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2022 Board of Directors

The Family Effect is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and is governed by a Board of Directors committed to strong families, responsible parenting and healthy children.

Amanda Jones, Chair
Business Development Manager, Fairway Independent Mortgage

Joel Douglass, Vice Chair
Senior Director- Sales, ScanSource Communications

Kristen Maurer, Treasurer
Community Volunteer 

Kimberly Macklanburg, Secretary
Director of Retail Operations, SVP, Southern First Bank

Jay Anthony, Past Chair
Partner, Anthony Law Firm

Weesie Poole, Commission Appointee - GC Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse 

Bobby Cox
Vice President of Government Affairs, SIG SAUER Inc.  

Hughes Schwartz, CFP, CLU
Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management 

Brandt Gilbert
Dentist, Gilbert Dental Group

Katherine Odom, CTFA
Senior Trust Officer, Bank of America 

Chad Prashad
CEO, World Acceptance Corporation 

Lyle Bridgers
Business Solutions Representative, Comporium   

Chip Howard
Partner, Howard Law Firm

Melody Horton, CPA
Owner & Advisor, Arc Advisors, LLC.

Chris Riordan
Operations Manager, South Carolina Addiction Treatment

Michael R. Fee
Owner/Special Advisor, Reliable Sprinkler Company

Dabo/Tracy Swinney
Head Football Coach, Clemson University

Philip Walpole III
President/CEO, Southern MEP Inc.

Eric Englebardt
Partner, Wilson & Englebardt  

Steve Grant
Founder, Chris and Kelly's HOPE Foundation


The Greenville County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

The Family Effect and the Phoenix Center are both service arms of The Greenville County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.  The objective of the Commission is to assist the citizens of Greenville County and surrounding areas in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through a continuum of affordable substance abuse and related services.

Heather Currie, Chair

Herman Roberts, Vice Chair

Jane Daniel, Secretary

Lynne Jones, Treasurer

Ernie Hamilton

Weesie Poole

Steve Sandlin

Jimmy Batson

Cory Mitchell

Laurel Shaler

Stacey Owens

Theresa Thompson