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.
Term: 2015 - 2021
Andrew has served as a Chaplain and Bereavement Counselor for Spartanburg Regional Hospice since 2014. He received his BA in Religion from Charleston Southern University and his M.Div. from Duke University. In addition to his work with hospice, he serves on the Ethics Committee for the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. He lives in Spartanburg with his wife, Shani, and daughter, Corrine.
Term: 2019 - 2022
Meredith Hardwicke Jensen
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.
Term: 2011 - 2020
Thom is the Associate Director of New Day Inc. of Spartanburg with 27 years of service to adults with mental illness in Spartanburg County. He is a graduate of Winthrop University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration - Marketing. Thom served on the United Way of the Piedmont's Gift In-Kind Advisory Board from 2016 - 2019.
Term: 2019 - 2022
Tracy is the President of More Than Tile, Inc., a business she founded in 1998. She is an advocate for women's rights and human rights through participation in Business and Professional Women (BPW). Additionally, Tracy serves as a member of the Session at Unity Presbyterian Church where she oversees Stewardship and the Family Life Center.
Term: 2016 - 2022
Jes Sdao is the Recycling Coordinator and Water Quality Education and Outreach Coordinator for Spartanburg County. She supports many local nonprofits focusing on environmental and animal rescue causes. Jes is a Grassroots Leadership Development Institute graduate and holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies from Elon University, and is a North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator. Jes became interested in HIV awareness and prevention after a high school biology research project, and her passion for bringing awareness has only grown stronger over the years. She lives in Roebuck with her toddler son and many house cats.
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.
Term: 2010 - 2022
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.
Term: 2012 - 2021
Jacinta is a graduate of Greenville Technical College in Property Management. She is a licensed Property Manager In-Charge for SC. She specializes in affordable housing and conventional properties. She is a graduate of the 2019 United Way Non-Profit Fellowes and a graduate of the Spartanburg Community College Law School for Non-Lawyers provided by the South Carolina Bar. She is the owner of JLD Property Management Solutions whose motto is: We are helping to build lives through our service in the community.
Term: 2019 - 2022
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