Greenville Financial Empowerment Center announces 2 new certified counselors

October 9, 2020

Greenville Financial Empowerment Center (Greenville FEC), a program of the Greenville County Human Relations Commission, announces Sheryl Hanshaw and James Cooley as its newest certified Financial Empowerment Counselors.

Sheryl Hanshaw and James Cooley

Sheryl Hanshaw comes to the agency with experience in education, having taught in elementary classrooms for the past 10 years, with a focus on students with autism. Early in life she often lived “paycheck to paycheck,” and once she broke out of that cycle, she recognized the immense freedom in having control over her finances. She is excited to partner with the people of Greenville county by walking alongside them in their financial journey to educate them on new ways to handle their finances, empower them to make the changes that are needed, and celebrate when they find success.

James Cooley brings experience in insurance and superb customer service. He focuses on helping clients feel understood and revels in providing clarity with their personal finances. His goal is to empower those he encounters to recognize their goals and take decisive action in order make their dreams reality.


About the Greenville Financial Empowerment Center

Greenville FEC is a Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund recipient that provides free, 1-on-1 financial counseling focusing on the areas of affordable banking, savings, credit and debt. Greenville FEC has seen over 900 clients since its official launch in February 2019 and has helped clients reduce more than $500,000 in debt and save more than $300,000. Sessions are currently being held remotely and can be booked at Bilingual (Spanish) services are also available.

The Greenville County Human Relations Commission is a HUD certified housing counseling agency that provides a variety of counseling services including: foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage, landlord and tenant issues, home buyer education, and financial literacy. Additionally, as a recipient of CARES Act funding, rental/utility/and mortgage assistance services are available.