Who We Are

Our Staff

Our dedicated, compassionate staff makes a difference across South Carolina one father at a time.

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Karriem Edwards


Karriem joined the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families in the summer of 2022, to lead the Center following the retirement of Pat Littlejohn. Previously, Karriem held the position of Vice President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County in Florida. He is a philanthropic leader with more than 20 years of proven success in program development, training, management, and fundraising. Karriem has an enthusiasm and drive to carry his nonprofit experiences to the realm of fatherhood programs and engagement. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University and the Social Enterprise Institute at Harvard Business School.

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Eleanor Boyd

Regional Director of Development

Eleanor Boyd joined the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families in 2018 as the Regional Director of Development, serving Midlands Fatherhood Coalition and the Lancaster Fatherhood Project.  Boyd has served the non-profit community for more than 25 years in executive leadership, development, programs as well as public affairs and communications. While living in North Carolina, Boyd owned a private non-profit consulting practice in Durham, where she taught in the Duke University Non-Profit Management Certificate Program. Most recently, Boyd served as the Director of Philanthropy for the Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Scott Brabham

Director of Finance

Scott joined the Center in 2019 as the Director of Finance. He oversees the finance and accounting functions for the Center and statewide fatherhood organizations. He provides financial oversight, implementation and compliance. A graduate of Wofford College, Scott recently served with The Greyson Group as their assistant controller.

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Anisia Davis Brown, MBA

Data and Quality Associate

Anisia joined the Center in 2021. She is responsible for monitoring data collection of statewide fatherhood programs to improve overall programmatic outcomes. Anisia serves as a part of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Team which develops processes to review and improve data collection and to increase and improve program effectiveness. She received her MBA from Webster University and has worked in a variety of industries including Ricoh USA and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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Kiki L. Ealey, MA

Director of Organizational Development and Operations

Kiki joined the Center in January 2014. Previously, she worked with the South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. Kiki is a veteran of the Air Force, in which she served as a human resources manager. Serving as the Director of Organizational Development and Operations, Kiki is responsible for internal operations, staff and team development, Center human resources and development, workflow management of Center projects, and also acts as a liaison with the executive directors at each of our six statewide fatherhood organizations. She holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

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Judy Everett

Development Manager

Judy has consulted with the Center staff since January 2011. She researches, prepares and submits local, state, and federal government and foundation grants, state and national corporate grants, and United Way grants. As grants manager she ensures that program activities are implemented in accordance with successful grant proposals, facilitates grant implementation meetings, and prepares extensive funders' reports.

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Marc Himes

Community and Agency Relations Manager

Marc supports our network of fatherhood organizations across the state and manages several projects for those organizations and the Center. He supports program growth and training for local programs, with local fatherhood programs, identifies programming and personnel issues, assists in educating external audiences, and helps coordinate and plan special Center events. Marc came to the Center at the start of 2016 after serving as student services manager at USC's Darla Moore School of Business since 2011.

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Tiffany Major

Senior Program Manager

Tiffany directs operations across the state for our Destination Fatherhood project, funded by a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Under Tiffany's guidance, the project helps thousands of fathers with parenting, relationship skills and economic stability, all with the goal of improving their children's well-being. A special focus of the project is the recruitment young fathers between the ages of 18 and 24 who were formerly incarcerated, aging out of foster care, and/or dropped out of high school. Tiffany came to the Center in 2016 from the Alston Wilkes Society in Columbia where she worked since 2011.

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Cristy Marshall

Marketing Manager

Cristy Marshall joins the Center in the areas of communications and marketing. In her position, Cristy oversees all interactions with the media, our electronic presence through web and social media, and all outward marketing and advertising. Previously, Cristy served as President and CEO of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, and in the corporate world, specialized in healthcare advertising and marketing, as well as real estate. Cristy is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a passion for nonprofit work and specifically, impacting generational change in the areas of poverty and education.  

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Dawn Pender, MSN, APRN-BC, FNP, CPNP

Access to Men's Healthcare Project Director and Nurse Practitioner

Dawn directs the Access to Men's Healthcare component in three program sites. She also provides health education, direct care and treatment for fatherhood participants and forms partnerships with local healthcare providers for continuation of services and treatment for program participants. She designed the Men's Health curriculum and is often called upon to provide insight on the challenges of reaching out to low-income men and addressing their unique health needs.

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Joel Philp

Director of Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Joel is responsible for developing data-based decision making and evaluative inquiry agency-wide. He leads information management, data interpretation, and data use. He also conducts and disseminates research and evaluations to support continuous quality improvement and to help advance the local, state and national research base in fatherhood. Joel has over 20 years of evaluation experience in the areas of education, public health, and child welfare. He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of South Carolina and worked for 10 years as a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Child and Family Studies in USC's College of Social Work. He most recently served as the Senior Director of Research at The Evaluation Group.

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Lyn Rumage

Senior Director of Development

Lyn joined the staff in April 2018 as the Senior Director of Development for the Waccamaw and Pee Dee regions, supporting the A Father’s Place and Man 2 Man organizations. Lyn’s focus is to significantly expand awareness of and funding for these two agencies to serve more fathers, children and families. Lyn has significant non-profit leadership experience across a variety of sectors, as well as in corporate foundations, communications and public relations. Most recently, she was Director of Business Development for Heartland Hospice in Myrtle Beach and Charleston, SC.   

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Julia Sibley-Jones

Regional Development Director

Julia Sibley-Jones joined the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families staff in 2019 as the Regional Director of Development for Upstate Fatherhood Coalition, working primarily in Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg counties.  Sibley-Jones’ focus is primarily to increase the awareness and support for our work in economic stability, healthy relationships and father engagement. She most recently served as the Endowment Administrator for Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. In total, Sibley-Jones brings more than 25 years of experience working with non-profit organizations.

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Tana Vanderbilt

Jobs Not Jail Project Director and Legal Consultant

Tana joined the Center in March 2020 after having retired as General Counsel of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. Her background has been in the field of child welfare and has worked previously with the Children’s Law Center and the South Carolina Department of Social Services. Tana will provide oversight and technical assistance for Jobs not Jail and provide ongoing technical assistance and training to local program staff on legal issues.

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Jai-Anna Carter

Communication Associate

Jai joined the Center in 2021 and assists in the development of strategic communications for the Center and serves as communications liaison for the six affiliated fatherhood organizations across the state. With a strong background in visual content creation, she is responsible for social media management and video development. Jai is a graduate of Columbia College. Her previous experience includes work with SC Human Affairs Commission, Columbia College Women's Center, and the University of South Carolina Digital Media Academy.

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Callie Cox

Development Services Coordinator

Callie joined the Center in 2021. She serves both fund development and communication teams. Callie leads donor communications, creating and monitors funding databases, and assisting in social media writing and donor-centric communications strategies. As a graduate of the University of South Carolina Mass Communication Graduate Program, she has utilized her skills as an editorial coordinator at Columbia Lifestyle Magazine and other media roles in the Midlands.

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