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, Ph.D.
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

Constance Holloway
SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Interim Director

Michael Leach
SC Department of Social Services, Director

David Mathis, Ed.D.
SC Department of Education, Deputy Superintendent
Superintendent's Designee

Thomas Clark Phillip Jr.
SC Department of Health and Human Services, Acting Director

Edward Simmer, M.D.
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, M.Ed.
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, D.N.P.
Medical Provider

Board Meeting Minutes

2021

First Steps Board of Trustees - February 18, 2021

2020

First Steps Board of Trustees - December 4, 2020

First Steps Board of Trustees - October 22, 2020

First Steps Board of Trustees - August 20, 2020

First Steps Board of Trustees - June 18, 2020

First Steps Board of Trustees – April 23, 2020

First Steps Board of Trustees – February 20, 2020

2019

First Steps Board of Trustees – December 5, 2019

First Steps Board of Trustees - October 24, 2019

First Steps Board of Trustees - August 15, 2019

First Steps Board of Trustees – June 20, 2019

First Steps Board of Trustees – April 26, 2019

First Steps Board of Trustees – February 21, 2019

2018

First Steps Board of Trustees – December 6, 2018

First Steps Board of Trustees – June 15, 2018

First Steps Board of Trustees – April 20, 2018

First Steps Board of Trustees – February 16, 2018

2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – January 20, 2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – March 17, 2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – April 26, 2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – June 16, 2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – August 18, 2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – October 20, 2017

First Steps Board of Trustees – December 7, 2017

2016

First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes – 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

2015

First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes – 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

2014

First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes – 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

2013

First Steps Board of Trustees Minutes – 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