Board of Directors

The board of directors of PAL is committed to governing the organization and supporting the work of its mission. Annually, the board and it's committees meet 10 times, and each board member makes a financial gift.


Anne McCraw, Milliken & Co., Senior Marketing Professional 

Chair-Elect, Events Committee Chair:

Phil Humphrey, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, System Director of Pharmacy

Secretary/ Treasurer:

William Marcus, United Community Bank, Commercial Relationship Manager

Strategic Planning Co-Chairs:

Margaret Brantley, Fundraising and non-profit consultant

Martin Livingston, City of Spartanburg, Neighborhood Services Director

Board Development Chair:

Tyler Rody, Law Office of Tyler Rody

Resource Development Chair:

Matt Roos, Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services

Trails Advisory Committee Liason:

Sanders Lee, Jacobs Data Center Group, Sr. Project Manager; Former Spartanburg School District 7 School Board Member

Saluda Grade Trails Conservancy liaison

Michael Forrester, Vice President, Retail Area Sales Manager/Truist

Jeff Ballenger, ReGenesis Health Care, VP of Strategy and Development

Wanda Cheeks-Holmes, City of Spartanburg Parks & Recreation Community Engagement Coordinator 

Victor Durrah, BRUH Mentor, Executive Director

Manning Fairey, Jackson Spalding, PR & Marketing Professional

Art Littlejohn, City of Spartanburg Public Safety, Police Major of the Patrol Bureau

Charles Mann, Retired, Community Volunteer

Wiley North, Coldwell Banker Commercial Caine; Imagination Station, Owner

Janie Salley, Spartanburg City Council

Blake Spencer, Johnson Development Associates, Inc., Chief Financial Officer 

Tim Teel, Spartanburg Day School, Admissions Associate


PAL appreciates the work of past board members, especially our chairs!
2021-2023: Ty Dawson, Rugged Depot, CEO

2019-2021: Jalitha Moore, Charlotte City Center Partners, Uptown Community Manager (formerly OneSpartanburg)

2018-2019: Bess Lee, masters in nursing, community volunteer

2016-2018: Steve Stravolo,Stravolo Wealth Management, Founder

2014-2016: Laura Stille, City of Spartanburg City Council, nutritionist, community leader

2012-2014: Matt Lyden, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Sports Medicine Manager

2011-2012: Lisa Bishop, community volunteer, past Junior League of Spartanburg president

2010-2011: Sean McEnroe, formerly ATI Physical Therapy, CEO & President

2008-2010: David Beacham, Wofford College, Sr. Vice President for Administration and Secretary to the Board of Trustees

2006-2008: Ann Angermeier, Upstate Workforce Investment Board, Executive Director

2005-2006: David White, formerly with Duke Energy

2003-2005: Todd Stephens, Spartanburg County Public Libraries, County Librarian

Past chair of Heartwise
2000-2003: James Blackwood, formerly with Spartanburg County Planning Department

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