SCC Foundation announces the election of new members and officers to the Board of Directors

July 11, 2021

The Spartanburg Community College Foundation recently elected new members to the board of directors. Established in 1983, the SCC Foundation generates resources of all kinds by building and strengthening partnerships to advance the goals of Spartanburg Community College.

“The SCC Foundation is comprised of 24 community leaders who generously give their time and talents to secure innovative funding opportunities and other significant gifts to champion the mission and goals of the college,” explains Bea Walters Smith, SCC’s executive director of Advancement and the Foundation. “These men and women represent SCC’s three-county service area: Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee. Each board member brings years of professional influences to heighten community awareness to directly impact our faculty, staff and students.”

The following individuals were elected to serve on the executive committee for a one-year term (July 2021- June 2022):

  • Chair- Kathy Sinclair, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Spartanburg
  • Vice-Chair- Rich Gibson, Advent Consulting, Spartanburg
  • Secretary – Loretta Grna, Kohler, Spartanburg
  • Treasurer – Cheryl Black, AFL, Spartanburg
  • Past- Chair – Linda Hannon, Duke Energy, Spartanburg

Newly elected individuals to the board, who will serve a three-year term (July 2021- June 2024), include the following:

  • Jim Cook, Cherokee County Development Board, Gaffney
  • Charlianne Nestlen, Coldwell Banker Caine, Spartanburg
  • Kristy Shepherd, Adjunct Instructor, SMC, Spartanburg
  • Ame Sondoval, Roebuck Wholesale Nursery, Spartanburg
  • Emme Smith, Gray Space Counseling, Spartanburg

Returning board members include the following:

  • Andrena Powell- Baker, Lockhart Power, Union
  • Lisa Claxton, Clemson University, Spartanburg
  • Mike Honeycutt, H & H Realty, Gaffney
  • Dr. Natashia Jeter, SRHS, Union
  • Scott Jones, First Citizens Bank, Spartanburg
  • Joe Landsverk, Colonial Pipeline, Spartanburg
  • John Nelson, Spartanburg Steel Products, Spartanburg
  • Heather Philo, American Credit Acceptance, Spartanburg
  • John Robbins, Timken, Union
  • Ottiia Scanlon, Milliken, Spartanburg
  • Warren Snead, Cooper Standard, Spartanburg
  • Pamela Sloss, Union County Detention Center, Union
  • Rev. J. W. Sanders, Bethel Baptist Church, Gaffney
  • Dana Wood, Workforce Development Board, Spartanburg


About the Spartanburg Community College Foundation

The mission of the SCC Foundation is to generate resources of all kinds by building and strengthening partnerships to advance the goals of Spartanburg Community College. For more information, visit