Board of Directors

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    Rodney Bogan


    Rodney is an engineer at AT&T with 35 years of service. During his time with Southern Bell/Bellsouth/AT&T, he has been involved with Telephone Pioneers, a non-profit organization that has supported various agencies/events such as Ronald McDonald House, Children's Shelter, and Special Olympics. He has been involved in either the planning, decorating, ticket sales, fund-raising, or participation for many nonprofits. Giving back to the community, helping those in need, and educating people for a quality life are high priorities for Rodney.

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    Jordan Crosby

    Jordan Crosby, MMFT, works for the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center as a school-based counselor.

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    Meredith Hardwicke Jensen

    Vice President

    Meredith is the copywriter for Launch Something, a creative agency in downtown Spartanburg, and a literature professor at Converse College. She received her MFA in Writing from Pacific University in Portland, Oregon. She has served on the Piedmont Care Board of Directors since 2011.

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    Ursula Hicklin

    Ursula Hicklin is a Certified Education and Development professional with over 12+ years of experience in sales, operations, and education and development. She designs and develops corporate education and training material for over 50 hospital partners' holistic approaches to offering world-class patient care in disease-state-specific clinics such as Infectious Disease, Oncology/Hematology, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cardiology, and many more specialties. This has allowed her to marry passion and purpose in her professional and personal life. Outside of work, Ursula's greatest inspiration and driving force are her two daughters, who have inspired her to create change within herself and the communities around her. Ursula is interested in serving as a board member for Piedmont Care because it syncs with her life-long mission to partner with non-profits to promote comprehensive and legendary healthcare for a happier, healthier South Carolina.

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    Markeisha Nesbitt

    Markeisha Nesbitt, MSW, works as a PRTF Therapist at Springbrook Behavioral Health and a swim instructor at Goldfish Swim School. She has been volunteering with Piedmont Care for more than a decade.

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    Jessica Smith

    Jessica Smith, MSW, is a mental health counselor for Spartanburg Area Mental Health. Jessica has ten years of experience working with children, adolescences and families, which includes four years at a DJJ residential facility. She hold a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Limestone College and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

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    Jonathan Walker


    Jonathan is the Retail Sales Manager and an Assistant Vice President at First Citizens Bank in Spartanburg. He holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from USC, an MBA in International Business from Gardner Webb, and is a graduate of the SC Banker's Association Program. A Spartanburg native, Jonathan is involved with the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, and has been an adjunct professor of Finance at USC Upstate. He has a wonderful daughter named Kamryn.

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    Kristi Ward

    Kristi is the Financial Analyst for the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation. She is a recent graduate of the United Way Nonprofit Fellowes Class of 2014 and served on the United Way Community Impact Council for three years. She previously held the positions of Vice President and President of the PFLAG Spartanburg Board of Directors.

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    Travis Watson

    Travis Watson holds a Master’s Degree in Education and works in Spartanburg County School District 2. He also serves as the Youth Pastor at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Greer. Travis is a proud member of the Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated.

  • Emeritus Board Members

    Our Emeritus Board Members have earned this honor and our immense gratitude for years of service as active members and for continued support of our organization. We thank them for their contributions and countless hours in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

    • Arnie Applebaum
    • Tom Barnet
    • Dr. Diane Daane
    • Bonnie Landers