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.

Robin Longino

Director of Mission Advancement

Robin Longino has 20 years of non-profit experience. For nearly 10 years, Robin had the
honor of serving as the Development Director for the Julie Valentine Center,
the rape crisis and child abuse recovery center serving Greenville and Pickens
Counties. Prior to working in the non-profit sector, Robin worked in social work
and victim advocacy. Through her work and volunteering, serving the
community has been an integral part of her life since high school. Robin earned
her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The University of South Carolina
at Spartanburg. Robin is a proud graduate of Leadership Greenville Class 35.

Gary Leatherwood

Director of Finance and Administration

Gary Leatherwood joined the staff of United Ministries in July 2022. He has over 15 years of corporate accounting experience both in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Most recently, Gary was the Controller for the YMCA of Greenville, where he handled system updates and streamlined financial processes for the entire association.  Gary has also served as Treasurer for the Upstate Pride SC Board of Directors since 2018.

Gary grew up in Travelers Rest, SC, and has resided in Greenville County all his life. He has a passion for people, and believes everyone deserves to be seen and heard.

Jamika Nedwards

Director of Mission Impact

Jamika Nedwards joined United Ministries’ staff in July 2022. Jamika worked at the non-profit Julie Valentine Center for 10 years, where she most recently served as the Crisis and Education Program Director. Jamika is also an Adjunct Professor at Greenville Tech and Southern Wesleyan University, where she teaches Race & Ethnic Relations, Intro to Human Services, and Diversity Issues. She is Vice-Chair of the Greenville County Human Relations Committee, and serves as Chair of their Strategic Planning Committee.

Amanda Warren

Associate Director of Economic Mobility

Amanda Warren joined the staff of United Ministries in 2007.  Since that time, she has worked directly with agency participants, as well as in a leadership role with staff in all program areas of the Learning Center.


Brian Sutherland


Angela Kates

Facilities Coordinator

Departments & Programs

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Board of Directors  2022-2023

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

Isaiah Dunlap, Secretary — Owner, Design Edge, LLC

Dixon Harrill, Vice-Chair — Market Executive, Synovus Bank

LaTonya Phillips, Mission Advancement Committee Chair — Clinical Applications Specialist, AGFA Healthcare

Matt Puckett – Area President-SC, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Linda Twilley – Director of Administration, Jordan Construction Company

Stephen (Steve) Eye — Vice President of Private Wealth Management, Robert W. Baird

Paul Johnson — Retired VP & COO, Community Volunteer

Kevin Shinn — Senior Manager, Finance Accounting Advisory Services

Julia Watkins — Associate Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church

P. McCrady Gwinn, Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair — Instructor of Finance at USC Upstate

Sima Patel, Governance Committee Chair — Senior Corporate Council, Michelin

Sean Dogan, Human Resources Committee Chair — Director of Community Health, Bon Secours St. Francis

Tom Evelyn — Vice President of University Communications, Furman University

Anthony (AJ) Gladney — Partner, New York Life

Suzanne Sanders — Attorney, Community Volunteer

Michael (Mike) Shain Financial Advisor, UBS Financial

Jim Akerhielm – Entrepreneur, Community Volunteer

TJ Angone – Senior Vice President, Truist

Roselle Bonnoitt – Director of Assurance Services, Cherry Bekaert

Dorothy Dowe – Vice Mayor Pro Tem/At-Large Rep, Greenville City Council