Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) elects board of directors for 2020-2021

September 15, 2020

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) introduces a talented group of community leaders for their 2020-2021 board of directors. This summer, the organization elected their executive committee, appointed committee chairs, and welcomed seven new board members. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the board has been working diligently to pivot COR’s organizational offerings to best serve the Columbia community and its members. COR’s board members for the year include:

Executive Committee:

  • Chairperson: Chase Heatherly, Free Times
  • Vice Chair Strategic Initiatives: Ashley Cady, Flock and Rally
  • Vice Chair Operations: A.J. Hernandez, YMCA of Columbia
  • Treasurer: Anne Langley, South Carolina Education Lottery
  • Secretary: Carrie Walker, South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation
  • Immediate Past Chairperson and Development Chair: Briana Batemen, Office of US Senator Tim Scott

Committee Chairs:

  • Membership Chair: Ray Brown, Coldwell Banker
  • Talent Retention Chair: Kelsey Carmichael, Experience Columbia SC
  • Volunteerism Chair: Jack Garrick, Career Concepts
  • Diversity and Inclusion Chair: Ashley Jenkins, City of Columbia
  • Table for Six Chair: Charlotte Knoop, LTC Health Solutions
  • *Time for Art Chair: Heather McDonald, LawyerLisa
  • Communications Chair: Meg Southern, Garvin Design Group

Other Board Members:

  • David Bornemann, Goodman McGuffey LLP
  • *Jared Clary, Splash Omnimedia
  • Ben Culbreth, Alzheimer’s Association
  • *Lauren Fleming, Columbia College
  • *Khali Gallman, Soda City Certified App
  • *Lee Goble, Central Carolina Community Foundation Lindsay Medlin, Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, P.A. Lindsey Miles, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
  • *Tanvi Patel, United Way of the Midlands Shayla Riley, Coldwell Banker
  • Andrew Saleeby, Nexsen Pruet, LLC
  • *Aditi Srivastav, Ph.D., Children’s Trust of South Carolina

* denotes new board members

Upcoming COR Volunteer Opportunity
COR is hosting a blood drive with The Central South Carolina Red Cross. This volunteer opportunity to give blood is open to the public. All donors will receive a free COVID-19 antibody test. Walk-ins will be allowed, but registration is encouraged.

When: September 29th, 10 am – 3 pm Where: 707 Saluda Avenue, Columbia, SC Register:


About COR

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) connects talented professionals in the greater Columbia
area to build diverse and meaningful networks. COR is a volunteer-driven organization with three focus areas: leadership, service and connectivity. We fulfill our mission by connecting our members with executive mentors, leaders and developments happening in our region, providing and promoting volunteer opportunities, and serving as cheerleaders for Columbia by promoting our city to fellow Columbians. COR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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