Board of Trustees

South Carolina First Steps thrives on the dedication, input, and guidance of our Board of Trustees. Our board represents a statewide group of leaders consisting of legislators, state agency directors, early childhood educators, members of the business community, and parents of young children.

David Morley
Chair
Governor's Designee

Shelley Canright, PhD
Vice Chair
Early Childhood Educator

Representative Rita Allison
SC House of Representatives

Representative Jerry N. Govan
SC House of Representatives

Senator Greg Hembree
SC Senate

Senator Gerald Malloy
SC Senate

Mary Lynne Diggs
SC Head Start Collaboration Office, Director

Michelle Gough Fry, JD, PhD, LLM
SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Director

Robert Kerr
SC Department of Health and Human Services

Michael Leach
SC Department of Social Services, Director

David Mathis, EdD
SC Department of Education, Deputy Superintendent
Superintendent's Designee

Edward Simmer, MD
SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, Director

Sue Williams
Children’s Trust of SC, Chief Executive Officer

Walter Fleming Jr.
Business Community

John Hayes, MEd
Early Childhood Educator

Timothy Holt
Business Community

Jesica Mackey
Parent of a Young Child

Jennifer McConnell
Child Care Provider

Janie Neeley
Parent of a Young Child

Alexia Newman
Medical / Child Care Development Provider

Roger Pryor Jr.
Child Care Provider

Amy Williams, DNP
Medical Provider

Nicole Wynkoop
Parent of a Young Child

Board Meeting Materials

2021

December 3, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

October 21, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 19, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 17, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

April 15, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

February 18, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

2020

December 4, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

October 22, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 20, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 18, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

April 23, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

February 20, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

2019

December 5, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

October 24, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 15, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 20, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

April 26, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

February 21, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

2018

December 6, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

October 26, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 17, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 15, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

April 20, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

February 16, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

2017

December 7, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

October 20, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 18, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 16, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

March 17, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

January 20, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

2016

December 6, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

October 21, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 18, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 16, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

April 21, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

March 17, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

January 27, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

2015

December 3, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

November 2, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

August 20, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 18, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

June 9, 2015 - Program and Grants Committee Materials

June 2, 2015 - Finance and Administration Committee Meeting Materials

May 29, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

March 19, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

March 19, 2015 - SC Early Childhood Advisory Council Meeting Materials

March 9, 2015 - Finance and Administration Committee Meeting Materials

FY 14 IRS Form 990 for SC First Steps

March 6, 2015 - Program and Grants Committee Meeting Materials Packet

January 15, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

January 15, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Meeting Materials

Board Meeting Minutes

2021

April 15, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

February 18, 2021 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2020

December 4, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

October 22, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

August 20, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 18, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

April 23, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

February 20, 2020 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2019

December 5, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

October 24, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

August 15, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 20, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

April 26, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

February 21, 2019 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2018

December 6, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 15, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

April 20, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

February 16, 2018 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2017

January 20, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

March 17, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

April 26, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 16, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

August 18, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

October 20, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

December 7, 2017 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2016

January 27, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

March 17, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

April 21, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 16, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

August 18, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

October 21, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

December 6, 2016 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2015

January 15, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

February 18, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

March 19, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

May 29, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 18, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

August 20, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

November 2, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

December 3, 2015 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2014

April 10, 2014 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 26, 2014 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

October 16, 2014 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

December 4, 2014 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

2013

March 21, 2013 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

June 20, 2013 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

October 23-24, 2013 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes

December 5, 2013 - First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes