Jenna Johnson, Co-chair
A Clemson University graduate (B.A. Political Science), Jenna Johnson has worked with marketing firms, chambers of commerce, political camps, and nonprofit. Jenna began her career at the nonprofit, Origin SC, in early 2012, and is responsible for approximately $2 million in annual grant funding and the organization’s marketing strategy. In addition to her marketing and grants management duties, she supervises and mentors AmeriCorps VISTA members for Origin. In 2016, Jenna led the complete rebranding of the 128-year-old nonprofit – with a new name, logo, and brand messaging – in order to better connect with the community and clients.
In addition to her work with Origin, Jenna co-founded the first Young Nonprofit Professionals Network chapter in South Carolina in 2015. In the chapter’s first year, they gained 150 members! Jenna is passionate about community and political involvement, and is active in her city, neighborhood, and church. In October 2016, Jenna was chosen as one of the 20 To Know in North Charleston by the Post & Courier.
Jenna is also married to Josh with one 2.5-year-old daughter, Julia, and a Yorkie, Brady.
Adam White, Co-chair
Adam White was born and raised in Virginia, and attended Brevard College (NC) and Trident Technical College in Charleston where he studied hospitality management. A South Carolina resident for the past 15 years, Adam has nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. White is the former Executive Director for the nonprofit Chase After a Cure, and currently works as an operations manager at Icebox Bar service. In addition, Adam serves as a nonprofit advisor and volunteer for two Lowcountry organizations, With Purpose and Going Places. During his time at Chase After a Cure, Adam led efforts to incorporate the organization into an official nonprofit (in 2010) and raised over $1 million to support childhood cancer research and awareness.
Adam is also the co-founder and co-chair of YNPN Lowcountry, the first Young Nonprofit Professionals Network chapter in South Carolina. The national network strives for professional development, networking and the sharing of resources among young nonprofit professionals and leaders. Adam is a graduate of the Nonprofit Leadership Management programs at both Francis Marion University and Winthrop University. Adam is also a member of the 2016 Leadership Dorchester class.
Amanda Mahaffery, Treasurer
Amanda is the Program Director of CMN Hospitals at MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund and has been in her current position for four years. She plans and implements fundraising campaigns and events with national and local corporate partners. Amanda is passionate about her job and loves the families and kids that she has met who have turned into family.
Gloria Roderick, Secretary
Gloria Roderick currently serves at Trident United Way as the resource development data management specialist where she analyzes donor data for the purpose of predictive and prescriptive reporting.
She was previously the Director of Development for the Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy where she developed and implemented a strategic philanthropy plan that increased funding by 42% from the previous year.
Roderick is a 2011 alumna of the College of Charleston where she majored in Religious Studies.
Roderick was raised throughout the United States but considers San Diego to be home. In 2004 she moved to the Lowcountry.
Victoria serves as the Communications and Development Manager for South Carolina Community Loan Fund where she is responsible for managing SCCLF's communications, marketing and PR activities to increase visibility of SCCLF, its mission, and its work throughout South Carolina.
Victoria received her bachelor’s degree in global affairs from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Before joining South Carolina Community Loan Fund, she served two terms as an AmeriCorps member, supporting the development and communications needs of nonprofit organizations. Victoria is currently an MPA student at the College of Charleston and serves on the board of directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Lowcountry.
Karl L. Brady, Jr.
Karl L. Brady, Jr. is currently the Major Gifts Officer for Trident United Way in North Charleston, SC. Previously, Karl served as a District Executive, Senior District Executive, and District Director with the Connecticut Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America. Karl is a 2006 Teach For America alumni and was a 2008-2009 School Board Fellow with the Center for Reform of School Systems. Karl is a 2017 Public Leaders Fellow with Leadership for Educational Equity. From 2012-2014, Karl served on the City of Torrington, CT Board of Education, where he lead the Board’s effort to establish full-day kindergarten. Karl serves on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Lowcountry and the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of the Lowcountry. He is the Day of Caring Chair for the Historic Rotary Club of Charleston and is a member of the Planning Committee of Bethel United Methodist Church. Karl holds a BA in History and Political Science from Wake Forest University and holds a MS in Nonprofit Management with a concentration in Leadership from Northeastern University. Karl is a James E. West Fellow with the Boy Scouts of America, a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association, and is an Eagle Scout.
After many years with Trident United Way's 2-1-1 Hotline, Sonia is now the Outreach Coordinator with Palmetto Project. Sonia's main priority is managing a statewide network of enrollment assisters who help people sign up for marketplace health insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act.
She also volunteers as the Chair of the Lowcountry Affiliate of the SC Association of Volunteer Administrators, where they help those who manage volunteers with their professional development and network with other volunteer resource managers. Sonia graduated from the University of Manchester, England with a degree in Economics and Government and she is currently enrolled in Limestone College's MBA program. Her passion and enthusiasm to help others is first and foremost in her work in the community!
Joselyn Johnson is a Charleston native with a passion for serving her community. She holds a BS in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. Johnson started her career in human services as an AmeriCorps member serving in Trident United Way's Financial Stability Project. Her service term opened the doors for various opportunities within Trident United Way that prepared her for her current role as the AmeriCorps Program Manager for the organization.
During her down time, Joselyn can be found serving with the Overcomers Outreach team at her local church where they host events to help support those in need.
Keidrian Kunkel is a Senior Program Manager for Eckerd Workforce Development who manages three Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act youth workforce programs. She quickly realized a passion for helping others and joined an AmeriCorps program designed to help pregnant and parenting youth in North Charleston during her time at the College of Charleston. As she developed her passion for serving youth, Keidrian began working with the Charleston County School District’s Adult Education program as an Instructor. Keidrian taught and facilitated GED programs for eight years before transitioning to the workforce development arena.
Keidrian has also been recognized as one of Charleston SC’s Regional Business Journal’s 2016 40 Under 40 honorees. She is a driven and ardent community leader who seeks to transform Charleston’s workforce pipeline by continuing to provide workforce development services in the region.
Lauren Whiteside Mann
Lauren Whiteside Mann is the South Carolina Chapter Leader with the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC). After undergoing surgeries for pre-cancerous cervical lesions, she founded the South Carolina Chapter in January 2011. She continues her journey of survival by spreading awareness on cervical cancer and HPV in South Carolina and beyond.
Lauren graduated from the College of Charleston with a B.A. in Communications. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Alumni & Campus Engagement at the College of Charleston. She serves on the following boards and committees: Association of Fundraising Professionals 2017 Board of Directors, Vice President of Membership; Junior League of Charleston 2016-2017 Provisional Class Chair; Young Nonprofit Professional Network (YNPN) Lowcountry Chapter Board of Directors, Nominating Chair & National Liaison; Cervical Cancer Free Carolina Executive Committee, Development Chair; American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) District 1 Co-Lead; Center for Women Lowcountry Women with Wings Advisory Committee.
Lauren lives with her husband and their 3 dogs in the beautiful city of Charleston, SC. She just recently started her own Etsy shop, Southern Bloom Press, and sells pressed flower art.
Twitter & Instagram: @NCCCSC
Meg is originally from a small town in western Tennessee. She received her undergrad degree from Murray State University and her masters from Johns Hopkins University. She moved to Charleston three years ago as part of AmeriCorps VISTA (which is essentially the domestic Peace Corps). She did 2 years of service with the program: the first with Origin SC, a nonprofit that provides homebuyer education and financial literacy training, and the second as a project leader with the City of Charleston Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth, & Families. She joined the Department of Planning, Preservation, & Sustainability as a project assistant in September 2015. She currently works on several projects for the Business and Neighborhood Services Division, including the monthly King Street Report, quarterly West Ashley Retail Report, and West Ashley Farmers Market. She also works closely with members of the Neighborhood Council to address their concerns and compiles the weekly Neighborhood Services newsletter.
Natalie serves as the Marketing and Projects Manager for Drayton Hall, a nonprofit historic house museum located in the Historic Ashley River Plantation district. She is responsible for developing and implementing Drayton Hall’s marketing and public relations activities to garner increased visibility for the organization’s cause initiatives, programs and events. Additionally, Natalie is the primary designer for all outgoing marketing collateral and creative materials.
Natalie received her bachelor’s degree in Communications/Media Studies from the College of Charleston and, most recently, received a Mini-MBA certification in Digital Marketing through Rutgers Business School.
Natalie joined YNPN Lowcountry in 2015 and currently serves on the board of directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Lowcountry.
Twitter & Instagram: @NatalieTitcomb