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 …

Deb Foreman
Deb Foremanexecutive director (she, her)
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Jodi LaBlanche Snyder
Jodi LaBlanche Snyderprogram director
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Current Board Members

Shelly McMains
Shelly McMainspresident (she, her)
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Timothy Smith
Timothy Smithvice president
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Adelaine Lilith Bradley
Adelaine Lilith Bradleytreasurer
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Wendy J. Conte
Wendy J. Contesecretary (she, her)
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Committee Chairs

Paul Gentry
Paul Gentrysocial media chair
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Kei Nesbitt
Kei Nesbittyouth development chair
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Members at Large

Jamarcus Gaston
Jamarcus Gastonmember at large
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Ron Laughridge
Ron Laughridgemember at large
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Open Positions

VOLUNTEER COORDINATORHelp the Upstates’ premiere LGBTQ+ youth outreach center by becoming our Volunteer Coordinator. Contact us today to learn more.
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