Our People

Our board of directors and support chairs are a special group of people who have come forward to make a difference in the lives of Spartanburg’s youth. We believe in the ripple effect, that making a big change starts with a small act of kindness. By teaching youth that they are worthy regardless of identity or sexuality, we hope they will, spread the same kindness to their peers and it will go on and on …

2021 Board Members

Eric Nolley
Eric Nolleypresident
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Shelly McMains
Shelly McMainsvice president
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Deb Foreman
Deb Foremanexecutive director
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Miga Batten
Miga Battentreasurer
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Secretary Opening

We are searching for a new Secretary to serve on the Uplift board. If you are interested please contact us!

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Committee Chairs

Kei Nesbitt
Kei Nesbittyouth development chair
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Timothy Smith
Timothy Smithfundraising chair
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Members at Large

Nikki Smith
Nikki Smithmember at large
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Jamarcus Gaston
Jamarcus Gastonmember at large
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Program Staff

Tanna Thompson
Tanna Thompsonshe / her
program director
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Eleanor Lee
Eleanor Leeshe / they
Uplift intern
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Brandon Molina
Brandon Molinahe / him / his
Uplift intern
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Jaycee McDonald
Jaycee McDonaldshe / her
Uplift intern
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Caitlin Childers
Caitlin Childersshe / her
Uplift intern
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