furman, Kris worked for BB&T Asset Management and Michelin North America, where he was Vice President/Portfolio Manager and Manager of Pension Investments, respectively. Kris serves on the investment committee for the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, where he has also served as a trustee. He is a long-time member of the editorial board of the Academy for Institutional Investors.

    Kris is a CFA charterholder. He graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and later attended Thunderbird, where he received an International MBA, which he earned with distinction.

    Kris lives in Greenville with his wife and two children. He enjoys golf, hiking and traveling with his family and friends.
  • Addy Matney

    Executive Director

    Addy Matney

    Executive Director

    Addy Matney is a consultant with 20 years of experience in community relations, nonprofit board governance, collective impact, facilitation, and project planning. She served as the board chair of Piedmont Health Foundation in 2015.

    Addy graduated with honors from Clemson University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and English.

    Active in numerous nonprofit organizations, Addy was the 2014-2015 board chair of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. In January of 2016, the Greenville County Legislative Delegation appointed her to serve on the board of the Greenville Transit Authority — the governing body that oversees the county’s public transit system, Greenlink. She currently serves as vice chair and has served as its chair and as its treasurer. In 2019, Addy was recognized by the Transportation Association of South Carolina as Urban Board Member of the Year.

    In the past, she served the community with Pendleton Place for Children and Families, the Circle of The Children’s Museum, and the Junior League of Greenville.
  • Michelle Mahle, CPA


    Michelle Mahle, CPA


    Michelle Mahle, CPA is a tax shareholder for Elliott Davis. As the firm’s tax operations and innovation leader, she is responsible for developing and implementing both current and long-term strategies for the firm’s tax practice. Prior to taking on this role, Michelle provided tax compliance and consulting services to closely held businesses, business owners and individuals for more than 20 years. Her client facing experience has made her acutely aware of the direct needs of her customers and her internal, operational focus allows her to optimize service levels throughout the firm. Michelle is still fairly new to Greenville, but has prior Board experience with The Intergenerational School (TIS), Solon Stars USA Swim Club, and the Cleveland Chapter of the Ohio Society of CPAs in Northeast Ohio.
  • Brian Boughner

    Brian Boughner

    Parallel Financial

    Brian Boughner is Principal and Co-Founder of Parallel Financial, a Registered Investment Advisory firm headquartered in Greenville, SC. He has been a financial advisor and portfolio manager since 1999. He currently serves as board trustee and past board president for Project Host. His past board experience includes, South Carolina Children's Theatre, Greenville Theatre, and Flat Rock Playhouse. Brian is an alumnus of Leadership Greenville class 45, a CFA charterholder, a Chartered Market Technician, and also holds a B.S. from Florida State University.
  • Alecia Brewster

    Alecia Brewster

    Alecia is the Director of Mentoring for OnTrack Greenville. She also serves as Director for Greenville Mentoring Collaborative, a network of youth mentoring providers and community stakeholders working together so that every Greenville youth has the supportive relationships needed to develop into thriving adults.

    Alecia earned a degree in Elementary Education from College of Charleston and a Master of Public Administration from Clemson University. She has served in management and leadership roles for Greenville based nonprofit organizations over the past 13 years. Alecia’s career began as an elementary teacher in Greenville County and Charleston County Title I schools where she saw the multifaceted challenges and impacts of poverty.

    Alecia currently chairs the Tanglewood Middle School Improvement Council, serves as Tri-Chair for SC Poor People's Campaign and is on the Greenville Homeless Alliance advocacy work group. Alecia is also on the national Board of Directors for JustFaith Ministries, an organization that creates transformative small group programs that inspire action to address the root causes of injustice.
  • Sean Dogan

    Sean Dogan

    Bon Secours Saint Francis

    Sean Dogan is the Community Health Director at Bon Secours Saint Francis and the pastor at Long Branch Baptist Church. His current and past board service includes GHS Board of Trustees, United Way Board of Trustees, SHARE Board of Directors, Greenville Forward Board of Directors, LiveWell Greenville Leadership Team, Senior Action Board of Trustees, Generations Group Board of Directors, Pendleton Place for Children and Families Board of Directors, Public Education Partners Board of Directors, Civitan, Urban League of the Upstate, UNCF Upstate and N.A.A.C.P. He is a 1998 graduate of Clemson University, attended Shaw School of Divinity, and is also a graduate of The Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Initiative.
  • Terrell Mills

    Terrell Mills

    Pacolet Milliken

    Terrell Mills is General Counsel and Vice President of Pacolet Milliken. He has 23 years of experience, with a focus on mergers and acquisition, financing transactions, and corporate and governance matters. Past community and professional board service includes SCBIO Board of Directors, Greenville Chamber of Commerce Economic Scorecard, Upstate Alliance Bio Task Force, Westminster Presbyterian Church Long Range Planning Committee Member and Pastoral Search Committee Member, Camperdown Academy Board of Trustees, Sterling School Improvement Council, and Upstate Carolina Angel Network. He is a 1988 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and a 1999 graduate of University of Richmond School of Law. He is also an alumnus of Riley Institute (Furman University) Diversity Leaders Initiative, Upstate Class VIII, 2009 and Leadership Greenville Class 30, 2004.
  • Rut Rivera

    Rut Rivera

    United Way of Greenville County

    As Director of Vibrant and Equitable Communities of United Way of Greenville County, Rut Rivera is responsible for managing relationships with community stakeholders, driving grassroots engagement initiatives, enhancing accessibility to community resources, and strengthening the capacity on nonprofit providers to effectively support Greenville County.

    She has over 15 years of experience working directly with the community of South Carolina, specifically the Hispanic population. As an immigrant herself, she understands the disparities, barriers, and struggles many people face daily. She has led community focused efforts that have enhanced the advocacy work that has benefited many community members. She led a team of Community Health Workers at Prisma Health with the PASOs program which brought awareness to the needs of the Hispanic Community in South Carolina.

    Rut’s passion and focus on serving her community extends beyond her daily responsibilities. She is deeply involved in our community, having served on many advisory boards at Prisma Health. Rut currently serves as a member of the Admissions Committee for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. She is also an active member of the board of directors for LiveWell Greenville, the Piedmont Health Foundation, and she is the chair for the Hispanic Alliance Health Team, Lastly, Rut serves as a member of Hispanic/Latinx Affairs Advisory Committee where she advocates for the Hispanic community of South Carolina.

    When she is not at work, you can find Rut in the kitchen working on new recipes for her family,at the pottery studio making ceramic pieces, reading a book, or playing with her two children.
  • Bo Campbell

    Bo Campbell

    Bo is a business lawyer in Greenville, SC. His practice focuses on affordable housing development, representing public housing authorities and non-profit developers in the acquisition, rehabilitation, and new construction of affordable and workforce housing across South Carolina. Bo serves as general counsel to the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville, SC, the Greenville Housing Fund, Spartanburg Housing, Columbia Housing (and others) providing counsel to boards and staff regarding development matters, federal (HUD) and state law compliance, contracting, employment, procurement, and state and federal litigation matters. Bo also works with small to mid-market businesses on formations, contracting, mergers and acquisitions, and general litigation. Bo practiced in Columbia and Charleston before joining Greenville’s Horton Law Firm in 2003. He started his own law practice in Greenville in September 2023. Bo has a Bachelor of Arts (’89) and Juris Doctor (’92) from the University of South Carolina. Bo’s past board experience includes the First Baptist Church Foundation, Bike Walk Greenville, and the Greenville Spinners.
  • Jennifer Fouse Sheorn

    Jennifer Fouse Sheorn

    Jennifer Fouse Sheorn has served as one the pastors and Director of Triune Mercy Center since July 2020. A graduate of Presbyterian College and Columbia Theological Seminary, Jennifer is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has been a hospital and prison chaplain, campus minister, Associate Pastor and Pastor of several congregations. She is currently serving as the Co-President of GOAL (Greenville Organized for Accountable Leadership) and participates in the Diversity Leadership Initiative with the Riley Institute as well as the Community Impact Committee for United Way.
  • Claire Stam, PhD

    Claire Stam, PhD

    Claire Marie Stam, PhD is Director of the Addiction Medicine Center at Prisma Health where she supports the development and execution of research and programmatic activity as it relates to addiction treatment, prevention, and recovery. Dr. Stam is a Greenville native and graduate of Furman University with a double major in Communication Studies and Spanish. She obtained her Master in Business Administration, Master in Public Administration, and PhD in Educational Leadership from Clemson University. She is the 2023-2024 President of the Junior League of Greenville, an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training. She leads the 1,100+ member organization’s leadership activities and initiatives that help women in the Greenville community overcome barriers, focusing on human trafficking and economic mobility. She received Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 and Under in 2017 and GSA Business Report’s 40 Under 40 in 2024.