Administration

Lizzie Bebber

Executive Director

Elizabeth “Lizzie” Fortenberry Bebber brings both nonprofit and leadership experience to United Ministries, encompassing fundraising, communications, board engagement, partnership development, and organizational planning.

Tony McDade

Executive Director (retired)

Tony McDade joined the United Ministries staff as executive director in July 2016. Formerly the executive director at Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (GAIHN, 2003-2016), McDade has much experience in social ministry enterprises in both Carolinas. GAIHN, a shelter-to-housing ministry with homeless families, joined with United Ministries in mid-2016 as a premier example of how the synergy and capacity of collective impact can benefit participants, agencies, and the community at large.

Ethan Friddle

Director of Programs & Operations

Ethan Friddle first came to United Ministries in 1998 as a college intern participating in a vocational exploration program at Furman University. During this formative experience, he was mentored by Reverend Beth Templeton, who educated him on the dynamics of poverty in Greenville, and by Reverend Steve McDonald, who taught him the finer points of being a rascal.

Our Current Board of Directors

Frances Poe, President  — Director of Asset Management, Hughes Commercial Properties

Jim Akerhielm, Vice President — Retired CEO, Community Volunteer

Debbie Cooper, Treasurer — Director of Donor Services, Community Foundation of Greenville

Betsy Boaze, LMSW, Secretary — Community Volunteer

Matthew Covington — Co-Founder, Broadstreet Partners

Katherine Smoak Davis — Founder, Smoak Public Relations

Bob Dillon — Retired CEO, Community Volunteer

Tom Evelyn —Vice President for University Communications, Furman University

Dixon Harrill — Upstate Region Market Executive, Synovus

Scott Henderson — Professor of Education; Director of Program National & International Scholarships, Furman University

Gerald Huskamp — Sales & Marketing Consultant, CRH Properties LLC

Herb Johnson —Retired Executive, Community Volunteer

Paul Johnson — Community Volunteer

Susan Jones — VP of Human Resources, Greenville Technical College

Deb Long – Director of Healthy Community Initiatives, Bon Secours Health System

Alan Marshall — Principal, Dority & Manning, P.A.

Myra Morant — Human Relations Systems and Processes Manager, Greenville County Schools

Lee Palms — Commercial Insurance Advisor, Keenan Suggs | Hub International

Sima Patel — Senior Corporate Counsel, Michelin

LeTonya Phillips — Clinical Applications Specialist/Customer Training, AGFA Healthcare

Thomas Self — Principal, Elliott Davis

Leigh Stuckey — Associate Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church

Trey Suggs — Partner, Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, P.A.

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